Sunday, July 27, 2008

'Wylde Woman' award

that's what I was when my dear friend Heather awarded me this tag. I love being thought of as a wild woman and am amazed that I inspire her, incredible artist that she is!! Thank you so much Heather!!! I am so happy to be considered a 'Wylde Woman'

Here are the rules of this award:
1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.
2. Link back to this blogsite ( so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women.
and remember the Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.
These women continually bring joy to my life through their encouragement, humour, inspiration and talent. It is with great pleasure that I award the "Wylde Women Award" to

if she hadn't awarded this to me, I would have tagged Heather LOL

Nina Bagly - an incredible artist who gives so much of herself to her readers and everyone in her life. I think she is amazing!!!!

When I am really down or stressed, I go to both of these ladies blogs and am almost immediately soothed, calmed and inspired. Thank you both so much.

For the Birds....

Nancy asked me to hostess Gothic Arches again, thrilled me to death, and the theme I chose was .... For the Birds. Any interpretation of the theme as long as it has birds. Thanks to a dear friend of mine, my interest in nature and birds has been sparked! Going home from work one morning after a huge thunderstorm yielded all kinds of interesting twigs which I gathered up and brought home with me. I am now using them in my art whenever I can. This is my arch for the week and I hope everyone has fun with the theme. I can't wait to see what you all do.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I didn't realize it had been so long since I'd posted anything. But I'm back, for today anyway. I was hosting this wonderful danglie swap and it truly wouldn't let me concentrate on anything else to it was all together and gone. Happily, it is and is landing in the homes of the members. And from what I've been hearing, they love them!! Yea, a successful swap, just what I like!!

Anywho, I have missed doing my favourite challenges, Gothic arches and dans ma maison so I'm trying to catch up!

Dymphie has set the theme this week on G.A. as Handwriting. Use your own writing on your arch. This is a challenge cuz I never know from one day to the next if my writing is going to be legible or not. Luckily today, it was!!!! My DH took me to Indigo yesterday where we found the most scrumptious (scrummy for short!) 12x12 paper pack by DCWV for $21. The theme is Once Upon a Time and has glitter already on the paper in a gel like form but it's not gooey or scratchy, just beautiful. It's so romantic, I just had to have it. The arch uses a corner of one of the pages.

Be sure to check back to G.A. next week.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

apologies to my American friends and relatives

Happy July 4th

I hope it was a good day for all and have a festive weekend!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

new banner

I'm taking all kinds of pics on my journeys around the town right now and I made my new banner out of one of them. To think this tub of lilies is just outside our back door and I never paid much attention to them til now. I was lucky enough to get the pic before the flowers started to fade.

Happy Canada Day

Jeez, do you believe the year is half gone already? I hope everybody has a safe and festive holiday week!

I think I have to share this, maybe someone reading, if there's anyone left after my absences, can get something out of it. I mentioned in a previous post that I am hosting a swap. It is due to me today. I received a message on Saturday that one lady will not be taking part in the swap after joining in good faith 2 months ago. I gave 2 months to get 15 items made and to me and this person says sorry, maybe next time, with no care or concern or remorse. Well I'm sorry but there will be no next time for her. I think I have come to the conclusion that if I am going to host a swap again, I will invite people I know and trust. If this makes me a b...h, so be it. It's better than having something like this happen. Luckily a good friend of mine, who was very excited about the swap when I asked her, offered to make another set so as to not disappoint the other members.

My feathers were so ruffled by this turn of events that I needed some soothing and I headed straight for Nina Bagly's blog, Ornamental. Love, love, love everything about it and her. Check it out if you haven't already. You may not get the same out of it that I do but it's worth a look. I think! LOL

And lastly, I leave you with a look at my art space, like you really needed to see it. It's in a sunny corner of the bedroom, to the right is the window and to the right of the window is another storage cabinet with my computer and printers on top. Crowded little corner but it works for me. Care to share yours? I'd love to see! I need better ideas for storage. heeheeee

edited july 7 to include pic - hope I haven't lost my lovely comments.