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!

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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#55 REUNITED WITH MY BEECH-NUT ORIGINALS – A JOYOUS AND JARRING EXPERIENCE

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Link to Part 1 about my Beech-Nut illustrations: #40 WHEN I WORKED FOR BEECH-NUT, I COULDN’T PUT A LID ON IT Twenty years ago, I painted over 80 illustrations that adorned Beech-Nut Baby Food…

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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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WINGS TO FLY

What I suffered through I won’t forget.
Pain that made me cry, gave me wings to fly Continue reading

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IT’S OKAY TO CRY AWHILE

I was listening to my song “In Every Smile.” Even though I sang those words to my children, I heard my parents saying those words to me. Despite the hot pain throbbing on both sides of my ankle, I kept going. I thought about my mother and father and I heard their comforting voices. I could feel their presence; they were on either side, holding me up. Continue reading

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IN THE PAST – PART 2

My journey is not about where I will go. My past is behind me and my dreams are right in front of me. Continue reading

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I LONG TO ESCAPE

I couldn’t believe that I had ended up in this situation all because of slipping while hiking. My glorious dream of walking again in the sunshine would just have to wait a little longer. Continue reading

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HANG ON – PART 3

I am blessed with incredible friends. When a good friend would visit, I was distracted from sobbing my heart out. All the visits, meals, gifts, flowers, love and kindness were beyond anything I could have ever imagined.
In a few days, I will go back to see the foot doctor. I am praying and anticipating that I’ll be allowed to take my first steps again.
It’s all about those baby steps . . . Continue reading

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