After a successful career as a fine artist, I decided—at 72—that I wanted to start blogging. Since I already had a site devoted to my artwork, I chose to call my blog “Apart from my Art”. Enjoy!

Oops, I Did It Again!

Oops, I Did It Again!

As Mary Martin once said, “After sixty. it’s patch, patch, patch.” But I think I’ve taken that thought to a whole new level and that’s why I haven’t been blogging lately.

The proverbial black cat not only crossed my path but danced back and forth in front of me with a big grin on its face.

Two years ago, I fractured my wrist and had a shiny new titanium plate and pins surgically inserted into it. Trust me, it was not a lot of fun. Fast forward to February 2017, I broke my wrist again and even broke the titanium plate. Plus, I badly sprained my ankle. It was one of those days I should have stayed in bed.


It’s not like I was skydiving, zip lining or even skateboarding. No, I simply slipped while trying to put shoes away on a high shelf of my closet. So, hi-ho, hi-ho it’s back into surgery  (and a brand new titanium plate) we go.

But, nothing keeps a girl from getting a blow dry. At least not me.As my buddy @etchedincolloquy on Instagram  said, ”You have a Frankenstein foot and a Moses staff that could part the waves.” Right on!

I slowly started healing and no longer needed the Frankenstein boot. I traded it in for a new pair of New Balance running shoes, not that I was going to break any world record in the 100 yard dash. At least not yet.

After some serious physical therapy, I was ready to take on the world until…I discovered that I had three skin cancers on my face that required surgery.

How’s this for a Hollywood glamour shot?

In some ways nothing changes.  As I wrote in one of my previous blogs,  “I’ll Wear Red Lipstick.” I’m still looking for that perfect red lipstick that will divert your gaze from my wounds.  I know it’s lurking out there. …… at Sephora, Neimans, Makeover Workshop, Bobbie Brown or even Shangri-la. I guess it’s a bit like searching for the Holy Grail of red lipsticks.

Sandra standing in front of angel painting.

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—

in nothing, great or small, large or petty—

never give in.”

Thanks, Winston.

I'm A Star In Dubai. Can You Believe it?

I'm A Star In Dubai. Can You Believe it?

Clash of the Grandmas: Part 2

Clash of the Grandmas: Part 2