Sunday, March 31, 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013


Day 89: rode bikes around Strasbourg today. Finn taking a break in front of the very modern train station (that he calls the potato).

Friday, March 29, 2013


Day 87: we arrived too late to go into the old Jewish cemetery, but took this one by partially climbing the wall and holding the camera up. The burial space is so small, they were buried 12 deep in some places.

Day 88: today will be spent on four different trains as we make our way to Strasbourg. So this photo is actually from yesterday, a fabulous Vivaldi concert at the klementium.

Thursday, March 28, 2013


Day 85: cool little house we say from the train, as we entered the Czech Republic.
Day 86: main square in Prague and the sun is just peeking out! Of course, it didn't warm up, but so pretty.

Monday, March 25, 2013


Day 84: toured old town of Salzburg. Kept ducking into shops and cafes to warm our toes and get out of the snow!

Sunday, March 24, 2013


This one didn't turn out exactly as I envisioned, but it was a fun experiment and I got to play with my riveting tool.


Day 83: spent most of the day on the train to Salzburg. So when we arrived, we decided to walk a bit of the old town before it got dark and too cold for even Canadians like us. Near the Salzburg cathedral there is this awesome gold globe sculpture and an active game of street chess going at all times. Bronwyn and Finn were taking notes so when we go back tomorrow they'll be ready!

Saturday, March 23, 2013


Day 82: funky chair, art, bouncy thingies near our hotel in Zurich. Not exactly warrior pose :)


Day 81: first day of our European vacation! Railing down by the shore at lake Zurich.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


 day 79: miss b was given these daffodils by our neighbor and they started opening today.  so springy!

day 80: this may not look like much of a photo, but i think it's beeeeautiful!  it means we leave for our trip today!  check out our progress at

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Day 78: went to the theatre tonight with Allison and the Vervs. Our next door neighbor Doug was in God of Carnage. Very funny and well done! If your in Calgary, definitely check it out! Also worth checking out is Allison's upcoming art show. Check out all the deets on her website:

Monday, March 18, 2013


Day 77: the sun peeked out for a few hours and then...more snow. This is spring right?

Sunday, March 17, 2013


#11 in the brooch-a-week project!  revisited my ocd dots on wood line and combined it with a distressed granulation heart.


 day 74: miss b and her good friend s.  all that cheering worked, the flames won!

 day 75: first time in a spin class.  i am going to be in so much pain tomorrow!

day 76: an now for some comic relief on this dreary, wintery sunday!  (he really has no shame!)

Thursday, March 14, 2013


 day 72: miss b informed me she doesn't take good pictures.  she took this.  ummm, yea kid, you do.

day 73:  a work-in-progress shot from the studio.  doing a couple of brooches with the painted dots.  we'll how those go!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013


 day 68: went to a fun romans v scots party where a lot of gladiators were in attendance...and one very irreverent pope :)

 day 69: another fun day of sledding.  finn and his buddy insisted on lugging home these huge snowballs!

day 70: i TRIED to make a lovely new dish in the crockpot (thanks lisa!).  however, trip shopping conspired against me and it cooked a little longer than it should have.  in case you don't recognize that 'oatmeal-like substance', it's rice :)  nice flavor though.  we named it 'jambalaya oatmeal'.  the kids were not impressed.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

BAW52/9 & 10

these are smaller brooches, about the size of a quarter.  all sterling and fine silver with two small beach stones riveted on to #10.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Thursday, March 07, 2013


Day 66: kids got in 4 or 5 runs before we started feeling frost bitten! I predict more tobogganing this weekend :)

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Tuesday, March 05, 2013


Day 64: Finn's favorite pastime. If he's not playing minecraft, he's watching videos about playing minecraft.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Sunday, March 03, 2013


day 59: finn went downhill skiing for the first time and did great!

 day 60: bronwyn was channelling her inner paparazzi when she took this shot of me.

 day 61: hearty calgarians enjoying an outdoor bbq the first week in march!

day 62: winter storm warming.  ummm....ya think?!  4-5 inches in the last 3 hours!