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Old Masters Atelier © ProTrack

I bought an Old Masters Atelier © ProTrack  recommended by my good friend, David Darrow..

It is a mahl stick . “A mahl stick is a stick or thin pole about a meter in length (three feet) with a ball-shape pad at one end, used as an aid in painting,” (About.com ) 
Because of my stroke, I can’t hold a mahl stick because my right hand doesn’t work. (yet!)

The ProTrack  is essential for me because it has a metal piece that screws into your easel…..


and it has another metal piece that holds the mahl stick.


 I can move the mahl stick back and forth or simply remove it.


There is a screw where I can change the direction of the mahl stick.




 Then when I paint, I can add little details…


or draw a straight line!
Here is a video by David Gray and Old Masters Atelier  promoting the ProTrack.

Thank you David Darrow!


Listening to:

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. Excellent narrator Allan Corduner!

     “It’s just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery.

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist: books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids – as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.”
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Stroke Update

2 and 1/2 years later, I walked, up and down the street, without my leg brace (I gave that up in August!) and WITHOUT MY CANE!Yes!!!!I will be running by July……next year……I hope!:)

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Everybody Has Their Own "Stuff"

Two years ago today, I had a stroke. Bummer.I am thankful for the fact that I don’t get up every morning and say, “Really? This happened to me?” and wait until I can go to bed that evening.I am thankful for the fact that I can talk and write. (tha…

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I'm back!

I’m back!For those of you that don’t know, I had a stroke October 14, 2010. I wasn’t able to speak for a week, but I am working with a speech coach, and my right side was paralyzed, but I am getting better. I only use a wheel chair when I am going shop…

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