Saturday, May 4, 2013

Hello Spring??

Yup finally finished a Diva Challenge on time seems like it's the only time I make it on here... It's been crazy... snow storm on May1.. but finally the sun is shining.. the snow is melting.. I even saw a little bit of green grass today and  a robin.. Whooo Hooo!!
Store has been busy.. lots of spring/summer things to put out.. kinda felt a little silly putting out snorkeling things while it's snowing and blowing outside.. but oh well...
The Diva's Challenge this week was a blind string... so here's mine... this was fun.. I have been learning a few more tangles too.. so it's all good...
The Sale I went to last weekend was sad.. so few people came out.. I always feel sorry for the organizers too.. they put so much work into these things.. and it's a fundraiser for your rink.. and  so few supporters..for the # of peeps that came out I did alright.. had a lovely weekend with friends too so all in all it was good... It's taken me all week to finish these signs.. I know you've seen them before it's a good thing that they won't load.. Right?? lol
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.. thanks for stopping by...

Saturday, April 13, 2013

New Diva Challenge

Hi.. finished this week's I am the Diva challenge on time too I think... it was harder doing a square than I thought..
It has been a long week.. lots of work.. lots of threats of snow.. ugh... It's my weekend to work.. so one more day.. so far the snow has missed us.. hope that happens again tomorrow to what they are calling for... I am ready for spring..
I booked myself into a little sale the 27th of April.. so needed to do Mother's Day signs etc... so alot of projects got put on hold while I got this pile base coated on my day off this week...

Finished up a couple of key holders to match the kleenex boxes I did earlier...Love this pattern....and the old square nails I got for them..
Anyways.. off to get something done.. hope you are all having a lovely weekend... thanks for stopping by...

Saturday, April 6, 2013


I don't know about you but life seems to be racing .. One day just seems to be the next day so fast... so many things to do and so little time ...Have been feeling like that little hamster on the wheel...  I have missed being here.. and reading what everyone is up to.. sharing what I have been up in January I started doing  the Diva's Weekly Challenges again ...but they have to be done by saturday and up in a blog post... seems like I don't finish them till sundays these but today I am done!! and a blog post was on my list of things to do..(sorta on the list for a few months already but hey! lol) better late than never...
I am busy painting for the fall... doesn't seem like a stretch when this is how it looked here this morning...
I think spring has forgotten us... it's april 6 already and still snowing... I don't think we will get as much as they predicted but..... last year they were golfing here in mid march... might take till july at this
Anyways.. here's the challenge for this week.. using a tangle called Tuxedo by LeeAnn..
I had a very hard time with this tangle.. and not sure I am finished with it.. might want to color it yet too... and for good measure... it's my tangle from last week.. Mooka..
I am thinking this one needs color too...
Have a lovely weekend... Hope it's springier than here for you...and you are all well.... Thank you for stopping by and commenting...

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Good morning!

Well all the best intentions are just full time really doesn't leave much time for anything..I so miss being home and  I can't believe how fast the days are flying.. where did September go? It's panic painting time for the fall here.. I just had 6 days off.. really?? how hard is it just to stay home for most of them?? apparently next to I did get some things done though and I think I have some mojo back and have all kinds of ideas in my head.. this is wonderful.. as I've been looking at things all summer going?????
Les is having a giveaway on her blog over at Harmony Road Studio and I even remembered how to put her button on the sidebar.. if you love Halloween.. you will love this!
I belong to the W.E.S.T. Etsy group in Winnipeg and we are having our very first craft sale Oct 13.. am excited ... not only to meet all these loverly members but it's a sale before Halloween! I don't do many of them and I love Halloween.. so the chance to paint for it is awesome!
If you're around.. should really give us a check out...
So here's one of my Halloween bottles...

Did some cute little bowls too.. so much fun!
Let's see.. so many things have been going on... Chaya turned 4.. hard to believe, she has started preschool 3 mornings a week.. and loves her homework for her music class... Tierney is growing like a weed.. really doesn't like peas much at My niece is expecting her 3rd little girl any day... My son and his girlfriend got engaged last weekend...I am excited and wish them all the best!
I am all caught up on quilling orders... did this invitation for a lovely lady in NJ for her daughter's wedding...

