Monday, December 31, 2012


i wont be posting on January 1, 2013, I will be taking a day off
tonight New Years Eve, we are going out with friends for New Years (Just dinner early)
and should be home and in bed by 10:00
we never make it up on New Years to 12:00
I think its all the christmas celebrations and stuff and I am usually
exhausted by New Years eve
I have thought of a word for 2013 so will tell you on Wednesday
I hope you are all going to have a great New Years and I will
talk to you in 2013

Sunday, December 30, 2012

A quiet Sunday......

this is just a little doodle I did while watching a marathon of Criminal Minds
thinking about a word for next year
no new year resolutions for me, because I never keep them
today its pj's, making home-made spaghetti sauce, a fire, and
going to try to make some stamps
a nice quiet Sunday at home,
what are you doing today?

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Long necks are back in....

this was just a little sketch I did in my everyday book while watching Criminal marathon
 rule of thumb:when picking up people at airport always check to see if the flight is on time
we did, flight was not on time
weather is just below zero so good dog walking weather
got all my stamp carving equipment together, plan on making stamps today
pictures tomorrow
I am not a shopaholic, but shopping again today with the shopper, good deals after Christmas
hard to resist
tonight steak and lobster for dinner
what are you doing today....

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thursday Shopping Haul

this is my shopping haul from Thursday, I left at 10:30 and returned home at 5:00,
I planned on being about an hour, and this is all I got.

1.  This is an ornament and the box it came with, 
I gave the ornament to my daughter and kept the box
its by my favourite Pappaya (I think I spelled that wrong)
I never gave her the box

2. Marker brush pens, and white out from my
favourite scrap-booking store

3.  Non stick craft sheet from Ranger, got this at Michaels, I like it
because its wipes off so easy, I have a small one

4. Baltzer design stencil, do you use stencils in your art I love to

5.  A little paint palette

6.  Some vintage paper

7.  Trying some new paint called Amsterdam acrylic paint, new for one but way cheaper
than Golden

8.  Some Carve and some white erasers to make stamps

9.  Some black leather mittens, with places for your fingers inside, love them had to have them

10.  Some Heidi swap vintage looking paper to cover some  file folders for the shopper

11.  Some Tortilla pans, (as seen on TV) to bake your 
torillas instead of frying them, the shopper got some, so I had to have some

so there it is Thursday shopping day, now today, I am running out to get some new
sheets that are on sale for the shopper since she has to work, and if I like them
might pick some up as well.  Then hubby and I are going out for dinner then to
the airport to pick up friends.

I am christmsed out....

either I am coming down with something, or I am christmsed out
because I feel like I am have been hit with a bull dozer
but I had a great christmas, great presents, great food
great gift certificates to my favourite art stores
a new favourite art book, by 
this is a really good book, I highly recommend it, if
you want to start making great stamps,
I have been working on my women, thats why you see so many, I hope
I am improving
tonight its turkey soup and that the end of the turkey for now
i am off to the art store cant let those gift cards burn a hole
in my pocket.
talk to you tommorow

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus

does anyone even do mistletoe any-more
I don't think so

Friday, December 21, 2012

Steel Blue Air

I left my kitchen window open last night
And all that fresh cold air came rushing in
It gets so damn dark down here
Sometimes I want that steel blue air
The only plant I had just up and died
I feel so bad 'cause it's my fault
It was stone bone dry
It hardly ever saw the sun
It never saw the rain come down
I got a cat so I'd have company
We seldom talk, he eats a lot
But seems to like me
My place has never been the same
I'd like to be alone again
I left my kitchen window open last night
I haven't seen the cat
He caught a midnight flight
It gets so damn dark down here
Sometimes I want that steel blue air
jan arden

lyrics by Jan Arden, love her music
baking again today, last batch of cookies burnt
tell's you what kind of baker I am
out for dinner tonight with the hubby
final misc Christmas details to nail down today

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Teachers rule

 been thinking about NewTown and the kids and
the teachers
such a tragedy

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

oh Christmas tree , oh Christmas Tree

another doodle in my book of doodles
hubby has tonsillitis so that means
I better get out of the house while the getting is good
men are such babies when they are sick
they just need to suck it up like we do

