Monday, November 30, 2009

Is the holiday over yet...

Well I took a little thanksgiving break, even though we had our Canadian Thanksgiving weeks ago.  When a holiday comes up I like to celebrate it, no matter if its mine or not.  What have I been doing, not much.  A little art and lots of bad sketching.  As you can see from the clown above.  I was not in a happy clown mood the day I sketched this.   Alert: Keep your children away from the screen so they will not be scarred for life from see this clown.  Just had another look at this guy and he looks like a bad 60 's rock star.

Other than that, I need to get my butt in gear and finish my Christmas Shopping.  This week.  The shopper returned home late last night from a whirlwind trip to Vegas her first as she just turned 21.  Was very impressed, did not gamble much as we have casinos here she can gamble at.  All you have to be is 18.  But shop she did, that how she earned her name.  Had to pay you know she shopped.  Well  tonight I am going out with the girls to see New Moon.....I got them hooked on the books,  And we are suppose to have heavy snow, I believe it.  Its all gray and looks and feels like a big snowfall. 
Well I am back to blogging so I will talk to you all tommorow and give you a review of the movie.  If I can dig myself out of the parkfing lot tonight.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Postman Postman you did your duty

The postwoman brought a surprise today.  This  unexpected parcel, sent to me by Roseanne of an excellent artist, art teacher, principal and all round nice person and I am not just saying that because I got a parcel from her.  The wrapping is fabric, she had pink ribbon and a dried rose on it .  Really almost to beautiful to open, but I managed (lol).
Opened the box which was covered with tissue paper. and lo and behold a bevy of art goodies should appear.

The box was stuffed with stuff, stamps, envelopes,portfolio oil pastels, cards, images from magazines, the most beautiful paper (I have a thing for paper I love it) you name it, I have it in the box. 

I am one lucky girl....go to her site, she has beautiful art journals that she keeps.   Do you like the bigger pictures or smaller ones, I am trying this out.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Getting Arboreal: A Nature Collection

November 24,2009 
I have been a lax picture taker, here is my tree for

August 24/09

Now I live in Canada and we have extreme  seasons, fall usually there is snow by Halloween, and by your Thanksgiving in the States, we usually are under foot with a ton of snow and cold weather.  This weather, we just had snow that stayed a couple of days ago.  We did have snow for Halloween, but it went away.  The weather is unseasonally good.  So here is to good weather for the winter season./

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Friday

This is a journal page I recently did.  Today yeah is Friday , tonight on the dinner menu is Lasagna, and Salad, not made by me, but by Francos Italian Restaurant to go.  It is great and not cooked by me.  That is what happens around here on Friday night, no cooking, watching Stargate Universe, yes I am a space geek.  Maybe a little book reading and just chilling, me the hubby and devil dog.  What do you have planned for tonight

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A new post and old art

I do have some new stuff but none I can post yet.  So here is an old journal page...I have been busy, going here and there and really not getting to much accomplished.  Do you ever have those days when you seem like your going constantly and then you look back to see what you have accomplished and its really not much.  Today is really a bleak looking day, its a day to stay in , have a hot chocolate, turn on the fireplace and watch a good movie.  Now if only I could do that, dont you hate when real life intrudes ..I mean really who else is going to clean the house, and make the dinner, and do the laundry, and take my mother for blood tests, walk the dog and on on on...(lol).  Well i took some pictures of my tree for Julies blog and when I just looked at them, I realized I took a picture of the wrong tree.  So now I must go and take a picture of the tree and get in  the car and go do some errands.  I might post more tonight . 

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Just Humming Along....

