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FEBRUARY WENT BY WAY TOO FAST…

I've decided that the month of love... of expressing love to those we hold dear... should continue throughout the year. Valentine's Day is wonderful but maybe we need a special day each week, perhaps with different names, that we could send out special 'love you's' to...

IT’S BEEN SO LONG…

The weeks and now months have flown by and it's hard to realize I haven't blogged since September....or was it October? I'd like to recap, if only for myself to look back on what was actually a wonderful time in the midst of upheaval. So before I begin that, permit me...

SEPTEMBER WAS MADE QUITE SPECIAL…..

...as Carol Soucek King asked me to be the guest speaker (for the third time) for her Salon for the Creative Arts. Carol had heard a talk that I gave to the China Society of Southern California in January and she thought it would be perfect for September's Salon topic...

WAS THERE AN AUGUST?

The most thrilling thing for me was discovering these three figs on a tree that was planted years ago on the side of the house. Apparently they take a long time to produce fruit and this minuscule crop was enough to send me to the moon. I immediately harvested one,...

I MISSED JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER

Part of the reason is switching over my blog from Blogger to Wordpress where I've had to learn a whole new way to create a post....still learning! The new blog is livejoyfullywithnanrae.com and I trust it will express more fully the importance of greeting each day...

I PRETTY MUCH MISSED JUNE…

but how could it ever match up to May and the wonderful birthday greetings I received.  I love looking at the ZOOM gathering Clara surprised me with and seeing everyone again. How cute is this photo I took from the ZOOM of student Brian Foster, owner of...

THANK YOU MAY FOR THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER

What a perfect way to begin my birthday!  A drive-by love greeting from the Papazian's, beautiful Amy and the lovebirds Eliza and Tyler.  This was such a surprise and I'm just grateful I wasn't in my PJ'S.  Sweet Alyssa agreed with me that birthdays are...

APRIL IS SO YESTERDAY….

...I'm pretty sure it contained Easter.  That was on a Sunday but then...most days feel like Sunday. We've gone fully online live and in person both for Instagram, Facebook and most importantly...classes. It all started in early April when we began making videos...

REMEMBRANCE OF OUTINGS PAST…

It was great fun supporting awesome Eliza Krpoyan when she moderated "What She Said' at the 'W' Hotel in West LA. Hundreds of women, and some guys too, turned out because of Eliza! Didn't I say it was great fun!  Here with Lovely Marine, Eliza's precious sister!...

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE…

A dinner at Valerie Foster Hoffman's is never just a dinner.... Lovely Valerie greets Carol Soucek King... Oh my, so many tasty bits....Everything's better with bacon...right? Love the caviar topping.... There was also an amazing cheese treat but I was too overwhelmed...
FEBRUARY WENT BY WAY TOO FAST…

FEBRUARY WENT BY WAY TOO FAST…

I've decided that the month of love... of expressing love to those we hold dear... should continue throughout the year. Valentine's Day is wonderful but maybe we need a special day each week, perhaps with different names, that we could send out special 'love you's' to...

read more
IT’S BEEN SO LONG…

IT’S BEEN SO LONG…

The weeks and now months have flown by and it's hard to realize I haven't blogged since September....or was it October? I'd like to recap, if only for myself to look back on what was actually a wonderful time in the midst of upheaval. So before I begin that, permit me...

read more
SEPTEMBER WAS MADE QUITE SPECIAL…..

SEPTEMBER WAS MADE QUITE SPECIAL…..

...as Carol Soucek King asked me to be the guest speaker (for the third time) for her Salon for the Creative Arts. Carol had heard a talk that I gave to the China Society of Southern California in January and she thought it would be perfect for September's Salon topic...

read more
WAS THERE AN AUGUST?

WAS THERE AN AUGUST?

The most thrilling thing for me was discovering these three figs on a tree that was planted years ago on the side of the house. Apparently they take a long time to produce fruit and this minuscule crop was enough to send me to the moon. I immediately harvested one,...

read more
I MISSED JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER

I MISSED JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER

Part of the reason is switching over my blog from Blogger to Wordpress where I've had to learn a whole new way to create a post....still learning! The new blog is livejoyfullywithnanrae.com and I trust it will express more fully the importance of greeting each day...

read more
I PRETTY MUCH MISSED JUNE…

I PRETTY MUCH MISSED JUNE…

but how could it ever match up to May and the wonderful birthday greetings I received.  I love looking at the ZOOM gathering Clara surprised me with and seeing everyone again. How cute is this photo I took from the ZOOM of student Brian Foster, owner of...

read more
THANK YOU MAY FOR THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER

THANK YOU MAY FOR THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER

What a perfect way to begin my birthday!  A drive-by love greeting from the Papazian's, beautiful Amy and the lovebirds Eliza and Tyler.  This was such a surprise and I'm just grateful I wasn't in my PJ'S.  Sweet Alyssa agreed with me that birthdays are...

read more
APRIL IS SO YESTERDAY….

APRIL IS SO YESTERDAY….

...I'm pretty sure it contained Easter.  That was on a Sunday but then...most days feel like Sunday. We've gone fully online live and in person both for Instagram, Facebook and most importantly...classes. It all started in early April when we began making videos...

read more
REMEMBRANCE OF OUTINGS PAST…

REMEMBRANCE OF OUTINGS PAST…

It was great fun supporting awesome Eliza Krpoyan when she moderated "What She Said' at the 'W' Hotel in West LA. Hundreds of women, and some guys too, turned out because of Eliza! Didn't I say it was great fun!  Here with Lovely Marine, Eliza's precious sister!...

read more
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE…

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE…

A dinner at Valerie Foster Hoffman's is never just a dinner.... Lovely Valerie greets Carol Soucek King... Oh my, so many tasty bits....Everything's better with bacon...right? Love the caviar topping.... There was also an amazing cheese treat but I was too overwhelmed...

read more

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to my personal blog where I’ll be sharing adventures and how I determine each day to live joyfully as an Artist, Teacher, and Author. My latest book “What If… We Have the Power to Change Our Lives” an inspirational book that hopefully will empower you to live your best life! You can find me and my work at nanraestudio.com My hope is that this blog will inspire you to find joy everywhere and in everything and that is what I wish for you!

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