Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sharing Words of Love, Caring and Support! Plus Paintings for Sale

Hungry eyes: 9x12" Canvas, Mixed Media Painting
The first painting I ever sold. My colleague Chainsaw bought it Aug-2009.

SOLD!! Dragon Fly Dream: 9x12" canvas, $60.00

Dear Friends,
I noticed there were 800 hits on my blog yesterday, the same day "The DSC" got fired. Yes, Dave, Shelly, Chainsaw, plus me, Boyer and Emily got fired from our long time radio job. I've been on the show for 15 of the 20 years it's been together. I'm sure the bulk of the hits were mostly from DSC Listeners looking for information and trying to find out what happened and what the heck is going on. So I want to share some things with all of you.

Every piece of art you see on this page is for sale, except for the one on top on this page, which Chainsaw purchased. Each one is an original created by me. Also, each of the greeting cards on the previous post is for sale for $5.00 each. Feel free to email me with any questions about prices at NReeba@aol.com. Serious inquiries only please. Otherwise, I welcome your comments after this post. 

I added links at the bottom of the page where you can read what people are writing about us and fan pages for you to connect with other listeners.
~Thank you ~

Salmon Botanicals: 16x 20" Canvas, $150.00

This is the note I wrote Monday night on Face Book.

Hi Everyone,
I gained about 125 new "friends" on Face Book and Twitter today! Thank you for that and welcome! I'm happy to tell you anything I can, which isn't much, sorry to say. Yes, I'm unemployed. No, I don't have any severance pay this time and still no benefits. No, I don't have anyone to support me. No, I don't have anything else lined up. Yes, I'm doing well. I plan to file for unemployment this time, write a shiny, new resume and I have someone making a demo tape for me. No idea what will happen or where I will end up. But I know God has a plan for me.

I am remaining positive and that's what I need from each of you. Please think only positive thoughts for me. I know a lot of you are angry, sad, hurt, depressed, and unhappy - I have been reading your posts all day. I am trying to respond to as many as I can. I am overwhelmed by your love, support and loyalty. Your caring has given me a full heart and brought tears of joy to my eyes.

You are the best listeners/fans/friends anyone could ever hope to have and I appreciate each one of you. Thank you for reaching out to me and showing me so much love. I will miss making you laugh every day.  ~Ruthie~ xoxo

(As of Thursday night, I have received 3600 hits on my blog since I got fired, more than 600 new friends on Facebook and 400 new followers on Twitter! You guys are the best!)

SOLD!!! Blue Circles: 8x10" Canvas, $125.00
The following are some of the hundred's of comments people have left me, so you can see more of what I'm referring to in my note on FaceBook.

I would give a kidney for you to come back, let me know if that helps! Maybe even a portion of my liver! That grows back, right? ZB

Ruthie I'm so sorry that you and the gang are gone (for now, hopefully). Your story is so inspirational - both from the recovery side and the "budding artist" side. I thought of you this weekend while at Dick Blick's. I already miss your laugh :) Please hurry back... -FS

What a sad awakening this morning! What happened to the DSC? Are you going to pop up elsewhere? Hope you are good! -APR

Ruthie, you know you are so loved, women want to be with you, guys want to be with you, so flexible, we like that about you! You do know this big ass window just opened even if it breaks our heart that the DSC door was closed. peace! –CO

Green Dreams: 8x8" canvas, $75.00

KNOW you're loved. When a door closes it's for a reason BUT another will open & it has a reason too. It's a new chapter, design & write your greatest piece yet! LOVE YOUR SHOW BABY!

The day the laughter died. Radio is dead in Sandy Eggo. -CM

love your attitude..and love your show....please give each other hugs from all your fans..

I'm so devastated. So devastated. 20 years of the best d@mn show to ever hit radio airwaves.... gone. I knew it would happen sooner or later. I'm crying a tear for you all, DSCshow. You've affected so many chapters of my life in such good ways. My thoughts, my heart, and God be with you. -MO

Seriously....my day has been all fuzzy without you all. I keep shaking my head.... I'm sorry and sad. -TLR

So glad you have your creative art talent to fall back onto at this time. I'm in the same boat, No "real job", no benefits...but thank goodness I have my music to help get me through the tough times until something comes along...Please hurry up !!!

