Sunday, November 30, 2008

Are you a Powerful Woman

Do I think I am a powerful woman, sometimes. I have changed in many ways, from that young woman who went out on her own at 19. She did not have a worry in the world, she was going out on her own to conquer the world. Did she do it, yes in her own way. She had a life, she married, she had a child, and she had a career. Was she always happy no, but that is part of life. I believe it goes in cycles, your life is one continued journey. Learning new things and having life altering experiences. I dont feel like someone in her later life, I still feel like that 19 year old and that I can do anything. That is the power.......always believing in yourself.
Well gosh that was quite profund coming from me, on a lighter note tommorow is the start of the Daily Decemeber Journal ...stay tuned.

Friday, November 28, 2008


I am taking a class with Wyanne (sidebar( and here are some of the backgrounds I have been creating. Next step a girl....

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

This girl looks like she has an eye problem, lets go with that explanation. Well today is Thursday here, and Thaksgiving in the US. Today I am going down to the studio to work on some backgrounds, I will scan and show you, and some other things for Christmas I am creating. Are you creating anything for christmas....I would love any suggestions or ideas. I love to make things...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Night Reading

These are the books on my night table that I read before sleep. I finished them all except "The Road" it is a real page turner. I love to read, I have always read since I can remember. I used to read all weekend and was not getting anything done so now I read at night before sleep comes. Sometimes till 1:00 am but thats ok because I dont have to get up at 6:00 anymore. Now hubby thats a different story....

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Turkey Lurkey

This image came out of a doodle and it looks it. I was on the phone talking to a friend..and I doodle all the time on anything, this was a paper I had written some information on. Anyway, at first the turkey looked like Ed Mcman, now he looks like a turkey with a problem. Its almost thanksgiving in the US...and black friday. Which I wish I was there for. I can never resist a sale of any kind. Even though I am cutting back. I went to the movie Twlight yesterday. Yes I am a fan of all 4 books. The movie was good but never as good as you can imagine the characters in your mind to be. But I liked it and will see the next one. Of course they left it off so there could be a next one. Well today its about shopping for new glasses for the daughter. So must go she just got home from school. Talk to you all later.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Out of Africa

I read Don Eldons book of journals (got from the my friendly library) how inspsiring. He died so young and had
so much talent. I was inspired to create this for my journal. I have been getting Christimas shopping and wrapping done. I gave my self a deadline of getting it done by the end of November. And I am doing great. No stress over what to get anybody..I am on a roll. Every year I feel stressed out by the time Christmas rolls around, last minute shopping, not knowing what to get, wrapping. This year I will be organized.....I will keep you informed. Stay revited to your seats....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The King and I

Here is a sketch of a picture I saw in our paper. I found the article fasicnating ....Hope you like it. I have been busy today with a friend who lives out of town who is in visiting. We went to a greenhouse today that not only sells trees, but all kinds of christmas things, and gifts etc. I managed to spend some of my hard earned cash there. Other than that I am working on my christmas journal etc. You will be seeing the full journal for 25 days starting on December 1.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Street Team Challenge-Gesso

These are mine to the Street Team Challenge using Gesso. There are many more I am going to try. Go on over to the Street Team (link on sidebar) and enter. We all use gesso one way or another.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Here is a page out of my sketch book . Well what have I been up to. I have been busy getting my Christmas shopping done, I am done my mother and mother inlaw, my sister, and part of my daughter. So I am on a good role. I also have been busy trying to make an art journal, right now I am on the hunt for waxed thread....some things are impossible to find here, I might have to order it off the net....

Friday, November 14, 2008


I have dead straight hair. But when I was younger my mother always insisted that I get a perm. I always looked like she placed a bowl on my head and just put the perm there. Needless to say when I got older I steered away from anything perm like. We also didnt have any money for hairdressers so you can imagine what this looked like. I think I have a picture hidden away somewhere I will dig it out and show you. Alright here is a trivia question for you what were the three stooges names, I know one was curly, and moe but I cant think of the last one.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I will remember you.....

