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Inspired by Cherry Blossoms and a Contest Giveaway



Yesterday it rained like crazy and it felt rather cold and unseasonal so today to see the sun coming out was such a delicious treat!  I grabbed my camera, ran into the backyard and took a couple of quick snapshots of the Cherry Blossoms.  They make me feel so happy!  One thing i enjoy doing when the blossoms begin to fall gently to the ground is to lie beneath the tree and watch the petals flutter around me like giant flakes of snow! It’s a marvel – it truly is!

I was happy to find out yesterday that one of my videos appeared on the Luminarte blog!  You know how much i love Twinkling H2O’s?  Well my video featured me using the juicy little pots of colour to paint in a face! Thank you so much for posting my Art Journaling Video tutorial! 

Bodacious Backgrounds Class Contest  Giveaway!

Do you remember a while back i interviewed my artist friend Kate Robertson? Well she asked me to do a giveaway on my blog for her upcoming class called Bodacious Backgrounds! You can check out the Promo video here!  Kate’s backgrounds are multi-layered and gorgeous!  I think you’ll enjoy the class.  To be entered to win simply post a message in today’s comment section on what kinds of backgrounds you enjoy creating the most.  I will draw a name this Friday! 

Last night we had a big Election in Canada. My friend Susan Keeping was running for office in my riding but unfortunately she didn’t win.  She’s still a winner in my eyes though!  Bravo Susan and team for all of your hard work!  You ROCK! Next time… time!!


Happy Valentines Day!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!  I hope you are sharing it with someone you  love today! I am so enjoying the fun comments you have been leaving – everyone’s Valentines memories are so sweet.

There are fun contests afoot for you to enter – don’t forget to enter my contest (closes tomorrow morning) here!  Also Suzana of Creative Therapies has a lovely giveaway too!  Thanks Suzana for posting my contest.  Over at Dirty Footprints Studio Connie is having a great big giveaway called Art Journal Love Day I’m offering some goodies as giveaways along with quite a few wonderful artists!  Yay! You have to make a Journal Page based on LOVE and post it on your blog.  Check out Dirty Footprints Studio for more info.


My sister Linda is gone back home to N. Carolina…….but she’s definitely left her mark while she was here.  I’ve mentioned that she is a Designer right?  So on Friday when i casually mentioned that I’d like to declutter the living room she got down and dirty knowing that if she did not take IMMEDIATE action that i would back out.  I had in mind getting rid of a few tchotchkes but as it turned out i ended up getting some Ikea bookshelves to replace the old tattered makeshift shelves and new cushions for the couch. The Mannequin was totally revamped – no longer is she sporting the disco sequin top and Christmas tchotchkes galore.  I made Noel a tutu with strips of tulle for that “pouf factor” – apparently my Mom told me i didn’t have enough Pouf factor so i might add some more.


Noel with a t-shirt i bought from the thrift store – it says “I’ll grow on you”.  I loved this t-shirt so much – i actually wanted to wear it but I’m not a size 4 (perhaps in an alternate Universe?).

Manny Quinn too

When we removed the numerous tchotchkes and strings and strings of lights the dust bunnies had a heyday and so did my dust allergies Smile My Mom and sisters wanted me to get rid of the mannequin (Noel) however i insisted that she stay and said “She wants to be in the window!”. Noel will soon be sporting a long brown wig – I’m going for the Hippie/fairy vibe more than the disco queen vibe.  It’s important to remember that we all have different taste and are not all like Martha Smile!



The couch used to be on this wall


The mirror (well the broken mirror – i created a mosaic with it) and the small table are dumpster finds that were revamped. 


New Ikea bookshelves – the cubby holes keep everything tidy – the books don’t flop around like they used to. Each cubby hole is for a different category – Spiritual, psychology, business, art and creativity, random Smile (weird stuff goes there), fiction has only one cubby hole, woodworking and kayaking etc. I believe that books speak volumes about their owner don’t you?


I’m really liking it!  Check out my “cast” lamp – created with the cast which i had to wear when i broke my wrist this summer.


Notice the 6 Mary’s on the mantle? I’ll be creating a long skinny painting for over the fireplace. Check out the disco ball – it found a home on the ceiling.


There is going to be a swag of colourful fabric over the Living room window.

You would not believe how many boxes of STUFF we had to pack up – there was so much stuff in the living room it was unbelievable!  It feels much lighter now – better feng shui I’m guessing. 

How about you?  Do you need to declutter any part of your life?

December holiday giveaway

Yay!!!!!  I have decided to try and have a contest giveaway once a month and today i gathered some of my “artsy goodness” for December’s Holiday contest.  Here is what you can win:

2 prints – “follow your bliss” and “listen to the whispers of your soul”

3 greeting cards – believe, Anais Nin, Live your dreams

1 bookmark – give wings to your heart

2 magnets – same as the prints

All you have to do is leave a comment here in the comments section – just let me know what you love best about the holiday season (no matter how you celebrate).  I’ll draw a winner next wednesday Dec. 22. Good Luck! 

And speaking of contests – my friend Sam of Gollywobbles is giving away a lovely PRIM Santa to call attention to Cherie Stannard’s plight .  Why not hop on over there and enter the contests and perhaps make a donation?

Henriette Klauser on the Queen of Dreams Podcast

Tina Ferguson is having Henriette Ann Klauser on her Queen of Dreams podcast tonite – 6 PST – it’s sure to be a great show.  I bought an e-version of Henriette’s book “Write it Down, Make it Happen” when Tina told me how excited she was about Henriette – who i am embarrased to say i had never heard of. Henriette shows the reader how writing down your goals (your life script) helps facilitate the actualization of your dreams. Henriette says ” writing it down is about clearing your head, identifying what you want, and setting your intent.”

Monkey Brain and writing it down

Last nite when i couldn’t sleep (once again) and my mind was full of negative self-talk and no amount of repeating my affirmations a kajillion times could quell the monkey brain i decided to “write it down”. So i wrote for 3/4 of an hour straight spilling all of the negative talk on the paper until i couldn’t think of anything anymore.  And then…..thankfully i went to sleep.  Henriette suggests doing this to get to the “nub” of what is really important. Last nite it wasn’t about realizing my dreams or anything…….it was about a brain dump or as H calls it “kvetching”.  I can’t wait to use Henriette’s techniques on my “dream work”.

Okay….that’s it for today…..i’ll see you tomorrow! 🙂

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