Ruthie,I love you & am your biggest fan! I know something good is going to happen with this situation. My thoughts & prayers are with you! –DVD

What am I going to do without your laugh!! There is No Good Mornings any more!!! Does this mean a DSC move to another channel or a DSC Total break up? We Love you guyes!!! DSC, God Bless you and your family!!! -LBB

What a shock to wake up to...so happy to have been witnessing the ascendance of your personal star though! I know it hasn't reached its apex yet, either. -RP

Ruthie wow I still can't beleive you guys aren't on the air. I have been a faithful listener for many years & you guys always get me thru the day. My family and I always go home and talk about what was on the DSC that morning. Hope you guys get back on the air soon. Please let us know when and where you'll be. Love you and miss you... -EBL

My morning was not the same and never will be. I can't get over the fact that you and DSC are not on KGB anymore!:( I really miss you guys; the show got my day started. What now? –SP

Purple Dreams: 8x8" canvas, $75.00

We love you, and thank you for all the fun and laughter. Good luck!! -LS

Love you Ruthie! Your strength and positive attitude is what gives a lot of people inspiration to overcome what Life throws at them. You are a role model. Muah...

start selling all that art ruthie!!!! do any of the gang... DSC, emilito, boyer... have a plan, or did they all retire with this action... if there is a plan to work somewhere else, lets hope they bring you too!!!!! good luck, god does have a plan!! -MM

I am sad that there is no DSC !!!

Been a fan since the Dawn Patrol! What am I going to do now? What are you going to do? The show was like family! Missing all of you!! -RH

Phoenix.. reborn to something fresh and good... I'm optimistic –QTJ

Pink Dreams: 8x8" Canvas, $75.00
 Or all 3 of the Dream Series for  $200.00

If you haven't already, I've got a book for you ... LIFE IS A VERB: 37 days to Wake Up, Be Mindful and Live Intentionally (author: Patti Digh) ... let me know if you have it or not, and if NOT, I will see that you get one ASAP. Love you -- Davi

Oh Ruthie.....this is awful! There are stations that can match the KGB music but NONE that came close to the DSC...keep us posted. I have nothing but positive thoughts for you!! -JKP

Ditto, Ditto...Just got out of my car and was sooo saddened by no DSC and Ruth 66. Well, when one door closes, another one opens....Much love and prayers to you. -SR

Will follow you anywhere Ruthie and the rest of the DSC gang! Love to you all!! -CA

Sending you lots of love and good thoughts, Ruthie. Selfishly hoping you guys will all land on another station and rise again. Mornings just aren't the same without you guys!! –PJ

Texture #1: 8x8" Canvas, $100.00

Dear Nina, I'm hard to shock but the departure of the DSC is shocking. Is the earth also spinning backwards? I heard via SDRadio.net and immediately came here to FB to find out the real deal. Your sunny attitude is an inspiration. Yes, you are going to be just fine. You've been through the worst of it already, haven't you? I guess it was the dress rerehearsal. It's a privilege to know you and what a pleasure it was working with you all those years ago.

Attention folks: this woman is a FANTASTIC employee, co-worker, and energy booster to the people around her. Snap her up! -GF

I can't believe it! You guys will surely be missed...until you return somewhere else! No one can replace the DSC (and you). I looked forward to tuning in each morning. So sad! The best of luck to you in your job search. -AH

You are extremely talented and you will be okay! How about giving "Private lessons" to people that need help with Public Speaking? I am sending you "Good Vibes"! –PK

Texture #2: 8x18" Canvas, $100.00
Or both of the Texture Paintings for $180.00

Ruthie you have more than 125 new friends, you have friends all around the world. And we all wish you the best and know we will be hearing more from you. Give Dave, Shelley and Chainsaw our best wishes also.

The DSC may be gone for now, but we still have you on FB and your cool web site. And we will miss Voice in the Head too. -SL

Ruthie, I was absolutely heartbroken this morning when I heard you and all my friends on the DSC were gone from KGB. I even missed Boyer!! Come back to us! TMD

Was laid off in Oct last year... I need you and DSC to keep me sane and smiling every morning... I hope I will find you on a San Diego station soon. -CM

My coffee tasted differently without the DSC. :( -LFM

San Diego is a town in mourning....don't know what you've lost til it's gone. -DSR

Pink Watercolor Flowers

There were hundreds of messages like this all over FaceBook and Twitter; many to me personally. I did not include the angry ones or the ones which criticized my former employer. The point of this post is to show you the love I've been getting. I wanted to show you why I've been so overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and caring from listeners, fans and friends. It helped more than you will know. On days where I might have trouble staying positive, I will return to this page and my spirit will feel lighter again.

Get Happy: 8x10" Canvas, Mixed Media, $60.00

People are writing about us!
Click here to read a web site created for Fans of DSC

Click here to read a fan page on FaceBook, "Bring back Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw"

Click here to read "Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw Fans" page on Face Book

Click here to read "We Want DSC Back" Fan Page on Facebook
Click here to read a story in the local radio column and click on Media Bites.

Click here to read a story from the local paper

Click here to read a story on the front page of the local paper

Click here to read about us on a gossip blog written by a listener

Mixed Media Fabric Painting: 12x12 on Paper, $75.00

You can "friend" me on FaceBook at "Nina Ruthie" and "follow me" on Twitter at "Ruthie66." The links are on the right side of this blog.

