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So Thankful


So Thankful. Mixed media on paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

So Thankful. Mixed media on paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado


The global postcard ‘heART exchange” is on again. I am late to the party, but I made the deadline. Whew! Even managed to make bookmarks from the scraps! Louise Gale hosts, she is amazing! One of my art Super Heroes! I have taken part before, and maybe you have too. If not, check it out! There are several swaps each year.

Very simple. Create three postcards, and get three in return. I created these with stamps, texture sheets, a nail head, a stylus, and a palette knife.

I was under the gun, trying to beat the postwoman. Save myself a trip into town. In my haste I made about 10 mistakes.  Addressed the envelope upside down, then forgot to take photos, and had to cut one open with a xacto. Ha ha! The recipients will have a good laugh. And now I am hoping that I did not switch two of the cards, while I put them into the envelopes! Fingers crossed!

Can you see where I had to squeeze forgotten letters in? LOL In my defense, I was also receiving important news at the time, so a bit distracted. Yes, I can spell thankful. LOL


Happy Messy Desk

Well, I did not want to share earlier, and no worries. All is well. Or will be soon. Our Thanksgiving was a bust. But we will all be together in celebration next weekend.

My folks both came down with the flu. They have not been this ill since 1993. Just heard from the doctors that Pete has pneumonia, and they will be keeping him in the hospital for three days. Scary, but glad to know he is in good hands. They have him on oxygen as his levels were low. He is also diabetic, so we have to be extra careful.

Mom is heading home with antibiotics for treatment. They are both at the tail end of the flu, thank goodness. Contracted from neighbors at Bible study.

I won’t be visiting him in the hospital. I have meant to post about this, but the holidays did not seem the right time.

Good news is, I have FINALLY found a doctor that knows what is causing my chronic cough.


The gerd is one aspect, and the acids from my stomach may have damaged my lungs some, still waiting on test results.  I found paperwork from previous visits in So. Cal., stating that my esophagus is ‘dilated distally’. I showed him the finding, and now we can do something about that too. The doctors never mentioned that to me before, we just moved on to scheduling for the next visit.

And I have asthma. Hallelujah, a definitive diagnosis! And my lungs are down to 25%. Not good, not good at all. But he is confident he can turn things around.

When I left the doctor’s office, I cried. Gave thanks to God over and over and over. Called a friend. Called my Mom. And cried some more. I have had these issues since 2007. The cough is what led me looking for an answer. And led to my Lupus diagnosis. A late December cold. Overworked and not sleeping enough. You know how it is. But three months later, I still had a cough.

I had honestly, just about given up.

So no hospital for me! I can’t afford to add to the list. But I am sorry, I won’t be able to keep Pete company. ( I know he won’t want me there. 😉 )

Prayers most welcome!


Late in posting this, and I shared it on IG. But you can get a closer look here. A slightly different view of Mingus.


Mingus Morning After. 2017 SMD

Mingus Morning After. 2017 SMD


So yes dear friends, so much to be thankful for!

Thanks for you good thoughts and prayers!




Six more days of sales on the way!







Bookmark Giveaway


Click on image, or link below to visit the shop.

Sale ends Monday 10-2-17 @ 11:59 PT


Right. Time to announce the giveaway recipients. I had a friend choose 10 Numbers between 1 and 30. And from the comments on those days, I took each name, wrote them on  a slip of paper, and put them in a bowl.

From the bowl I choose ten names. I mixed the names up each time I took one out. Several names were drawn multiple times. Thanks you guys for being regular visitors!

In the sense of fairness, I replaced multiples with new names. Better to spread the bookmark wealth around. LOL.

Drum roll please!



Can you believe that someone recorded
this drum roll 
to fill 10 HOURS of video??

And the Bookmarks go to:



If you can read your name…. just kidding,

Laurelle, Val, Judith, Christine B., Christiane,
Carol E., Sea, Dotty, Martine, and Laurie!




The bookmarks will be cut from these four paintings. Leave a comment with your first and second choice, and your mailing address. I will delete the address before posting the comment.  I already have some of your addresses from the postcard mailing. If it hasn’t changed, you are good to go!

Thanks again everyone for taking the time to follow along with my daily September posts. Your encouragement, and inspiration is very important to me!






September Recap


I am feeling sort of discombobulated. Fuddled. Rattled. With my missing September posts. Still hoping they will return. (Server issues)

I thought I would recap, mostly for myself, but also for visitors new to the blog.

September was a prolific month for me. Thanks to Leslie Saeta and her 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. Hundreds of artists took part, painting and posting their work each day.

A quick look at my daily paintings. All were done in watercolor. Most of them on Yupo, but a couple were on paper. I am so happy with the work I produced this month.


30 Sunflowers in 30 days. © 2015 Sheila Delgado. sheiladelgado.com

30 Sunflowers in 30 days. © 2015 Sheila Delgado


My favorites from the month. Most of these were happy accidents.

My favorites. © 2015 Sheila Delgado. sheiladelgado.com

My favorites. © 2015 Sheila Delgado

My good friend and fellow artist Cindy Williams shared her top ten list of my paintings, take a peek. We agreed on many of them! I had so much fun painting sunflowers. I painted on scraps, and gave them away as bookmarks to my followers.


Bookmark Giveaways. © 2015 Sheila Delgado. sheiladelgado.com

Bookmark Giveaways.



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You can visit my Pinterest gallery to see fabulous art by the artists that participated. I looked again today, and I just love the work that was produced by everyone!

I just finished a large canvas for a friend, I will share that with you tomorrow.

Happy creative Monday to you!