Sunday, January 25, 2015

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 23

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 23 (Quick Drawing)

My favorite book is The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks.  It is the book that moved me the most, many times moving me to tears!


Things you may or may not know about me - Day 22

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 22

My favorite season is Spring.. which can not come fast enough.  Winter is my least favorite and tomorrow the Northeast will be getting hit with a potential record breaking Blizzard...

So think Spring folks...

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 21

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 21

My favorite  dessert is Cheesecake covered in strawberries or raspberries.  I love sweets...of all kinds but cheesecake is my #1.




Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 20

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 20

I love Disney World... My favorite park is Epcot Center because of my favorite disney character from the Journey of Imagination is Figment... ( The Figment of your imagination)  Isn't he cute....




Things you may or may not know about me - Day 19

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 19

My favorite car is the Chevrolet Camaro. I have always loved all kinds of cars and cars going fast...
My first car was a blue 1979 Camaro and my second car was a Blue 1985 Camaro. I will always have a blue car. When I win the lottery I will buy a brand new Camaro!


Monday, January 19, 2015

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 18

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 18

I wanted to be a teacher!.. When I was younger, I thought I wanted to be a teacher.  As the years went by it changed and I really didn't know what I want.... It wasn't until later in life that I wanted to be an artist.  Then the kids came along and I was a mom and wife....Now that I'm older, I'd love to get back into my art but my regular job keeps me pretty busy.

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 17

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 17

I have 6 tattoos!.  I got my first tattoo when I was 51.  Every tattoo I have means something special to me.  Two for Blue Clover Art,  One for my Dad, one for my family tree, one for being an artist and one for my love of butterflies.  I plan to get a few more, probably one for my Mom, and for my love of musicals.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 16

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 16

I love Teddy Bears.  As a teen ager, I had a huge collection of teddy bears that I had for years.  I had over 200 at one time.

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 15 - Quick fun drawing...

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 15 - (Playing catch up)

  I love penny candy or so it was called when I was younger!  My Mom and I used to go every weekend to a local candy shop "Wanda's Sugar Shack" way back when. My favorites were always the candy buttons, satellite wafers and candy necklaces.  My tastes have grown up over the years but I still have those goodies every once in awhile.  I even got some for Christmas this past year.  I'm a child at heart and always will be.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 14

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 14 - Quick fun drawing...

I love astronomy.  I have always been fascinated by the stars and planets.  My dad got me into looking in the the sky with a telescope as a child.  Once there was a solar eclipse that we watched with the telescope.  My brother and I used to spend hours looking into the sky looking at the stars and constellations.  My favorite Is Orion which you see in the Winter sky.  To this day I look up the sky in the winter and see Orion and smile.. 




Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 13

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 13

I love to do jigsaw puzzles.  My mom and I used to spend hours with my mom putting puzzles together.  Since I love technology....and I can do my puzzles on my tablet and phone so I can do puzzles anywhere..


Things you may or may not know about me - Day 12

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 12

I love to knit and crochet.  It is very relaxing.  I'm still a beginner but I've made simple blankets, scarfs and wash cloths. I learned from a few friends and online videos.  Someday I would love to advance my skills and learn to make sweaters and socks.


Monday, January 12, 2015

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 11

Things you may or may not know about me - Day 11

I love video games!... From the time I was a teenager, I've always loved video games.  When I was in my teens I used to hang out at the local video arcades- Gomper in Orange and Milford Rec in Milford.  I also had the new state of the art -Atari 2600 video console... some of my favorites back then were Kaboom, Tempest and Galaga    With the internet coming of age at the time, they all closed.   Now we can play on our computers, television, tablets and cell phones.

And yes, I still play.


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Things you may or may not know about me - Day Ten

Things you may or may not know about me - Day Ten

I love football...and my favorite team is the Miami Dolphins.  My favorite player was Dan Marino.   Even though my team is not in the playoffs, I was watching the playoff game today I thought this was the perfect day to draw this.



