Saturday, December 28, 2013


Day 355: merry christmas all! Daddy goofing off with the battery-operated candles. 

Day 356: been looking after the 'zard for the neighbors. Here's his holiday portrait. 

Day 357: haircuts all around today. It's exhausting apparently. 

Day 358: finally got the cards I ordered weeks ago. Licking, stamping and addressing going on. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Day 349: kids modeling the super cool sweatshirts they got from Sydney and Alex. Have I mentioned my kids are nuts?

Day 350: happy winer solstice! Ian enjoyed a James Bond martini at our traditional steak dinner out :)

Day 351: figo, showing one-eyed jack some 'love'. 

Day 352: Bronwyn spent the day baking with gramma and hopefully learning all the tricks for making those awesome dinner rolls!

Day 353: Allison's bird, singing a happy tune :)

Day 354: Ian's new toy, a land rover defender!

Thursday, December 19, 2013


 day 348A: low-hanging ice fog on this -22C day

day 348B: no idea why this photo appeals to me so much, but it does.  and yes, i took it while driving.  don't judge. :)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


day 344: so creepy! that's finn making faces at me from inside the shower :)

day 345: figo, just being figo :)

 day 346: superstore has some great produce.  no idea what this is, but it's cool looking!

 day 347A: it. is. snowing.....again.

day 347B: i feel a hitchcock moment coming on.

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Day 343: great dinner out with bri and mags. Happy birthday Brian!

Friday, December 13, 2013


Day 342: don't be fooled by his serious face. It took supreme willpower to hold back the wiggling excitement. Happy 3rd birthday, figo! Don't eat all the treats at one time!

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Day 340: upon request, yummy pinto turkey chili :)

Day 341: snow on the conifers makes for great textures. Reminds me of a man's five o'clock shadow :)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Day 339: she'll be eligible for her driving permit in January...heaven help us. 

Monday, December 09, 2013


Day 337: I was working the Ramsay art in the hood show, Finn was at soccer and ian and Bronwyn were in lethbridge for a tournament. The girls played great and came home with the bronze!

Day 338: on our way to another soccer game on a cold, snowy night. The 4th street bridge looks so pretty all lit up!

Saturday, December 07, 2013


 day 334: finally got decorated for the winter solstice! (hardly needed to put the snowflakes up, there are so many outside!)

day 335: went to see the flames lose to colorado.  that wasn't the worst part tho, walking back up the hill stairs in -29C weather was.

day 336: into the studio to work, then got absolutely nothing done.  even put my head down on the desk for a catnap just like in elementary school.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013


Day 328: figo finally figured out and enjoys his cave bed :)

Day 329: great dinner with a and m and friends tonight. You can tell they're both artists, that's their musk ox in the lovely lighted flower mirror. :)

Day 330: after spending time in Europe, I notice all the wonderful graffiti artists more. 

Day 331: massive blizzard for two days led to 20cm of snow and wicked drifts even in the backyard. That's deck furniture, in case you couldn't tell!

Day 332: big batch of beef stew brewing in this cold, snowy night. 

Day 333: understatement of the year, car!

Thursday, November 28, 2013


 day 322: today is all about setup.  bring in the table, lay out all the bling!

 day 323: fall show today!  it was a great crowd.  thank you everyone for coming out!

 day 324: congratulations to the $20 gift certificate winners, catherine g., cheryl a. and lisa m.!
your moolah is in the mail!

 day 325: miss b is growing up!  got her first checking account today so that her paycheques can be direct deposited :)

 day 326: between show prep and the cold temps, figo hasn't gotten off leash in a while.  he was a weeeeee bit excited :)

day 327: amazing sunset tonight!

day 327: almost a week later, and i am just now finishing the cleanup and post-show inventory :)

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Day 321: my poor girl. Totally bummed out. Rolled her ankle last night at soccer and has a small fracture. At least two weeks in an air cast. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


 day 316: last day of enamels before the show.  i want to keep going!

 day 317: last day of production.  i'd been making links while sitting in the car during soccer practices and decided to make something new with the gold-filled ones.  like how this turned out and excited to expand on it after the show.

 day 318: last week before the show is always administrative.  today is photography of new works.

 day 319: today was price tags followed by over an hour and a half of traffic to get to soccer!

day 320: today will also be price tags, hardly photo-worthy, so here are some new charms for the show.

Friday, November 15, 2013


Day 315: my first attempt at sgraffito. Not perfect, but liking it. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013


day 311: this morning we left barcelona at the ungodly hour of 6:00 a.m.  that meant getting a taxi at 4! the kids' final decent down the 7 flights of stairs :)

 day 312: jetlag be damned!  work must go on in preparation for the show on the 23rd.  enamel, enamel, enamel.

day 313: just a few examples of the new enamel pieces!

day 314: the boy is home from camp, the girl is about to go off to her first solo babysitting job and i'm enjoying a quick cup of tea before getting back to work.