Sunday, September 21, 2014

New Postcard

This started out as a piece of cloth/paper that I wasn't too thrilled with. It was beige and boring! These colorful strips were the trimmings from another project. As both items sat on my work table, it finally dawned on me to combine them into a postcard, and I love the finished product.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


Gracie is doing so much better! She has graduated from the prescription canned food to a mixture of dry and canned puppy food, and she has an appetite now. She also plays with anything that moves and chews on anything that fits in her mouth. Noah is thrilled to have a playmate that is smaller than him, and the two of them wrestle and race around the yard together. It is so great to finally see Gracie acting like a normal puppy!

P.S. She weighs 1 pound 3 ounces now!!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Mark Your Calendars!

This Sunday is the opening reception, and it will be an amazing fiber art exhibition! I hope to see some of you at the reception. Please stop by and say hi!

EDGE 5.0: Mindful Landscapes
September 21 - November 16, 2014

Opening Reception: 
Sunday, September 21, 2014 

Sunderland Art Gallery
Cultural Center 
3900 Webster Street
Omaha NE 68131

Juror: Mary Anne Jordan

Featured Artist: 
Dianne Vottero Dockery, Kutztown PA

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gracie Update

Originally Gracie was diagnosed with Glycogen Storage Disease - Type 1a (von Gierks disease). It is hereditary and is only seen in maltese puppies. The vet told me that most puppies with the disease die by 7 weeks of age or are euthanized. I was totally devastated that Gracie was either going to die soon, or I was going to be faced with the decision to euthanize her. Luckily we decided to give her love and the best care we could for however long she had left.

Long story short, the vet was wrong. His diagnosis was based on the negative results of two tests that were done by a different vet office, and when he repeated the tests at his office, they were both positive.  Once she started on meds to treat these other issues, she immediately started to improve, and now she acts like a normal, tiny puppy most of the time. We are still feeding her very frequently, just to be safe and help her gain weight. She weighs one pound now, so she is putting on weight.

Thanks for all of your prayers!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, September 09, 2014


Gracie with her sisters


Well, if you have been reading this blog for long, you know that I have a soft spot for dogs in need. One week ago I went to photograph a batch of puppies for a rescue, and these 3 maltese puppies were part of the group. Tiny little Gracie curled up in my hand and fell asleep, and I was a goner. She is very small (less than a pound) and has some serious health issues, so I agreed to foster her and give her the one-on-one care that she needed. It has been a roller coaster ride, with good days and horrible days and many trips to the vet. Through it all she is fighting, and I am fighting for her. Please say a prayer that she starts to thrive soon.