A week of adventures with Judy

The past week was one of those weeks where I was drawn in many directions.

Last Saturday found me at our wonderful aikido dojo opening a practice where Kokikai students from Western New York State gathered.

Aikido Kokikai Rochester

The next day I was en route to the Miami Florida area to visit our son and some good friends. After a long, hard, snowy winter in western New York, it was nice to see that the sun does shine in some places!

Aventura Florida

View from our son’s balcony

Art was very much on my mind while visiting Florida. I found these beautiful samples of hand stitched children’s clothes in a store in the Bal Harbor area.

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Our friends have an exquisite condominium on Hutchinson Island. I particularly loved their master bath where they have incorporated a flow of river rocks into the wall – love the way the ‘flow’ matches, don’t you!


While Florida was great, the best part of my week was visiting with my beautiful granddaughter and family. She is, of course, a budding artist.


But, did I find any time for my own projects in all this activity. Most definitely!

Here is the second of the pillows from my class with Karen Ruane that I have been taking online.


It has been a pretty full week but wonderful. I will link this post to Off the Wall Friday so you can check out what other artists have been doing as well.

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  1. You’re a whirlwind, Judy! Lovely to see the sunshine indeed — as it’s sleeting here in Central Alberta…and your sweet Judy Kate looks so focused! May next week be as wonder-filled. 🙂

  2. Glad you got in some time in my part of the country although you were quite a bit farther south. Love the hand-stitching on your pillow.

  3. The pillow is so lovely-I would be running my hands over it to feel the texture.

  4. OK….I am in love with the view from your sons balcony. When can I move in? I won’t make a mess…promise!! I won’t even speak……

  5. Thanks for sharing your journeys… very interesting bathroom tile at your friends’ home. Glad you are getting some sun.

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