Author Archives: Judy

About Judy

I'm an illustrator by profession. At this juncture in my life, I am pursuing my dream of writing and composing music. Every day of my life is precious!

#62 CAMELLIAS IN BLOOM

Originally posted on ILLUSTRATING MY LIFE:
My most recent painting, “Camellias in bloom” was definitely an exercise in patience. It also became an opportunity for me to explore endless green color variations because I painted a lot of foliage. I…

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#61 TAKING STOCK OF MY LIFE AND ART – PART 2

Originally posted on ILLUSTRATING MY LIFE:
In order to make the concentric rings sharp, I used an exacto knife to score the paper. Since I painted an onion, I felt compelled to do a tomato after that. I continue to…

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My Podcast: Beside Me Always, Grief 2 Growth

I hope my story will help anyone navigating grief to hang on to hope. Continue reading

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CAN I KEEP THEM FOREVER?

When I found healing decades later, I was able to embrace my sad memories and discover insights from them. Continue reading

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LEMON TREE

My story about the overgrown lemon tree in my backyard does not carry a song. It does, however, accompany a painting that I finished last week. Continue reading

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MY ONE-YEAR ANKLEVERSARY

Ankle-versary = The anniversary date for breaking an ankle.
My ankleversary has brought me closer to the finish line. I will never be where I was before, but my finish line is about being able to move on from the injury. I’ve learned so much because of it. Continue reading

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THERE ARE NO WORDS

It turned out there were words for me to find and I’m really glad I could finally write something today for this blog. Anything that can pierce the numbness inside of me feels worth writing about, even if it is as simple as a visit with my daughter at the park. Continue reading

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HEALING SONG – PART 3

I was excited to record my guitar on my patio for this post. My music continues to heal me. Continue reading

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SOMEONE TO LOVE YOU – PART 3

Beyond the love I have for my children, I am practicing self-love. My devotion to following my passion is a gift I have given myself. I am overjoyed that my songs and words have comforted and touched so many people. I have found my way home because of music. The love in my heart takes me there. Continue reading

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CLOSE TO MY HEART

My blessings overwhelm me. I find myself whispering this: Thank you, God, for my wonderful children – for my beautiful music and songs – for my continued healing. Despite having an avulsion fracture on top of my broken fibula – I am going to be okay. Continue reading

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