Friday, May 30, 2014

The tale of the Mosquito

so far this spring, the weather has not been great,
a little bit of snow, rain, and sun.  Perfect
breeding grounds for the dreaded mosquito.
Here where I live, we have a short
spring, then summer, then its fall.  So you like
to enjoy your summer nights out on your deck, wherever
but this dreaded bug does not allow it.  You can
smother yourself with bug spray, use citronella,
but it seems to like anything.  Anyway this
is my drawing of the bug.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Chicks done two ways

Another bird another day, I made this bird last
night, and decided to show it two ways.
The first one, just a peek with my background
the second one is with a background from
photoshop elements, I like it both ways,
what do you think?

Monday, May 26, 2014

postcard exchange

I am in a postcard exchange over at the facebook
the Studio
anyway we are suppose to have a floral theme,
so which one of these do you like, not
my usual flowers but I wanted to do something
different, Leave a comment and let me know.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Spring has sprung

today is all about enjoying this sunshine
helping the shopper with her planting
putting the deck cover on
bbq steak
and enjoying spring

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

facebook art

did you know that I am on facebook,
I don't have a million friends
and I am not on there every minute of the day
I don't do intstagram, or twitter
I am very old school tech
I did join facebook under my non married name
so if any of my old friends wanted to find
me there could.  Have they, no, have I found
any of them only 1. I also set it up so that my blog, updates on my facebook page
which I found to be very cool.   Anyway I also joined a few
art groups which I enjoy.  The one art group I really like is run
by April Cole it called The studio here is the link
they have swaps and challenges and everyone is
very supportive no drama allowed.  Anyway the whole point of this story
is , the one challenge was to make a little book with places to put stuff,
April did a little video on how to make them, and then you signed up and
were assigned a partner.  Anyway April Cole was my partner, and this is
what I received today from her, very cool, you could keep anything in here
hand out business cards, etc. Also a picture of what was included.
So if you want to join, you have to join Facebook, I was weary of it,
but its working for me

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

working with stamps

Hello out there in blogland
today I wanted to show you a new stamp I found
Donna Downeys new face stamp
but you know somehow its doesn't look like
the stamp at all, I managed to change it to
my style , So you see you can change the
look and feel of your page if you use stamps.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Mini Zine Peek

this is the front page and page 1 of the mini zine
I made for a trade.  Its about my vacations every
summer with my parents.  We didn't have very
much money back then, my dad was in the
Air Force, my mom was a part  time waitress and
they had 2 little girls, 2 years apart.
But every year they scrapped up enough
money to go on a camping vacation.  We
started going first in a tent, then they
bought this tiny little trailer, and they
called it the delee, my sister was delta
and lee for me.  We always went to
the same place Rosen Lake in British Columbia,
a beautiful camping spot, we always got one
right by the water.  We went there for many
years, usually with another couple with kids.
We always left really early in the morning, my
mom always packed a lunch.  We always had
some sort of car problem, us or the other
people we went with.  But we always had
a great time, and had great memories.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

rewind monday

well mission accomplished zine complete
copies made
and mailed on Monday
sneek peeks next week
am I happy out of 100/80 percent
the ideas flowed so that was good
tonight it chicken and pasta a new recipe
always a risk in this house
this is an old girl done on a new background
okay enough of nothing talk to you tomorrow

Saturday, May 17, 2014

the making of a mini zine

Over at

one of there swaps is a mini zine.  This is the second time they have done this and
if I participate the second time I would have made a mini zine.  I don't like to fully commit to something until I actually think I can do it, and it might not be crap.  So
the first thing was try to think of something to make a mini zine about.  So while swimming today my best thinking place, my mind drifted back to when I was much
younger and my family went on our annual vacation, there was always drama,
fun, something broken down, so lets just say lots for a zine.  So on that note
I quickly and I mean quickly sketched  things that might go in the zine.  Now
I have folded up the zine, and am now going to make a mock up of what it might
look like.  If I am happy with it, then and only then will I sign up for the
zine exchange. What is your process when you sign up for something, do you jump in and commit right away or do you just think about it.

