Tuesday, March 24, 2020


I was so determined that I would not take part in this year's A to Z Blogging event. But then covid happened. This on top of   my husband's health has not been great and that I have been mourning my total lack of being creative. It has been well over 4 months since I posted on this blog. Enough is enough. (Exactly what our PM said about people in Canada not sheltering in place!)

I need a take a defibrilator to my creativity. I'm not writing much at all (except blog posts on my other blog) and hardly making any art - even drawing.
So -- I need this boost, this nudge to do more, create more, to have fun on a daily basis.
We are stuck indoors and yes, I'm reading a lot - but not stretching that creativity muscle at all.

So like the new shoots that have started to poke out of the ground, I need to grow and reach out.

I will create but at this time, I'm not sure where that will lead me. Each day will be a blank page so to speak - and I might carve stamps,  make a tag, create a journal page, have fun creating gelli pages, watercolour, draw zentangles or even write.

My goal is to have fun, create more and interact with other bloggers.

Friday, November 8, 2019

ART on Friday + AEDM

This week's art for AEDM (Art Every Day Month - via Creative Every Day)  is a result of challenges in which I am participating.

Sunday Postcard Art
This week's theme at Sunday Postcard Art was "Sew What"

Take a Word Challenge
The theme for the week at Take a Word Challenge was "Maps"

Tag Tuesday
The theme at Tag Tuesday for these two weeks is "Seeds and Plants"

I had collected a few quotes on seeds, so used them in a journal page:

Linking as well with:

Inspire Me Monday

Monday, November 4, 2019

AEDM- Days 3 and 4

I took a break yesterday and so today, I'm sharing days 3 and 4 cards for AEDM - Art Every Day Month, hosted at "Creative Every Day"

Day 3 - Locations - The North

Day 4 - Mail Collage

Saturday, November 2, 2019

AEDM - Day 2

Today is "Day of the Dead" or "Dia de Los Muertos"
In honour of today, I created a small collage card:

The background is a gelli print, skull hand-drawn, with cut-out magazine letters.

AEDM (Art Every Day Month" is the brainchild of Leah Piken Kolidas of Creative Every Day.
Be sure to check here for lots of arty goodness!

Friday, November 1, 2019

AEDM- Day 1

November brings AEDM - Art Every Day Month - the fun challenge hosted at Creative Every Day by  Leah Piken Kolidas.
I am in desperate need of an infusion of art and creativity and Leah's challenge is one I have done many times. I am determined to create daily - I have missed this outlet for some time.

I saw a 30 day challenge issued by ATStamps, creating small stamps (4.5 cm x 6 cm). I did not have the "MY Stamp" to create the stamp, so I carved my own. It made me realize how long it has been since I carved a stamp - so it is a bit wonky!

The theme for today was "Animals". I may not continue the whole month with this stamp challenge but it got me going today.

I also want to work with felt; do some beading; do some watercolour and work in a journal with quotes. Lots of ideas to keep me busy.

Here is the stamp and notebook I use to test the stamp:

Here is my created "stamp" (not perfect by any months, but fun anyway)

Be sure to check here to see what all the fun is about - and tow see what others around the world are creating for AEDM.

Linking as well with

Paint Party Friday

LTCCB  (Love To Craft Challenge)

Friday, September 20, 2019

ART on Friday

Time to share some art I've created for art challenges this week for ART on Friday.

Sunday Postcard Art
The theme at Sunday Postcard Art this week is "Evolution". I thought a quote by Charles Darwin would be appropriate.

Tag Tuesday
The theme at Tag Tuesday for the past two weeks was "apples and pears. (The photos is of my Mon and Dad - with me peaking out)

Take a Word Challenge
The theme at Take a Word Challenge is "Fence". I created a very simple background to highlight the quotes.

Art Elements
The them at Art Elements was "Foliage"

Linking as well with

Paint Party Friday

Inspire Me Monday

Saturday, September 14, 2019

ART on Friday (on Saturday!)

Yesterday flew by with appointments and resting from a cold. So here now are a few things I worked on this week.

Sunday Postcard Art
The theme this week at Sunday Postcard Art was "hands"
Here's my postcard:

Journal Page

I had collected a few other quotes so thought I'd create a journal page for hands as well:

Take a Word Challenge
The theme at Take a Word Challenge was "Flight"

29 Faces
I have been very slack about drawing faces this week. Here is my favourite:

Harvest Full Moon Dreamboard
Iused to create a full moon dreamboard every month a few years ago. I found it a valuable exercise to focus on dreams and wishes for the month ahead. Jamie Ridler hosts classes in creating dramboards.
The question to focus on while creating the dreamboard was " What dreams do you wish to bring to fruition? Here was my response.

Linking with:

Inspire Me Monday