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?

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