Thursday, March 25, 2010

5 more...

Sketches. That fills the book and now on to something different. Since I also went through 2 pens!

I have a small 4x6 sketchbook that will take watercolor so I have been doing some of those.

Coming soon.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Lace box on ebay

I have had this for a long time.. but now it is time to let it go. And hopefully to someone that can use it and appreciate it.

It is a vintage box full of old lace and doilies and ribbons.

I love the photo on the top of the lid.

And the lace is pretty nice too!

See it and my other listings here

Friday, March 19, 2010


Books and painting - together!! I love it.

Artist - Mike Stilkey website here

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kreativ Blogger award

I got this award from Janet and Lisa. Thanks Guys!

Now as part of the award I have to do seven things:
(1)Post the image of the award
(2)Thank the person who gave it to me.
(3)Link to the person who gave it to me
(4)Tell you seven things about myself that you wouldn't know
(5)Choose seven great bloggers to give this award to.
(6)Give a link to their blogs
(7)Leave them a message on their blog.

This might be a little difficult, because any of you that have been reading this blog know quite a lot already!

1. The house I am living in now is my 21st.
2. All these moves have been in ON, Canada
3. Where I am now is the longest at 7 years.
4. I went to college for Graphic Design in Toronto and left after first year because I knew I couldn't be that precise (no computers!!) and have to live in a city. That field has all changed now and I could work where ever I wanted and use a computer... so it is an option at some point.
5. I am an only child and the mother of one.
6. I am left handed and love it! I think we are a special breed.
7. I crave alone time and that could be a product of #5.

I am not going to tag anyone. Anyone that wants to play - feel free!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

If I were in the circus...

This was a prompt from my awesome sketchbook yahoo group.

If you were in the circus, what would you be? I thought of it for a while and I wanted to be the gypsy fortune teller. With tents, pillows, long scarfs, crystal balls etc..

I went through my images and took out the ones that spoke this to me. After I had them all out, I found I had too many for one page, so I did a 2 page spread.

I love how everything came together and invokes the mood and what I was trying to make.

Oh, how did Johnny get in here? I suppose I would let him share my circus tent. Especially if he's bringin that piano. I could use some music in there. :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Jigsaw puzzles....

I love jigsaw puzzles...

Just finished a good one. Springbok (the best!) and an octagon shape covered in all kinds of postage stamps.

Isn't that a great feeling when you get done?

And then...

You're missing a piece!

or two.

Or six!


Good thing I got it dirt cheap ( guess why?!) :) but I want to use it for an art supply so I was prepared for missing pieces.

Stay tuned for what I do with these....

Monday, March 8, 2010

Keep on sketchin'

The last 4 from the new issue of Country Living.... inspiration is everywhere!

Friday, March 5, 2010

It's here!

I got my copy of the infamous flea market style magazine! I ended up getting it from Sue at VintageRescuesquad and she was sweet enough to ship to Canada.

I have just flipped through it and it looks wonderful. FULL of photos and not many ads.

Here is some peeks for you...

ahhh, now to sit in the sun this weekend and take my time looking through this.


Monday, March 1, 2010

New finds in the etsy store.

Some items I have recently listed...

Vintage crystals,

cigar box,

berry boxes,

muffin tin for a great container in your studio.

All here.