Happy Flowers

I’ve been working on this painting this week… As with most paintings, it had its dark moments when I wasn’t sure I was going to pull it off. But am liking this latest version and it may be finished soon.

This has been one humid week…90% most of the time. We have stuck close to home… The weather has been beautiful though.

Hope you’ve had a great week… This week, Knuckles is participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat On My Head blog.

Here’s his selfie…

Knuckles wasn’t feeling the heat as much as the rest of us… This was taken on Thursday…

Have a great day.

hugs, Knuckles, Bugsy and Lou.

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Okay, now it’s hot

Hot, hot, hot here.  It’s only in the 80s, but the humidity must be high.  I walk every morning; and these days, I’m melting and drinking a jug of water when I return. But, I’m not so much complaining as I’m noting the weather. As long as we’re not having a hurricane and there is nothing to shovel, I’m happy.

Had our last class for a while.  So, here’s my favorite from this series of lessons.


Today is Day 12 of my 100-Day Project.  Always have to have some accountability check going on. This one is not about painting though. I’m recording my food and exercise daily for 100 days to try to establish a sustainable pattern and a GOOD HABIT.  Here’s the definition of habit = a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. Yep! That’s what I’m shooting for.

Another habit I’m establishing is getting back to daily painting.  So…. more paintings to come.

But for now, the boys are participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat on My Head blog.  Come on and join in.  Today, the boys tried to cram their cute little faces into one selfie as close to the camera as possible.  Ha!

Have a great day…

hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and Lou

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Last painting class for a while


Painted this in my acrylics class. We had our last class for a while on Thursday. No more until September.


Next week am starting a series of meal prep posts on The Helpful Blogger. Stop by if you’re interested.

Also, this week I started The Helpful Blogger 100-Day Food and Movement Project. Today is my day 5.

The boys are fine. We are watching for the rain from Alberto… Other than that it’s Easy Like Sunday over here and we’re participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat On My Head blog.

Here’s our selfie…

Have a great day…

hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles, and Lou

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Knuckles has a new portrait…

Good morning….

Knuckles has been counting the minutes until he is allowed to show you his new portrait. Gwenn Seemel, a friend of mine, did it and we think it is spectacular.  It’s a drawing with pens and it has captured Knuckles’ spirit perfectly….

Here it is….

Fantastic, right?  Drop by and see her other work. She paints in acrylics and I am just fascinated by her technique…  So alive.  You’ll find Gwenn at www.gwennseemel.com 

We are participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat on My Head blog and are using this drawing as our selfie today.  We hope you’ll join in.

Have a great day.

hugs, Lou. Bugsy, and Knuckles


P.S…..  And… remember you’re always welcome to visit Lou’s other blog if you’re interested in plant-based eating… it’s The Helpful Blogger

Last week we talked about nutritional yeast, benefits of walking, and healthy versus not so healthy vegan eating.

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It’s the Merry Month of May

Sorry we weren’t around last week… or were we…? MOL! Don’t even know.

I do know that we are here today.

Been busy with The Helpful Blogger We finished the Eating The Rainbow posts and had a book giveaway. Thanks to everyone who dropped by.

Have worked in a little bit of painting too. This one is an abstract from class. It was such fun to do — such a different technique. Haven’t named it …. Leave a title in the comments if something comes to mind.

The week before, I did this portrait of the girls. Think I’ll name this one Best Friends. I still need to do some work on the background…

We are participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat on My Head blog. Join in.

This week… Knuckles playing hide and seek… Where’s Knuckles?

Have a great week everybody.

hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and Lou.

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Book Giveaway this week.

photo by Suzanne Clements

We’re having a book giveaway today through Thursday on The Helpful Blogger, and I didn’t want you all to miss out.  I’ve posted a book review and the instructions for the giveaway over there.  The book is EAT TO LIVE by Joel Fuhrman, MD.  It’s a wonderful and useful book, packed with info on nutrition, what to eat to stay healthy and even reverse some diseases, and info on weight management, too. Hope you’ll take a look.

Art This Week

Here’s what I painted in class this week… Yikes. To me, it looks like a river filled with debris – albeit,  debris of pretty colors.  I’m going to carve out some time to have another go at it this week.  I’ll show you the results, if they are show-worthy.

Also, I have completely refurbished by on-line gallery.  Right now there are only three paintings – or maybe four – in it. I plan to post a painting a day for a while.  It’s at Daily Paintworks .  Have a look if you have time.


Bugsy and Knuckles have been busy too.  They seem to think they are in charge of my desk now that I’m writing and working on the big computer more.  They do demand their space.  They are pretty good at managing my time and egging me into taking a break or two (or ten) during the day.

We are participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat on My Head blog.  Please join in.  Here’s their selfie for today…

Have a great week everybuddy…

hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and Lou

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This and That on Sunday…

It seems to me…

… there’s a book in this wonderful place where I live.  There are some great characters living here and if I write it, I’ll call it Life at the Home…  Stay tuned for that.

For you bird lovers… and I know that many of you are because you tune into Bird TV everyday.  Anyway, we discovered there are a couple of crows nests in the tree out front (this painting is not a crow… MOL) and there were hatched egg shells on the ground. Did you know their eggs look very similar to robins’ eggs, just a whole lot bigger?

No pics of the babies or anything. But, next year, We’ll watch for them.

In class this week…

… painted a picture of turtle hatchlings stumbling over each other on their race from the nest to the ocean.  I’m hoping to show it to you next week.  It still needs more work and my little turtles sadly looked more like cockroaches than turtles.  They will magically transform themselves into cute, scurrying turtles this week… at least I hope they do.

I’m taking acrylic painting with Frits Van Eeden.  He just returned from the Netherlands where he lives part of the year.  He had a great show there of 50 of his paintings.  Here’s a video if you’re interested….  It’s in his first language, but thought you might enjoy the art.

The Helpful Blogger update…

…next week (Friday), I’ll be posting my first book giveaway on TheHelpfulBlogger.com

For the first book, I’m giving away an autographed copy of Eat to Live  by Dr. Joel Fuhrman.  It’s a great book for weight loss or just good nutrition information.  To participate, just stop by and subscribe to the blog.  There’s a subscription form at the bottom of most pages on The Helpful Blogger.

Sunday Selfie Blog Hop

We are participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat on my Head blog. Please join in.  Today… it’s Bugsy posing as a paperweight.

Have a great day….

hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and Lou

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