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An Ivy & Innocence Journey Back to a Special Place in Time

A Happy Home


Yesterday, the little Girl and Puppy was adopted and officially named "Hope and Maggie". She is the first piece in the "Return to Ivy" adventure and the first Ivy piece painted in my studio after a very, long time. It was like returning home after a very long trip. It was such a good feeling and after painting a bit, it felt like I never left. I am so excited for the opportunity to bring Ivy back to life.  :) Tomorrow 'Hope and Maggie' will be sent out on her new adventure, traveling to her new home.

On Tuesday, a filming crew comes to decide where the best place will be shoot the video. You will see my humble home where it all began. Where our boys were raised. Where exactly thirty years ago we purchased this hundred-year-old house on the morning of our wedding day.

Indeed, today was our anniversary and we painted the front porch first and then our bench.

My husband and I have always worked well together. I believe it is because he is the earth, the solid ground beneath me and I am the sky... the hopeful dreamer. We meet in the middle... on the horizon. And, with each sunrise and sunset, I feel so very fortunate for the extra time I have been given and to once again follow my passion.

I find myself waltzing around and singing off key, burning the toast and calling for help to figure out all these fancy remotes... my family rolls their eyes and I simply smile. I know they love me. That's what makes our house a happy home.

Warm Blessings and Sweet Ivy Dreams! Susan