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I've just enjoyed a wonderful week and Easter Sunday with family.  I live over 3 hours from my siblings, daughter and long-time friends.  I love the area that I live in, but deeply miss them.  I'm getting my paintings ready to be framed for the Portage Hill Gallery.  After May 4-

Today's painting will be there, unless it sells very shortly.  It's available now at 
Got caught in a pretty active lighting storm yesterday, very glad I was not driving.  Thunder followed and I could only think about my poor Mini-Schnauzer, Cooper shivering under my bed because of his fear of thunder.  I also adopted a 9 lb. snoodle, who could care less.  Cookie thinks she's a trained German Shepherd working for the police!  Back to the easel. - Brande


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