Monday, November 30, 2009

one of a kind show and sale

yesterday i spent the day at the
mainly to visit my friend carmi
above, one of her beautiful handmade art cards
and also to get inspired!
i did manage to meet some very
lovely and talented people
the show is on until this sunday
if you get a chance ---go!!
some of my favorites
mixed media/acrylic

Sunday, November 29, 2009

salem and sss

on our september road trip
one of our last stops on the east coast
i've been looking for these photos ever since
i downloaded them from my camera
put them in a folder, then in my vacation folder
so i thought
(getting old sucks!!)
while searching for something else
i found them
i haven't posted for
for 3 weeks
and thought these photos would do
the "neat" border/frames
was a tutorial from my friend marie
over at lost aussie on the loose
a quick and simple way to frame your photos

Friday, November 27, 2009

christmas spirit

with only 28 more days 'til christmas

it's time to get the holiday spirit

at my gym
they are collecting gifts for
i noticed no one was buying for the teens
so i thought the girls might like my crochet scarves
now what to do for the boys?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

many thanks!

i can't express how grateful i am
to my friend cat
for hosting such a wonderful and successful event
many thanks to all the guest
who made my jewelry sale
a unbelievable success
especially those who came in
all way from hamilton!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

ready for sale

tomorrow is another sale day
i just finished my resin pieces

everything is packed up and ready to go
i hope everyone is in the "buying mood"

Monday, November 23, 2009


with such a mild fall it's hard to believe
that it's only 32 more days 'til christmas!
i know i've been counting since labour day
but somehow its hard to imagine it's that close
when there are leaves to be raked
and roses growing in my neighbours garden!

Friday, November 20, 2009

resin gods

it's been a while since i've poured any resin
i was blessed by the resin gods and this morning
woke to find all 8 pieces
with no bubbles!!!
now the fun part
adding the chains and embellishments
i'll keep you posted

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

a day at the ago

my favorite spot in the whole building
over 400 ft long and 50 ft high
connecting all the galleries on the north end
it's nice to be able to take an break
and sit in the light
over looking the city
everything is make of wood
the floor, beams, furniture and art
the architect

i could live in this room

one of my favorite exhibits

"I realized that electric light would be
my greatest ally in getting variety into fashion pictures.
In the later years of my work for Vogue and Vanity Fair,
there were lights going all over the place.”

i was pleasantly surprised by the calder exhibit

i had never heard of him

which is funny because i love wire

Sunday, November 15, 2009

jewelry everywhere

when making jewelry
i like to have everything "out"
you never know what will inspire a piece
and as disorganized as it gets
i always know where every little thing is

the other of the side of the table
50 necklaces ready for sale

time for a break to stretch my neck!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

mothers little helper

i've been so busy making jewelry
my first show this week was a success
i sold 24 necklaces
so today i was back at it again
with a little help from my

Thursday, November 12, 2009

sometimes grey

Be still
sad heart
and cease repining
behind the clouds
the sun is shining
ever have one of those days?
photo taken this summer
on a country road near carmi's

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

birch trees

one thing you don't see enough in the city
birch trees
i don't know why that is
my first visit to owen sound
i noticed them everywhere

the birch trees that line
the stream in the photo
of the previous post

Saturday, November 7, 2009

autumn and shadow shot sunday

Winter is an etching,
spring a watercolor,
summer an oil painting and
autumn a mosaic of them all.

~Stanley Horowitz
leaves floating in a stream
in the shadow of trees
photo taken in owen sound, ontario

Friday, November 6, 2009

baby it cold outside!

as much as i love the fall
i don't like what it brings
this morning
waiting for my car to heat up
i snapped this shot of my windshield

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

encaustic class

my encaustic class mate, ron
has this wonderful style and ability
to "see" something in the wax
he uses the heat gun a lot
( which is one thing i haven't experimented with enough)
i got to work along side him and
learn his technique
what fun!!!

we worked with 2 boards and the same
2 colours of wax
just layered them in different orders
heat, add oil paint
heat some more , add some wax
heat some more
added more paint
something very calming about the whole process
reminded me of the water
ron saw a coral reef
so, when i got home i decided to
see what they would look like with
one of my photos on top

this photo, taken a few weeks ago on lake simcoe
the sun was reflecting off the rocks
looks really cool on the background

this shot was from my california trip a few years ago
it works well with the "whirl pool"

Monday, November 2, 2009

switching gears too!!!!

now that the yarn is under
lock and key
my beanie has switched gears too
i don't think the toilet paper had a chance

after a hard days work!
good thing she's cute

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