Meet my father Wallace Keith. He served first in the navy, joined illegally at 16 and they never found out. After the navy service he joined the airforce and retired with a pension. He died of Cancer at age 55. I will remember him, though he died not in war time but I think this is a day you remember those you have loved and lost. I made the layout with a 12 12 piece of carboard I had in the studio, used some scraps from a book map used the transfer technique on the photos of my dad and drew and painted the poppies.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Studio back to order

A few pictures of the studio after the big clean....These are some pictures of mine that are waiting to be hung in the studio.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Ali's Christmas Journal

I am not going to post all the pics here, I am going to upload them on the side in one of those photo programs.
I took these photos before I was finished, I am finished now.
I am happy with it and can hardly wait to start taking pics and working on it.

I made the album 5x7 with covered chipboard, or cardboard whatever I had and covered with xmas paper etc. I bought very little, just some xmas paper, I need to use up my stash. As I love paper evern if I am not a scrapbooker I love the paper.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Nina, Pretty Ballerina

I love this song, not very well known but its by ABBA. I always wanted to be a ballerina, but no money in my family when growing up for extras like that. I loved how they for always so graceful and kinda of floated . When I was growing up I was gangly and awkward not graceful at all. Yesterday had to take the dog to vet as she was not feeling well. 128 dollars later she has an upset tummy apparently....ok I want to be a vet. I told my husband thats all she had...but better safe than sorry I quess. Today is a cold brisk day. I have a date with a friend for lunch, some painting to do, some work on the christmas I better get started have an awesome weekend and myabe talk to you Sunday, if not Monday for sure.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Rules told you by your mother....

When you were younger did your Mother pass on any old fashioned fashion knowledge to you. Herer are some of the secrets my mother told me Rules are meant to be broken.

never wear white after labour day
navy and black should never be worn together
do mot mix metals
never wear red it you are a redhead
never mix prints
big girls should never wear stripes or dots
never wear leather or suede in the summer
shoes and bags must always match

If you notice I have changed up Lou Lou updated her hairstyle, I think she was wearing her hair a little to severe.
Today was a busy day...the daughter flew off to San Fransisco for 4 days with friends for her 20 the birthday. Of course every time she goes someone I worry about her. I quess that never ends till the day you die. Well I am going down to the Studio to try and work on some art. Talk to you tommorow.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Lou Lou says....

If you got it flaunt it. As you can see Lou Lou has quite the chest. Well just sitting here watching the election and Obama just gave his acceptance speech. Though I am not american, the USA does have a big impact on the world and in Canada. I think he will do you proud. He is new with new ideas....

Well did not do to much today, in fact only went out a few times to take the dog out. It was windy and cold. Tommorow my mother is coming over and we are baking bread together. She does not cook where she is now, so she wants to make some bread, she loves to bake bread. So we are going to do it. Next weekend we are going to make Christmas fruit cakes, I love them. Well should hit the hay talk to you tommorow.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Walk on By....

This is one of my favourite old time songs, originally song by Dionne Warwark. I was doodling and this is what came up and the song came to my mind. Odd how my mind works...Yesterday was a bit of dud, did not do much, got out of my jammies at 12:00.But you know I always wished for those days when I was working so I got them now. Well today is the big day in the States so if we are reading this and are from the States, get out and vote...

Monday, November 03, 2008

LAngels has issues to...

I have come to the realization that I am not a portrait painter. Therfore I am developing my own sweet person (she still in process development lol) her name for now is Lou Lou. Lou Lou has some issues that you will be hearing about from time to time. Hope you all had a great weekend. The weather here was outstanding. I got lots of work done on Saturday night on my 25 days of Christmas journal, pictures will come later today. Well I have a dog whinning at my feet for me to get off the computer and play with her. So got to go, talk to you later.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Envy--is it the root of all evil

Have you ever felt envy. I like to think I am above that...but not so. I try not to be envious but its hard. I don't envy people who look better, or have more things. I envy people with pure raw talent. The kind of talent that just shows up and they never doubted themselves for a minute. They never doubted that they had talent, or ever worried that other people would just think that there art was no worth the paper it was on. Sure you get kudos from your friends, and family and rightly so...they are friends and family after all. But if you ever really put yourself out there for people to judge what would they say. Well I am being quite the philospher today.....that is it for now.

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