Friend for the Ride Is Going on Holiday

Friend for the Ride is going on holiday. After nine years, I’m ready to pause the blog. I’ve loved the creativity and honesty of blogging, and I’ve loved getting to know my wonderful readers. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my posts.

My art is going well, so I hope to focus on painting for now. I also may get back to writing picture books or look for markets for creative nonfiction. We’ll see.


Egret Contemplates the Day Ahead 

I plan to pop back up now and then. I’d be too sad to say a forever goodbye. Please keep sending me any ladies room doors you find, as I will definitely be posting more doors. And I may re-post some of my favorite older posts from time to time.

My mom, one of my first readers, painted the roller coaster watercolor for Friend for the Ride when she was 88. Here’s to spunky and creative women everywhere. Here’s to all of you!

If any of you would like to be Facebook friends, send me a friend request at

You can follow my art on Instagram at

12 thoughts on “Friend for the Ride Is Going on Holiday”

  1. We’ll just say au revoir and hope to see you very soon. Thank you for many years of enlightenment, entertainment, and friendship!!


  2. I will miss your weekly posts, Barbara, but you have more than earned some time away, spent doing whatever you wish. Thank you for all you’ve shared, from bathroom signs, to new products. Happy painting, my friend.


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