Thursday, July 20, 2006

King Crab

a new aceo on ebay, titled King Crab. took a little break from the alphabet to return to the crustaceans :) have a great day!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

D is for...

finally got letter D done!! yeah! i've been swamped with jewelry work and neglecting my drawings. this one is currently for sale on ebay. happy creating!

Sunday, July 09, 2006


well its that time of year again...for the calgary stampede! the entire city goes cowboy crazy! your accountant is suddenly decked out in full regalia, right down to the spurs on his boots. calgary really gets into it, with free pancake breakfasts all over the city, every day and every window downtown decorated with bucking broncos and bullriders. not to mention the excitement of the chuckwagon races! we live a short distance from the grounds and are able to watch the fireworks from our window every night. of course, if you're trying to go to bed early it can be a little annoying :) all in all, i LOVE stampede! the entire city becomes one big welcome mat and people from all over the world come to enjoy. check it out and maybe come for a visit to beautiful alberta:

Thursday, July 06, 2006


Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, its a.......MOSQUITO!!!! cripes, they really are out in force here! i have a bite on my leg that, i kid you not, is as big as a jam jar! itches like the devil. tried to take the kids to the park. the playground is surrounded by grass, which i knew contained hundreds of the buggers. we had our bug spray on though and i thought for sure once we reached the safe oasis of the slides, the swarm would disperse. we ran full-tilt across the field and arrived completely surrounded! and the swarm didn't disperse! we turned tail and ran like something out of an indiana jones movie. back across the field yelling, "run for the car!" and waving at my husband to get the doors unlocked and ready to get the kids in! once we had killed all the strays and were safely in the car, we laughed, but before that....not so much :)