Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Today I turned 71. I started a new blog to celebrate the beginning of a new year and to record LITTLE MOMENTS that I experience each day. I an keeping this blog to record my artistic accomplishments and will also keep my crazy quilt blog to record my sewing accomplishments. I'll see how it goes having three blogs and may end up combining them but for now I will have all three. I hope you will visit http://silverthreadsanartistspilgrimage.blogspot.com/ My other blog is http://secretgardencrazyquilting.blogspot.com/ but there isn't much there right now, I hope to change that in 2011.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I have begun to set my intentions for 2011 and have started a Book Of Possibilities (from the movie Last Holidays). This is my new journal for 2011, I love the Paperblanks Journals. They have such beautiful covers and the paper inside is good quality:
This is my Book Of Possibilities. I love the cover with the turtles and the shiny gold:
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Relaxing after a busy Christmas:
I had really nice Christmas day with my YDD. We had a very laid back day - opened our gifts to each other, ate snacks, went for a walk, had a meal of chicken, broccoli and cauliflower, watched Shrek and played a couple of games of scrabble. We chatted lots and generally relaxed and enjoyed each others company. My other DD and my GD phoned so my day was complete.
I woke up with my cold worse than ever yesterday which put a bit of a damper on things for me, I was dripping and sneezing and all those fun things - I am concerned about my DD catching it, so hope she will be okay. I feel much better today and went out to buy a new journal for my Book of Possibilities for 2011 and also found a really nice calendar for 2011. With my Birthday being on the 30th and New Years Eve on the 31st, it is an especially good time to set some intentions for the year and think about what I would like to focus on. I asked DJ Pettitt if I could use a couple of her photos in my 2011 journal and she very kindly sent me a couple of copies. Her handmade journals and photographs are amazing, you can visit her at http://djpettitt.typepad.com/
I thought I would take you on a tour around my living space decorated for Christmas. First is my living, sleeping space:
Next is my studio not far to walk from my bed to my studio:
As you can see, it's very tiny and I have given up a lot of living space to have a decent sized studio.
Next is my Christmas forest scene with my watercolour, that I just had framed, in the background:
Butterflies, birds and boas were my theme for this year and I found it all very magical and have so enjoyed being in this little forest space over Christmas:
Jack Frost was a gift from my EDD several years ago and it is one of my favourite decorations:
Hope you enjoyed my little tour. It is a tiny space but is very cozy and has a great view!
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I am going to walk the 5k Santa Shuffle on Saturday to raise money for the Salvation Army. My two daughters are going to run it so it should be lots of fun. They can cheer me on to the finish line. I cheered them on two years ago when they ran it in Victoria.
After we do the run we are going to the Burnaby Village Heritage Museum that is all decked out for Christmas. They also have the carousel from the Pacific National Exhibition that I used to ride when I was a kid.
Hope you are getting into the Christmas spirit and that it is a happy time for you. I know it isn't for some people. Hugs to you if it isn't.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Yes, I have been gone for a few days - over a week again - I don't know what is up with me lately I just get distracted.
I have continued to do my walk workout and my daughter started me on weights earlier this week. I have lost 7 pounds and about 10 inches. I feel so much better and have so much more energy. I able to go from morning until night now, it is great!
We had some snow on Thursday but it has all been washed away by our rain forest rain. It was very pretty at the time though. The weather was also very cold at the beginning of the week and we are such sissies here in Vancouver -4 freaks us out. LOL
I have bought some white birds, red birds and white butterflies to decorate for Christmas, which I will be doing over the weekend. I made my Christmas wreath for my door the other day with a white boa, red birds, red ribbon, poinsettias and one white bird. It looks very Christmassy!!
So I have been creative after all!
Friday, November 12, 2010
This is my latest mushroom picture:
Still enjoying the watercolours. I came up with my own colours for this one and wonder if it is a bit boring and needed more colour. But it is all practice.
Went to visit my friend today and go for a walk with him. We had word today that he is being moved to a care home close by here, which was his first choice so I hope it turns out to be better than the one he is in. It will certainly be better for me because I will be able to walk there rather than have to take two or three buses.
I working my way up to a twenty minute challenge, I think it will be a very good exercise for me. I will have to get a timer.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
The eleventh month
day, hour, leaden grey skies weep
killing to bring peace
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
During the early Fall, a friend and I went to Stanley Park and wandered around all afternoon. It was a beautiful day and we were fortunate enough to see some swans:
Friday, November 5, 2010
It was dreary and rainy most of the day.
A late bloomer:
Granville Island: Crystal Ark
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I love mushrooms and bought a book about a year ago so it will come in handy to paint lots of different mushrooms:
Sunday, October 31, 2010
I finished watercolour number 3 today. I am really enjoying working with watercolours. No mess, not much clean-up.
I spent some time in the lobby tonight watching the trick or treaters. Quite a few goblins came around, brings back lots of memories from my trick or treating days and also my kids.
Hope you all had a fun Halloween.