Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Book of Awesome

Some of my favourites:

Sound of scissors cutting construction paper

Green lights all in a row

Getting checked for ID

Getting gas before the price goes up

Drive through parking spaces

For many more check out the book and also the website.

We should all look for the awesomeness in each day. It's there if we look.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Beautiful box for sale

Here's another item from my stash that I have been hoarding....

A great box for storage or display! Found here.

Friday, September 17, 2010

A little getaway.

I have to blog about a getaway I took with Sarah before she started school... we went to the nearest city and took a couple days for shopping.

I decided to treat her to a hotel downtown and then we could make a couple days of it.

I picked the Hotel Belvedere since it was a great price and close to downtown. Plus it looked really cool! It has 20 unique rooms and its like a large bed and breakfast.

This photo is from their website and shows the front and the great patio where we had breakfast. Nice stone wall and plantings everywhere.

When we got there she asked me if I minded being upgraded to a bigger room - huh? NO!
She sent us up to the 2nd floor and we opened our door to this...

EEK! Original fireplace and 12 foot ceilings, bay window, antique furniture with a brass bed, original wood floors and tile in the bathroom and even a little kitchen. It was so cool. The stairs in the above picture went up to a walk in closet. I could live here! What a cool studio apt this would make.

All of the shutters were original and wood and closed and opened. With a great view as well.

All brass keys - a REAL key.

The tile in front of the fireplace.


And a confusing door above the bathroom door. Like WHERE does that go? And how do you get there?

Tile floor on the kitchen and bath.

Sarah thought it was ok (she's more of a modern girl) and she liked the free wifi on each floor - I was in my element and loved it all! I thoroughly recommend it.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Studio Tour

Labour Day Monday I had a nice hour to myself and took myself to this...

I loved the idea of it being a walking tour and all the artists were in one place and all the art looked cool too with a nice variety.

It was really cool! They had the booths all set up on walking paths in the woods and also music and food set up.

I loved all kinds of things, but the painted chairs by Alice Hinther were neat and she had all kinds of jewelry with vintage papers which is right up my alley.

I also thought the rug hooking was really nice. She dies all her own wool and then cuts them and hooks them onto canvases of her own designs. Her name is Loretta Moore (no website)

And this guy blew me away! Jean Pierre Schoss had this giant moose made of recycled metal at the front gate and then tons of other things. I liked the metal flowers and all kinds of objects made of old propane and oil tanks and other metals. Check out his website here.

There were also other metal ornaments, a knife maker - awesome! , jewelry, stained glass, carving, painting and stone sculpture.

I am definitely planning on going back next year when I have more time. Wonderful!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Small glass bottles for sale

These have been in my stash for a long time and now that I am making my new art room, it's time for them to move on...

14 vintage glass bottles with screw on lids that have felt powder, glitter and bronzing powders in them. All made by TEXSTYLE Art Co.

For more details see here.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Collage Board

Well Sarah(my daughter) is all settled in now in Residence in Nursing school! All of us are excited and a fun time for her.

We took a lot of her stuff, but she left this corkboard she had covered in collage. Not enough room and concrete walls. :(

This is made up of all things she cut out and made up.

The bottom corner is the one I like....

Some sayings:

First, you dream it. Then you do it.

Be an original



"I've got to be me"

I'm hungry for change


I want life to mean something

There is no height restriction in breaking records - No minimum age for making millions

That whole "everyones doing it" thing
when it comes to being a teenager
and getting high?
Just another stupid stereotype.

Good advice I think.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

No impact man

NO Electricity, taxis, elevators, take-out food, tv and much more.

A film on a families decision to give up making an impact for a year

HIghly recommend it!