 Well.. that's about it for now I think.. need to get something done before work this afternoon.. I love my job.. and the peeps that I work with but.... couldn't holidays last for another couple of weeks??? lol Staying off the computer as much as possible is the only way to get anything done around here these days.. but hope I can catch up abit little by little... Have missed blogging and seeing what everyone is up to..
Thanks for popping by... and enjoy this loverly weekend for me too!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Catch up Summer of Color ... Week 5 & 6

I got a little behind with my last 2 weeks of the Summer of Color...can't believe it's over.. It has been so much fun..Thank you so much Kristin for another great challenge...I haven't really seen anyone's posts this past week.. hope to get to some in the next while.. but you know how it is when peeps start going on holidays.. more work for the rest of I just keep telling myself it's only another 10 days.. and then it's my turn... whooo hooooo!!!!
Anyways.. week 5 was Wild and Reckless.. lovely blues, greens and pinks...all my favorite colors... and keeping with the mandala theme I've been going with.. here's what I came up with... it's on an 8x10 canvas..I used fluorescent oil pastels for the background.. some loverly old music.. Helen from Cobra Graphics....shared this lovely line drawing of a dancer that she had acquired with me..Thank you Helen...I think the pic probably could  have been a bit brighter.. oh well.....
Week 6 is Watermelon Ice... This is done on watercolor paper with my Inktense pencils... I fully intended to put seeds in her hair..and tangle in it too.. but... am liking her like this... for now
It has been soooo hot and humid here.. doesn't do alot for me but for the garden .. it's fantastic.. have had my first zucchini and cucumber out of it now.. and salad every night too... waiting now for the cherry tomatoes to ripen... might have gone a little overboard on the number of plants I got.. last count.. about 100 cherry tomatoes starting to ripen... and look.... my first spaghetti squash!!

and a garden pic....
and last but not least.. my 2 favorite girls.... I got to babysit friday and saturday..long days but it sure was fun.. tiring but they were so good.. Isn't this the most jewel encrusted princess crown you have ever seen? this was our project while Tierney was sleeping on saturday afternoon..
And Tierney is wondering where that soother went??? lol
Anyways.. thanks for stopping by...I am sad that the Summer of Color challenge is over.. it has been fun.. hope you got a chance to take in some of the fabulous art that was presented... I might have to find another once a week
Take care..

Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer of Color ..Week 4

Good morning... quick post...before I go to work.. I love mornings..I am up early... but getting out of the house to be at work for 8 is really hard..No matter how ready I get the night before.. am always running out of the house at the last had a conference call the other day at work.. and while I was taking notes.. doodling of course too.. liked what I did so came home and started on a bigger piece of paper.. This weeks challenge over at the Color of Summer 2012 is Strawberry Lemonade... sounds delicious doesn't it? love these colors... I so want to put my fav lime green in here somewhere but we shall see...
It has been so hot all week..around 40c with the humidex.. then we got a wicked storm pass thru on wed.. temps have been much nicer but am so glad I took this pic of my peony because when I got home from work.. not a petal left to be seen...
Garden is doing great though.. first squash has made it's appearance.. whooo hooo!! I'm doing a nice little craft sale tomorrow too.. hoping it goes well... trying out a couple of new things that I am not quite finished... so hopefully tonight... as well as pack the van.. being there for 7 to set up... not so
Glad that I made it before the deadline sunday to get my Color of Summer in... if you get a chance.. take a look... I haven't had a chance to get to very many this week ..
Anyways.. wishing you the loveliest of days.... and thanks for stopping by....

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer of Color Week 3

It's Week 3! Check out some of the gorgeous art created with the colors from Baseball Nut Ice Cream over at Summer of Color and I'm still I have had this drawn for a couple of days but couldn't find any colors to do it with in my watercolors/pencils, crayons... until Les over at Harmony Road Studio suggested using acrylics on it.. now there I have tons of colors.. haven't used them in my journal before.. so thank you Les for suggesting it... I realize that it isn't exactly perfectly centered or even..I really should start using a ruler etc.. but am still really happy with it.. I really do think I need bigger paper next
I am so excited ... my zucchini has 5... yes 5!! little zucchini's on it.. that's 2 more than I had all last
Tiger Lilies are starting to open... soooo gorgeous...
I had sunday off and today so have started spraying things and thinking about getting ready for the fall.. so I collected up all my teapots.. and got them ready to spray... I was so sure I had more than 20 of them... but it's a start....and so it begins!!
Ok did it can't type from the end only the middle.. ugh... some day!!  
Anyways.. off to paint I think.. it's so gloriously hot and sunny outside.. might have to hang out there abit too and enjoy my only day off till the weekend...
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