Wednesday, December 31, 2014

In the year 2014

Well its almost that time again, another year has passed and its time to reflect on the highs and lows of the year , here are mine.
  1. posted 261 times this year
  2. most posts in November 29
  3. least posts July 17
  4. I dodged a health issue
  5. hubby spent 5 weeks in hospital  but is on the mend
  6. created a series of art
  7. Girl trip to Phoneix for 10 days
  8. Road trip to BC
  9. lost a few pounds
  10. gained a few pounds
  11. increased my exercise
  12. lost my ipod
  13. found my ipod
  14. read 25 books
  15. kept up with my daily planner until September
  16. took some online classes
  17. attended some live art classes
  18. tried to Create art every day and failed
  19. found some great new blogs
  20. had a great time with all of you
see you in 2015
  3. posst

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Saturday, December 27, 2014


Had a great Christmas, and my sister is here, so we are not doing to much,
I am done with shopping for awhile.  So we are just chilling, and I am
slowly sorting out some cupboards in my art room.  I called this one
blotchy because she is blotchy, from paint on the other side of the page.Its
just my art journal, I have been working in, and just a few more
pages and its all done.  I can only work on one book at a time.
I have been sketching a lot, so I am going to try and paint a few things maybe tonight.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Back to Business

I hope you enjoyed my 25 daze of Christmas, I had fun doing it.  But am glad it's over and its back to business.  Today in Canada its Boxing Day, its like Black Friday in the States, but  the deals are not quite that good.  Today my sister is arriving to visit me, for about a week, I haven't seen her in a few years, we talk on the phone every day,
but she is all I have left of my family, so its nice to get together.  As you can see
I have been experimenting with watercolor, the results are not what I want, and the
hair looks like she has been wearing a helmet, but practice only makes you better,
right.  Ok I am going to get ready to go to the airport, talk to you all soon.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

house rules 24 and 25


christmas rules
for all of you to have a merry christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

house rules 23

Christmas rules
Place the gifts around the tree

Monday, December 22, 2014

house rules 22

Christmas rule
Clean up of the Christmas dishes is not done by the cook

Sunday, December 21, 2014

house rules 21

Christmas rules

we phone all family out of town and in town and wish them
a merry Christmas


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

house rules 19

Christmas rules
 the Sophie (the dog) gets a wrapped present

Thursday, December 18, 2014

house rules 18

Christmas rules
go out for dinner to celebrate the hubsters birthday

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

house rules 17

christmas rules
A family trip to Candy Cane Lane to see the lights

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

house rules 16

christmas rules
christmas baking must not be eaten before the 24 of December
this rule is for me (lol) I can eat it in the freezer

Monday, December 15, 2014

house rules 15

christmas rules
try to make one homemade christmas themed item

Sunday, December 14, 2014

house rules 14

Christmas rules
 no diet during the Christmas holidays

Saturday, December 13, 2014

house rules 13

Christmas rules 
the tree and all decorations are taken down on December 26

Thursday, December 11, 2014

house rules 11

house rules for Christmas

nobody gets up before 8:00 AM on Christmas morning

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

house rules 10

house rules for Christmas
if you have a Christmas sweater it must be worn on Christmas eve no matter
how hokey it is

house rules 9

rules of the house at Christmas
a Christmas movie is watched every Christmas eve

Monday, December 08, 2014

house rule 8

rules of the house for Christmas
One person passes out the presents and he or she must wear a Santa hat

Sunday, December 07, 2014

rules of the house 7

Rules of the house for Christmas
 No presents are opened until everyone is downstairs on
Christmas morning

Friday, December 05, 2014

Rules of the house at Christmas
A new ornament is bought each year as a present for our daughter

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Rules of the house 4

Rules of the house at Christmas
To open presents and have breakfast PJ's only

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Christmas rule 3

Rules of the house at Christmas
Breakfast table set on Christmas eve for Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Rules of the house 2

Rules of the house for Christmas 
presents will be opened before breakfast

Monday, December 01, 2014

where has the time gone

Well the 1 of December where does the time go. I had fun creating this piece .gelli printed the background sketched the wreath and ribbon and used markers to get some colors.
See you don't need fancy materials to create art. 

Today's Christmas task

Putting up and decorating the tree

Sunday, November 30, 2014

lets get busy claude

well since its the last day of the month, I thought I would do one last masters for this month, now I chose Claude Monet because you know he is a flower man, and I
love drawing flowers.  Yes Claude does draw a mean flower, very refined,
and blended, well I on the other hand funkified mine.  Now Claude would be rolling in his grave, if he had a gander at mine.  But Claude a girl has to get with the times.
I am linking this last one to the monthly challenge.
I so loved that challenge and it was fun....

