Tuesday, 24 June 2014

25 years plus.....

This was taken last March when a group of "girls" planned a supper reunion.  It has been 25 years plus since we all worked at the same company and every year we plan a get-together for supper to catch up on family and other work mates.  Of course after all these years our kids have grown up and some have their own, which makes us grandmothers.  Now they didn't want their photo online, so out of respect I just cropped me out of the picture.  After all those years, with the exception of extra weight, we all look the same and we would recognize each other out on the street, if we met.  I think it is amazing that after all those years we still remain friends and still follow each family, with pictures going around the table for all of us to enjoy.  Sometimes these friendships continue and when they do, it is a very special thing.  If you are wondering, I will be 71 this coming Christmas.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Vintage Pickup...

VINTAGE PICKUP



Another card completed for the swap.  I found this rusty background which I felt fit in with a vintage pickup.  Usually found in a field somewhere with holes in the fenders and flat tires.  If any at all.  But when restored to its former self, becomes an object of art.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Haida Gwaii





Another in the card swap series. This one reminded me of the Haida nation on the islands off BC's coastline. The Haida people wear ceremonial robes in black and red and designs are created on them in white buttons. I printed off two totem poles, but their colours were so vibrant that they lost the stamps, and the stamps are my focal point. So I reverted to printing them in black and white. Haida Gwaii, pronounced Hida G-why, means Islands of the People. Hope you like my imagery. It was a fun card to make.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Stamp Art

This ATC card was made for a swap I am now taking part in. I used these two stamps, simply because they were the only ones of their kind in the bunch. Looking at it brought ideas of quiet ponds on a summer's day. The background was created from an online source, and cut and pinked on the edges for visual display. I used a piece of mylar to suggest the water and added bulrushes and a crystal as my only embellishment. it was a fun card, and I hope the receiver enjoys it as much as I.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

A Dog's Life....

Little Sister - loved by all. A Princess in the making - a diva for sure. She has two beds to sleep in. One upstairs in her family's house, and one downstairs in her Nana's house. Oh, and did I mention her favourite spot on a people's bed that faces a window. From there she can view her outside domain and watch the kids going to school. Or the walkers with their special friends on a leash. Or her favourite human of all in that outside world - the mail man. She lets him walk by the window, drop the mail in the box, walk down the path past her window, and then she becomes a living "Cujo". Snarling, and snapping and barking full bore - but her tail is wagging during her violent, and agressive, mean display of the terrifying watch dog. Once he is gone, she lays down again and emits gruntled woofs to let you know she is on the job. If you witnessed this display, you would never want to be in the same room as she. But see her with kids, and she is the ultimate mother hen. Squeaking, and herding them around her. Licking them to death until you tell her enough. She is a cuddler and constantly wants your attention. She is happy to see you again when you have to leave her home. You would think she hadn't seen you for days. And then she settles beside you in the evening, content in herself and life itself, falling into a deep sleep until her snoring becomes overpowering and you give her a poke and say roll over. But through all this, you love her as one of your own and she loves back, unconditionally.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Fun in the Sun

I was going through some old photos and came across this one. How much fun is it to be young and worry free, with your only thought was filling your pail in the sandbox. For the most part, the country has had an horrendous winter, and spring has crept in at a very slow pace. We were more fortunate in our area, as we get to celebrate spring with the coming of flowers early in the year. And summer is slowly creeping in with warmer temperatures. Thoughts of having bar-b-cues outside will soon be factual. Meanwhile visits to the garden centres are now in our heads and the gardens are being planted, in anticipation of their summer glory. We may not play in sandboxes anymore, but the lawn chairs will soon be beckoning us to come out and enjoy the sun and garden. I hope you will soon be able to join in this relaxing activity in your own gardens. Happy Spring everyone.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Lacking in my posts...

I have to apologize to those of you who continue to follow my blogsite. I have not been a good blogger this winter and have let it slide away. Perhaps because winter is a slow season for me and truly, I have nothing to write about. But some of you still follow me.I have not been as active in my creativity endeavours and I think I have fallen into a winter type crevasse. But summer is coming upon us, so I am slowly digging my way to the surface. Be patient with me and I'll work on some things to post, so that your time isn't wasted ducking into my blog and finding it blank. In a few days we will be celebrating our 46th Anniversary. It doesn't seem possible. I can remember those early days so well. How your life changes with the ages. We aren't as subtle and young in our bodies anymore. Aches and pains are things we never experienced, but in the aging process, we have moved on to a new adventure. One which I would prefer not to have. Believe me, it isn't enjoyment. But it's there. You reflect on your abilities now and accept what is not. Happy Anniversary Honey - 4 more years to our 50th. Wow.