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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

5 years ago, my husband had a serious heart attack at 45. I feel very blessed that he pulled through, and is now well. To pay it forward, I'm collecting online donations for the Heart and Stroke Foundation to help fund life-saving research and education. I would really appreciate any amount you can give to support my canvass for this important cause. Together, we can create more survivors!

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Just Be

Journal 52,  for this week, Just Be. I thought I would give my words some "Maui flavor", as Maui is one of my favourite places to practice this mantra!

Friday, January 09, 2015


A new year for Journal 52, prompts are given once a week. Going to try to do as many as I can again this year. For this week, Pathways.

Monday, January 05, 2015

It's warm in my art room!

With the last few days' temperatures averaging a chilly -25 Celsius during the day (not counting the wind chill) I have been able to make good on one of my words of intention for 2015 (CREATIVE) and spent some quality time in my art room yesterday.  This is a page inside my Wellness Journal.  I am not sure if I like the polka dot letters or not - they do make it a little difficult to read...but that white pen is just so much fun!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Tiny Sweater

I knit this tiny sweater for my sister-in-law, to hang on her Christmas tree. 

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Sometimes I can't part with them...

Once again, I made over 100 Christmas Cards for the Craft Sales.  I love them all, but every once in a while, I make one that I cannot part with. I fell in love with these 3 little people, and the way that all of the elements just came together so nicely.  So now, it is gracing my desk at work. It makes me happy every time I look at it. I hope it makes you happy, too!

Monday, December 08, 2014

Percy's Guitar

Every once in a while you work on a piece, and the process is pure magic. I wish they all flowed out of me the way this one did!  A commissioned piece for a friend - she wanted this for her husband for Christmas. Of course, in my excitement to deliver the finished piece, I did not take a proper scan, and simply took a quick pic with my phone to share with you all.