Color Run, Recipe and Recap

Yes, well – ahem…..I’m still here, just not – ‘here’. The truth is, my computer time has been extremely limited as it agitates certain muscles that I’m still trying to heal, but I simply HAD to check in and fill you in on what’s been happening in life since my last post. Most recently, I participated in my first 5K on Saturday, yes I did!...more

Glacier National Park Road Trip

I am feeling somewhat recovered from my trip to Glacier National Park....more

Road Trippin’

The breathtaking, untouched beauty of Glacier National Park was bestowed upon me and my husband for 7 full days in mid-July....more

And off we go

As of Saturday I will be away from my computer for a couple of weeks, sans a few photos posted to my FB art page and Instagram accounts (find me at either space at Ellen Brenneman Studio). I am taking a much needed vacation – my first road trip in nearly a decade, as a matter of fact. Me, my husband, my camera and my paintbrush are heading to Glacier National Park to see some of this: ...more

The Good Outweighs the Bad

This past Saturday I had my first art fair of the season....more

Fairs, Funding, and an Update

Summer is in full swing around here which, for me means that art fair season has begun. ...more

Problem Solving

If you read my last post then you know that while I was trying to distract myself from the idea of having eye surgery, I concentrated on painting as much as my body would allow. Well, that ended up biting me right in the rear end. What I didn't share in my previous post was that I had been having frequent shoulder and arm pain for the last month or so ....more

The Weight

My husband can always tell when my anxiety is getting the better of me....more

One More Scar

Yesterday marked my two year anniversary since my hysterectomy. Normally on ‘important-to-me’ dates such as this I spend a bit of time reflecting but I was too busy mentally preparing for my dermatology appointment. I’ve had a freckle on my eyelid, above my lash line for over a year ....more

Let’s Review: Coppertone Clearly Sheer and Arctic Zero

With summer finally here I decided to review a couple of new-to-me products that are now out in the majority of stores across the country. The first is for a new sunscreen and the other, a calorie-friendly frozen dessert. ...more