Wednesday, December 31, 2014

WOYWW and Saying Gooddbye to 2014

Hard to believe it is the end of another year. 2014 has sped by. I have been reflecting the past few days on the year that was and have chosen my word for 2015 - BLOOM. I created the canvas that I will place in my art room to remind me of the message behind the word. (See here to how I chose the word.)

Here is my work table after finishing the canvas.
(Be sure to check at "Stamping Ground" for workspaces from around the world - a great meme each week)

I really need to start fresh - a new cover on the table and the paints reorganized!

I have great hopes for 2015. I want to write more and create art more. There are several challenges I am already looking forward to. 

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Taking a Holiday break

May the joy of the Christmas season 
be with you all!

Merry Christmas!

See you in two weeks!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

ABC Wednesday - V

This week at ABC Wednesday, it is time for V. Only a few weeks now til the end of this round.

V is for Jules Verne,
As Wikipedia says: "Jules Gabriel Verne ( 8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelistpoet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction"
Two of the novels he wrote are  "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea"

Here are 2 of his sayings:

                                            "Where there is life, there is hope."

"Liberty is worth paying for."

Be sure to check here to see other V posts from around the world.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ABC Wednesday - U

Today is ABC Wednesday, with the focus this week on U.

here are two writing quotes by "U" authors:

U is by Leon Uris - the  American author who wrote incredible historical fiction ("Exodus")

U is for Lisa Unger - an American author of contemporary fiction.


Julia of "Stamping Ground" hosts a fun weekly meme where work tables are shared from around the world. There's So much creativity!

This week I was working on my dining room table  on some cards. Here's a look before I cleaned up - we do have to eat here!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Weekly Wrap-Up

My wrap-up of the week didn't happen Sunday - but here are a few things I have finished this past week.
The end of November say a completion of:

1.  NaNoWriMo - I was able to write 50,000 words and worked on several writing projects. It has spurred my desire to keep writing.

2. PiBoIdMo - I produced 30 picture book ideas and actually wrote a first draft for one of the ideas.

3. AEDM - I finished my zen page

and almost carved a stamp a day.

Here are a few more:

here are some other projects:

I came across this wonderful quote by Henri Nouwen and it is so appropriate for December.


I only worked on one set of cards (Christmas trees) this past week, although I have a number to work on this week.


Here are a couple of photos of the sky today:

(that is the moon - about 3 pm!)

Linking with

Inspire Me Monday

Creative Every Day

Thursday, November 27, 2014


This is "30 Words Thursday" and to honour Thanksgiving, I created a poem about gratitude and created some collage quote pages.

Giving thanks
Should be a way of life
Not just at Thanksgiving
But daily.
Cultivating an attitude of gratitude
Improves health.
Count your blessings
Keep a journal.

Say thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Julia of "Stamping Ground" hosts a fun weekly meme where work tables are shared from around the world. So much creativity!

Last week i shared my painting table and some asked what I used the papers for. here are some ATCs I created with some of the papers:

as well as a Christmas tag

Today I am at the dining room table finishing some photo ATCs for a swap I am hosting at ATCsForAll (I really enjoy hosting and taking part in the variety of swaps there)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

ABC Wednesday - T

This week at ABC, it is time for T

Continuing with quotes for writers, are are those for T:

T is for Henry David Thoreau - He was a 19th century  American author, poet, philosopher,  and historian.(among many of his talents)

(a quote really, for anyone who has goals to achieve)

T is also for Dylan Thomas, one of the world's most esteemed poets.

(included are 2 pieces of his most famous poems)

Check here to see what others chose for T

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Weekly Wrap-up

Time for a sharing of my art explorations from the past week - a little bit of everything.

Journal 52
I follow this weekly challenge but I haven't participated for a while. this past week's challenge appealed to me as I just received this quote from Suzanne Lieurance - her advice is to say this every day on waking.

What a wonderful way to start the day!

I've been trying to carve a stamp a day and I have only missed a few days. These are some of my Christmasy ones.

(made me realize I need new stamp pads!)

I created a couple of sets of ATCs this week.

Christmas ZENS

PAT cards

ZEN Project
I have completed more zens.

Here are a couple of photos from the week - it was a snowy one! And now the snow is gone!

Linking with

Inspire Me Monday

Creative Every Day

Journal 52

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday

Subtle shadows were allIi could capture the past couple of days. The snow and clouds made finding shadows a bit of a challenge.

Couldn't resist this reflection.

Be sure to check here for wonderful shadows from around the world.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


A snowy day outside and I have just finished playing with paint at my worktable. Now, I am going to use some of the papers I created for some ATCs..

My painting is done in my art room in our basement. Here's a look at some of the papers I created.

(The roll-offs actually make some really interesting backgrounds - great for journals.

When I create ATCs or stamps or work in my journal, I do that at the dining room table. Here I am just about ready to work on some cards before supper.

Be sure to check out "Stamping Ground" for a look at worktables around the world!