Saturday, June 29, 2013


sometimes I am going to post some old art, this is one
today was hot
spent an hour with an old friend
windows down and seal playing in the car
making a king size duvet cover
that's it for today, what's up with you

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Zine for you if you want one.....

I made these 3 pieces of art and joined them together
on photoshop elements 8, I like the way it looks, and
gives you a whole new piece of art from 3 different ones
I have been working on my zine all week
its finished now I am just going to make
some copies, since I am only making 5 for
the exchange, I decided to send one to anyone who
wants one, I am not going to show it on
the blog,  but the name of the zine is
7 daze in Paris
so you can guess what its about
so if you want one, just email me at

Monday, June 24, 2013

Making a mini zine

working on a canvas in the studio
taking the devil dogs on long walks at the dog park
nice days, thunder , lightning rain at night
bbq tonight

Saturday, June 22, 2013

On my mind today....

went to Ikea today didn't buy much
chicken drumetts and chili tonight for dinner
rain still coming down, time to build a ark
cleaned up the studio and threw some junk out
my hair is no longer grey enough said
what's you day been like

Friday, June 21, 2013

To do list

been a busy day here
floods all over alberta, lots of rain, no floods here yet
this guy just came out as I watching TV the other night
no more ICADS for me, not going to finish up with them
I am thinking of making an art mat for the floor I saw some in Salt Spring Island
and decided that I could make them
I will put it on my list of to dos for the studio
the list gets longer monthly

Thursday, June 20, 2013


You know I thought I had created all the index cards for the month of June, but it turns out I am
missing a month.  I am going to try and create another weeks worth.  I will have to see how my
life goes in the next week.  Since I have been gone on vacation for over a week, I have a lot of
stuff that needs to be caught up on.  Hubby needs some attention, my dog need attention, and I need to get back on my diet.  I had a really good time on my vacation, we had nice weather, and I got a little bit of a tan, but not enough for me to wear that new dress for the wedding, so I am going to
either get a spray tan, or go tanning.  I know its not great for your skin, but I am looking whiter than white bread, and I am wearing bare legs, so a tan is a necessity.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

my travel JOURNAL

I decided when I went on my road trip, that I did not want to take to many things with me.  Because I wanted to enjoy my time with my friends.  So this is what I took and made.
  1. first I decided it had to fit in my pencil bag, and it did.

click on picture to enlarge
2.  I would try to use only what I found while travelling. Brochures, receipts pictures etc.
     (I did take a baggie of stuff just in case) used very little of it

3.  I would try to draw and illustrate to truly make it mine
 Before I lleft I did two things, made a pamphlet booklet and made the map on the front page and the back
And that was all the rules I allowed , otherwise anything goes as you will see.

THE wine bottles were made out of candy wrappers that my friend
had in our room as a treat

I used a paper bag that I received when I bought some goodies, it had
images and stuff stamped on it

My friend bought some kale chips and I loved the label so I used it
it opens up and I can journal in it

Sometimes when you are doing a travel journal its nice
to put in things to do in the summer, animals you see on the highway
I have not drawn the animals I did see yet but I have saved a page just for that
That little fold out was given to me in a mail exchange
and it fit the picture of my friends perfectly

This is a map of Victoria, and I put some cards of places I wanted
to remember, and then drew on the map where they were

A lot of people now travel with pets, and I wanted to remember that,
on the opposite page, I drew some signs I saw along the highway
I made a pocket to store stuff, and add a shiny frame  on one of the images

Another bag page, that opens up and I made it so it stores stuff

I made a list of all the fruit that the Shuswap grows

And the last page of the map

My Town

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Artist profile

I know you have probably seen this one already, but I just got back from vacation tonight, and my mind is scrambled from traveling.  I just wanted to tell you I am the artist profile over at

go on over and have a look.  Made an travel journal on my trip, going to photo it tomorrow and post so stop by to see what I made with limited supplies.