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

love hate relationships

I know I know I wasn't suppose to be back till after Christmas  but I have a love / hate relationship with my blog.  I don't always like being here, but cant stay away, crazy I know.  

have been watching   CNN on the shootings
feeling bad for everyone, mom's, kids, teachers
going to the eye doctor for my yearly check up, eyes still good
being making fudge, found a maple fudge recipe that tastes better than any I have every tasted, store bought or home-made, trying to resist making more
creating some art, like the doodles above
what are you up to

Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Book

This is a Christmas book I made a while back I think last year
I keep my Christmas cards in it
Since Christmas Cards will be soon a thing of the past
I  am going to use it for  something else
I have decided to take a Christmas Break
because my riveting conversation on this blog
is even boring me, nothing is happening in my
life so I need to take break and do something
so I can talk about it.  I might check back here
once and awhile, with updates, so don't forget
about me.  See you December 26


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Santa Baby only 14 more days to Christmas

so it's snowing here (as usual)
taking the mother in-law shopping today
making beer can chicken in the crock pot
shopper is coming for supper
looking for the Christmas stockings
do you do Christmas stockings at your house?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

doing the alphabet

I saw in a magazine i forget which one, Angela Cartwright did the
alphabet with girls,  and I decided I would do some,
I used little cards and here is some that I have done

Got my Christmas haircut today
i decided this year i was not sending out Christmas cards.  I think its a dying art
but yet I got two today
now I feel bad, and have to break out the cards
do you send out Christmas cards?

Monday, December 10, 2012

where's waldo my version

this my version
of where's Waldo
i did awhile ago

it all about the colour for me

watched a movie* hallmark hall of fame* last night
those hallmark commercials get me every-time

Sunday, December 09, 2012

your never to old to fly

i promise this is the last of bad looking reindeer
this guy looks like he needs to gain a few pounds on his legs
but hey doesn't everyone want skinny legs
last night went out with the neighbours for Italian food
it was delicious
you know when I worked I never knew my neighbours
but now i find out i like my neighbours, 
hey the other side bakes and brings it over
she doesn't know about my dirty little secret
well today is suppose to be warmer
I am off to parts unknown
so have a great Sunday and will check back with you on Monday

Saturday, December 08, 2012

just say coupon and I am there

this is just a little messy sketch I did last year
looks more like a horse than a reindeer
staying in today
except got that 50 percent coupon for Michaels
that somehow just calls my name
and I cant ignore it
other than that
going to try and make some stuff in the art room
what's on your Saturday


Friday, December 07, 2012

My dirty little secret

I am going to tell you my dirty little secret
get ready
I eat frozen Christmas baking right out of the freezer
  it is true
this girl who is trying to lose weight
eats the baking frozen
I brought it out of the freezer what was left....
packaged it all up 
and gave it to the shopper
to take to her pot luck
told hubby no  more baking in this house
until Christmas and then only Christmas cake
I don't want to gain back what i have lost
and I obviously can't leave it alone

Thursday, December 06, 2012

reindeer games

it all started with this background the blue and white
I cant remember making it so it might be scrapbook paper it has great texture to it
any way I decided it looked like a snowy day
added a tree
some stars(they are my versions of stars)  
and I had some painted fabric, cut it into this   shape
used my sewing machine to add some crazy pattern
added some horns and here we go 
just call him ed
tonight its a Costco run with the shopper
dinner out and catch up with her
and apparently she needs some mall therapy
so a little shopping is in store
so how are you doing with your christmas shopping?

