Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas Decorations

I made these Christmas decorations just in time for 
the local Christmas sale a couple of weeks ago. 

They sold out very quickly, 
and I have been trying to find some time to make some more.

They have many layers, including paper pulp, tea bags, gesso and paint, 
and then images or stamps, some ink and collage bits 
before adding a final layer of paste wax. 

Maybe tomorrow I will have some time to play with some more of these
..... although I do have some snow shoveling to do!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Little Cabin in the Woods

We recently spend a few days at our little cabin in the woods.
We spent lots of time doing wood work  - cutting and stacking firewood that is!

 But I also enjoyed the beauty of the trees. 

And the daylight hours continue to get shorter.

We have lots of wood ready for the winter, 
and I can't wait until we can spend some more days 
at our little cabin in the woods. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016


I continue to play with trees 
mixed with a variety of mediums....
acrylic paint, pastels, charcoal, graphite, ink, collage,
and whatever else is laying around on my desk. 

It is my favourite way to create.... or at least at the moment.

I then mounted them onto small wooden cradled panels.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Long Version

I am keeping busy preparing for 
an upcoming local craft sale. 

A post or two ago, I shared some short necklaces I had made

and now I share the longer  versions  that can be worn 
3 different ways. 

As a long single strand or a shorter double stranded necklace,

or as a wrap style bracelet. 

Such fun to make, and fun to wear!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

End of Fall . . . . Beginning of Winter

I still seem to be creating with fall colours
even though the leaves have left the trees

and the fall colours are gone,
and winter colours are moving in. 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Home From My Holiday

We had a wonderful holiday exploring some of Washington State. 

I loved travelling by bicycle and ferry!

We were very fortunate to have beautiful weather for most of our journey,
but on one very wet day of cycling
I forgot to move my camera to a waterproof area of my bag, 
and it did not survive the day.

Even though I don't have many photographs,
I have many many wonderful memories that I will hold precious for a lifetime.

 Since I have been home I have been slightly obsessed
 with making crocheted necklaces...... may need to make some bracelets yet.  

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Biking Away

Biking has been beautiful this fall

But the leaves have left my part of the world, 
and the snow is creeping down the mountain,
So daughter Savannah and I 
are heading out on a biking adventure in Washington 
- where perhaps we will find fall again. 

Bike touring is new to me, 
but I have been preparing for it for the past few months, 
and am all packed and ready to go. 

We are staying in hostels 
and with biking friends that we have yet to meet,
So I made a few biking cards and bike tube notebooks 
to give away along our route. 

And off we go..... see you in a few weeks time!