Dottie Riley


Dottie Riley
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I'm Baaack!

For the last several weeks I could not log on to MyBloggers. At first I thought it had something to do with my PC but I could not log on with my Mac book either, so I don't know what the problem was. Today, just for the heck of it, I tried a link in my email and I got in! Now, I am afraid to log out for fear that I will not be able to log in again. This is what I kept seeing:

As you can see from the address, I was trying to follow the same link I got today to one of Jeri's posts, and today, it magically allowed me to log on. Weird, huh? (Wonder if I was locked out by the landlord for not paying my rent? :-)

I'm trying my hand at pastels and it occurs to me that I need to choose different subjects. Today's pastel is a cottage at dusk and it did not come out so great. I've done some decent pastels in the past. Why am I struggling with them so much now? Maybe because I just can't stop painting unnecessary details and the ones that I consider 'decent' are landscapes.


I liked it so little by the time I was halfway done that it was a struggle to finish. Let me find a landscape that I like and try again.

One last thing in case I get locked out again. I don't look forward to Mother's Day. It has become my least favorite holiday of the year. My one son preceded me in death and the other does not believe that I merit a single act of appreciation or consideration. It was a real struggle just to get him to give my grandsons their hand-painted Easter cards- three days after Easter and no call from them either.

posted on May 4, 2014 1:48 PM ()


Catching up on blog reading ... I like your cottage painting enough that I'd want to live there, if I could find it. So very sorry to hear your family life is so troubled. Shame on your son for being a hard-ass.
comment by tealstar on June 16, 2014 9:46 AM ()
I like your cottage. Make a plan for Mother's Day so you won't have to
think about it, something with a friend that is fun. Dottie, the way
I am coping with my adverse circumstances is by walking a lot as soon as it
gets cool because we have all of a sudden morphed into summer. Then after
I get home and shower, I am tired enough to read a bit and sleep.
comment by elderjane on May 5, 2014 3:39 AM ()
comment by jondude on May 4, 2014 4:52 PM ()

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