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so much for posting more…

Well, it didn’t take long for me to fail miserably at posting more frequently. But I’ve felt a need to just be quiet and to focus on my health, my home, and well, not share. I’m trying to get out of that funk, writing in my personal journal, but it’s a process, as many of

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Painting, painting and more painting

That’s what has been going on here in the ArtsyFran studio! Lots of painting. I completed two more paintings of Italy for my husband’s office. I plan to start another one today, in-between varnishing the completed ones. To the left there is a painting of a door in Venice. We sat in what would have

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Milan, Italy

Let’s wrap this trip up, shall we? Before we get to Milan itself, we have to talk about the drive from Florence. It was supposed to be three hours. But we got into a traffic jam. on the Autostrade on the way there. It took an hour for us to get through it. While we

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Florence, Italy

Goodness! It appears to be taking me longer to tell you about my trip than it did to actually take it! So here we go! Onward to Firenze (Florence)! The drive to Florence was uneventful, which we like. The drive was beautiful. We stayed at a lovely Bed and Breakfast, Residenza d’Epoca in the Piazza

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Venice, Italy

Venice, known as the City of Love. Also known as the reason we went to Italy in the first place: Dave was invited to speak at a European neurology conference. We were forewarned that the canals were less than pleasant; however, they dreged the canals a few years ago and we noticed no major smell.

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Buonjourno! It’s good to be home…

We had a fantastic vacation in Italy. We got back last week, and I’ve been slowly coming out of the jet lag and I just had a treatment on Monday. Now, however, I’m feeling much stronger and I’m ready to tell you all about my trip and to share photos and drawings. There’s so much

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A beautiful gift and a quick update

I confess: I read a lot of blogs. I enjoy meeting people and getting to know them through their daily lives, their artsy endeavors and blogs. Sometimes, of course, bloggers offer fabulous give-aways. Amanda Davie’s blog is one I read regularly. About a month ago, Amanda posted a giveaway – a lovely necklace she made.

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finally, some art

I just realized that with all my health stuff, I haven’t posted any art in quite a while. Well, there’s a reason – I haven’t done much. BUT, my wrist is out of the splint, I’m no longer in pain from the post-surgical stuff, and I’m starting to come out of the fog, despite a

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Quick Update

Thanks to all of you for your kind words of support during my surgery. The surgery was over a week ago now, and I am recovering, but it’s a slow process. I also had my IV treatment this week, so some added fatigue. The good news is that I’m healing well and I’m doing very

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Has it really been so long?

I’ve been so bad about blogging this year. It’s mid-March and so much is going on! First, an update on the wrist. I’m weaning off of the wrist splint and doing some strengthening exercises. As I type this, I have no splint on. It makes typing MUCH easier! I am able to write better, draw

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