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THE MONTH OF LOVE

February didn't start off too lovingly for Somi the Goldendoodle as it was time to be spayed and then wear the 'collar of shame' for ten days! Debra had a most delightful luncheon for me and Awesome Terri. Don't you think we should send this photo to Colgate? It was...

A HEAVENLY CLOSE FOR JANUARY

Los Angeles Master Chorale's performance in Walt Disney Concert Hall of 'Spem In Alium' was thrilling and inspiring. Watching Jenny Wong, the Associate Artistic Director, conduct the Chorale was mesmerizing! You can hear her on Facebook speaking of the commissioned...

THE GIFT OF ANOTHER YEAR

And what better way to greet the New Year than a visit by Kathy Wong, a treasured friend and dear student! Time to meet Somi! Every year, Kathy chooses two of her fine artworks to convert into calendars. DM me if you'd like to order. Selfie time! Kathy feeds my rubber...

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

I'm so delighted...this was the very best New Year's Eve ever! Of course, it started with a lot of planning. Off to Whole Foods to get cheese, pate, and the fixings for a big pot of chili and a smaller vegan chili. Veronica then had to make the labels for the cheeses...

THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!

I love Christmas! This YSL Advent Calendar started it off and it was so much fun to open the little boxes each day for a special gift! The Awesome Sarkisyans, my wonderful neighbors, brought this touching gift after losing Kita. Emilia and David loved her so. Jhonny...

‘Tis the Season…

The day after Thanksgiving begins the Christmas decorating, making lists, checking them twice, trying not to be naughty! Jhonny is a huge help... Meanwhile, dear Carol and Xavier stopped by with a delivery from Kita the Akita at the Rainbow Bridge. And we delivered a...

THE BEST THANKSGIVING EVER AND OTHER FUN STUFF

After a teary goodbye to our precious Kita the Akita, we had to do the Huntington's Holiday Market the very next day! Actually, that was a good thing as it got our minds to a busy place! The Market is such a joy because I get to hug so many dear friends! Awesome...

SOCIALIZING and MAGICAL EVENTS

Hillcrest Country Club was the site for a delightful meet and greet with wine and nibbles! What a wonderful way to begin November! Peggy, you are adorable! You too, Ruth Ann! A private dinner at Abernethy's, on the Jerry Moss Plaza of the Music Center was quite...

Music, Remembrance and Fab❤️u❤️lousness!

What a treat to be at the Huntington Botanical Gardens for Camerata Pacifica's Baroque night! Meet Emi Ferguson, the new Music Director of Baroque Music and master of the Baroque Flute! Awesome Katie Hyun, Baroque Violinist. So adorable and what a gift! I told Makael...

IMAGINATION, FIVE VIEWS at Ai PLUS GALLERY

I was a vendor at Pasadena Showcase House many years ago when I first presented my Brush painting and began to teach this fascinating art form. During the three years I participated, it was a joy to do a poster for the event, and then in the mid-90s I was asked also...
THE MONTH OF LOVE

THE MONTH OF LOVE

February didn't start off too lovingly for Somi the Goldendoodle as it was time to be spayed and then wear the 'collar of shame' for ten days! Debra had a most delightful luncheon for me and Awesome Terri. Don't you think we should send this photo to Colgate? It was...

read more
A HEAVENLY CLOSE FOR JANUARY

A HEAVENLY CLOSE FOR JANUARY

Los Angeles Master Chorale's performance in Walt Disney Concert Hall of 'Spem In Alium' was thrilling and inspiring. Watching Jenny Wong, the Associate Artistic Director, conduct the Chorale was mesmerizing! You can hear her on Facebook speaking of the commissioned...

read more
THE GIFT OF ANOTHER YEAR

THE GIFT OF ANOTHER YEAR

And what better way to greet the New Year than a visit by Kathy Wong, a treasured friend and dear student! Time to meet Somi! Every year, Kathy chooses two of her fine artworks to convert into calendars. DM me if you'd like to order. Selfie time! Kathy feeds my rubber...

read more
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

I'm so delighted...this was the very best New Year's Eve ever! Of course, it started with a lot of planning. Off to Whole Foods to get cheese, pate, and the fixings for a big pot of chili and a smaller vegan chili. Veronica then had to make the labels for the cheeses...

read more
THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!

THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!

I love Christmas! This YSL Advent Calendar started it off and it was so much fun to open the little boxes each day for a special gift! The Awesome Sarkisyans, my wonderful neighbors, brought this touching gift after losing Kita. Emilia and David loved her so. Jhonny...

read more
‘Tis the Season…

‘Tis the Season…

The day after Thanksgiving begins the Christmas decorating, making lists, checking them twice, trying not to be naughty! Jhonny is a huge help... Meanwhile, dear Carol and Xavier stopped by with a delivery from Kita the Akita at the Rainbow Bridge. And we delivered a...

read more
THE BEST THANKSGIVING EVER AND OTHER FUN STUFF

THE BEST THANKSGIVING EVER AND OTHER FUN STUFF

After a teary goodbye to our precious Kita the Akita, we had to do the Huntington's Holiday Market the very next day! Actually, that was a good thing as it got our minds to a busy place! The Market is such a joy because I get to hug so many dear friends! Awesome...

read more
SOCIALIZING and MAGICAL EVENTS

SOCIALIZING and MAGICAL EVENTS

Hillcrest Country Club was the site for a delightful meet and greet with wine and nibbles! What a wonderful way to begin November! Peggy, you are adorable! You too, Ruth Ann! A private dinner at Abernethy's, on the Jerry Moss Plaza of the Music Center was quite...

read more
IMAGINATION, FIVE VIEWS at Ai PLUS GALLERY

IMAGINATION, FIVE VIEWS at Ai PLUS GALLERY

I was a vendor at Pasadena Showcase House many years ago when I first presented my Brush painting and began to teach this fascinating art form. During the three years I participated, it was a joy to do a poster for the event, and then in the mid-90s I was asked also...

read more

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