Flower Girl: 6x4-/2" on Paper with Mat

 Thank you again for you love and support. It means more than you will ever know. I love you guys so much and thank you for being there for me during the interesting time in another chapter of my life. Remember - think only positive thoughts about this! Cream rises to the top and - so will I. Thanks for visiting my blog. Please stop back again for updates. ~Ruthie~

Vintage Fish: 8x10" Canvas, $60.00


  1. i am still in shock. i've been listening and 'participating' off and on for ten years, my husband longer. the radio literally feels empty, depressing, like tinnitus. i don't even want it on in the morning right now. i am praying you all figure something out and are able to return and eventually end things ( everything must end ) in a more natural, less painful way. i miss your voice ruthie!

  2. Thank you for putting together these "excerpts" from FB. It has definitely lightened my soul to know that there is SO much love & positive attitude here in San Diego. I'll keep checking back on your blog...who knows, I may even run into you at Stamping Details sometime as I'm a stamper. Until then...Love Your Show!
    Hugs, Del

  3. Geees! You will bounce babe! All will continue to be well. You are wonderful, beautiful, intelligent and talented. What more can they ask for! It's a new adventure right around the corner!

  4. Ah Nina,
    This just sucks. the only good thing is I came to this page and saw some great art. Really lovely.

  5. Wow Ms. Nina Ruthie, I have been impressed with your story that I heard on the radio in the bits and pieces over the years and felt I had a companion, someone who understood me and my struggles to thrive but after reading your blog for the first time and seeing your art I realize you are much more than a radio personality I enjoyed listening too, you are a beautiful soul.

    I too am in the media business and Monday was very sad for me as there have been many sad days of coming to work and seeing more and more empty desks.

    I see that you are so much more than a radio show. Maybe, just maybe it is time for the DSC to evolve into something else, something new.

    You are a beautiful soul that I am happy to have a little insight too. Wherever you end up you will have a following of caring loyal "listeners" supporting you and your efforts. I would gladly purchase some of your art to show my support if my husband didn't get laid off on Monday as well.

    Just know that there is so much more that is lovely and valuable beyond your job. Stay strong and inspired you will get through this and ..... this too shall pass.

  6. God will provide Ruthie, and you will be in my prayers! <3

  7. I sent you an email yesterday about buying three of your cards. Please let me know if you didn't get it. :)


    As always, love your show.

  8. Wow. I am so impressed with how you are handling all these amazing changes going on in your life right now. I also feel a sense of excitement for you, because the unknown is super scary, yet, something new, different and wonderful will find its way to you. Especially because you are so open to it. Your paintings are beautiful. So sorry to hear all that you are dealing with. I'm interested to see where this "reduce cluttter/create space" journey is going to take you now...

  9. I couldn't wait until after your Holiday vacation to hear about everyone's activities - I got in my car Monday Morning and excitedly turned on the radio only to find "classic rock" instead of my familiar morning commute family (DSC -Boyer, Ruthie and Emily) I was even hoping that Bromo might come back this year... I really hope that everyone is ok and I REALLY hope somehow you'll all be back - Good luck with the Art. It's really lovely - i wish I could afford to buy something.

  10. Is there ANYTHING we can do as fans to bring this show back!!!???

  11. Because I work nights, my day wouldn't start with the DSC. But it was made better. It seems like a I had just emailed Dave about how happy I was that Ruthie a permanent fixture on the show again. Now, this. That laugh. That crazy, un-afraid, un-censored laugh. Infectious. The days are beautiful outside, but inside, there never be as warm again.

  12. Please update your blog and let us know what's going on with you! Are you going to the rally tomorrow?

  13. :( i cannot go tomorrow :( Still...I am gonna see if I can March around my officer with a "WE WANT DSC BACK!!!"

  14. Here's all I have to say-I worked OPPOSITE Ruth and the DSC for 8 years. I have the bruises to show it. Yup I was outnumbered, but if there was a morning show that WAS San Diego, it was the DSC. Nevermind Dave (Rickards) went to (chuckle) BROADCASTING school. Ruth and I worked together since last Tuesday and shared more in these 9 days than all the time we passed each other in the halls. Today, her b'day - was very cool to share her 49th (again). Too bad the media business is shrinking and pushing people like her out. I hope she'll be back on a full-time basis sooooon. She's a pro and knows how to make anyone and everyone feel good. God, I LOVE that laugh.

  15. MASON!!! Gawd.
    p.s. Love your Beatles Sunday mornings :)

  16. Anonymous has said it all.
    Thanks for the great shows

  17. Well said Mason. As I said in one of my notes, I've been searching for my DSC replacement and while no one can replace them, I certainly do enjoy your show in the morings, especially with Ruthie. I just wish the Walrus had a stronger signal as I lose it when I get to certain areas.

  18. Agreed...there is no replacement. No other morning radio show comes close to the camaraderie that DSC brought to the air. They were San Diego's First Family of radio. We want them back!!!!