Things you may or may not know about me - Day Nine

Things you may or may not know about me - Day Nine

I love Genealogy- It's who I am... I love to dabble into my families genealogy. Since resources are available,  I have been able to find out a lot of information about my family.  On my fathers side, I found out what town my grandfather was from, from Ellis Island.org and I went to the towns website.  I wrote to the three contacts on the website.  One man Pietro, wrote back to me a few days later and gave me photos of some of my cousins over in Gioia Sannitica.  I knew they were family because they had a mass card for my great uncle who passed the year before I was born.  Since finding out about my family over in Italy, I met them when I visited them and they also came here to visit.  It certainly has been a blessing to know all of them.  We keep in contact through social media now.  As far as my fathers side, one thing I would love to do is to connect all the Maturos to my family because I feel we are all related.

On my mothers sice, I have traced my family on my mothers side back to the 1600's.  My grandparents came from Canada and I was able to trace the family back to when the King of France sent women over from France to help settle Canada. " The filles du roi, or King's Daughters, were some 770 women who arrived in the colony of New France (Canada) between 1663 and 1673, under the financial sponsorship of King Louis XIV of France."

My next step is to do my Ancestry DNA.. can't wait to see what that will show.



Friday, January 9, 2015

Things you may or may not know about me - Day Eight

Things you may or may not know about me - Day Eight

My favorite beverage is coffee. I like all kinds of coffee, even flavored coffee (except Hazelnut.)   I'm a Dunkin Donuts girl.  Both of my daughters' worked there and I've spend many days hanging around the local Dunkin Donuts sipping coffee.  


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Things you may or may not know about me - Day Seven

Things you may or may not know about me - Day Seven

One of my favorite thing to do, especially as a child, was play games.  I love all kinds of games and my childhood favorite was Kerplunk!  Here was a quick sketch to showcase my favorite game.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Things you may or may not know about me - Day Six

Things you may or may not know about me - Day Six

I love cats!! but most people who know me know that., so it's not a surprise I drew one....

 I had cats all my life growing up and when I got older I had two cats and ended up in the hospital because all of a sudden I was allergic to them.  I had to give them away to a good home.  The only cat I'll ever be able to have is a cat tattoo which I am planning to get in the future.


Monday, January 5, 2015

Things you may or may not know about me - Day Five

Things you may or may not know about me - Day Five


Not just a favorite cereal... It's where I got my nickname!

Lucky Charms has always been my favorite cereal but this isn't the whole story.  
When I was 14 my brother was a big CB'er.  He loved the CB radio and I being young and not knowing too much about them, I went along.  When he finally let me get on the radio, I needed a name or known as a handle in the CB world.  One day I ate a whole box of Lucky Charms cereal and my brother said hey why not use the name of Lucky Charms.. and it just became my nickname.


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Things you may or may not know about me - Day Four

Things you may or may not know about me - Day Four


     I love birds, love their beauty and love their freedom.  I've always wanted to go bird watching!
My favorite is the Cardinal.   He is beautiful and I always know when he's visiting my yard with his distinctive chirp.....

      Birds have also become one of my favorite things to draw and paint which made today's drawing easy to do.


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Things you may or may not know about me - Day Three

Things you may or may not know about me - Day Three

When I was 4 years old I went to Dancing school.  I went for 3 years and I wasn't graceful at all..  I even pushed my friend off the stage because she wasn't doing the steps right... what does a 5 year old know..:-)    I actually took a tap/jazz class later as an adult when my girls were in Dancing school. I didn't care for being in the recital, but it was fun.   I have a picture of the three of us hanging on my wall.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Things you may or may not know about me - Day Two

Things you may or may not know about me - Day Two

It's day two in the 30 day challenge. My friend Cindi Anthony Lerner asked me what my favorite Ice cream flavor is? My favorite is Mint Chocolate Chip and if I had to choose what kind of ice cream I was going to eat, I would want a Friendly's Hot Fudge Sundae with mint chocolate chip.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Things you may or may not know about me-Day One

The 30 day challenge has begun.  My Theme is "What you may or may not know about me"

I was a cheerleader!   I was a cheerleader for 1 year in middle school and the Ray Tellier midget football league in West Haven,  I was on the pep club for one year (the picture above) and the cheerleading squad for one year.

 This drawing was a quick drawing of a statue/trophy I received for being a cheerleader on the West End Midget football teams squad.  It was a great time in my life.