Friday, October 31, 2008


The wind begins to howl and moan
A coyote is on the prowl alone
From nowhere what should appear
The devil hunting alone with his spear
He sniffs the air and knows his prey is near
He seizes the man who moans in fear
The ground opens up and they both disappear

Orignial poem by Lee

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hells Bells

Wont you be glad when Halloween is over and you dont have to look at these drawings any more. By the way the green skelton page is paper I did not draw that one. But this one, looks like me when I havent had enough sleep. Well today is off to the Libary (another exciting trip I can hardly contain myself). I think today I am going to work on my Christmas journal......

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Skelton Remains

Well it 12:00 PM and I have already had a full day. Taken Mother to the Doctor, and went to the scrapbook store for some paper. I dont scrapbook as I have said before, but I am a paper fanatic. I am going to do 25 days of Christmas Journal thing so I got some things for that. Not that I needed any I have quite the stash....wasn't I going to cut back?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Whats on your night stand...

I just thought I would show you what I have been reading. I love books...I will read anything. I have read the whole series by Sephanie Meyer. I really think the whole world has read the series, not just kids. I am waiting for the movie. I also read her grown up book called the Host and loved it...I highly recommend it. I also read anything by Patrica Cornwell, the book of the dead, while a little wordy is pretty good, just finishing up that one. Now the Secret..I tried I really tried. Who doesnt want to know the secret to happiness, wealth etc. But its just not me. I read about 20 pages and that was it for me. I think its too out there, in another realm of the world ,that just doesnt talk to me. So if you have read it and loved it great, but there are some, very few of us or just me who just dont get it.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday Monday....

Hello fellow bloggers. I am back retooled, recharged, refreshed. Had a great weekend, accomplished some art, for the online course. Had pretty good weather for this time of year, except we had huge windstorm on Saturday. Bought some boots I am taking back, didnt realize they dont have any grips on the bottom. So I would probably break a hip (at my age you know you shouldnt do that ha ha). Got caught up on my blog reading and just relaxed.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Will you remember me...

While looking through a art book one day I came across this picture and it immediately struck me that she looks like a famous person. Do you know who it is. Or are these old eyes out to lunch.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Its all about a girl...

I must put a disclaimer in here this is not me). This is someone I think everyone knows, someone who speaks there mind no matter how much they might hurt another person and then they feel bad about it after the fact.

Well today is a go day, just dropped the dog off a puppy daycare for the day. I am off running today, a full check up at the doctor (dont you just love those ones), bank,frame store,meeting someone for coffee and tons more errands that need to get done. I am up early and almost ready to go, so talk to you later.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Its coming...

I dont know if you know this about me, but I do not like halloween. It must stem from my childhood when our family never had any money (of course like many at that time) and you had to throw together a coustume from what you had. My mother did not have an artistic bone in her body (I quess mine had not developed yet) so we were either ghots or witches. I think I passed that gene along to my daughter because she never really liked halloween when she got older. Of course when your younger its all about the candy.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I speak no evil

Do you know anyone that when they talk, everybody stops and listens. I think Maya A (Oprahs friend must be like that). I wish I was, I never have those earth shattering moments when you think god I should have wrote that down.. My daughter says I talk way to much and apparently to anyone within hearing distance. She says I am just like my mother who will stop and talk to anyone. Now when you were growing up, didnt you ever say to yourself (god I am not going to be like my mother). I stopped and said like mother like daughter, its an inherited trait so start talking.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tornado touches down in Studio...

Going with the Less is More theory, starting purging in the studio. Looks like hell at the moment, feels that way to. Do you ever start something and then think what the hell was I thinking. Well thats the way I feel at the moment. Throwing out old magazines, giving stuff to the goodwill. My theory is if I have not used it or even knew I had, I do not need it. Will be back with the after shot...a clean studio,

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Less is more

Do you like having your picture taken. I do not, but I dont make a big fuss about it, I just say okay and when the picture comes and it looks like crap like usual it goes straight into the filing cabinet, the garbage. This is a picture of me in Victoria, the trip with the girls. I figured it was okay to post, as I was far away, wearing black, (slimming). But god what was I thinking socks and sandals (my feet were cold). I had no art to post, so I put up this picture. I have been busy making art, but none to show yet. I have 5 on the go, 3 for the online class I am taking. I am loving the class. Was just reading Lost Luggage Blog (see sidebar)if you have not gone there go, she is amazing. Anway she mentioned in a nutshell less is more. I needed that lesson yesterday as I blazed through art store after art store. I had shopping fever, I bought art supplies I really didint need. So I am going to take that message from Juile and start applying it and use what I have and not go crazy thinking I need more.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday To Do List...

Did you know that this weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada. Well it is, and it is turkey and all the trimmings on Sunday at my house for 14 people. I am looking forward to it. My sister came in last night from Winnipeg so we have been busy all day with my mother, shopping for Christmas presents and just generally hanging out with each other. I have lots to do this weekend hence the to do list.
finsh the baby picture for my daughters friend as she is in the hospital as we speak giving birth (a month early)
Just have to get to the clients home.....luckly she has been busy
grocery shopping for the feast
work on class project ( Iam taking an online class from Wyanne, see sidebar...I am a student once again
clean the house
get to Ikea with sis as she does not have one in Winnipeg
and things I cant think of ....but will pop into my head when least expected.

This picture is just a sketch of the picture that I am trying to create....lets hope it turns out

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Comfort food...

Today is all about comfort and food. The wind is howling out there, just came in from walking the dog, the leaves are all of the trees and blowing around. Today is a good day to stay in, I have to anyway as the repair man is coming to fix my brand new front load washer. Oh lets see I have it all of about 2 months and its leaking from the window at the front. So I am going to wait for him make some banna bread, some homemade chicken soup, and cheese biscuits for dinner.....everbody in this house will think they stumbled into the wrong house. The client had to cancel at the last minute, and I am going to see her tonight instead, fingers crossed.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Do you have a rubber ducky...

I have been hard at work on a commission, yes I said commission, I cant believe it myself. She wanted an abstract with lots of texture and specific colour ranges. After much self doubt and redos I am going to take it to her today and she how she likes it, will keep you posted. No it is not the rubber ducky, this is something I was doodling because my daughter asked me to create a canvas for a baby shower she is going to, this is one of my ideas.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Are you debated all out...

I watched two debates last night and created art....I watched the Canadian debate because we are having an election as well, as well as the American one. The Canadian one well lets just say left me speechless. The American one had more pizazzaz thats for sure. All I know is that I am going to vote today in the advance polls. I

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Butterflys are free..

Its a big go day today...I am off to Costco to spend money on huge items of food that we could not possibly eat. But once you get into Costco something takes over and you think you need that enormous jar of pickles..I am taking the two mothers..and then its lunch afterwards with the mothers and the grandaughter at Olive Garden...then its home to try to get some serious art done on canvas.not on my journal page.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Are you feeling fruity tonight.

<Allright I know I said I was not going to post until Sunday, but got all my stuff done and was playing around in my journal with watercolour crayons and here is the result. I really like watercolour crayons, they have a nice creamy affect.

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