teaching...

I just finished teaching my illustration class for the MILL. I really love this group of women! We worked on everything from food and floral to people and for our last class...SHOES! So much fun. It's so nice to work in such a bright room too-overlooking the pond at Edgemont Park. 

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Snapped this pic of the ladies working...

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We had a lot of fun. I sometimes forget how much I enjoy teaching. I've been told numerous times how I got someone excited about art. That means a lot to me. I was sad to part ways with all these great women. We had so much fun. Already miss them. 

So long Rick...

There are people in this world who just make you smile. They have a happy spirit and bring joy to all those around them. That was Rick-my favorite purveyor of random vintage items--many of which found their way into my book "Mr. Biddles". I used to love to visit him at the Dover Antique Center and was always disappointed when I trekked out there and missed him. This past weekend I made sure to call ahead so I could see him, but was told he passed away. 

I will miss you Rick. Always loved to hear your stories of dancing the night away. You made being older look anything but boring. And I will always remember you reminding me of your hours  "Wednesdays and Weekends" in that great baritone voice of yours. Rest in peace. xo

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Grabbing that last beach day!

Temps hit 90 yesterday on the 24th day of September, so we headed down to the beach for one last hurrah before the real Autumn arrives. Seems everyone had the same idea! The beach was crazy packed and the waves were so high. Rip tides caused by all the hurricanes-so no swimming was allowed. However, there were still people who went in despite the warnings and we watched one almost lose his life drowning. A daring rescue by a woman who spotted him and then watching in horror as the EMS frantically performed CPR for nearly five minutes. Everyone clapped when he began breathing. So scary. I hope he is ok. Anyway, here are some sunny pics to last the winter.

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