Welll its Sunday night, and I am watching Hugh Grant in About A boy.  Now  Hugh Grant really is not my fvourite actor of all time, I do think he is cute..But he plays the same part in all his movies a bumbling nice cute guy. m  But I must admit I do like this movie.  Well  what did I do this weekend.  Well this the above picture is something I was just fooling around with.  I was trying to make a humming bird,now I dont really think hummingbirds are this colour, but I got carried away.
Made dinner for  my mother and mother inlaw tonight . Last night I made a couple of ATC's for the trades and I will show them to you tommorow.  I actually sat down last night to work on Teesha Moores journal, I was going to sew the signatures, but could not find the needle.  Now I have bought the same needle three times and dont know where I put them  So I bought another needle today and wouldn't you know it I found all three hidden needles  So tommorow is the day I will sew the signatures in Teeshas journal, and finish Rhomany's journal...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Well I know this Remberance ATC is late, but it is for a swap.  And I am not late for the swap, as they have not picked partners yet.  So I feel very safe posting this here.  I had quite a few ideas for the theme which was I am in the process of making another one along the lines of have to swap 2 cards, one for the theme the other not.  I like making ATC it is making small art and does not take up to much of your time.  Well I must report that I have cut and folded the 16 page booklet (Teeshas) and today I will be sewing the signatures in. (Rhomany) coptic stich art journal I have folded the pages to signatures made the front and back cover and just going to make the template for the I am making progress on some things.
Today I am not doing to much, taking Devil Dog to the dog park for a run and me a walk.  I need the excerise.  Coming home and going to the studio to work on the books.  Make some more ATC and just chill with my favourite drink Diet Coke out of the can.  Weird I know, I dont like the bottle, I dont like a glass, I like it straight out of the can with a straw.  Has to been in the fridge at least 24 hours.  I  am a diet coke acholic......I dont drink coffee, or tea, or milk I drink Diet Coke, so far my brain is still functioning.
Well enough about my addictions, what are your plans for the weekend.  Oh I still have to take pictures of my tree outside and my new floor and furniture and rug, stay tuned for those on the weekend.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I am a list maker are you

 Do you make lists? If my friends know one thing about me it is I never jump into anything without over analyzing it. I always make a list....I makes list for groceries, things to do in the house, things to buy, things for the hubby and shopper to do....lists..sometimes it feels like my life is ruled by lists. Now its just one list and everything goes on it from art-to grocery shopping. I tick things off as i accomplish them. If I don’t get them done today they go on tomorrow’s list...weird I know.  I keep it in a book and just add as I think of things. Today I am making a list of all the art projects that I need to get finished by the end of the month. I cant move ahead with my art life when these things are hanging over my head. Today I am making a start on them. Here are some of the  new things on list for today.

1. ATC cards for:

Willowing - 2
Mixed Media -2

2. Art Ornaments to make-Milliande  1

3. Teesha Moore booklet to finish =

4. Coptic stitch art journal to complete=

5. Books back to the Library (3)

6.Vacumn upstairs

7.Dinner – go to Superstore

Okay some of these things are really not a must....but I want to finish on the list they go. Are you a list maker? How do you do your lists? I really want to know.

Monday, November 09, 2009

New day,,,new tradition, news and other boring stuff

Today is just going to be an update of sorts to let you know what going on in my life. (Not much)

Well I did not go out and get a job, what the hell was I long did I work and work and wait for retirement.  I must have been having a off day...or an out of my mind day.  I love my life (today) and dont want to have a job....

The birthday girl had a great lots of great is a run down, we got her a beautiful bracelett with diamonds, (were talking small small ) but something she can look back at and remember when she got it.  A beautiful silver ring, money, another bracelett all from family and friends.  Now the boyfriend went way to crazy,,not one but two purses from Coach, american money (the shopper is off to vegas at the end of the month with friends) 2 dvds and 1 dinner at the expensive (I have never been there) Ruth Chris....the boyfriend must be happy to know that you can only turn 21 once....broke the bank

On my bookshelf I have been reading:
a year in provence
Natural Fashion (
How to paint portraits
How to create a zine

In the art department, I have not been creating.  Thinking over things, yes, but no actual pencil to paper.  I have signed up for a few Artist Trading Cards trades on some of my ning sites.  I have signed up for an xmas ornament trade.  I am thinking of creating a few collages ...lots of thinking but no creating.  I am going to start creating tonight.  I have been watching Teesha Moores videos hasnt) and created one of her booklets.  Okay not finished yet....I have been watching Romanys on creating a art journal...not finished yet.  All these things I need to get finished by the end of the month. Also need to take another picture of my tree outside for Julies 

I am a bit worried I had signed up for 3 atc trade.I finished  them and sent them all off at the same time.  Made sure that they were all taken to the post office and the right postage was but on.  Now  Janet lives in California got hers last week.  But not a word from the other two.  Now one was going to Florida, the other was going to Philly...they must have been there by now, no word on them yet.