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Kiss the cook

Its a bitterly cold day here, and the snow has finally stopped falling.  Today seems like a good day to practice my new class which is called
Kate Thompson Watercolor Portrait Class
she has a sale on, the class I am taking is only
20.00 and worth every penny 11 videos, pdfs . 
When I finish the class I should be able to do a little
better than the above.
And since its cold its pasta night in my house, the sauce is bubbling as we speak.
What's on your Saturday night table.

Friday, November 28, 2014

black friday

Well just got home from our version of Black Friday shopping.
I got a few Christmas presents, but the masses of people
were to much.  I would rather go when there are less
people.  I managed to get two things I really
wanted and they were both on sale today only.
So I am going down to wrap what I have
and spend some quiet time. I feel stressed today


Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Travellers Notebook


Let me introduce you to my travellers notebook.  I carry it in my purse,
I always have  it out in the house, its my day timer, my notebook, and
an idea sketchbook.  Did you know there is a facebook group
dedicated to travellers notebooks .
You know how much I like pens, paper, books etc.  You can
make them yourself, or get someone in the group to make one for you, which
I did.  Or if you were in Japan pick up the real travellers notebook a
Midori and all the little nick nacks that go with it, they have
a store totally dedicated to it.  Or seattle in Japan Town, but alas
nowhere here.  I had mine made by a guy in the UK, I think it cost
be 55.00 and no shipping, so it was a deal.  He did a great job,
pure leather.  Now the inserts you can make or you can buy on line,
I have bought some online, made a couple etc.  I love this
its like an everyday book.  Do you have something like this you carry in your bag.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Matisse take two

I cant believe it is almost the end of the month, and the end of this challenge.  I have
decided I am going to continue and do it once a week.  It challenges you to check
out artists, and to come up with your own version.  I loved doing this challenge.
as you can, by my many posts.  Today its all about going to a movie
with my friend, can you guess which one, yes you are right if you
guessed Hunger Games, Mocking Jay.  Yes I am a big fan, I read the books,
way back, and have seen the two other movies.  So I will let you
know what I think of the movie.  Well I hope you all have a great day am linking to
art journal journey

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thoughts of Morocco

I have always dreamed of going to morroco. I think the colors of the country would be like this.
This I did in my art journal the color from the previous page bleed thru, but I don't care .
I have been working on some small art pieces to post all thru the month of dec well really only until dec 25.  I am only up to day 13 and running out of ideas.
I am going to do a dyi project to hang on my wall will show when it is done

Monday, November 24, 2014

Some Art Some Shopping,

I just noticed she has it looks like dirt on her face, it something on the scanner I think, and those white marks on her neck, don't know where they come from when
I look in my journal her neck looks fine.  I have signed up to take a class online,
it was very reasonable called Face to Face, its all about drawing faces, getting
the proportions right, etc.  So my faces might be changing, and looking a little bit better.  They might even have a different expression, right now they all look
like they have lost there best friend.  Okay I am on way to IKEA to buy
a frame for a print I bought the shopper for Christmas, (she doesn't read the blog)
the print is by the Rifle Paper Company they make beautiful items, anyway
this print is a map a fun map of Bangkok .  Her and the boyfriend both
went together to Thailand, so thought it would be a great present.  Besides
she told me awhile ago, she wants to collect those prints, of most of
the places they have been together, and put them going up the stairs
in there house in a grouping, fun idea, and not to expensive.
okay gotta go, talk to you all soon.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ode to Bernie

as you can I am at it again, Bernard Buffet copying the masters.  I don't know if you could call the people I like the masters, there not all Picasso, or Mattisse kind of people.  I love the pictures of   Bernie's he seems like a real painter to me, people, flowers, buildings, vivid color all the things I like.  I also like Lucien Freud, his
pictures are very much like Bernie's. Well this weekend I had done some Christmas shopping, buying Christmas wrap and stuff like that.  I usually have all my
Christmas stuff done by now, but this year, I decided or we decided that we
are cutting down, we just had the big kitchen reno, which cost an arm and a leg,
and still have a few things left to buy, new lights, new chairs for the island.  So
we decided one present each, I want a fitbit, and he needs a new shaver, so
that's whats going to be under the tree, as well as shoppers presents, and grandmas presents, and my sisters presents.  My sister is coming for Christmas and staying
until new years day, so I am really excited about that.  So I said I wasn't going
to post today but I am in the mood, so have a great rest of Sunday and talk to you all on Monday.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Improving my art.

Now this painter Lucian Freud is an amazing painter.  He painted many of
his painting in impasto, and he did tons of nudes.  I chose not to do a
nude today (lol).  I am so enjoying playing with the masters that
I might just keep it up, it improving so many aspects of my art.
Anyway I hope you have a good weekend, and will be back
on Monday to see what I have on deck.
Today I am off to a art fair, and lunch with a friend, and
maybe some new art supplies. 

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