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It took almost two years to recover from losing my Sophie. Who knew? About 5 months ago an artist friend asked if I was ready to take on a new dog. Dee had Lola and Lola was carrying around the tiny old dog that lived in the house and Dee was afraid Lola would hurt him. I said we’d try her out and bring her over.

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Please meet Lola!!! One year old Newfoundland and quite a handful. She makes me laugh daily and made me realize how empty I had felt from loosing my Muse.  Lola gets along well with the boys, Sammy and Ozzie so life is good. Noisy at times, but good.

I’ve been doing plein air and studio paintings. You can see at http://www.sheilawedegis.com .  Then last July we traveled back to Scotland and now…(building up for the big news).. I’ll be starting a new blog about us preparing to sell everything in our house, but an RV and travel the country with Hubby, dogs and paints!! It will be “Painting Across America” . Hopefully I can get it up and running soon so please keep an eye out for us!  (that one I’ll be doing daily for sure!! with updates, videos and the whole shooting match!)

 

So with that I’ll send this out and I’ll be back on the new blog soon!!

 

Warmly, Sheila and the Gang!!!  

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Since the last time I wrote I took Sophie to the vets for what I thought was a sore foot.  She had jumped out of the back of my jeep and I thought for sure that was the problem. Same time frame as our Chocolate Lab Fergus’s diagnosis of a brain tumor last year. Sophie has Melanoma at the back of her gums. Prognosis? 2 to 6 months. 2 months would be right about when we lost Fergus last year. 

I wonder what the Universe has for us. Sophie is my Muse, the reason I paint Labs. What do I do when she goes? After the torrent of tears I stopped and needed to be her “mum”. She’s here doing well. I take her to my studio daily which she loves to do. 

We had an article written this past week about us which was fun. It.s about Sophie!  

http://www.floridatoday.com/comments/article/20120804/SPACES/308040004/Finishing-Touch-Dog-s-daily-life-inspires-artist

My goals? Now, to become a damn good plein air artist, get rid of all the “stuff”, buy an RV and travel with Roger, Sammy and Ozzie. I’ll still do Lab and dog commissions but I’m feeling a change coming on.

We have a goal of a year.  So I guess this blog now will be the daily paintings and ruminations of getting ready to live a simple life and painting my way across America. 

When we moved to Florida, we had no jobs, no savings. Just enough after the sale of our condo to buy this house. Roger got a job on the last day of the month and our first mortgage payment was due. With everyone else, the economy going down took us with it putting our house underwater.  Fergus illness last year set us back a bit more but we always believe that the Universe (God) gives us what we need when we need it.  

So we “put it out there” and I have new students coming for classes and a commission to paint a mural in a bathroom.  It’s in the works! We just have to keep the faith. Now I understand what my mother meant. 

I search and research RV’s every day. We have no savings, no retirement, so the Universe has it’s work cut out. LOL. Do I believe we can do this..YES!!!

If you have any input let me know. 

Back to read about living a free life on the road!!!! 

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