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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Guiding word

I have been thinking about what my word for 2010 should be. A lot of pressure for 1 word as it must reflect some personal, spiritual, artistic changes I want to make in the next year.Passion has worked extremely well for 2009 and brought me back to a place I thought was in Neverland.I am leaning towards a word that will bring direction,focus,fun all out of my comfort zone of course since that is where ART happens......ideas????

Saturday, November 28, 2009

People magnets

The key is to get people's attention and that generally means heart and purse. So....this is my take on it....These little message bracelets, perfect stocking stuffers, absolutly affordable ($6.00) gets them looking at my art and then I slowly entice them with the rest.(click on picture to see messages) Thoughts?
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Such a favorite

Finished order for probably the most frequently requested piece I have ever done. Cleaning Studio today after doing yearly inventory of all finished pieces and checking all bits and pieces are tight and functional. Tomorrow planning to assemble display for Open House, will take pics.
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Musings on shopping past

Black Friday brings to me nostalgic memories of a Boxing Day in Edmonton when I and my 2 favorite Art girls hit the stores by 6:00 am. Armed with coffee, cell phones and rolling suitcases we scattered and reconned, keeping all posted on deals and steals....Needing a moment to brush away a tear...........a time that was golden.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

This is how I roll

I finished decorating the basement last Friday...remember the Organic Dude wanted to have a party. Pacing is the key when you are with in days of the expiration date on well worn shoulders. Capricorn that I am, I have a list and everything is calculated, completed and finally crossed off, very different thinking from OD, who advises just serve green smoothies, and cut up veggies with yummmm...coconut oil.So all is on track until OD arranges to have the door into the storage room fixed....then...the carpenter guy calls asking that the boxes be removed from the wall the door is on. If you know about OD's OCD you have now left the room screaming....then he goes to town, yelling, "the guy needs to come tomorrow".Last night I went to bed at 7:00 pm, packed with heat (heating pad) and mellow with drugs....yes I moved the boxes. I have a list damn it!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Back to the Myrle Mini Mart

Up at 5:30,organizing my jewlery for the Christmas Fair on Saturday. Dentist, light treatment and then to Myrles to continue the reorg. Christmas is 1 month away my pretties...start pacing your self.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sunny and warm

Can you believe the day...sun need for a coat. Sitting outside this morning having is good.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Legend Of The Three Violets

It came to pass as the Circle Of Life does, that the three violets
that bloomed with such love in Nana's room in the nursing home, needed to find a new home.They came to our new smaller home and sit in a place of honor....the big window of my studio....and they have always been in bloom....that's 2.5 years. So it just follows the AHA moment when I realized my connection to these violets and the subsequent worries that followed and now the compulsive need that they live,as I live. Which brings me to the Psychotic Event of yesterday. The Healthy One was tuning up the hot tub, leaving the door open to the frigid outdoors. The violets shivered and upon a Purdy's Snowball, I swear I heard a cough! The next moment is best left behind and for the next 30 minutes I talked the violets through our trauma.
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Task At Hand

Sorting through and designating a bin.
Emptying bags, containers.
Containers on shelves. Myrle has a well stocked bead store we discovered. Not done yet.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Must visit home tour

I am sure this is my long lost family home. It speaks to me and is calling my name. Note the books,The stenciled furniture, the family recipe stenciled on the kitchen cupboard....ahhh the setting....OMG....

Friday, November 20, 2009


OMG....I am SOOOO excited. They are coming for Christmas.....well they are coming for skiing and for Christmas....can't sleep...want to decorate...want to bake...want to finally 30 sleeps....making lists...planning party.....breath, deep breaths....

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Making Peyote crystal necklace

Step 1: 15 inch Peyote band.
Step 2: add picotes
Step 3: large fringe in middle.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Peyote Crystal

This is the most popular necklace I have ever done.It was recently requested so back under the Ottt. I love taking these beautiful native stitches and making them modern. Do you like it?
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Monday, November 16, 2009

BFF, a moment of clarity

While driving home from Myrle's, I thought about my fortune in having this friend with whom I feel such a deep and spiritual connection.Over the span of our friendship now approaching 20 years, I have always felt her commitment to help in whatever her or my circumstances were. Many changes over the years placed us on different paths but she was always nearby,available to talk me through a broken heart or to provide a different take on my sometimes bewildered reality. She operates off of my need and my expectations of her in that moment. She has never not been there for me. I know there have been times she has not agreed with or approved of my thinking but bless her she still was there with her faith and affection. We not only share a brain but a heart and soul as well and in those times of fear, sadness and joy she shared my emotions fully.I love her dearly, trust her completely and value her daily.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Date night

Last night our little card group took our winning pot and hit the Buffet and Casino. I managed to get out with $52.00 playing 21, Organic Guy with $100.00, playing Roulette and the rest whined all the way home.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

This is more like it.

