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My name is Karen MacDuff Squires.

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June 06, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I drew this to illustrate a woman moving ahead.

The spots behind her are urging her forward. The spots in front are supporting her as she moves into unfamiliar areas of her life.

The flowers that grow past the confines of her dress show she's not allowing expectations to hold her back.

It represents where I am in life. My children will soon all be adults. That brings me to a new place in my life: continuing on with career plans I'd had decades ago.

I can imagine I'm not alone:)

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Thanks for stopping by!

Karen MacDuff Squires


Bubble Gum

June 03, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Are you in love with color? I sure am!

I can see a fun color and my brain will light up! I start dreaming about what I can do with it.

That's what happened when I saw pink and yellow in an ad the other day. The ad was a pineapple on a pink cloth. I couldn't wait to get to the drawing board to make something. This is what I made:)

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The pink reminds me of bubble gum, the yellow reminds me of summer.

For some odd reason, I think I pretty much only chewed bubble gum in the summer! Hm. Could that possibly be true? Memories can be really odd things.

Have you ever shared a childhood memory with a sibling and they said that's not how it happened? Brains are funny.

My brain is saying right now that I need to go outside and pull weeds from the veggie garden. My body is saying no way! I'm good at counting to 5 and making myself get up and move.








"Watching Over Me"

May 28, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I think everyone loves the magical, the mystical, and it probably holds different meanings, ideas, for each of us. 

When I was a child I felt that someone was watching over me. Although the "someone" didn't have a name, a face; looking back, it was my father. He'd left when I was 4 years old and didn't look back. I missed him and in my young mind I made up his presence.

I eventually found him after years of searching as an adult. Unfortunately he was dying of cancer. He was living in Canada, I in Utah. He didn't want visitors and thought he'd get better and then we could meet. I knew it wouldn't happen though. He was too sick.

He passed away three months later, but we talked a lot during those three months. I learned that we had a lot in common and it answered questions I'd always had about who I was. I'm grateful we had time together during those long phone calls.

After he passed away I felt his presence for about a year. He was hanging around and I needed that. I think he's moved on now as I don't feel him anymore. But that's okay. I still carry his love with me.

I don't hold it against him that he left. We all make mistakes. Living with pain and anger is not good for the soul and it holds us back.

I'll see him again someday. Until then, draw on dad, draw on.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Karen MacDuff Squires

"Traffic Jam" Markers and Caran D'ache Pastels

May 20, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Do you feel like this in traffic? Blocks of colored metal everywhere? Things going fast?  Car noise? Great music playing? Singing as you whiz along?

I do!

Sometimes it's fun. Sometimes it's okay. Sometimes it's just rotten.

Depends on the day and my current mood.

But either way, there are blocks of colored metal everywhere. Things going fast. Car noise. Great music playing. And if you sing along, you'll feel much happier.

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Markers and Caran D'ache pastels. 18"x15"

Have a great day!

Karen MacDuff Squires

Planted A New Baby Evergreen

May 13, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

My son and I planted a few new trees today.  I have a love for evergreen trees because they -obviously- stay green all year, and they are somehow staying alive in my yard with little help from me other than water and vitamin sticks, and that makes me happy!

I don't have a green thumb.  In fact I planted the flowers in the pot last year and I discovered them today hidden under one of the evergreens. They survived the winter! Awesome!

The new baby trees are in the middle and the left.


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Here is another plant that survived the winter. It's an herb that went ahead and flowered this spring. Wish I could remember what it's called. You can see I'm not a gardener, but I enjoy playing in the mud and growing things...and enjoy taking pictures of them too.

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Been a long day!

Good night!

Karen MacDuff Squires