I am starting at new tradition here monday's I will post a blog that I think is great....and think everybody should check out......there are so many great blogs out there that nobody reads or looks first one for today is...drum roll please I really like this blog, she also has a site where she has free images to use in your art.  If you read down a little you will see she crocheted a scarf and fingerless mitts....if only I crocheted......I love it.  Did you know those gloves are all the rage this year...

Well you must be sick of  me by I am done for today....leave me a comment and let me know what you think...I would like to know someone reads this blog.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

21 years ago I had this....

No not the cake, nor the dog, you guessed the girl  Yes its the shopper 's birthday today.  This is the cake we had.  Today we went out for lunch with her and friends to the Olive Garden and tonight she is out with the boyfriend.  Last night she went out for dinner and drinks and whatever with her girlfriends. So she is having a great birthday. 
Talk to you soon.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

These are three ATC that I made for a trade with a very talented artist with a great site.  There was no theme, just free throw. Today Devil Dog is going to Doggy Daycare for a half a day, so I dont feel guilty about leaving her alone.  I have been thinking about getting a part time job, just to get out of the house.  I know gasp, you work all your life to get to the point where you dont have to work and then you wonder what you are going to do today.  When I find myself cleaning out under the sink weekly  (not even dirty)and moving things around, just to move them around something got to give.  I cant go out everyday and spend money (so says Hubby).  So I dont know what to do I was thinking maybe just a partime till Christmas somewhere like Pier One (discount) .  I have been thinking about that, I never have been a sales person before, but I am sure it cant be rocket science.  I dit have a staff of 5 people to look after when I worked.
Well today besides doggy daycare, I am off to the Library, to take back some books, pick up some that I had ordered.  Off to the Chapters to pick up the new Cloth Paper Scissors, and the Somerset Stuido as well.  And maybe if I got a job I would have more to say than this to you all soon.  I might just go get gussed up and take myself over to Pier One to see about a job.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Shopping for the Shopper

Another page from my travel journal, you getting sick of it yet.  Well today I am off to go get a 21 birthday present for the shopper.  I have not a clue what to get but know it should be special.  She is going to Vegas at the end of the month to celebrate with her friends.  Here in Alberta you can drink at 18 and gamble, we have casions just like Vegas, well maybe not quite like Vegas.  But gambling.  Yesterday got the new leather furniture delivered.  Am going to take pictures and show you all the furniture and the floors.

Well better go and get some shopping done, talk to you all soon.


Sunday, November 01, 2009

Loving the Pear

I like the shape of the pear, it fits an ATC perfectly and is good in any medium.  I drew the pear lightly with pencils, then used white pastel over it, the background was scrapbook paper.  I just need to add a few highlights of green, not many and its done.  I am doing a series on pears, so stay tuned to see more.
Well Halloween went over here quite well, only about 40 kids, was finished about 8.00 Devil Dog had to go to her room, because all she did was bark.  But before that she wore her custume, the shopper bought for her.  Pictures tommorow.  My mom was sover for the weekend and this morning woke up with her tongue so swollen, she could barely talk, luckly I had some Benedryl in the house, the shopper is allegric to sulphur and has suffered many attacks.  Her tongue went down some, but I phoned the health line and since we dont know what caused it, she said to take her to the medi centre.  Well if we did not have the H1N1 we will now, the whole waiting room had it, the nurse had everyone put on masks thank god.  She announced that yesterday the whole waiting room had it, and by the looks of it todays waiting room did not look any differentl.  We finally get, trying not to touch anyone or anything, we get into the room, and I wash my hands throughly and tell my mother to do the same. The doctor comes in and looks at my mother tells her what I already know that she had an allergic reaction to something, continue to take Benedryl for 48 hours.  In the meantime as we exit the medi clinic two people from the waiting room have passed out from it.  As it happens I got the H1N1 shot on friday, but does not take affect for 2 weeks.  I only went to scope it out for my mother, to see if there was stairs etc.  and just stayed in line only had to wait 1.5 hours, the wait has been up to 6 hours.  Today they cancelled the shots, and have issued a statement that only the highly likely to get the shot, preganant women etc, because they are running out of stuff. 
Well enough doctor news I am off to try and work in my art journal, talk to you all soon.

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