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Bend it like Beckham

don't ask me where this guy came from, he
obviously needs life mates to get a date
hubby wants a disclaimer put in here, that   is not him.....

well today i am off to physo for therapy
on my swimming arm
then Mr. clean (hubby) says its clean up day
its time for him to find a job other than cleaning this house
and I am trying a new dish in the crock pot
put up your hand if you use the crock pot, have you made anything
we might want the recipes for

Tuesday, December 04, 2012


I totally forgot that I signed up for an on-line class that starts today
Its a Christmas Ornament class by Christy Tomlimson   and other
its good for a year
not all them strike my fancy but some do
but as I said before I am not going to bust my butt getting them done
OK here is a question for you  are your bored
when I talk about what I am doing
or about my life?
are my posts to long?
I am trying to make this a good place to visit

Monday, December 03, 2012

Crazy at this time of year

every year I make myself crazy with Christmas
every year I usually have the heavy stuff done, like shopping, wrapping etc
so how can I be crazy when all that is done
because every year I think I have to make a hundred things
I see something and think I should make that
I don't think that any other time of the year,.
before art became my obsession , I was a 
crafter, I loved to craft, but I find much more
satisfaction from art.  So I have decided that I will not
make anything else this year Christmas themed.  Maybe
a few little drawings, that I would do anyway.
I did make that wreath, and a little Christmas canvas
but that is it.  What makes you crazy at Christmas?

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Snow Day

today its cold and snowy
good day for staying in PJ's
turning on the fire (gas)
hot chocolate
and putting up the Christmas Tree

Saturday, December 01, 2012

the countdown begins

a long ago sketch tossed aside and forgotten
the wrapping begins today
the tree goes up on Sunday
and then comes down on the 26 th
 tonight a bbq with mittens and wintercoat
to cook steak
a good book to read from the Library
whats on your Saturday any plans?

Friday, November 30, 2012

Ornamental birds

done on a small canvas from the dollar store
black felt pen
red paint
white out
washi tape
gesso for snow
going to make it an ornament
do you think my new background on my blog is to busy?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Its a hand made life....

These are the leafs I showed you a few posts ago
all I did was use glue to make them a flower
and hot glued them to the wreath
wreath 4.00 (coupon from Michaels)
I think it needs something more
any suggestions

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I do....

As you can tell I have a thing for flowers
and color
and birds
and people
and collage
and drawing
i dont
it doesnt mean I dont like them
i just dont do them
there is not enough time in a day to do
everything I want to
do you find that to?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

flower making

making flowers for a christmas wreath
feeling very crafty
went to apple to see why my ipod not working
ah not charged (see red face)
very cold and snowy here
hot chocolate needed

Monday, November 26, 2012

beep beep I am the road runner baby

I managed to do this one in phoenix
I used markers
didn't see a road runner but did see a coyote
today was all about taking my mother in-law places she needed to go
had leftovers, 
the gathering for the football game was fun, house still in one piece
today i am making flowers for a Xmas wreath
more on that tomorrow.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

pattern play

just been doodling around
today is Grey Cup (the 5th cousin of the super bowl)
we are having people over to watch the game
snacks and drinks are on the menu
chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, sweet and sour meatballs,
nachos, chips and dip and all that stuff that is so good
for the waistline
Christmas shopped all weekend
our version of black Friday to keep the Canadian buck in Canada
all presents are bought
and that's all there getting
talk to you all again tomorrow when all this craziness is over

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Mish mash Thursday

The goods were baked
some were consumed
long day
but Christmas baking is done
work shared with wonderful friends
and of course divided up

devil dog on stool
topaze by window
new friendships formed

postcard to be mailed to the UK
dinner and shopping tonight with the shopper
hoping to get most of the Xmas shopping finished
did some in Arizona
nobody getting to much this year
just bought in the last few months
new blinds
new dishwasher
new front door
new water softener
and me a brand new car
so don't need much
maybe some art supplies (lol) which of course I need

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Just call me Betty

I drew this little sketch in Phoenix
today was sleeping in
lunching with the family
a Cost-co run
getting stuff organized for the Betty Crocker bake off tomorrow
making home-made chicken soup for lunch tomorrow     
cleaning the spinach for spinach salad 
and for dessert of course tasting the baking  
that is the menu , that is set for the bake off
pictures for sure
ah now don't you wanna come over

Monday, November 19, 2012

Just Dance

a collage I created while away
made many collages
my love of collage is back
no more swimming till April
rotator cuff is bad
therapy required
now mall walking in the morning
snow on ground
cold outside
baking day on Wednesday with friends
shortbread cookies
cinammon  buns
Nanimo squares (a canadian thing)
butter tarts
banana bread
do you want to come over
pictures will be posted

