Friday, June 28, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
it has been a crazy few days here in calgary. don't know if you've seen it on the news, but the city experience catastrophic flooding starting on thursday and we are still recovering. we were some of the lucky ones, but too many weren't.
day 171: thursday it rained a lot and there a bit of flooding in this train underpass that we use a fair amount. it sits right next to the elbow river and floods often, so initially, this wasn't surprising.
day 172: friday was a very different story. this is the iconic Calgary Stampede grounds as see from Scotsmans' Hill where our house sits. it is completely underwater and you can't even tell where the river normally runs.
day 173: saturday it finally stopped raining and we had a lovely blue sky, but the reality of the destruction was still devastating.
day 174: our neighborhood was one of the lucky ones, since it sits quite high, but we were still surrounded by water and closed roads. nothing to do but pull weeds and spread mulch that had been delivered on wednesday. clearly the dogs find gardening exhausting.
day 175: only a few days later and you can hardly tell there was ever a flood! the calgary stampede will go on starting july 5th, come hell or high water!
day 176: a much needed sleep in with figo, the bed hog.
day 177: the bed hog is especially fond of a freshly made bed. grrrrr!
with soccer last week and the flooding this week, i am super behind on my brooches. there's one waiting on photos, but i'll get back in the studio next week!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Day 162: beautiful sunny afternoon. My view from the backyard couch. Must...stay...awake...
Day 163: according to the web, June 12th is the 163 day of the year. Somewhere along the way, I missed a day! No idea where, but in the interest of getting back on track, here's the sky at soccer practice tonight.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Sunday, June 09, 2013
day 158: fun time making a candy bar for our godson's graduation party. congratulations logan!
day 159 & BAW52/23: this week's brooch is another embellished slice of wood. more ocd dots and bits of granulated, distressed silver.
here it is with last week's brooch
and here are the backsides with addition dots and the pin backs.
Friday, June 07, 2013
day 157: finn admires the candy bar for his birthday sleepover.
i must be nuts enabling 3 boys to get all sugared up!
here's the finished product for my page of the ramsay community cookbook! i got the entrees section :) the original artwork will be up for auction during the stampede! it all goes to support the community, so bid high and bid often :)
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Monday, June 03, 2013
Sunday, June 02, 2013
#22 in the brooch-a-week challenge. revisited the dots on slices of branch motif. having fun with it, bit of an aboriginal feel, or something you'd find in africa.
day 148: rainy, dreary day, but still sunny and bright at the garden center.
day 149: about to take my anniversary gift out for a spin! happy 20th honey!
day 150: anniversary dinner at Alloy, highly recommended!
day 151: finally a sunny morning to enjoy the 3rd level deck!
day 152: Calgary Humane Society Dog Jog! very wet, but fun and B raised over $550!