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Christmas Lhasa: 8x10 color pencil

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Kelsey: 8x10 woodburning on paper

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Born and raised mostly in the Parkersburg WV area, but lived in the Washington D.C. area a few years. Have loved and owned horses, dogs, kitties, and animals in general. Have a kitty (Misty) now who loves to do dog tricks: sit, turn around, sit up, shake hands, lay down, roll over and say please.

Happily married, love God, love living in the country, love my girls and one grandson.

God gave me the gift of doing animal portraiture in 1974. I had tried several different kinds of jobs but nothing fit. I started praying that God would show me what made me different. The animal portraits (at the left) are samples of His answer.

I am 71 years old and have been married to my wonderful husband for 42 years in July of this year (2020).

Member Since: 9/14/2017

Fitness Minutes: 21,876

My Goals:
Since most of my jobs, hobbies and my artwork have required sitting down, I became a confirmed couch potato. Thankfully, I inherited a body that gained weight slowly (at holiday time mostly) and lost the weight quickly when I went back to my regular diet. So my goal is mostly to get fit and have fun doing it.

My Program:
What diet you will follow? The one I have always used at 1500 - 2000 calories per day.
Recipes? I have a "Brag Book" of Menus & favorite recipes I use. I use recipe books for a change-up.
Grocery list? We have a set list of what we need. We inventory what we've used & replace it.
Shop? We simply replace what's been used or add a change-up item.
Do you have the food on hand to get started? Yes
Have you followed this diet before? For years.
Did you clean up your kitchen? Don't need to. All the food in my kitchen is what we use for a vegan, sugar free diet (we sweeten with apple concentrate & Stevia but only have sweetened things on the weekend.

1) Use a 12 week 5K Walk Beginner's Training Guide for walking
2) Use Physical Therapist exercises for my strength exercises
3) Help my husband with outside chores--gardening, getting wood ready for winter use, etc.--as able

Personal Information:
Name: Linda
Birthday: Jan. 19
State you live in: West Virginia - Eastern Time Zone
Hobbies: Art, reading, horseback riding (when I was young), crochet, many arts & crafts, SparkPeople.
Number of children: 3 grown daughters
Occupations I've had: bindery worker, secretary, nurse's aid, parts clerk, artist, housewife (in that order)

Other Information:
• I've loved Jesus all my life, was baptized at 9 yrs. old, came into a close, healing relationship with God in 1990
• was married on July 10, 1977 so I've been married for 43 yrs. this year (2020) :-)
• Love animals

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    Thank you for reading about Corky, and for your kind comments. Life is better with a critter around!
    208 days ago
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    209 days ago
    Praise God for His ministering angels to the heirs of salvation!
    211 days ago
    Thank you for my goodie! I also so appreciate your kind message with it. As to the pictures, if you have time/inclination, search 'free printable coloring pages" and I believe you'll find much you like, at the cost of only your printer paper. I have 3 aps on my little tablet that I like; the rose and the lighthouse came, I think, from ColorPlanet, which has beautiful oil painting artwork one can do by tapping. Also, I see coloring books for we adults at the grocery stores. They seem to usually cost upward of 9.00, but they're fairly thick. However, with your talent, you could make your own sheets, too. I still haven't tried actual painting, but have moved into colored pencils and pens, and chalk on a little section of chalkboard we made for our son back when he was young. Some of the chalk work is really not bad, some, well. I need to keep practicing! Your gift of pencils will be a big help!
    I'm going to subscribe to your blog right now, so I'll get a notification whenever you post. I am so glad, and grateful, you are feeling well. I know God'll keep you, because we ask Him to. Thank you so much for spending time to write to me! emoticon
    215 days ago
    I am soo happy to see you! I think of you every day, especially when I post something I tend to call art because Bob Ross says we get our artist's license when we purchase colors, but seriously... emoticon I need to practice a lot! Anyway, though, I'm so glad you've been here, and to see that my prayers for you feeling good have been answered positively! How wonderful-it's the best news of the day! emoticon emoticon
    216 days ago
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