Friday, May 22, 2015

Have you heard.....

I am so excited, guess what I finally won something
and something I have been wanting
I won a free blogger custom blogger template from
Lately I have been feeling blah about this blog
you know I have tried to make it look better
new banner etc, but if you don't know
enough about code you just cant do it.
so stay tuned for a new looking
exciting redo of my blog........

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lady in Red

today is all about:
working the canvas
catching up on some paperwork
sitting on the deck and basking in the sunlight
what are you doing today?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

mixed media

this is a little postcard sized mixed media piece I did
you know I had it in a frame (ikea) on top of my
fireplace forever, I dont think I ever showed it on my blog
today I went to lunch with the neighbour
then I went to visit my friend in the hospital
I have been friends with her from grade 6
we introduced her to her husband
we have been together thru thick and thin
and the thin is coming now
what do you do when you don't know what to say
all I did was hold her hand and tell her I loved her

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The canvas

I just started this canvas
it has about 3 layers of stuff on it
the figure I have painted with masking fluid
because I am going to work on the background and had the person already pencilled in
will keep you posted on my progress
its a gift for someone if they like it
today I am going to tell you a few things about me
6 songs on my ipod:
Tequila Sunrise - eagles
Both side now: joni Mitchell
Thinking out loud : Ed Sheeran
Travelling Solider: Dixie Chicks
Stay With me: Sam Smith
Please don't leave me: Pink
Books beside my Bed:
Art Journal Courage by: Dina Wakley
Fabric Printing at Home:  Julie B. Booth
Screen printing at home:  Karen Lewis
Image Transfers:  Courtney Cerruti
Last thing I bought was on Saturday I bought a 3x4 gelli plate
What I am wearing right now:
flip flops
blue jean capris
a light green and grey (new top) that ties at the side
and a old apron ( I wear aprons as soon as I get up till bed)
okay now you know a bit more about me, and I bet you didn't
want to know even that much
so see you all tomorrow

Monday, May 18, 2015

Its all about...;

Hello holiday Monday
today its all about
nice weather
having skinny sundried creamy chicken
wild rice with vegetables
trying out my new 3x4 gelli plate
cutting down my full size gelli plate to 6x6
making backgrounds
working on a canvas
creative slump slowly leaving my body
and watching season 6 of Dexter
what are you doing this holiday monday

Friday, May 15, 2015

Mish Mash Friday's, and some Tutorials

This weeks Illustration Friday is Pets,
so here is mine, meet Sofie  and let me
tell you she is a Diva
also linking over a Julie Balzer
this week I saw2 great videos on CEE CEE channel
take a look you wont be disappointed
a great one from Jane Davies on making collage papers
a great new blog, I love and that every Friday has a challenge to show your faces

and you all know how I love altered notebooks here is a great one from

Thursday, May 14, 2015

welcome to my Rectangle

Its a little sloppy
I am not to good on Rectangles
Its for Ilustration Friday
today is all about being a good wife
cleaning the house with a smile on my face (lol)
don't you always clean the house with a smile on your face
 and for dinner its help yourself to whatevers in the
fridge cause I am not cooking

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The good bad and the ugly

You remember this canvas, its one I did at a class
and really I have not been to happy with
it .  It has been laying around the studio,
and I keep looking at it and thinking
eh.  So yesterday, I did a redo of it
I have not finished yet but wanted to
give you a peek.

here it is.  What do you think?
I like it I think a little more edgy

Monday, May 11, 2015


Did you know that this is my 10th year of blogging.  I cant belive it either.  For a girl who really has nothing to say, I managed to say quite a bit in 10 years.  The focus of my blog is suppose to be art and me.  I think I have kept pretty true to my first ideas of what I was going to say .  And I have managed to improve my art over these last 10 years as well.  I think that's all due to having a blog, getting involved in exchanges, challenges and thinking I must show you art everytime I blog. 

Lately I have been reading up on how to improve my blog and bring more traffic in.  I don't do any of things that I should do, to bring in the traffic.  The one thing I did do is
change my blog header, but I still kept my original name of the blog in it.  Other than that they say all your pictures should be the same size, and I am still trying to figure out how to do that.  They say that it should not be cluttered and easy to read.  I am thinking mine is pretty simple to read, might not be to eye catching and colorful but good enough.  The only place I might be lacking is content, unfortunately not much
happens in my life.  I could start telling you about my processes, how they work or don't work, or my search to get my art noticed (on going).  That might be an idea.  What do you want to see more of in this blog, if you read this blog, you come here for a reason, right, I go to blogs, because I love there art, I love there spin on things, or they have something that I want to learn how to do.

What do you think?


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day, and happy day if your not a mother
the shopper got back late last night from NYC
so I don't know if I will be seeing her
we are going to BBQ, and I am going to laze around
and enjoy the day, the art block remains, but
I am going to read some art books in hope of
some inspiration. What are you going to do today?

Thursday, May 07, 2015

balancing act

sometimes life is a balancing act
at least it is with me
I am in a creative slump hence all the old art on my blog
when I am not happy with me, I am not creative
does that happen with you?
all my eggs are not all in one basket
they are spread out all over
and I am in conflict mode
but I am not giving up on me, my art, or the blog
stay tuned some new art maybe soon

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A saga of my life

This is one of my index card challenges,  card I did I think last year.
I like the pony's and I love to go to the races and bet I have a
bit of gambling fever running through my blood I don't go to often (lol)
well today started out bad, first I was at my daughters checking the
house and I let devil dog out in the yard and I went out
with her, closed the door, and guess what its locked.
So there we are , first out in a raging snow storm,
locked out, no phone, no purse, no keys, no leash,
the snow is coming down in buckets, I am in my sandals,
we go down the ice filled stairs, she lives in a townhouse,
walk around the complex to the back where the garages
are attached, lucky they have this thing outside you can
punch a number in and open the garage, I let devil dog
in the car, and then wonder what the hell I am going to do.
She has already informed me there is no key hidden
anywhere, so be careful with the door.  So as luck
would have it, her neighbour who she does not know
happens to be going out and I stop her and ask
if she has a cell phone so I can call my husband,
and that's what I did, and he came with a key to the house.
so I guess I learned my lesson, don't go out her door unless you check
to see the door is not locked.

Monday, May 04, 2015

sidewalk cracks

what was that old saying step on a crack break your mothers back
I used to make art from pictures of sidewalk cracks
I think I got the pictures from Carla Soneheim
been away on a mini-vac
had to get my head clear and figure out some life problems
life problems still not figured out but working on it
my favourite artist has her classes on sale
Alisha Burke, signed up for the art journal one
have not started it yet
Strathmore art classes back on now, free just sign up
receiving messages from the shopper who is in NYC
having a great time
she has my list of things I want her to bring back
one of my bucket list items is to go to NYC
I think everyone has to go at least once in their lives.
Ok not much else is new talk again tomorrow, need
to get back on track again

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