It is with immense sadness Ann and I report that our very dear friend, Marie Markham, passed away this morning after a year-long battle with illness following her surgery a year ago. Marie and I met on a pen pal site in 1999 and have communicated almost daily since then. She was the driving force in establishing our three digital art challenge blogs--Take a Word , Three Muses, and Digitalmania. Our friend, Ann Baker from the UK, joined us and we three friends who have never met managed the three blogs for over ten years. Ann and I have continued to manage them during Marie's illness. We have sorely missed her talent and wit. We know you join us in extending our deepest sympathy to Marie's family in Perth.


Saturday, September 12, 2020


It was great fun to digitally decorate this mantel. The painting is my own, the bird, crock, bowl of apples, and lamp are all imported and placed.


  1. Thanks for looking my fireplace mantel at: Sim's Work

  2. Thank you for stopping by...

  3. OOPS, forgot to post my own. It's on my blog HERE

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  5. i am so devastated to hear of Marie's passing. heartbroken to lose such a dear soul. sending love to all her family and to you muses, her online family. xo

  6. here is my mantel:

  7. Such a cozy scene.

    Find my fireplace mantel at
    My heart is heavy today for the loss of a dear art world friend. R.I.P. Marie

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