Friday, May 16, 2014

The colour of india

Have I ever been to India the answer is no
but I love there colour pallet
deep pinks and yellows, and
that is what I tried to capture here
though my elephant looks like she
is malnourished, I should have
beefed her up a bit, oh well.
I am back in the rhythm of making
postcards, I love making small art
do you like making small art?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

It was a hell of a night

you know I have to create
even when I don't feel like and I sit down
just to watch TV, I have to create
something a small drawing, a little
collage, something.  Do you ever feel like that.
Take last night all hell broke loose around
here the hubster left the bathroom sink running,
and flooded the bathroom, which of course
then dripped down the wood windows and
onto my hardwood floors, and of course
the ceiling is dripping, I have buckets
everywhere, but I had to create
and this is what came out

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Oh happy day.....

today I have been to the airport and dropped friends off
the shopper is getting her arm re x-rayed and then we
are having lunch
been working on a art idea drawing sketches like a crazy woman
been looking up organizing ideas on pinterest to support my organizing OCD
loving the sunny weather and sipping wine on the deck
what are you up to

Monday, May 12, 2014


I like doing collage but I need to find new subject matter
the base of this collage is a deli bag from the hospital
that I found at the hospital when hubby was in
I cant find deli paper anywhere in my city
then way back I had cut out a falcon
so I decided to put him in my collage
but changed him up to a she as you can see
Then I need a tree which I cut from some
packaging that I had received a stamp in.
added some text from a book
my bird that I made a copy of
(always make a copy of your stuff for your collages)
some flowers that I had used a stamp on ,
on more deli bags (ok more than one happened
to slip into my purse while waiting for my order)
white out, and oh yeah I gellied printed the
deli bag first.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mothers Love

to enlarge click on picture 
Happy mothers day to all
I am off to the shoppers for a nice mothers day dinner
I got a Fuji instamatic camera from her
I am going to the studio to try and make some art
I walked the dog nice weather
I cleaned out my car of the winter mess
I am wearing capris
this art is all mine except I used photoshop
to put the birds on top of each other
so that's it for today
have a great one

Friday, May 09, 2014

Crappy Art

it all started with pink and orange
which you cant see
but its there
then I used Julie Baltzer Stencil
and changed it up\
added some flowers
to much white
and this is what came out
not what I expected
and I don't like it

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Girls gone wild

This looks a little like me.  All my ladies have a
little bit of me in them, I have blue eyes, minus the grey I
have brown hair.  But I don't wear bow ties.
Today I am having a day with my blog friend Gayle.
We are doing lunch, then something arty we
haven't decided yet.  Could just be in the
studio painting pages, or at the Art Gallery, or
at the garden centre.  Girls gone wild, that's
us (lol).

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Band Hats

today was all about
helping the shopper because she broke her arm at target
she went shopping on Saturday morning, and they
had waxed the floors the night before, and used
the wrong product and the floor was slippery
they didn't have any signs up warning the
customer, and the shopper went down
and broke her arm
so I am trying to help her with her household duties
and stuff
so that's been my focus since Saturday

Sunday, May 04, 2014

the smell of coffee

the month of Mays challenge over at
its all about coffee
as many of you know I don't drink coffee at all, don't like the taste
but that doesn't stop me from making art about it
I challenged myself not to use any paint or anything
so all I used was black sharpie pen and whiteout pen
and color pallet that was to be used this month
I think the dog I named him George likes to
balance a cup of java on his nose because he likes the smell
that's my story and I am sticking to it

Friday, May 02, 2014

You Know your an artist when.......

you find a piece of paper on the ground that has been there all winter
and your heart starts to race
when you hear about a hoarder who's house was being emptied
and wonder if you could have used any of that stuff

when you have more drink coasters than the
local bar

when your multitasking, making supper, painting on a page,
doing the laundry, and looking for collage pieces all at the
same time

when you finally tell someone I am an artist
when they ask you what you do



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