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The POOF! Oh nooooo! That was no doubt horrifying at the time but hey, now it makes for a terrific story and a funny scene in a potential upcoming movie. Just tell French Husband that. All these requests are research material for a future book (which I've always thought you should write, btw. Seriously. A book. A screenplay).
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Awww...so sweet and BRAVE! I would have been panicking big time! And look where you are now...living and writing in Provence with French Husband and two beautiful kids. Two bare hip hip hurrays for Nudist Beaches!!!
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2014 on Our First Date Back in 1986 at Tongue in Cheek
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Oh wow, eb. This is beautiful! The vibrant orange and red next to the muted brown and grey... The white stitching looks so soft - like the seeds of milkweed in the fall.
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2013 on blankie bliss... at Be... Dream... Play...
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Thank you, Colette. I'm glad to be back home. I'm in the process of getting my blog up and running again - just need a new, updated look. I'll be visiting you in a moment.
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2013 on June 30, 2012: Big News at Susanna's Sketchbook
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Hey, Yoli! You didn't leave a link back to you...
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2013 on June 30, 2012: Big News at Susanna's Sketchbook
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Aw, thank you, Yoli. I'm actually in the process of redesigning my blog. Thinking of getting a website, too. I've been missing everyone in blogland. I'm going to visit you in one second...here I go...
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2013 on June 30, 2012: Big News at Susanna's Sketchbook
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Thank you, Christina. And I apologize for being a week late in replying to your comment! I'm settling into life back here in Canada. I'm closer to family - hurray! - and work is steadily coming my way which is good. I will be back to blogging in a couple months and I WILL email you a longer note soon. Hope you are having a wonderful autumn, Christina.
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2012 on June 30, 2012: Big News at Susanna's Sketchbook
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Awww, thank you, Ulla. YOU were one of the people who inspired me to start blogging in the first place. I WILL be back. I'm still settling into work but I do plan on returning with a new look for this blog, a new website, and hopefully even an etsy shop. I hope life is treating you well and that creativity is visiting you on a regular basis. I'm always inspired by your creations, Ulla.
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2012 on June 30, 2012: Big News at Susanna's Sketchbook
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Aw, thank you, Marilyn. Yes, I've met some pretty amazing people who participated in the winged messenger project. This particular story had me in tears, too. Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm actually taking a bit of a break from the blog as my husband and I recently moved to Canada from the States and we are still settling in. So I apologize for my late response to your comment.
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I have some BIG news to share: We're moving back to Canada! J and I have enjoyed living in the United States. We've visited many beautiful places and met so many wonderful people along the way. I feel quite lucky... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2012 at Susanna's Sketchbook
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What a great weekend we just had. One of the highlights was the encaustic art date that my friend, Moe, hosted in her backyard on Sunday. Meg, the sweet owner of The Dessert Plate joined us and brought a box... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2012 at Susanna's Sketchbook
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It's another scorcher out there, folks, and just two posts ago I wrote that we were having a mild summer! Well, the window drapes are now drawn, the air conditioner is on, and I'm drinking glass after glass of cold... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2012 at Susanna's Sketchbook
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I'd been longing to go on a little road trip for several weeks now, to just get out of the apartment and away from our usual haunts. So this morning, J and I got into our Jeep and drove to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2012 at Susanna's Sketchbook
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Hey everyone, Once again, time has slipped by and I'm behind in my blog posts. I blame it on the weather, on the perfect blue skies and warm breezes that have been blowing through the windows and beckoning me outside.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2012 at Susanna's Sketchbook
That would be fun! C'mon over! An encaustic artist date would be fun, wouldn't it? We could learn from each other. I hope you had a terrific Memorial Day weekend and that this week is off to a good start. Thanks for the cheerful comment this afternoon, Jennifer. :)
Toggle Commented May 29, 2012 on May 28, 2012 at Susanna's Sketchbook
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Happy Memorial Day to my family and friends living in the U.S.! I hope you are all having a fun and relaxing holiday weekend. It's been absolutely beautiful here in N.J. Blue skies and warm weather - perfect for pouring... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2012 at Susanna's Sketchbook
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"...the attic door rattles as the night eager to enter (but unhanded) leaps down the stairs and waits not ten feet from our bed..." I've always like how my friend, Elizabeth Wix, sees the world. She has a smart, slightly... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2012 at Susanna's Sketchbook
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It seems like weeks since I last wrote a blog post and not the four days it's actually been. Time really does fly when you're having fun! Last Wednesday, I caught a train into New York to meet up with... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2012 at Susanna's Sketchbook
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This past weekend, the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills in NJ held its bi-annual rummage sale. It's a popular event 'round here namely because it's huge (half a soccer field of white tents) and the stuff for sale is... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2012 at Susanna's Sketchbook
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This past Friday night, J and I stopped by a local pub and I noticed a brick wall in the back that was covered with signatures. It's a great idea, isn't it? If I had a brick wall like that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2012 at Susanna's Sketchbook
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There's just something about old factory buildings that catch my eye and imagination. J remarked that this place must have been a busy hub of activity back in the day for this clock tower to have been built. Imagine the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at Susanna's Sketchbook
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When we were growing up, we didn’t have lots of money and things but I can remember treats that didn’t cost money-wise but were extremely thrilling and entertaining. For something exciting on very windy and stormy days, mother would take... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2012 at Susanna's Sketchbook
Hey my friend, Thank you for not giving up on leaving comments. I don't know why I keep having issues with people leaving comments...argh! Yes, I'm soooo happy that my mom is writing stories from her life. She's really enjoying the class, too. I think it would be great if all senior's centers offered this course. In any case, I'm preparing to write another blog post about the story she read to me yesterday. It's about a game of DARE she played with her siblings. I can't believe my nana let them play it! It deserves its own post!
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Sometimes when something isn't working out, it's best to start over. And that's exactly what I did today. Now that spring has arrived, I can finally paint with encaustics on the balcony again - hurray! This afternoon, I unpacked two... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at Susanna's Sketchbook
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