My sister, Jennifer, arrived yesterday from Halifax and her best friend, Michelle, arrived today from Houston. We'll all be going to see Oprah next week, but tonight we went out for amazing pizza at Famoso while the men were at the hockey game.
This picture is Michelle, Michelle and Jennifer.
my third brooch of the week is sort of part of a set including the first two. this one also has a recycled gift card panel, but with this one i created a collage with slivers of cards before placing it in the 'window'.
Had a fun evening out tonight with Marc and Allison. Hit a photography art opening at the new esker gallery and then went for a later dinner at sugo. This shot is from the fourth floor gallery space looking out at downtown, but catching reflections of the exhibit, patrons and lighting.
we are on our second or third chinook now and the temperatures are unseasonably warm. a chinook is a "warm dry wind that descends from the eastern slopes of the rocky mountains, causing a rapid rise in temperature." it's nice that it's not -15C, but the +8c is turning my yard into a slushy, muddy mess! which the sweet pooches then track all over my house :)
some of you may remember when i participated in ring-a-week 2011. for 2013, i joined the brooch-a-week group on flickr. i got a weeeee bit of a slow start. i just now posted my first brooch for week one! oh well, better late than never. so my BAW52/1 is the brooch on the far right. the other two will get posted in the next couple of days. all three are layers of recycled gift cards, sterling silver and fine silver rivets.
Finally, finally, finally got back in the studio. I signed up to participate in BAW52, that's brooch a week, and had yet to actually finish one! So I have one finished and am working in two more using my recycled gift card/layered window design. Here you see works in progress :)
This is actually yesterday's post, which I forgot to post. Ian discovered a couple of new bakeries on his way home from soccer. One of the delectables he brought home were these cheese bread sticks. I have no idea what the extra seeds and spices are, but they are super yum!
Took the kids to see the Harlem Globetrotters tonight. What a blast from the past! I saw them when I was a kid and its basically the same show! Got to sit in one of the corporate boxes and got their basketballs signed by 'Tiny'. All 7'8", 325 lbs of him! They had a blast :)
Hope you all had a fantastic New Years! I was skimming along on fb and noticed a fellow artist was challenging himself to post a new photograph everyday. What a great idea! Think I'll try it! Not all of them will be great, but I'll try to at least keep them honest and interesting. So here's my first pic for January 1, 2013. We had a mellow day hanging out with friends and capped our day off with s'mores in the fireplace. I'm still twitching from all the sugar!