Hi. My Name is CatieAn. I want to welcome you to my blog. I have been blogging on and off for about 5 years now. I love meeting new friends and finding "kindred spirits". I am just starting Chapter 64 of my Life.
I am a retired Pediatric Oncology and Peds Intensive Care Nurse. I am married to my best friend, my lover and my partner in this wonderful life. We have shared 42 years together and the ride has been amazing. We have four married children and 7 beautiful grandchildren.
My Faith, Family and Friends are the most important parts of my life. I personally know that my life is much richer for having God in it. My life doesn't mean anything without Him or the love of family and friends.
and our adopted baby Shelka.
I call myself a mixed media Artist..........self taught.....taking a class or two here and there and picking up whatever I can along the way. I love drawing, pastel chalk, pen and ink, pencil.
I am drawn to faces and have an affinity for portraits.
I love to journal.
I love stained glass and took a semester at the local commuinty college.
A new passion is photography.
I also love assemblage art and pick up odds and ends wherever I can.
I have an electic decorating style and Mr. P embraces it as much as I do.
I love vintage linens and lace:
I also am drawn to busts
and vintage hats
Please meet Stella......my favorite estate sale find. For $45 she came home with me. She is from the 60's and owns an original Ethel Merman bathing suit.
Stella changes outfits with the holidays/seasons and gets to attend all family events that are hosted here. I know my adult children think I am nuts but the grandkids and my weekly kids love Stella. You can see here in another outfit--picked by the 'grands' below.
I have been teaching a dozen plus children once a week. We explore art, baking, sewing, crafts and whatever.
I can still work with them on a regular basis.
I have a neurologic pain syndrome called RSD or CRPS. Going into my tenth year, I have had lots of challenges.
I try to live each day to the fullest. It will not kill me but it does cause me grief. Most of the time I use this outside the house.
More times than I want I have to use these. I redecorate them every few years.
Lately I have had to use this while recovering from another joint surgery.
I love my flower gardens. Playing in the dirt is so healing.
I love music of all genres----except for Rap.
Join me and my favorite grandkids, put on your party hats, pull out the noise makers, and visit all the parties across the globe.
I am drawing two names for a box of vintage goodies to be mailed out on Feb. 15th.
I hope you find something that interests you and brings you back whenever you want.
I am looking forward to meeting all of you.
I want to join in thanking our host, Vicki@2 bagsfull for this world wide event. Please follow the link below to meet and greet everyone included in the PARTY.