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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Hi Everyone 😃
Hope you're all well! I'm a little behind in blog land, but promise to get around to you all soon! I was helping out merchandising, at another location, with my job. It was a lot of fun!

I decided to share a little more of Sedona with you today. I'm going to take you where I went to the retreat, then I will go back to Tlaquepaque. The retreat was at the Sedona Creative Life Centre. A little bit out of town.

These are some images of the building and the land around it.
Some of the gorgeous statues around the building.
I rang the bell.
This was my favourite statue.

The retreat was one of the most powerful I have been to yet. I'm going to talk more about it in the next post. I'm almost finished two paintings, inspired from being there. 

Here is a sneak peak of the two of them. 

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hi Everyone 😃
Hope you're all well!
Today is a special guest post, from my blogging friend Sandra. Her newest book will soon be released. How exciting! Please join me, in wishing Sandra all the best with her new book!

Ben Evers is a drifter that never stays in one place too long, always hankering to see what’s over the next horizon. His traveling companion—an eagle. He lives by two rules. Mind his own business and always treat women with respect. The first rule stands him in good stead until he meets former Texas Ranger John T. McAllen and his niece Kate Landon. The two are drawing him into their lives and Ben knows from personal experience no good ever comes from getting involved in other folks’ trouble.  John T. and his neighbor are caught up in a feud over land and Clary’s daughter. When danger strikes, swift and hard, Ben has a decision to make. Turn his back and ride away from people he’s grown to care about or break his rule of minding his own business, and stay and fight.
Short Excerpt:
Ben Evers watched the scene playing out at the base of the arroyo, ignoring a cutting wind that whipped his shirt against his body and stung his face. He leaned forward for a better view into the clay-colored, rough-edged gully.  
Below him, three men tossed a youth back and forth punching him and laughing. 
His hands tight on the pommel, he shifted in the saddle.  It went against the grain to let anyone take a licking, especially when the odds were uneven, but he’d learned at an early age to mind his own business. It was a rule he lived by. Still it didn’t sit well. Not well at all.
What the hell? He jerked in the saddle as one of the ruffians tore the youth’s shirt revealing a body that didn’t belong to a boy. At the same time, the victim’s hat fell off and rich russet-colored hair tumbled halfway to a slender waist. 
He gave a startled oath. A woman! This changed everything. His other rule: show respect to women. Minding his business be damned.

*Warning. Content contains six-guns, hand-tooled boots, strong women and an eagle.

ThunderTree preorder link:

About Sandra:

Sandra is a vegetarian, animal lover and avid gardener. She lives with her husband, their dog and several cats in sunny North Carolina.
Besides western and western romance, Sandra also writes time-travel, paranormal and regency romance, young adult fantasy and non-fiction. She is a category bestselling Amazon author, Eppie finalist and Golden Ankh Award winner. ThunderTree is her first book written as S. Cox.

She can be found at:

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Hi Everyone 😃
Hope you're all well!
I thought I would show you some new art this week. At the end of this post, I will put a few more pictures of Tlaquepaque, Sedona.
(click on pics to make them bigger)
Do you remember this painting?
It's finished!!!
"Be True To Your Soul" (12" x 24" canvas)

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Hi Everyone 😀
I hope you're well!
Lots of pictures to share today! A little bit of Sedona and my visitor in the garden this morning.

As you all know, I went to Sedona, for a little retreat, so I didn't really get to do a lot of sight seeing. On the bus ride in, I did see Bell Rock and Chapel of the Holy Cross, but we didn't get to stop, to take pictures.

So, for my first day, I went to Tlaquepaque. Meaning "The Best Of Everything". It's an arts and crafts village and has been a landmark in Sedona since the 1970's. I got there an hour before it opened, because I just wanted to venture around to really see everything, before everyone got there. There are beautiful statues, rock work, flowers, and fountains every where! This is the first part of Tlaquepaque.

That's it for Sedona, for today. Just to let you know, my back is all healed! 

And, guess who came by for a little breakfast this morning? Yep, my bunny.
 Then he heard me and ran! LOL! 

"Happy Canada Day" ♥️🎈♥️

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