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Green What an update from the Road

well I am in Salt spring Island now, just got back to the hotel from Dinner.  Our balcony looks out onto the ocean, its nice to sit out with a glass of wine, and enjoy the sights, and the nice weather.

this is one of the ferries that took us to the Island, it takes 1 1/2 from Vancouver to Naniamo,
and 1/2 from Naniamo to Salt Spring.  Got to our room, and then went and wandered around the town.  The town wraps up around 5:30 and then its just places for dinner that are open.
Tommorow we are going to the Market, its full of wonderful crafts, and art.  So I am looking forward to that. 
Been working on my journal well on my trip, so will show it when I get back.
This boat was in the harbor in Salt Spring, and we wondered who it belonged to, someone with money
Having a wonderful time, with my friends, the weather is perfect.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013


today we are making our way to Whistler, will let you know how it is

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

STRIPED BASS and an update from the road

having a great time, today was all about wine tasting
meeting up with old friends
dinner and wine
and more wine
okay I think I am done with wine for awhile, might start on the hard liquor (lol)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

looks dont matter and a update from the road

she looks like she has had botox on her lips
well we reached one of our destinations, my friends house in the Shuswap
we arrived here around 2:30, its a beautiful day and this is the view from her window
we are here for two more days before we get on the road again, this time
  Her husband is out of town so its girls only.  We have already had happy hour and a leisurely dinner.  Having a great time, will check in later

Monday, June 10, 2013

Sunday, June 09, 2013

color and trip updates

well by the time you read this
I will be on the road to the rocky mountains
no not singing the John Denver tune Rocky mountain High
Our first stop will be just outside of Calgary , Alberta
to a New shopping centre we both have wanted to visit
then its on to Canmore for the night,
this is where we will be staying
its just a hop skip and jump from Banff, Alberta, where the rocky mountains start
then we drive thru the rocky mountains, thru Golden, Revelstoke, and Salmon Arm
then we stop in Sorrento
Then we will be on the road again to Whistler, BC
home of the winter Olympics.  So if you don't know
Whistler is just a spit from Vancouver.  I have lived
in Vancouver and attended grade 11, and 12 there.  My
mom and dads family all lived in Vancouver, so Vancouver
is like home to me.  Its a very beautiful city right on the ocean
it reminds me a lot of San Fransciso.
that's just part of the trip,  stay tuned for updates as I have them

Saturday, June 08, 2013

a shout from the garden

Are you sick of these index cards yet. 
Well today is all about packing, cleaning the car, and get a few things organized around
here, so all hell doesn't break loose when I am gone.
Whats on your day?

Friday, June 07, 2013

wild thing and tuts

now this just makes me want to live near the beach
are drawings and her words with the drawings make me smile
Just a few tuts today......but they are good ones

Thursday, June 06, 2013

smell this

Click on picture to make it larger
okay I have to admit it, this might be my favourite creature that I have ever drawn
I love the nose, and look at those white teeth, he looks like he might be fun to
hang out with.
  He doesn't give you any backtalk, and you don't need to feed him
almost the perfect husband

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

paper towel painting index card

the background glued to the index card was a paper towel,that I had left on my art table and cleaned the brush on, and they I just drew the flower with sharpie, I did  add a little green to the leaves, but
other than that, it was just paint on the paper towel.

I have been trying to make some collages, 3 to be exact for my pen pal, that is what is on the course agenda for this month, collages of everyday life.  So when I get them done, you will see them.

Today it was a cooked chicken from Safeway, cottage cheese and tomatoes, being off my diet lately, so I am back on, want that new dress to still fit me for the wedding.  And you might even get to see
a full length picture of me in it.  I said might so don't get too excited yet.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013


another painted papers on index cards, and me making something of it.

Well I am getting ready for the trip on Sunday....will be posting my index cards still from the road, everywhere I go has wifi, so I am taking my laptop.  You wouldn't want to miss a riveting minute of this trip.  Question, do you make your bed every day......I will tell you I don't make it in the morning, but I must make it before I get in it, crazy I know.  I used to make the bed every morning before I went to work.  Now, only if I have company...I don't want them to think I am a slob...

Monday, June 03, 2013

fashion collage 3rd day

I had fun creating this one, all I did was I had some painted papers, tore a little, glued it on the index car, found a girl in a magazine, painted over her, and the flower and here is my version of a collage.
You sometimes the elements all come together, and sometimes, its crap....

Sunday, June 02, 2013

swimming with the fish

I doubled up the index cards on this one, and used different colors of acrylic paint, and then tried to find a shape, and I found the fish.  I enjoyed doing this, sometimes you cant find anything, but sometimes it works out

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Time to dream

This is the month of the index card challenge, actually its two months, June and July.  But I am only doing it for the month of June.  I am taking july and august off blogging, its very quiet in the summer so its time to enjoy .  Anyway I have created 26 index cards so far, and scheduled all of them to
post.  They are all not great masterpieces but I had fun creating them and that is all that matters right. 
Are you going to play along? 

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