Monday, April 13, 2015


Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it.
Action has magic, grace and power in it.

Again it has been along while since I have posted. Planning to change that! 

Recently I have been working through Julia Cameron's book The Artist's Way. Oh yes I have started this many times in the past but this time I am doing it as part of a group. We  check in via conference call every week. It is fun, it is intimidating and it is inspiring. And best of all I keep going. This is the furthest I have ever gone. I guess I am putting it out there to add another layer of commitment. 

Friday, January 30, 2015


Artful  is the work I have chosen for my intention in  2015      

I want this to to be my most artful year ever. Often I put art second after I get everything else done and of course what happens is I never ever get everything else done!

Currently I am working on  a watercolour that I had planned to create last year. One of the ways I plan keep going is making the commitment and posting a few photos on social media. There is something about going public that make me feel accountable. Fear is a big issue as well. I just want to paint a masterpiece, there is no room for failure here. I am getting over that by just picking up that brush and letting it happen. It feels good!

this is a photo trio of parts of my partially finished painting

Something else I am working on is a 365 photography project. I did one a few years ago using mostly my iPhone camera. This time I am using my real camera. Even better I am using manual settings and trying to learn to make this camera work for me. There is a prompt to follow each day which gets me thinking.

Capture Your 365 Photography Project
Day 3 Prompt
Open Possibilities

This is a photo of a collage card that I created for 2015

There are other things I am working towards as well and will cover in  future posts.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Another Christmas

It came, it was fun, it went fast! Just a few pics taken using my brand new gift to myself an external flash for my camera. Still learning but happy with the results!

Jenny, our daughter with her Dad


My Dad


Our eldest grandaughter Melaina

# 2 and 3 grandchildren Gabrielle and Isaac

The youngest with her ombre hair, no flash

Our sin in law Stephen, the great father of these grandchildren

The girls and Michael, Stephen's cousin

Gloria, Stephen's mom Melaina and Earl, Stepehen's cousin

What a great day!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Happy Saturday

Well it has certainly been such a long time since I have posted anything! Not entirely sure what happened. Actually things did happen. I lost my Mom on March 5, 2013. I think my heart broke, actually it did break for a while.  I seemed to have lost much of my creativity, I feel now it is starting to come back.

Recently I have taken a photography course. This was to get me going again. I had become quite lazy, mostly taking quick iPhone pics. Some were pretty good, some ok and some dreadful. Now I am ready to do some creative stuff again.

I have two shows coming up to sell my cards. I have been happily getting ready for those.

Happy Saturday!

Saturday, January 05, 2013

First post of 2013, hopefully more to come

Just one Cornetto, give it to me !!
Originally uploaded by virtual_tony2000

Today I came across this photo on flickr and just had to share it!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Maddie with Flower

At the moment I am battling with photoshop. No idea why I have so much trouble with it! I am just not good with the tech aspect of things. All I really want to do is just play and create without thinking about how to actually put it together.

Today I did manage to give Maddie a flower in her hair!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

September, Sadness and Mystery

There is something about September that always makes me sad. Even now when I no longer have little ones to let go as they head back to school, I still feel a loss. In spite of the fact that this was a very hot summer and there were times I wished for fall, I still feel sad today. Life just changes in September. More routine, coolness that leads to winter.

My life has changed in that I am no longer working outside the home. My husband will be retired within 2 months. Huge life changes! Kind of scary and it just feels way too soon.

On a positive note I will have time! Yes precious time to do what I wish to do. I can remember a number of years ago when I was working 4 days a week in a busy medical office, mothering two kids and all that goes with that, I was thinking one day about what would I like most in my life and it was time! So at that point I did cut my work hours back to give myself some time... to just be me and that was the best thing to do.

So here I am with that precious time.

 Even though I am not a huge fan of TO Do lists I have some musts and for the most part that is ART! Any kind of art. painting, photography, collage, printmaking etc. My love at the moment is digital collage. I just get lost in that. I spent some time yesterday developing an Etsy site, soon to be launched to offer some of my cards for sale. Not sure what will happen with that! Fun to try something new.

This is an image I worked on last night and soon to be offered in a card.