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AWAY..for a long time!

hi, It has been years!

I have been trying to move closer to my identical twin daughters for a year and a half now but here it September 19, 2022, and I have not posted here… It’s been a long time because I’ve been very busy, I’m moved to Matamoras, Pennsylvania, in probably 2016 and I’ve been living here almost 8 years in this senior complex. I’ve enjoyed visiting the art gallery in Port Jervis. called upfront Gallery where I had my first art show at the age of 80, right after my birthday. A friend said ALYCE “stop painting, start framing and start showing”.

That was the best advice even though as a teenager my art teacher said I should go to art school. My dad said I’ll never get a job going to art school. So I was chicken and didn’t do it, but now I’m 81 and I am doing a lot of painting still taking classes haven’t been doing much writing I’m trying to move and I decided to pack up a bunch of stuff because I thought I would be moving. Lol. The market is terrible. This last November, November 7 to be exact, I had a car accident going under a 10th of a mile per hour around the corner, I totaled my brand new car.

Be careful what you wish for, because I had bought that car a Prius, after having had a 2014 Prius and discovered that Prius which was requiring a charge for 45 miles, lol, did not have any storage space at all, where the tire normally would be in the back were the two batteries. So there was no place to put scrapers or any junk that you normally carry in your car. Since I live in an apartment there’s not really a garage to store stuff in so I was kind of put off by that plus I like to camp and even though I’m 81 I still plan on doing that, the woman who sold me the car didn’t point out that the seats in the back of the prime didn’t go down flat so there was no place to crash in the event of a rain storm and you couldn’t put your tent up.

So I’m kind of getting used to this microphone on my Mac so I’m going to stop now but I’ll start again as soon as I can I promise.

As it turns out, I figured out the type situation except for this little line lol

Spring in Rowe


Wow, it has been a long time since I was posting anything, so here goes. I spent a year as a volunteer at Rowe Conference Center, in Rowe, Massachusetts from 2014 to 2015, and during that time became obsessed with drawing and painting trees. I had thought, as a writer and an artist who liked to draw portraits, that I would be writing and drawing people but I became obsessed with the unusual trees at Rowe. I was sketching a small tree outside the dining room, and since it was June, the tree was full of leaves and I was pencil sketching, I thought I would be 90 years old, before I could finish each and every one of those leaves! So I began to draw trees daily and realized I would have to learn to watercolor. So I experimented with watercolor pencils, paint, and a variety of media. I sat there in the dining room drawing every bit of spare time I had. Since Rowe is primarily a vegetarian camp, I would occasionally go to Greenfield, about 45 minutes away, to have a burger at Friendlies. So one day, I had just spread out all of my paints, pencils, brushes and water bottles, when a young intern from the kitchen came over and said, “Alyce, we are all going downtown to a restaurant, do you want to come?” Torn, I would have loved to have gone with them, but I also wanted to paint.. So I told her I would like to, but also wanted to paint! After I had been there a while, Felicity, the camp director came over and asked me, after looking at my paintings, why didn’t I apply for the Artist in Residence program for women who haven’t had opportunity to focus full time on their art. I appied, and was accepted. I spent from April 1, 2016 to May 31st, spending most of my time painting..

Been traveling

Have just returned the end of July from my road trip, or as a friend called it, my “vision Quest” down the coast and across Georgia,  Alabama,Mississippi, Louisiana to Allen, Tx.. More later…


In hospital with infection and finger on the right-hand so makes difficult writing 


A friend and her husband bought an RV recently, contacting them to see if they bought it in PA or NY.. Visited another RV place that just opened in Port Jervis, but all they sell are trailers. I really don’t want to have to connect a truck to a trailer. Am seriously considering a smaller RV, was hoping for a 26 footer. Still have to visit Allentown–maybe after my surgery–will have four or so weeks to explore. Still trying to get second opinion on thyroid… hopefully in next week or two.

Still looking for 2nd opinion!! Doc’s schedule and mine don’t mesh!!! ;-(

Trying to find a good physician for 2nd opinion on thyroid surgery! Reading reviews of docs that were recommended, is very disheartning!!

Been gone a while…

It has been a while since I posted here.. had almost a month of the flu in January  and also  am frustrated that some of the sites for RVs I have checked out have less than sterling reviews, in fact some were not at all flattering to the companies mentioned..   But I persevere…


Have been very busy, getting my blood sugar diet and regime set up, kinda time consuming.  Have to watch carbs, and plan meals a bit better.   Have checked out some PA Rv dealers, and will go to visit as soon as I see one locally to look at.   A friend’s son deals in RVs and he is visiting from Florida for the holidays, hope to talk with him soon.  Now most of my dealings are online, and am checking out a local campsite to see if they workcamp as does KOA.  I did join the KOA workampers for a year, and am researching the best RV insurance carriers. 

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