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I'm a Medical-Surgical-Telemetry night-shift charge nurse for a 51-bed unit located in north west Phoenix, AZ, USA
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I read recently that Wisconsin had become the state with the 6th highest number of Covid patients. Not a great number, considering the total population of Wisconsin compared to other states on either coast. Last night, I was floated to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2020 at eric135
I've been off for the past four days, but am going to work tonight and Saturday night. I hope and pray that our PPE situation has improved from the last time, and that we are not having to re-use our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2020 at eric135
In March of 2019, Brent and I moved from Phoenix Arizona to Milwaukee Wisconsin. We decided we had had enough of the 120+ summers, and I said I was ready to live in a more temperate area of the country,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2020 at eric135
I've been producing videos using Corel VirtualStudio X8, and have started posting them to YouTube. I guess it's officially a hobby of mine, as I find that I really enjoy working on these videos. I mean, I do still enjoy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at eric135
Yes, it’s been a while. I’ve decided to put a hold on my Masters in Nursing for now. I really did enjoy the classes, but there is a real possibility (maybe even probability) that we will be relocating to Milwaukee,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at eric135
MisterKitty One of our cats is all black, and I find all black and all white pet portraits the most challenging. He's a Norwegian Forest Cat, big and fluffy, and weighs about 16 pounds. This is the closest I've gotten... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2018 at eric135
Pumpkin 6x8 Watercolor One of my favorite watercolor artists is Liz Steele, who is an architect from Australia who is really big in the Urban Sketching community. She frequently talks about the fact that, almost on a daily basis as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at eric135
At the Desert Botanical Gardens (en plein air) Moleskine large watercolor notebook Da Vinci, Daniel Smith tube watercolors It was a nice warm weekend here in Phoenix, and with temperatures in the mid 70's, I spent most of Sunday at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at eric135
Behind the Center of New Age Sedona, Arizona USA Watercolor Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at eric135
Sedona Rocks Seonda, Arizona, USA Moleskine Watercolor Sketchbook Schminke, Utrecht, Da Vinci tube paints November 23, 2017 I hope everyone has had a nice Thanksgiving. I am a bit amazed that I am not at work this evening. Since I'm... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at eric135
Red Rock National Park Sedona Arizona USA I have always wanted to try painting en plein aire but never was able to get up the nerve to actually do it. I've gone places with plans to pull out my watercolors... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at eric135
Day One I’ve been using the journaling app, Day One, since December of 2014. I had been looking for an electronic journaling program, that I could use to record personal thoughts that I wasn’t ready to share on my blog.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at eric135
Sedona Watercolor, 9 x 12, assorted tube paints I've been in seclusion for the past 6 weeks. I had a bad case of kidney stones back in September, and I ended up in the Emergency Room twice, and was admitted... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at eric135
It… Studio Movie Grill Sent from my iPhone Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at eric135
Pumpkin Watercolor, Sillman & Birn Alpha-series Sketchbook I've just completed my first 8-week module for my masters in nursing. It wasn't too bad. It was another exposure to all of the nursing theorists, a topic I have tackled multiple times... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at eric135
Acer Chromebook 11 We went to Target to get me some shampoo, and spontaneously bought an Acer Chromebook 11. I've been eyeing one for several months, especially after we visited my parents in the Philippines, and I decided I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at eric135
Flowers from a photograph taken in Milwaukee Wisconsin in April 2017 I've started my first course for my master's degree in Nursing. I don't exactly have plans for what I would do with the degree, which I won't be able... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at eric135
Rice field near Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines. From a photograph taken January 2017 Yes, another lengthy lapse. It seems the only time I am overwhelmed by a need to update my blog happens when I sit in front of the computer,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at eric135
Not bad, slightly more than 10000 steps and I was asleep much of the day... Sent from my iPhone Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at eric135
A Vulcan, from Star Trek Large Handbook Sketchbook I still find faces to be challenging. I had drawn this from a photograph of Spock from the first Star Trek reboot movie. I had taken a photo off our television screen,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at eric135
Goldie in Watercolor Painted from a photograph taken in April 2016, near Poplar Bluff, Missouri 5x7 Strathmore "Visual Journal" sketchbook DaVinci, Cotman and Schminke Watercolors Watercolor of dairy cow Painted from a photograph taken at the Wisconsin State Fair, August... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2016 at eric135
Mister Kitty 8 x 10 Strathmore hot-pressed paper DaVinci, Windsor Newton and Schminke watercolor paints Painting an all-black cat ended up being a challenge. Previous attempts looked like Rorschach ink-blot tests. I'm pretty happy with this latest attempt. He's quite... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at eric135
Pumpkin curled up on my bed Handbook large watercolor sketchbook, 2-page spread DaVinci, Schminke and Windsor Newton paints Typical. I've been working on my computer and both Pumpkin and Jazzy have taken up most of the center of the bed.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2016 at eric135
Jazzy in Watercolor 8 x 10 Strathmore hot-press paper Schminke, DaVinci, Windsor Newton Watercolors Yes that's her face most of the time. Painted from a photograph, and her mood really came through. I'll paint her again when she's in a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at eric135