Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Julia at "Stamping Ground" has been hosting "WOYWW" for a long time.. I haven't taken part in a while and so, when i did get to play with my gelli plate this afternoon, I thought I'd join in the fun.

Here is my worktable and some of my creations:

Once you start playing with the gelli plate it is hard to stop!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up

The previous two weekends I was away at a retreat and so missed posting on Sundays.
This past week I was spending more time revising and writing than I did creating art. But today I worked on some collages. I just needed to get at the glue and gelli papers!

I made a few more of my stamped quote cards. Here were some of my favourites:


I am way behind in creating ICADs but here are a few I did today:

Have to share some of the flowers from our garden - they are so lovely this time of year:

And some photos from the retreat where I stayed in Georgia:

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday

I have been away for a couple of weeks but am back on track. I was away for a week at a writers' retreat in Georgia. I had a fantastic time and learned a lot. Even captured a few shadows (of course!)

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up

The past few weeks have been busy with writing and tutoring. Daily art has
 not happened. But I did complete a few projects, including a fun workshop at the Arthouse Studio here in Cambridge. Karen, the owner, is a wonderful teacher and with only 3 students, we had lots of individual attention.

Stencil Course
The course was  using stencils in different ways on a canvas. Although I use stencils a lot with gelli printing (which I haven't done in ages!, I hadn't used them so deliberately in a piece, and definitely not on a canvas.
We used the stencils in several layers to create a background. Then  we added a focal point. It was enjoyable and relaxing.

Summer Vision Board
Last weekend I completed my summer vision board. I haven't made a full moon dreamboard the past couple of months, but I like to focus on the season ahead. Again, I am focusing on 3 areas: health, art and writing.
The flower background was scrapbook paper I had that I just love.

ICAD Challenge
Although I have completed a number of cards, I tend to do them several at a time. This is my latest batch. I am trying to use up my gelli paper scraps. These simple collages will eventually be backgrounds for other projects.

Writing almost daily has been my goal for the past while. I am finishing up a non-fiction course for picture books with Kristen Fulton and I love it! I am revising my script and eventually, we have all been given the chance to have it read by an agent. How awesome is that! Still have a ways to go though before it's ready.

We were in Stratford last weekend and had a chance to wander along the river and the grounds of the Festival theatre. Here are a few shots of swans and flowers:

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday

Today we share our shadow shots at SSS - a fun meme that is quite addictive.Here are a few from the past week.
 We visited Stratford last Sunday, to see "King Lear" and had time to walk along the Avon River and on the grounds of the Festival Theatre,  to catch the swans and flowers and shadows!

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sky Watch Friday

Spent part of the day today at Puslinch Lake and had to share the skies I captured.

(Clouds reflected in the lake)

Caught this on the way home - for Canada Day- July 1st.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday

Saturday morning means seeking shadows and the bit of sun provided a few shadows this morning:

This is our inukshuk before it was moved.

and after - casting a bit of a shadow.

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