Post dentist is never pretty. For one thing the upside down pose for 2.5 hrs is not something my post traumatic brain copes well with. Add to that all this delicate packaging on my almost powder shoulders spells pain and migraine...all you see this day? Freaking incredible!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Eco friendly massage mattress

You know that place where you could not be more comfortable, more cozy and you are sleeping the sleep of the innocent....yes that lovely place. I felt that sleep last night until I realized I was in that tacky hotel in Vegas and the vibrating mattress was running at warp speed....except....when I opened my eyes....It was the little black dog enthusiastically loving her hump monkey.....and it was 3:10 AM.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wow Dream Studio

Myrles new studio is finished. What a great idea, behind this door is a murphy bed and more drawers.
Love the big deep cupboards and drawers.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

What Dula wants Dula gets

She wanted to dress up as a fairy for Halloween...begged me to put on her gear...really...she wanted to...she loves dressing up...see her smile.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Hymns of the 49th parallel.....golden

I am a long time fan of KD Lang and her whiskey mellow voice never better than in her CD, Hymns of the 49th parallel. Get it from the library, borrow it from a friend WTH go crazy and buy one. You will not regret it.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Long night

 The little black dog woke me at 2:17 do "peeps"....3:10 am..afraid of the wind....4:45 am...thought dad had swallowed a chain saw....5:10 in bathroom crying...wind again and at 6:33 am, saw the beginning of a sunbeam and wanted to greet the brand new day. Content to become my living canine furry scarf, managed to hold it together until 7:30 am and then we got up to witness this incredible day.
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Friday, November 06, 2009

What is your decorating style? Want to find out?

I am addicted to the Apartment Therapy site and today discovered an interesting quiz on one of their links that will ID your decorating bent.Quick and fun to take...I just typed in the Universal Zip Code of 90210 and was really surprised at how right on it was. Gwan....give it a try...

No pain no gain

Christmas card 2008

Yesterday I set up my easel and pallette and got out the watercolor block. First step done! This is the process of the yearly Christmas card. I have no inkling of what it will become. It just becomes what the watercolor and paper destine. Last years card came through like a, bang, boom....done. Can't wait for the nervous energy to start.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Bye bye babies


Sent away today.....It's not that I don't love you's just time to say good bye.
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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Trying to lose art

I have done art pretty much all my life. From those early years hiding under my bed painting (didn't want my mom to make me clean my room and throw out my sad little works of art), to now where I paint or at least do some form of art every day.To attempt to toss out pieces of art today is near impossible. IMPOSSIBLE, MIND BENDING, EXHAUSTING! The healthy one keeps dragging them out of the garbage and hiding them perhaps under the delusion that after I pass over from extreme fried food poisoning he will have a dead artist sale and make his fortune. This morning at 2:35am I heard the garage door open {recycling day} and when I let the little black dog out at 8:00am, I checked to see if the recycling was gone and it was. I was pumped...I had out foxed him AGAIN..the mural was DONE. I just went to go to the library and guess what??? I found the$#@%mural behind the wintering plants@#$%!!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Meet the Company


These are my friends,my medicine,my poison and today is the dentist, the doctor and coupon day at Super Store. We will attend all three together. It will be fine and if God created Mrs. Purdy, will pass quickly.
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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Happy Halloween

Was it fun for you? So....I live with a prankster. He thinks it is great fun to terrorize me/scare me silly. Much to his glee, I have experienced screaming, panic inducing fear at his hand. He has laid on the floor beside our bed waiting for me to come into the dark room and then slowly stands up.#$@!@%^He has waited under a dark staircase for me to go down and will grab my leg..&*^%$#@ or hides in a closet waiting for me to open the door...&*^%$#@ Needless to say I never enter a room with out turning on the light.

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