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Living Life Artfully

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Discovering New Parks is Inspiring

There’s nothing like meandering through a scenic park on a gorgeous autumn day to make me feel fully alive. I find parks inspiring, invigorating and restorative. Plus, they really get my creative juices flowing. Connecting with nature has always had that effect on me.
Beautiful parks awaken all of my senses. I like listening to, and sometimes identifying bird calls, or relaxing to the sound of a gurgling stream. I love feeling the texture of leaves. And, there's nothing like the sugary taste of honeysuckle nectar. It's sweet fragrance reminds me of my childhood neighborhood in Brooklyn, of all places. (My best friend had a honeysuckle plant in her yard.)
Having hiked, walked, biked, skated, kayaked or participated in bird watching at about 75 parks on both coasts, I've been inspired creatively, on both conscious and subconscious levels. Some of my favorite New Jersey parks include Ramapo Reservation, Mahwah; James A. McFaul Environmental Center, Wyckoff; Saddle River County Park, Bergen County; The Celery Farm, Allendale; and Jersey's newest crown jewel, Duke Farms in Hillsborough.
To discover parks in New Jersey, check o
ut NJ Urban Forest. This blog offers detailed trail information and numerous photos about New Jersey and forested parks in the surrounding area. Also, the Oh Ranger! park finder app is excellent. It matches the activities you love with parks located anywhere in the country. Plus, it’s free!

(Photos above: Enjoying Ramapo Reservation with my husband Jim.)
Success in Seattle!
Two Paintings Sold, One Pending, and One Commission


Thank you Seattle and B9 Architects for exhibiting ten of my paintings through December 4th, 2013. Sometimes it's hard to part with my "babies," but my two favorites, "No Place Like Home" (left) and "Love Shack" (middle), are going to wonderful homes. There is a sale pending on "Flowertopia," 24"x24", $550 (right), but if you're interested, let me know and I will check to see if it's still available. I'm also looking forward to starting on my large and unusually sized commission soon. It will be about 16" H x 47" W. Questions about a commission? Email me.
Ready for a Good Chuckle?

This stylish pup is rockin' the orange braids. Check out more impressive pet costumes on the Daily Dawdle.
(Photo, courtesy, Daily Dawdle.)

Disclaimer: please dress your beast responsibly.

Happy Halloween!
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