Tuesday, October 19, 2010
New York is definitely on the list for places to visit. The last time I was there was 1993! Well, at least for now I can live vicariously though these creative moments of treasury making.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Listed in my etsy shop.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
New Glam Allure Vintage Jewels.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Our first showing at this beautiful show was a success! The 48th annual show this past weekend featured over 200 vendors and it was an absolute pleasure to be included among these quality artists. A really beautiful park setting alongside the Muskoka River helped to bring a small breeze through the intense heat and humidity. Whew! It was a hot one for sure!
I was lucky enough to have both my daughters help me prepare for the show, set up and work in the booth. I really couldn't have done it without them!
By the third day we had it down to an art!
I was really happy with the displays. They worked well for showing off the jewellery and for withstanding the occasional gusts of wind.
For three days this 10' x 10' space became our home sweet home. Thanks to all that came to visit! It was a pleasure to meet you.
Friday, June 25, 2010
I know these rabbits can be so destructive in the garden but this sweet little baby was so cute to watch. I'm sure his family was pretty happy when we planted our new vegetable garden this year. 'What? All of this for us? Ah, you shouldn't have.' So far so good though as we do seem to be sharing it. They have helped themselves to a couple of lettuce plants but not all of them. Hopefully we can coexist happily.
Today we will get our second shipment from the farmshare that we purchased this year. It's exciting to see what vegetables we will get this week. Stay tuned...
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I was kind of worried that Annie might have injured herself . I found myself looking for her in the backyard. Silly really but I was worried about the little babies getting cold. Three hours later she returned to the nest. Relief.
This morning the sun was back and the wind has died down somewhat and Oscar showed up to check out and probably bring some food to the troops.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Almost immediately, when turning on the sprinkler two little robins arrive. I look forward to their arrival and amuse at them skittering in and out of the sprinkler. They are just like a couple of kids. In getting closer to them over the days I'm pretty sure one is a mature male (maybe Dad) and the other one looks like a teenager, though I'm not much of a bird expert.
Here's the little guy from this morning. Isn't he cute? I must sound just like a proud Mama. Well, Mama Nature maybe - at least that's what I'd like to think. It's such a great feeling when you've had a hand in growing something and the fact that I can make a couple of birds have a better day as well is even better.
Annie update: For those of you who read my blog from a couple of days ago you would know that we have mourning doves nesting outside of our kitchen window. Annie is still in the nest (we have not seen her leave it). She is vigourously protecting her eggs through the fairly heavywinds and cool air. And, Oscar did make an appearance again a day ago - although he is a bit camera shy.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
We discovered Annie, and her somewhat absent mate Oscar on Sunday night while eating our dinner. They have most graciously set up shop on our large climbing shrubs just outside one of our kitchen windows. They have even managed to place their nest low enough that while standing on a chair we will be able to peek into the nest. So far, Annie has not moved from the nest when we are looking but from what I've read it's likely there should be two eggs.
For such a large bird, the nest is quite flimsy looking. They have also picked a spot where the branches easily get caught in the wind. In fact, we were just about to trim this shrub quite far back because the branches brush up against the window until we made this discovery.
Today it is pretty cool and windy but Annie is calmly sitting there as she is blown back and forth. Hopefully Oscar shows up with some food soon.
Monday, April 26, 2010
The earrings are from my Glam Allure series.
Lisa plays a character based on the Greek myth of Daphne. The film is a pilot for a web series called "The Wild Hunt". Click here to the see the trailer.
The film weaves together the legend of the Wild Hunt and Furious Host with the myth of Daphne (and Apollo) and is set in a fantasy Victorian world. It follows two characters, Marie - a simple, yet troubled young wife, and Sullivan - the sarcastic butler of a Gentlemen's Club, as they try to outrun and outsmart the Captain of the Furious Host. To earn their hold on life, each must discover the Captain's weakness to beat him at his own game. What they must also consider in is how Daphne, once the Captain's prey and now his muse, factors into their own mortality. In turn each battles with their own beliefs and in myth and how much of a part it plays in our lives.
Ultimately, one will champion, and one will fail.
One will survive and one will not....
written and directed by Lisa Stock.
You can check out other films by Lisa by going to InByTheEye.
...if I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere.
It's up to you, New York, New York.
Friday, April 23, 2010
I want to thank all my customers for their support! I can't say enough how much I appreciate you and all the kind words you have said.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I've had a fascination with songbirds for a while now. I'm not sure why. Maybe I connect to their sweet, optimistic songs.
A few years ago I heard "Songbird"for the first time performed by Rosie Thomas. It is one of my favourite songs and I love this version, by Eva Cassidy.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Or So She Says.... April Giveaway.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I just let my designs go where they want. I don't have an agenda when I create. Whatever it is ~ the colours that inspire me, shapes, a special bead I've found ~ I usually just go with it. I'm happy with these results - from glam to modern simplicity to rustic sophistication to boho fun ~ a very eclectic mix for sure. I definitely was in a blue mood this week but didn't realize it until I created this collage ~ must be all the blue skies and sunshine we've been enjoying.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Earlier last year one of the members, Gabriele Maurus, of emmarts and fluur started an art project amongst the thread members and TheScribbleGroup was born. My first participation was in the 2nd project. This one involved childhood portraits of ourselves, transferred onto artboard and essentially embellished by someone else. Here's a good link to understand the process of photo transfers.
So this is how it started, all photos were scanned and sent to Gabriele where she transferred them onto artboard and then mailed out to everyone. You did not receive your own back. In fact, you didn't know who you were going to find underneath and that was the fun part. Even if we have seen pictures of each other these art projects were of childhood pictures so it made the guessing even harder.
This is the start of mine. Dipping the cloth carefully into water you start to rub off the top layer of paper to reveal the image underneath.
I was sure I had taken a picture mid-point in the project but I cannot find it. But once the image is revealed and all the paper bits are removed you are left with a black and white image of your mystery person. At this point I was not sure who it was but I had this feeling it was Cara from Bovine Bubbles.
Now it's time to start to embellish with anything you like, paints, collage really anything you wanted. It was definitely difficult to start for me. What if I ruined it? With encouragement from Gabriele to let our worries go and be free I finally had brush in hand I began to paint. For some reason, almost immediately after revealing the cute little face on the paper I wanted to do an outdoor scene at night. I clipped pictures and captions from magazines and this is what I ended up with.
So did I guess the right person? No, turns out it is Emily from Emms Gems. Of course, once told I don't know how I missed it.
For this project the portraits were not sold but returned to the person. Through interesting circumstances, Emily visiting Ontario from Winnipeg, we had tickets to Stratford and let's face it the stars must have been aligned that weekend, I was able to hand deliver the portrait to Emily at an art show she was participating in. What fun it was to meet her!
If you would like to see some other projects done by our group you can find them at The Scribble Group. Money generated from these sales are donated to charity. In the next while you'll see some new projects being listed from our last "Rip-Off" project.
Stay tuned for my own portrait revealed and more art projects.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Of course he had to have the latest sock monkey Olympic gear in support of our Canadian athletes.
Go! Canada Go!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
In January I started to focus on some new designs. Especially those that involve gem stones. I love the look of wrapped wire and especially against the sparkling facets of a gem stone. Here's a look at what I've been up to.
Tanzanite Blue Chalcedony with Oxidized Sterling Silver.
Aqua Chalcedony with Copper Swirl ear wires.