Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The prompt was "Hold Back" and there were many things that came to mind for this one. You may relate to the driver that doesn't signal or the lady in front of you at the supermarket that counts out 24.98 in pennies when you are in a hurry to get to work.... there is some serious "holding back" there! Let's face it, we are tempted to do many things throughout the day and are held back. Some are good and some....not so good. I could have had fun with that layout! However I decided to write about and illustrate how important it can be and how liberating one can feel from being honest . I have learned a great deal about myself by participating in this art prompt group and it is because I didn't hold back. When you write in your journals be in the moment, show how you feel, just be you. You will be amazed how truly interesting your story is!
Monday, June 28, 2010
The guitar pick necklaces are popular and have been ordered for the young rock and roll stars and for their music teachers. I love them and I have worn them as well when feeling edgy and funky! Some of the beads are from Cuba hand made by locals and the clay beads are handmade by me. The beautiful bracelets above are gifts to Bridesmaids and Maid of Honour for an upcoming wedding in July, from the Bride. Congratulations Renee!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Mark and I stole an hour to go for a quiet boat ride together after a busy day of yard work and driving kids back and forth to work. Sometimes a little break together is just what we need in our busy lives to reconnect and share a few laughs. It was a beautiful ending to a perfect day.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Another birthday in the family! My Cameron turned 19 yesterday and as with each year that passes it's amazing to me just how fast it all goes by. One minute he's playing his Dad's guitar that's bigger than he is and the next he's planning his year at university. I love these pictures of Cam and had to share them with all of you. "Please don't embarrass me mom!" Okay Cam, I won't. xox
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Plan? Ideas? The birth of a concept? Well since my plans usually fall through..... I decided to make this prompt all about how I try to live life with a free spirited attitude and not stress to much about lifes little problems. I don't normally follow a plan or believe I need to have one, because I don't really know what could happen from one moment to the next. When I do decide to do something involving my art it's quite spontaneous and more about feelings than a plan. If I had to make a plan I'm pretty sure it would change several times before I got to the end of it, so why make one?? Oh I guess they can be useful in other areas but for me I like to see what happens and go from there. This piece was one of my favs to do and I think by looking at it you can feel the impulsiveness behind it.
So picture this. I'm sitting in the living room writing another "god I hate this rain " status on facebook, because nothing exciting was happening , when I look out the glass door leading to my little deck and there is this beautiful little bear cub snacking away on yesterdays garbage bag! I grabbed my camera and opened up the door , he was leaning up against the door eating, and it scared him away....but only briefly. The allure of stale hamburger buns and coffee grinds was too much for him/her so it came back not minding one bit that I was snapping these pics only a foot away!! Thank goodness just before this I had let my soggy wet dog in and banished him to the basement or I may have missed out on this wonderful experience. Yes Gladys made a mess, ( that's the name I gave my new friend..... I thought it fitting since it was destroying the Glad garbage bags in search of yummies!) But It was totally worth it to see such a beautiful little creature so close. I hope he goes back into the woods and finds it's mom though , I don't want her to find me !!
Monday, June 7, 2010
Okay here's week number 18 and it's basically me wishing ( complaining ) that I would get some of those wonderful love letters my hubby used to write to me. What does a girl need to do to get one!! ( no comments from my dirty minded friends out there please! ) Sheesh! lol Anyhoo, Mark used to write me letters all the time and leave cute little messages for me which were very sweet and endearing so when the prompt was "From The Heart" I thought about those moments and came up with this entry.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Our friend and summer neighbour, Brian , sent me this amazing photo of these baby robins that recently hatched in the overhang of his cabin. He has been keeping an eye on this nest for the past few weeks trying not to disturb it while mom stayed close by keeping a close eye on him! It's such a miracle to watch these little guys start out as little blue eggs and then emerge as tiny babies! Mom picked a great place to have these little guys, thanks Brian for keeping them safe and for sharing this miracle with us!
Saturday, June 5, 2010
My hubby Mark is a guitar player extraordinaire and plays in a classic rock band here in town. When he asked me to come up with something he could wear around his neck that was cool and not to showy the first thing I came up with was this little number using one of his guitar pics and some tribal beads on a black cord ---he loved it . Now his little groupies ( yes he has them!) will have something else to drool over!! lol! Anyway.... I made this back in March before we left for our trip to Toronto and decided to bring one to our friend and fellow guitar player Blaine, as a token of friendship and thank you for his hospitality . He seemed delighted to receive it and I hope he wears it for all his groupies too! I love playing around with different ideas and this was super fun to do. Wonder what I'll come up with next?