Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013


Another recycled tongue depressor brooch incorporating my OCD dots and distressed granulation disks. 


Day 146: spring is officially here. You can hardly see the horses for all the lovely green leaves. 

Sunday, May 26, 2013


so behind again!
 day 142: logan and his beautiful date for grad. the rain couldn't dampen the festivities!

 day 143: the plants are the only ones enjoying the persistent rain :)

 day 144: saturday mornings are made for fresh baked chocolate croissants and coffee!

day 145: two for today. this was the post-game picnic with Finn's team and the weather was great!

and second, ian took this gorgeous sky on the way to soccer.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Day 140: a work-in-progress shot of the illustration I'm doing for the Ramsay Community cookbook. Re-inking on nicer paper and color with prisma pencils still to come. 
Day 141: Finn looking Rico Suave for his school spring concert :)

Monday, May 20, 2013


day 139: spring has finally sprung in Calgary and everyone is at the garden center!

Sunday, May 19, 2013


BAW #20: another small brooch using recycled tongue depressor, recycled sheet silver and my ocd dots.  light-weight and fun for spring.

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Day 138: figo manages to have a sense of humor the day after his surgery :)


 day 136: on our way to the vet for shots and nail trims.

day 137: lovely night for soccer.  too bad the score didn't match the gorgeous sky.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


day 135: i went to target today. in canada. for the first time.
use your imagination to see me doing the happy dance.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Day 134: figo doing the morning surveillance of his domain. 

Monday, May 13, 2013


Day 133: when it comes to nap time, mouton and I are kindred spirits. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013


BAW #19: this is a simpler brooch from my distressed granulation series.  the pin attachments are tie tacks, one in each corner horizontally.  so it could be worn as a brooch in either direction or even to clasp two sides of a sweater together.


 day 131: had a great time at BBQ with Marc et al.  here he is devouring his new creation...hot dog with mustard and hickory sticks!

day 132: happy mother's day!

Friday, May 10, 2013


once again, i am behind....sigh.

 day 127: even though our team isn't in it, the boys love watching the nhl playoffs.

day 128: so much sunshine, made for a perfect walk with V. and snowy.

 day 129: figo, the bed hog.

day 130: ian took this today.  sunrise over manhattan.

Monday, May 06, 2013


Day 126: now THAT is a Calgary sky!


BAW #18: bit of a departure on this one.  used a slice of raw wood and just a few dots with two distressed granulation accents.  think i'll have to explore this series a bit more.  really like that i can still see the grain of the wood etc.  choosing colors for the raw wood vs. my usual black wood was also a challenge.  cheers!

Sunday, May 05, 2013


Day 125: my view from the couch in the courtyard on this gorgeous, sunny day.

Saturday, May 04, 2013


Day 123: the sun dog has staked a permanent claim on the outdoor couch cushions :)

Friday, May 03, 2013

Thursday, May 02, 2013


 day 119:  finn got a hold of my phone and took this of himself in the car.  that kid cracks me up!

 day 120: bronwyn's first game on the big artificial turf field and underneath the lights!
too bad it was only 2 degrees Celcius, cold!!!!

 day 121: home with sick child leads to photos of the t.v. screen, remote and coffee mug :)

day 122: ian took this one.  he's in beautiful Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia today.