Sanctuary revamp with me!

July25

Here is the video of the Sanctuary revamp if you’d like to see the finished version!

Oh and by the way – it’s not the Flying Moroccan door it’s the Rocking Moroccan door!

Here’s the view i have from the window

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In the video i show you the little altar in one corner of the room.  I also do a bit of smudging (with sage) in the video to clear the room of all negativity and residual energy that is no longer needed in that room.

Hope you enjoy it. I know the smudging scene is not very flattering as i propped the i-pad against the window so i was filmed from below! Yikes!

Happy weekend everyone!

Love, Violette xo

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    Magic Cottage Backyard video and 60 cartoons!

    June20

    Happy Friday everyone!

    I shot a little video of the backyard and flowers – giving you a little tour or what it looks like and where i often sit to create my 60 in 60 cartoons! You’ll note while i am hula hooping it started to rain a bit and a few drops of water are spinning off the hula hoop Smile.

    I hope you like it.

    60 in 60 cartoons are finished!  Hooray!

    I made a request on Facebook for people’s favourite quote and I received a bunch of great ones…….i chose the following 3 ones from the fab quotations. The last one i found myself.

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    Day 57 “Better to light a Candle than curse the darkness.” – Chinese Proverb

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    Day 58 “We have 2 ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak” – Epictetus

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    Day 59 – “You don’t have to see the whole staircase.  Just take the first step” – Martin Luther King

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    And the finally cartoon………drumroll please…….Day 60 – “The Soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” – Emily Dickinson

    I’m pretty proud of myself for completing this series.  I have difficulty sustaining interest in anything for too long (ADHD anyone?) but I did manage to complete this even with a few crises happening.  Art really does sustain me as I’m sure it does the same for you.

    Enjoy the weekend.

    Love, Violette xo

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      Quick video of the Magic Cottage Backyard

      November8

      Hello everyone.  My apologies for not blogging on Wednesday!  I only had 3 hours sleep (menopause and ADD issues) plus i had to attend a super early morning networking meeting.  Needless to say i was too bagged to function when i got back home. Sorry.

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      I went on Facebook the other day and asked my peeps what i should do with my pumpkin – eat it or compost it.  I received a bunch of great ideas including “don’t eat it, these pumpkins are not meant for eating”……the candle would make the inside of the pumpkin toxic, make it into soup, make it into a birdfeeder.  Ultimately as you can see i lopped off part of the pumpkin and filled it with birdseed so it could become an organic birdfeeder.

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      The birds really loved it and also the squirrels.  I quickly tried to capture a video of a squirrel totally immersed in the pumpkin enjoying a gluttonous feast. As you can see i scared him away………but……..

      I videoed this short piece of the backyard highlighting some of the crafts I have created with Mr. G and family!

      Well that’s it folks for today – I’m off to visit my grandkids!

      I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

      Love, Violette xo

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        Upcycled Silverware Chandelier

        July17

        FINALLY!  A video of the Upcycled Silverware Chandelier!  I hope you enjoy it! It’s a tutorial – you can make one too!

        Many thanks to my friend Gina, sister Linda, my Mom and Mr. G.  We had a great time working on this communal craft project.  I hope you try a communal project while having a visit – you’ll have a good time and end up with a fun project reminding you of the great connection! This chandelier will always remind me of my sister Linda’s visit to Vancouver and all the fun we had!

        Have you ever created a craft project with a group of people – if so please let me know in the comment section!

        Love, Violette xo

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          Surrey Doing it Right – Violette Clark video

          July11

          I’m so excited to share with you this video created by Dreamline Films for Surrey Doing it Right!  The team – Jeremy and Matthew came to my home a couple of weeks ago and shot some video footage while interviewing me about my home, art and life! I’m thrilled to share with you what the fellows came up with! Have a look!

          Surrey Doing it Right – Violette Clark – Ep.2 from Dreamline Films on Vimeo.

          The Dreamline Film Team were very professional and asked me some great questions. They also let me reminisce a bit about my beloved artcar van Glittergirl!  You’ll get a glimpse of her in the video! I highly recommend Dreamline Films if you’d like to have a short video shot of your business.

          Thanks so much guys for the wonderful video about my art business!  I love it!

          Love, Violette xo

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            June Art Journal Jam

            June26

            Yesterday was our last journal jam at the Good Day Sunshine Cafe and had a great turnout!Jam_june1

            You can see Nicci in the front with her adorable son Duran. Suzanne Hoiberg behind her…….and i don’t think you can see the other ladies too clearly, Maxine, Joanne, Tracy, Debbie, granddaughter Abigal, Sue, Penny, Susan and Sharon.  As you can see we had a wonderful group of people show up – their art journals were so different and so inspiring. It was fun to check out what everyone is up to, what new products they have been using and just gab, drink coffee and laugh!  I highly recommend it. 

            My summer is pretty busy however i might just decide one day to ask a bunch of the ladies if they are up to meeting me the next day at the cafe to draw and gab.  If you like to get together with a group of friends or new friends why don’t you create an Event on Facebook (that is if you do have a facebook account) and invite folks in your area. You can post it on your wall and see who comes.  You might be surprised.  You can also post free events on Craigslist, Kajiji, Meetup or do it the low tech way by pinning an invite on cafe and bookstore bulletin boards.  There is always a way to meet other creatives and host your own art journal jam.  You could also pair up with a Community focused cafe like we did and they’ll help you promote it on their facebook wall and also in store.

            The folks at Surrey Doing it Right came by yesterday to shoot a video of me and my business. Thanks so much guys – i had fun!  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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            And speaking of videos……….

            Here is the little video intro that Wendy Fedan of Create-a-Way created for me with the individual elements i gave her a while back! You can see the animation assets I sent her here. If you are anything like me you love seeing how things come together! Thanks so much to Billy Blind for creating the lovely music to Wendy’s animation! Many thanks Wendy for creating the magical intro for me and for her patience!  I love how it all came together don’t you?

            Love, Violette xo

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