Tuesday, June 29, 2010


What inspires you?

Outside influences?


What about your home & possessions?

Where do you go for inspiration?

Other artists?

The internet, tv or movies?

Where ever it comes from - pull it in - and share it with the world!

Friday, June 25, 2010


They have sayings for it:

Home Sweet Home.

Home is Where the Heart is.

There is no Place Like Home.

Whatever home is for you - there are always memories - either good or bad - sometimes a bit of both. It is a place to cherish, to hold in your heart, to share with family, friends & pets. A place where memories are held. And a place you never leave even if you haven't been for years.

You watch it grow and change - possibly see a new family move into it and make it their home - but in your mind - Home is what drew you in and helped to form the person you are today. Cherish that because YOU are beautiful!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

5.5 & Still Alive!

Cheesy title - I know - but I just couldn't refuse!

When something of this magnitude happens even for 20 seconds in your life, I feel I need to exploit it to its highest possibilities! :0)

Ontario just experienced a 5.5 earthquake. At first I thought I was going crazy, getting dizzy, or maybe someone was having a really exciting lunch upstairs - the keys on the wall were shaking and, after confirmation from Mary, I realized I wasn't really going crazy!

I called Adam in Toronto, Mom called Mandy in South Oshawa & Corinne in Madoc. Most felt it, but those in a car or outside didn't. Melissa also felt it in Oakville & Michelle posted about it from Hamilton.

For an area that doesn't get earthquakes - it was a little nerve racking to say the least. But all in all - everyone is just fine! :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Art for Everyone!

First - A little story: Back in high school, a well meaning art teacher tried valiantly to get me to paint, draw & sculpt what she wanted/needed me to (read: teach different styles & techniques.) Well, stubborn as I was, I refused.

Since then, I still refuse to be told how or what my art should be. I fight every step of the way.

Why is she telling us this, you ask?

I just have to say it: I don't DO custom work. There - I said it. Whew!

So, when I rediscovered painting & drawing & art in general - I told myself no customs. Then friends & family whined at me - I huffed & I puffed - but:

Mom got her Oak picture:

Mandy got her Zanara & Lite picture:

Jessica got her cupcake painting:

& Mary got her goldfish necklace:

Despite my temper tantrum - it all turned out alright. Now my inner 5 year old is safely back on the shelf with a big lolli & a band-aid! :0)

Monday, June 21, 2010


Not too long ago I posted a hint as to what new goodies were in the future for me with this photo:

Were you able to guess? Well, I think it is finally time to let you all know what I have been up to. (I am terribly excited - aren't you?)

Tah Dah!

I have begun painting onto found beach stones from the beach in Jewels' post.

I am in love with how they look! I even traded in one of my favourite necklaces so I can proudly wear this little gem:

What do you think? Check out my Etsy & Artfire stores in the coming days for more!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Cuteable me!

I have been featured as a Flickr Friday feature on the Cuteable blog! How exciting!

Time to celebrate:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hint, Hint...

Ok, I'm not quite done yet... But I have NEW goodies going to be coming in my Etsy & ArtFire stores and, of course, on my blog.

I don't want to release anything about it quite yet, but here is a hint to keep you guessing:

From the ones that I have made, I have gotten wonderful responses! I can't wait!

Monday, June 14, 2010

More Goodies...

I am having so much fun making, posting and sharing my new doodle-ings! :)

I thought I would try a new style of goodness though...

Rather than my usual: paint, draw, colour, etc...

I thought I would try: paint, paint some more, draw...

I am also coming up with more new critters and styles for the future...

I think they look fab framed too!

Check out my Etsy and ArtFire for more designs!

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Enough of this art stuffs - Today it's my turn!

We went for a journey to unexplored worlds... And put our 'marks' on the path of life, if you will.... We explored high...

And we explored low...

We found all the good things to sniff and especially play with...

Even a fellow world explorer...

We tested out the waters...

Said "Hello" to the locals...

Climbed every hill..

And stopped to smell the flowers...

After we sniffed and chewed and searched as best we could: Homeward bound we go...

Whew, what a day!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Jewels' Anniversary Celebration!

5 wonderful years ago today my sister, Mandy, called me & asked if I would like a boston terrier named Jewels. I conferred with my husband and immediately agreed. She has been a treat ever since. Bringing joy to our lives and a smile to my face.

To celebrate, I bought her her very own special paw cookie.

She sniffed it out:

Carried it around:

And decided it was all hers: