Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A year of Color

Getting caught up with my color journal for 



and August!

Friday, August 21, 2009


I am making for the paper packs for Squam.....

More to come.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A French Life

Have you read My French Life by Vicki Archer yet? It is a story of her life in France and some great eye candy!


A little glimpse into a french life!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Some perks...

I may complain sometimes - ok alot - in the winter about living in the north woods, but these days are just about perfect. Sunny, breezy and not too hot. 

We leave our lawn wild so no mowing- YAY! but also we get these in the front yard.

Wild blueberries just ripe for picking. 

Which I did yesterday and had a yummy breakfast this morning.

There was also tons of these. But I have no clue what they are. Anyone?

My booty from the garden yesterday. Don't laugh! It's just starting and it looks like I'm gonna be finding some tomato recipes.

I can't wait!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Ebay updates

Some new items I have listed on ebay this week...

Movie magazine from 1956 - cool photos!

A vintage Alice in Wonderland. I love the cover and it is full of the original illustrations by John Tenniel.

A decorating magazine from 1946. Very interesting.

A lot of 10 metal escutcheons in flaking black paint and some rust. Lots of uses!

Take a peek here.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Blogging for Bliss

Today is a party over at Artsy Mama in honor of Tara Frey's new book. ( I am posting this the night before, because I have to leave in the morning)

I started blogging at the end of 2006 after I stumbled across this great new medium. I love photos and it was like having my own personal magazine anytime I want with so much I could never finish! It still is like that. Inspiration everywhere.

I also look at it as a way of keeping memories and it is really cool to look back on.

I document many things...

My garden,

My listings for etsy and ebay,


My love of photography and nature,

My love of swaps! Swaps are so cool and there are so many to choose from. Blogging also revived my love for art. I found so many people I didn't even know were out there - people that are like me! I am sure you all can relate.

This is some of my art journaling

And this was from a class by Michael DeMeng at Artfest 2008. Another bonus from blogging was finding all these great artists and going to artfest in 2008 and 9. Then last year finding out about Squam! An art retreat I could drive to.

I also have many pics of my daughter Sarah when she is dressed up...

And not... lol.

My blog shows the highlights of the trips we have been on too.
New York,

And Costa Rica this past march.

We also have been renovating our house over the past 2 years and adding an addition and redoing the kitchen.

This is the before pic

We took down these trees and attached the house to the sleeping cabin and made it a bedroom and new living room with cathedral ceilings.

This is the after, and as you can see, we are still working on it! But we have done it all ourselves so that takes longer.

This is a pic of the inside.

Other things I do on here is complain about the SNOW. We are in the north woods of Canada, so ya think I would be used to it by now.But this view out our back patio door is just crazy. Like, c'mon.

And also my job as part time librarian has its perks...

but it's a curse too. At least they don't STAY here. That doesn't stop me from filling all my bookshelves up with them too. Ah, but what is a life without books?

Well, now that I've written a book - :) I'll say goodbye and from my 2 "babies" too.

Have a good day!