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And the Valentine’s Contest Winner is……..


Congratulations Kathi! You’re the winner of the pendant!  Please e-mail me and let me know which pendant you would like okay?  Thanks so much to everyone who entered the contest.  I really enjoyed reading your Valentine heartwarming stories! I truly wish i could give each and everyone of you a prize – you are all winners in my heart!


Mr. G gave me these lovely roses for Valentine’s Day along with a beautiful card and a gift card to Chapters (bookstore).  It’s funny – but as you can see I’m a real BOOK-o-HOLIC……and the best present ever is a book or a gift card from a bookstore. When Mr. G handed me the card i felt – book vibes. I told myself to not bank on it but i was certain there was a gift card inside and i was right!  Yay!  Now Mr. G was explaining to me how the floral departments really jack up the prices of roses on Valentine’s day.  I’ll have to tell him (or did i already?) that roses are nice but not necessarily my favourite flowers – i prefer a jumble of colours and a variety of flowers……not to be ungrateful but i do much prefer the more mundane flowers. So the next time I hope Mr. G saves himself a bit of money and opts for the lower priced but just as valued everyday flowers.

After the exchange of Valentine’s goodies (Mr. G received chocolates and a card) i was whisked off to dinner – the soup bubbling in the pot on the stove could wait for another day! Smile What a lucky girl am i?


While at Starbucks (next to Chapters) last week i visited with my Mom, sister Linda and friend Gina.  Out of the blue Gina took a picture of me with her i-phone and challenged me to make something with the Starbucks coffee cup, sleeve and these decorative cupcake papers (the staff gave away little goodies in them). She told me I had to create something with these items and post the results on my blog – so that’s what I’ll be posting tomorrow!

Wish me luck!


A Valentines Giveaway!



It’s time for a contest and what better time to give you the opportunity to win a prize than Valentine’s Day?  Sorry I’m a little behind (Valentine’s Day snuck up on me!) – perhaps i could have started this a bit earlier but since I’m late in posting the contest i thought I would give you the opportunity to sign up until Tuesday February 15th.  You have until February 15th, 10 am PST to enter the contest for this pendant and chain – the pendant features a tiny print of my art – the backside has an inspirational saying on it.  I’ll let the winner choose which pendant they want (from my rectangular line). 

All you have to do to be entered is to let me know what your favourite Valentine memory is in the comments below!  My favourite memory is of being in Elementary school and decorating our personal Valentine’s Hangers – usually red construction paper hearts made as a pocket with our names on them.  We embellished them with paints and cut out hearts!

If you want to share this contest with your friends could you please tweet it?  Thanks so much!

12 Unexpected Art Supplies

My friend Kym (we met at Journalfest) has a fabulous blogpost over at Bliss artworks Studio.  You see – she’s creating right from where she’s at – literally.  Kym is a pharmacist with the heart of an artist.  So she put her thinking cap on and came up with a list of supplies you can obtain for your BLISSFUL artmaking at your local pharmacy! 

Just think – you can begin RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE creatively speaking.  Many of us are not in the perfect places – we might be working in an office but long to make paintings all day long or perhaps we groom dogs all day but would rather be creating pet portraits.  You can start from where you are – if you are a dog groomer you could have your paintings on display, pet portraits put on postcards you give to your clients.  You might even eventually be able to transition out of grooming and into painting on commission!  How cool is that?

Curly Girl of Curly Girl Designs used to work in a Yoga Studio.  She loved to dabble in collaging and would put her collages on the wall at the Yoga Studio.  Customers really loved her collages so she eventually offered them as greeting cards and another business was born!  This can happen to you too!

I hope you have a lovely weekend!


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