Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer moments...

A Sunflower maze! Butterflies, bumblebees and the summer wind. 
Morning sun, screen door. Perfect start to the day.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Flash Bogo Sale

Buy a print or two or three and in the "notes to seller" let me know which one/s you would like for free:)
Thanks so much! 

Friday, August 1, 2014

August 1st

Yum, caramelized coconut cupcake from Wild Leek, a lovely little vegan restaurant owned by a pal of mine. This post is a bit of an experiment. I am writing it on my iPhone and have no idea what it will look like on a regular computer. There are some limitations too, I can't link to Wild Leek and I have no idea how large the picture is. Oh well, that's what experiments are all about..... exploring the possibilities. I bet there's an app for this. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

End of July

Well here it is July 31 exactly 31 days since I broke my foot. It has been a hard slog for me. I am usually very active and this has forced me to spend a lot of time on the couch reading and sadly, becoming a Netflix junkie. My latest find is Grand Hotel. A wonderful over the top at times, drama from Spain similar to Downton Abbey. It is subtitled but after a few episodes I am not even aware I am reading and have convinced myself I understand every word they are saying. Click here to see some pics from it. Romance, has it all! Soooo good:)
I've also just finished a 16 x 20 commission. the client wanted a blue painting featuring her cats Clementine and Mr. Meowgli. Contact me if you are interested in one for yourself or a gift. (The top picture is Hollis Street in Halifax)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Auction ends July 11

I`m auctioning this wee painting on my facebook page.  6 x 12 x .75 acrylic on canvas.  The picture was taken with my iphone and is a bit blurry but actual painting is clear. Bidding started at $50.

Bites and Broken Bones

What is the Universe trying to tell me? On May 25th just after this gentle woodsy picture was taken, I was walking back to my car after a lovely hike and was attacked and bitten by a German Shepherd! Ouch! It was scary. The owners were there and quickly got the dog in control.
I went to the hospital, got a tetanus shot was bandaged up and sent home. It was pretty bad, flesh was torn and I was laid up for a week and then in discomfort for 4 more with several doctors visits and another hospital one. I got the go ahead to start walking just weeks ago and then....on July 1st went sailing and just before I took this picture....I had taken a bad fall. Really bad and hurt my hand and foot. Little did I know it was broken! (no alcohol was involved:) Sheesh.
So I now have a cast and crutches. Another 4-6 weeks of healing ahead of me, perhaps 8. I see Ortho next week so I might be able to ditch the crutches. I've been doing a lot or reading and Netflix watching:) Unfortunate thing is I am self employed and I still have to earn my living. Ah the joys and downfalls of self employment.
My daughter brought home some of my painting supplies from the studio so I am starting to do a few smaller works here. Healing bones is tiring work:) My energy is a bit lower than usual. Oh and did I mention that I can't drive until the cast comes off.....sigh
Halifax is quite a hilly city so when I am a bit stronger it should make for some interesting maneuvering.
I'm going to use this quiet time to get to work on some children's book ideas I have had kicking around for a while. Maybe that's what I am supposed to be doing and needed to be brought to a halt to get started haha. We shall see how inspired I get......
(these photos are all instagrams, I'm aliceinparis1 over there, you might have to have an instagram account in order to see it)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

1963 Buffet Cookbook, 51 years ago....

I love old cookbooks, they are a glimpse into our past and sometimes a baffling and quite entertaining one:) I came across this Better Homes and Gardens book while doing a bit of Spring cleaning.
Of course I had to stop and browse through it and then of course I had to take some pictures and share...... the ubiquitous jelly mold!
 "Come to our gay red carpet buffet"
Here's a recipe my mom used to make and actually it is really good!
 Some of these guys would pass for hipsters today haha
And of course....Banana Prune cake! What would a buffet be without it:) Ok, better get back to cleaning. If you would like this cookbook with 110 recipes, leave yourr name under here and I will add it to the entries on my facebook page. Draw ends Sunday May 18 at midnight.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The colour blue....

Finally a string of blue skies..... so nice to see you again.....
Blue glass in my forget-me-nots........

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day

Once a babe, always a babe! Happy Mother's Day Mum! xo

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Unknown Story...

I adore this old picture. Paris I think.Wouldn't you just love to know what they were looking at so intently! Pictures like this inspire the storyteller in me. I want to create a narrative that includes this image. So many choices, kicking off the story or perhaps somewhere in the interior or maybe the closing image. Depends on the tale (tail)....