Happy Canada Day! Happy 150th!
Yes, I am proud to be Canadian and would not want to live anywhere else.
But - we are at a crossroads. Too many Canadians have shown a dark side - of racism, bigotry, hate.
We have also not moved forward on the road to reconciliation.
Vancouver has chosen to call this hear - 150+, to recognize the contributions of Indigenous Peoples to the very fabric of Canada. We all need to be on that path of reconciliation, of inclusivity.
Here we are on the first Friday of June and a return to sharing some of my art. May really was a break from a lot of things - writing and art, although I did read a lot.
It felt good to get back to creating though - playing with paint and paper and glue.
Go Tag Thursday
The theme at Go Tag Thursday is Road Trip/Holiday. I chose out trip to the Space Coast in Orlando.
During June and July, ICAD, the fun daily challenge hosted at Daisy Yellow, takes place. Using common index cards, you have permission to just experiment and play,
Here is the cover and first 2 cards (prompts are provided if you want to use them)
A brand new month and a desire to jump
back into blogging. I’ve had a need this month to step back and keep a low
profile. I haven’t even done much art – and I have been missing it.
June starts the 60 days of ICAD and
once again I will be taking part. Check here to find out more about this fun
I will be returning as well to my ART
on Friday, as I share my new challenges and projects done.
I thought I’d start the month off with
an interesting Blog hop – 30 Questions, which is being hosted at The Doglady’sDen.
The bloghop will be open all summer – a
chance to share a bit about yourself and learn more about other bloggers. A
Here are the questions and my answers –
1.What did you want to
be when you were a kid? For as
long as I can remember, I wanted to be a teacher. I would line up my dolls and
stuffed animals and teach them. I would even try it with my younger siblings –
altho that wasn’t too successful. And after 36 years in teaching, I am now
character do you relate to the most? Why? I never really watched the show
as I couldn’t stand some of the characters. So – NONE!
3.Do you like your
name? Why? For a longtime I hated my name, but I have learned to like
it and respect my dad for choosing it – even if it is the male spelling! Not a
lot of female Beverley’s out there.
4.Are you messy or
neat? Hate to say it – but messy, cluttered. Sign of a creative mind???
5.How tall are
6.How tall were you
when you were 10? Several inches shorter – but still one of the tallest in
7.What is your guilty
pleasure? Homemade breads, pastries and cookies.
8.What are you saving
money for right now? For my grown children’s weddings.
9.How many Pringles can
you eat at once? Used to be able to eat 4 or 5 at a time but can’t
remember the last time I had them. Love Miss Vickies chis tho – one at a time.
10.Tea or coffee? Tea, of course. Never drink coffee, altho I like
Coffee Crisp and iced caps.
11.Are you an introvert or an extrovert? More of an introvert – need time
alone, but I do enjoy getting together with friends for cards and an enjoyable
12.What will be your Halloween costume this year? Wearing a Dr. Seuss hat
and a Hallowe’en sweatshirt.
13.Sweet or salty? Usually sweet, but sometimes I crave salty.
14.Favourite social media? Twitter by far – I’m addicted – especially over
15.Who is the last person you kissed? My hubby – every day.
16.What is your favourite breakfast? Eggs benedict or waffles.
17.When is your birthday? January – I’m a Capricorn.
18.When did you start your blog? March 17, 2009. Wow – 8 years!
19.What is your opinion on the Kardashians? Not publishable.
20.How would you describe your style? Very informal, casual.
21.What colour is your hair? Brown, altho have a few grey hairs.(and I refuse to colour my hair - never have.)
22.What colour socks are you wearing? Not wearing any.
23.What is your dream job? A writer/artist.
24.Dogs or cats? Love them both for different reasons.
25.What makes you weird? ? Ask my kids!
26.Celebrity crush? J.K Rowling, Louise Penny, Obama, Meryl Streep
27.Opinion on cigarettes? Don’t start – ever.
28.Do you want/have children? How many? I had 3 of my own, and now have 5
29.Three favourite boy names? Ben, Flynn, Jace – used these as main
characters for novels I’ve written
30.Three favourite girl names
Racheal, Emma, Bree – used these for main characters for novels I’ve