Monday, January 28, 2013


day #25: figo in a contemplative mood
 day #26: happy 70th birthday percy!
day #27: a little family time, watching movies in bed

Friday, January 25, 2013


so honoured to have my brooch set, first 3 in the BAW52 endeavour, featured on 
thank you lora!

Thursday, January 24, 2013


it's been a busy few days and i've fallen behind!
#22 went to see oprah!  i was initially reluctant, especially given the price of the tickets, but she was worth every penny.  super inspiring speaker!
 #23 airport the snow....with accidents everywhere we turned.  and yet, this was my view at a stop light.  and that's not the sun. it was actually a street light.
 #24 hard to make a visit to the doctor's office interesting, but i did my best.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


departed from recycled gift cards, at least for this week, and switched over to plexiglass. the plexi is raised with sections of tubing and then riveted to the silver with smaller bits of tubing.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013


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.


Had a yummy dinner at ThaiSaOn! B's favorite dish is the shrimp cooked to look like birdies :)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

lora just featured one of my brooches in her eye candy blog, thanks lora!  

go check it out! there is some amazing work on her blog!


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'.

Friday, January 18, 2013


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.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


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 :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


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.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Mostly worked in the studio today finishing my brooches (pix tomorrow), but did come up for air and food and caught this amazing sunset.


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 :)

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Summative exams have arrived again in our house, this time midterms. This is a common sight over the next couple of weeks. Keep up the hard work B!


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!

Friday, January 11, 2013


I reaallly need to think of him like this, all mature and grown so I hardly recognize him. Epic, two year old, core meltdown tantrum tonight. Gotta love him :) keeping us on our parental toes!

Thursday, January 10, 2013


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 :)

Wednesday, January 09, 2013


the snow that was suppose to come tomorrow showed up early and with a vengeance!  it's been snowing for 2 hours and we already have at least 3 inches.  made for a very scary drive home from soccer!

two pix my husband took on his drive home and the other i took out our front door.  both are on the grainy side because it's still snowing!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013


miss b's ankle is already doing a bit better!  only used the crutches for half the day!


We had a nice relaxing evening in front of the fireplace tonight. Perfect end to a busy day.

Sunday, January 06, 2013


Day of soccer, bronze medals and then emergency room visits for sprained ankles. Fun, fun now off to bed!


sorry, i forgot to post this last night!  late, fun party :)
i should post a picture of the girls singing karaoke off of someone's phone, but i'll save them the embarrassment and post a pic of my stylin' son.  i really need a pair of these purple pants!

Friday, January 04, 2013


I was up with the birds today.  And for that supreme sacrifice, I was rewarded with this lovely sunrise.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Wednesday, January 02, 2013


I missed most of the day, all the sunset and part of the evening sorting through kids' rooms and closets. So thanks to the hubby for snapping this lovely shot of the sunset!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy 2013!

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!