California, USA
August 10
When I figure it out I'll add it, one blog at a time. I illustrated "Travel Tales I Couldn't Put in the Guidebooks" written by Lea Lane. You can get it at Amazon and on Kindle!


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AUGUST 7, 2014 6:02PM

A Drought....



My yard is thirsty...



 David Swimmer


Yard art 




 My art is thriving.... 


My blog is starved for words...

Off all meds and feeling great!  Go figure!  

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FEBRUARY 14, 2014 1:44PM

Happy Valentines Day!



Happy Valentines Day! 

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NOVEMBER 22, 2013 2:49PM

The Day Our Music Died….

 Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 22, 1963.
When I skipped school it was usually to  do something fun with my best friend, Debbie Belasich. Debbie was older by a year and had a white VW Beetle. 

During the week, when we were not ditching school, a small group of us… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 11, 2013 1:04PM

Not Just Another Veteran...

 .... he’s my father.
 Major Thomas G. Parsons, U.S.A.F. retired.  Pilot in the European theater during WWII. 

A few days ago was my father's 91st birthday. Well, I say it was his 91st

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OCTOBER 7, 2013 1:27PM

Thought I Would Blog

Blogging has become a luxury.  For that matter so has drawing. I now find I have to talk into my smart phone to be able to blog.  But unless I can convert my thoughts into a drawing I'll be content to try and talk my way into a blog.

I haven't… Read full post »



 The book and things done since.



I thought I'd written my autobiography, however now I realize it should be edited down to a few chapters at most.  I confess; I was sure it would be a best seller.  I mean after all, a publisher had paid meRead full post »

JANUARY 14, 2013 4:08PM

A Cautionary Foray

Today I had no trouble accessing OS.  I'm not even sure why I tried, since so many times before it has led to frustration and ultimately loads of error notices.

 Yet, here I am.  Perhaps the world is ending afterall, I mean if I don't see this page load as a… Read full post »

OCTOBER 1, 2012 2:24PM

A Peek at Handmade Houses


This past March the long awaited book (which included photos of my house) was published by Rizzoli International Press with author  Richard Olsen.  It turned out beautifully, and I have been given permission to share some of the photos with you.

The book is available on Amazon and ot… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 1:38PM

"Cant Get Used To Losing You".

I just read a blog saying goodbye to Andy Williams.  ANDY WILLIAMS?? The first record I bought with my own money was Andy Williams, "Can't Get Used To Losing You".


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AUGUST 28, 2012 1:59PM

Another Year ...Another Life.

Some days you wake up knowing what day it is. This is one of them for me.
A lifetime ago (three years really) I woke up and realized I was alone and my husband was still in the hospital battling for his life.  As had become my custom for… Read full post »
AUGUST 7, 2012 2:20PM

Travel Art

I know I promised to put up more honeymoon photos...but I'm thinking it would be more fun to put in some of the art I did while on our honeymoon.  I've missed doing my art, but I felt good enough on the trip to amass a small trove of them.… Read full post »
AUGUST 6, 2012 2:03PM

A Path Unknown.

I am embarking on a new path this week.  It is a scary one to be sure.  I'm fortunate to have a partner in life who will provide the wind beneath my wings as I try to soar.

 As I mentioned before, I have Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Each day is filled with… Read full post »

MAY 5, 2012 10:14PM

A Year of Us.




Yesterday was our first anniversary.  A year ago on an equally beautiful day you drove from Los Angeles and I from Ojai to meet in Ventura for a 4 p.m. appointment.  Our wedding.  I remember the day as if it were yesterday, and in the scheme of things… Read full post »

APRIL 13, 2012 5:53PM

More than a Daydream

Long time no see!  I have been on my honeymoon, and have put about 9,000+ miles under my belt while doing so.  (Not to mention some incredible meals and unbelievable honeymoon activities.)
We took a cruise to the South Pacific.  To be exact we travelled to the Hawaiian Islands f… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 8, 2012 11:55AM

Ain't Life Grand!





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Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 24, 2012 12:40PM

The Circle of Life


Circle of Life Me at age 7 in Athens, Greece. 

Being unemployed.  These words resonate with me…not like they did when I was a young woman, when life lay before you and jobs were plentiful, especially when you had youth, beauty and common sense to count as skills. Ironically the… Read full post »

JANUARY 12, 2012 11:15AM

Happy Birthday FusunA!

Sunflower drawing by Sheila©
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JANUARY 10, 2012 3:35PM

A View of January

This January I am not returning from a holiday cruise like so many years previously.  I actually stuck it out at home...and made some wonderful discoveries! 
I named the little tree Hope.  Hardly original, but there in the mid… Read full post »
DECEMBER 20, 2011 10:35AM

May the Bluebird of Happiness .....


... land on you and yours for Christmas and the New Year!


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DECEMBER 10, 2011 2:04PM


What if we imagine our lives as one candle, lit only when we are born, then sheltered from the winds of life until one day the flame just goes out?

 Trying to make sense of life and to not waste the one thing we do have, time, is a most difficult… Read full post »

OCTOBER 13, 2011 9:29AM

A Vulture Is Always Lurking.




I was putting up some curtains when I happen to look out of the bay window.

Seeing a disturbance in my spa, I strained leaning closer to the window for a better look. Water was moving and yet the waterfall spilling over from the spa had stoppedRead full post »

OCTOBER 5, 2011 9:54AM

When you have a vacancy...



Do you find throughout your life the emotional side often is left with a big "vacancy"?  Are you sometimes feeling like a motel, renting out your heart and/or body to the person who seem to show up at your neediest and you are content to have the vacancy filled… Read full post »

AUGUST 29, 2011 4:55PM

After 710 Sunsets...

After all these sunsets I find:


1.  Life does go on without you. 

2.  It's harder to care for yourself than someone else. 

3.  Your mother forgot what day it was.

4.  It is possible to love and be loved.

5.  Love means always saying you're sorry...and meaning… Read full post »

As I have mentioned, things have been a little rough on me lately.  Okay, very rough is more accurate.  The whole pain, hand issue was perpetuating some negative feelings for longer than I would care to admit.  I tried to find out what was wrong but finally, when I had… Read full post »

Watching the whole debt ceiling fiasco has been painful.  Not that I watched it much, but have been dealing with some health issues and thought I could use television to distract me from the pain and worry. (In retrospect maybe “The Real Housewives of…” might have been more sRead full post »