Archive of ‘Youtube Videos’ category

Inspiration cards winner! Woo hoo!

Congratulations to Penny D – you are a winner of a set of Inspiration cards!  Please e-mail me with your snail mail address!  Thank you soooo much to all of you who entered my contest.

I’ve incorporated some of your ideas into the video for how you can use these Inspiration cards.  So thank you so much for that as well.  I’ll be adding a link to this video in the write up that will be included in each package of Inspiration cards just in case folks are short on ideas!

It’s funny but i have not used my normal video camera for over a year and i’m actually quite shy on camera!  It will take me a while to get back into the swing of things. Previously i had used my i-pad to take videos – it’s way easier to edit using an i-pad but there are definite limitations.

Hop, Skip, Jump book

I’m inspired by this spunky new guide by Marney Makridakis, called HOP, SKIP, JUMP: 75 Ways to Playfully Manifest a Meaningful Life.  Find out if you are a Hopper, Skipper or Jumper by taking this fun quiz: ARTELLA
I manifest as a Skipper!  How about you?  I’ll be posting a book review on Wednesday!  See you then!

Have a lovely Monday!

Love, Violette xo 

Sanctuary revamp with me!

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



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

Magic Cottage Backyard video and 60 cartoons!

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.


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


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


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


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

Quick video of the Magic Cottage Backyard

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.


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.


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

Upcycled Silverware Chandelier

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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