Wednesday, October 11, 2017

ABC Wednesday - N


This week at ABC Wednesday - N is the letter of focus.

N is for National Parks

This year Canada celebrates its 150th year since Confederation. As part of the celebration, all national parks have free admission. (Visit here to get your free pass) What an opportunity to visit all the wonderful parks in Canada.

I have only been to a couple of the 39 National Parks or 8 National Park Preserves. There is at least one in every province and territory.

My favourite - Banff National Park



So much to see and so much to experience.

Visit here to see more of the national parks.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

ABC Wednesday - M



This week at ABC Wednesday, M is the letter of the week.

M is for Montreal 

I spent the first eight years of my life in Montreal, Quebec and a brother and sister were born there. My husband was born there as well.

It is a wonderful city with lots to see and do. It is very French and quite cosmopolitan.

                                     
                                                          Source - TripAdvisor

 It is the second most populous city in Canada. It was founded in 1642 as Ville-Marie, on an island in the St. Lawrence River.

EXPO67 was held there - and I got back there to visit it. It is home to the Montreal Canadiens hocly team and the former Expos. One place to visit is St. Joseph's Oratory.
Check here for highlights.


Be sure to check here to see what others around the world have done for M.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

ABC Wednesday - K



This week, ABC Wednesday brings us K.

K is for Kingston, Kapuskasing, Kenora and Keswick - towns/cities in Ontario that I have visited
As well as Kamloops and Kelowna in B.C. that I haven't visited.


But K is also for Knit the Bridge, Cambridge.
This event took place in September 2010 and was a huge community effort.
People donated thousands of scarves, hats, and afghans, which were sewn together and covered the bridge in Cambridge.







Be sure to visit here to see what others around the the world are doing for K.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

ABC Wednesday - J


This week at ABC Wednesday, J gets the nod.

J is for Jasper National Park.
The park is west of Edmonton and north of Banff National Park. At over 11,000 sq.km., it is the largest National Park in the Rockies.
You can visit lakes, icefields; hike in the mountains and visit the town of Jasper. 
I've been once and was blown away by the beauty.

Visit here.

Friday, September 8, 2017

ART on Friday



Another week has sped by and it is time once again to share a few pieces I have completed this week.
I enjoy several challenges which post themes either weekly or monthly. It gives an opportunity to challenge oneself and interact with other bloggers.

Sunday Postcard Art
The theme this week at Sunday Postcard Art  was "Books and Reading" - one of my favourite pastimes/passions.


Linking this postcard as well with More Mixed Media Challenge - with the theme "Anything Goes"


Tag Tuesday
The theme for the next two weeks at Tag Tuesday is "Paris". I've never been but would love to go sometime. I studied French all the way through school and having passing ability.




29 Faces
Here are the last 3 faces I have drawn for the challenge at "29 Faces"



Mini Scrap Notebook
Here are 2 collages I did this week in my small collage notebook:




Full Moon Dreamboard
This week there was a full moon and I decided it was necessary to create a full Moon dreamboard for the Full Harvest Moon.
Jamie Ridler hosts monthly dreamboard creations and the question she encourages us to focuson during the creation of it was:
"What dreams do you wish to bring to fruition?"

As I searched through my stash of words and images,  I was surprised to find several of my past OLW - Shine, Joy,Bloom, as well as the word for this year - Cultivate.
With just a few more months til the end of the year, it is well past time to cultivate those dreams - creativity, health, faith and home.




Linking as well with:

Paint Party Friday

Bloggers Pit Stop 

Inspire Me Monday

Over the Moon Link Party

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

ABC Wednesday -I



This week at ABC Wednesday, I gets centre stage.


I is for islands - especially Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland - two of Canada's provinces. (although technically, Newfoundland includes Labrador)

I have visited Prince Edward Island  - over twenty years ago-  and still remember the beauty of this island. We swam in the ocean, walked the long beaches, visited the home of Anne of Green Gables and traveled around the east coast.
I have never been to Newfoundland - but it is on my bucket list. Viking sites, whale and iceberg watching, gorgeous scenery all await.

Visit Newfoundland and Labrador here
and Prince Edward Island here.


Be sure to check here to see what others around the world have done for I.

Friday, September 1, 2017

ART on Friday


A new month begins and a return to blogging. I have taken an extended time away from posting, from writing, from art. And I missed it - so it was the right thing to do.

I am returning with my regular feature "ART on Friday" and although I have not created much this week, I have a few things to share.

Collage
I haven't done many collages at all this summer so decided to work again in my mimi scraps notebook.
Here's a simple collage of scraps.


29 Faces/ 365 Challenge
A new daily challenge at "29 Faces" has started and the theme to begin with is Princess Di. Hard to believe it has been 20 years since she passed away.
I am using my 365 challenge book to create the faces this month.


Vintage
The theme of Old Fashioned at "Take a Word Challenge" 


and Vintage at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge,



had me creating this card:


Tag Tuesday
The theme at Tag Tuesday is "Back to School"



Linking as well with:

Paint Party Friday

Inspire Me Monday

Blogging Grandmothers Link Party

Creative Artiste