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I am a travelling ....

tommorow no post a travelling day
home by tommorown night
sad to be leaving
been really creative here on a limited pallett
9 collages Postcard sizes
some drawings
really rested and energized
brought only 7 brush markers
1 glue stick
some collage papers
one sketch book
dont need much to be creative
some stuff to finish at home
talk to you friday

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Embracing my life

lunch and country music at the Bufflo Chip Saloon
browsing at the town dump
a run to Costco
buying a honking 40 oz of Sky Vodka for 18.98
 enjoying a glass of wine on the patio

Monday, November 12, 2012

the good life

been very creative while I have been here
the weather has been cooler for here, still nice for me
been walking every morning
shopping till the wallet is bare
christmas bought
happy hour every day
enjoying the simple life

Friday, November 09, 2012


I dont golf, but I would think about it, if I got to drive those little golf cartsf around.

spent yesterday morning around the pool, wearing my thong bathing suit (lol) not
 I got a little bit of a suntan (in Novemeber) amazing
today we are going to see the Wrigley Mansion
(in honour  of this, I am going to pop in a little piece of gum in my mouth)
today its cloudy,
 in all my years I have come here I have never seen a cloud, it's windy as well,
but its still 65 degrees, and at home its below zero and snowing, so you guess which one I
would rather be at
I keep rubbing it in to hubby  over the phone especially when he has the snow blower out

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Wine and Brushetta this is the life

tuesday morning was okay not what I expected
saw the new flick with my man Denzil loved it
dinner at the cheesecake ate oft the skinnydelicious menu
turkey burger and salad , so good and under 560 calories
weather perfect
happy hour, red wine, and brushetta at the 5th wine
so delicious -

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Hello god its me Lee

i think i am in heaven
beautiful weather
just finished breakfast on the patio
went for a mile walk
going shopping to tuesday mornings (let you know how that goes)
endless decisions to be made (lol)
like what will we do today
the shoppers 24th birthday today, i am still having the labour pains
hubby says they are having a blizzard at home
talk to you on thursday

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

update 1 from unknow arizonia destination

made it here save and sound
weather is beautiful
pedicure on list for today
dinner last night at the Spotted Donkey
big election day today......

Sunday, November 04, 2012


have I told you that the friends i am going to Phoenix with
I have been friends with for at 36 years.  Some friends come and go in your life, and some friends just stick. We are the kind of friends that even if we didn't see each other for a long time, it would be like we just saw each other yesterday.  We go away every year together, and we have a blast.  We all are very laid back and  just go along with the flow.  We talk non stop about everything under the sun, I am sure the TV  never goes on.  We all like the same things, we all love to read, we love to shop, go to different restaurants  have a few good drinks and we all love relax.  I cherish these friends. Everyone needs to have a friend or friends like this in their life, I hope you do.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Decisions, Decisions

today is all about
deciding what to pack
gathering all my needed documents
getting american money
travel insurance
deciding what to pack for art supplies
deciding what I will do for art when I am there
deciding on shoe wear, most important
deciding on to carry on or not
so many decisions so little time (lol)


Friday, November 02, 2012

Oh November

There is going to old old art on here, for the next 12 days as I will be away in Phoenix  so some of you will never have seen it, and some of you might remember it , but come back and see how I have progressed as the years passed by.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Well happy Halloween to you all.  We don't get very many kids to our door.  For a couple of reasons, we live almost at the end of a street then a ravine, so kids don't feel its worth there while to go down a street with 5 houses on it, and then have to walk back to go to another street.  The second, it too damn cold here to go out.  But the hardy put on there costumes and there parkas and make sure they get there candy limit.  We are giving out bags of chips , and little chocolate bars/

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Another journal page, I have always wanted to do yoga. But I think I would find
it difficult because if i was able to lift my leg up, and that's a big if, you would have to call the ambulance,
because I wouldn't be able to walk again.  I would be stuck in the upward dog forever.

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