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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Love ~Hope ~Dream (SOLD)

Title:  Love ~ Hope ~ Dream
Medium:  Mixed Media
Size:  6 x 6 inches

Materials:  6x6 canvas, acrylic paint, pastels, clay, mod podge and charcoal pencil.

This is the first time I've added my handmade clay pieces to one of my paintings, I think this is the beginning of something beautiful.  Loving the texture of the tiles and how the glaze has settled into the designs giving them depth.  Love Hope Dream can be hung on the wall or displayed on a stand.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Free 21 day Guided Meditation Challenge

I am hoping through this meditation I'll be more open to my creative muse, letting go of any block or doubts I've been having about my art and life in general.

The 21-day Meditation Challenge starts with small steps and gently progresses to longer meditations, then eases back down. During this challenge we will be exploring different types of meditation. The optimum length and frequency for a meditation practice is 30 minutes, twice each day, but we’ll begin with a few minutes at first and work our way up to more extended meditations.

They say if you already have a meditation practice to feel free and continue with that and to use the daily guided meditation as a way to enhance and deepen your current practice. The power of a guided meditation can help you stay in the present moment, move through blockages, heal aspects of your self that you didn’t even know were wounded, as well as experience deeper states of relaxation and higher states of consciousness.

So come join me guys... you know you want to :)

click on the link... it's free !

For the Birthday Girl

This was made for a lovely lady on her birthday and can be wrapped around the neck twice for a layered look or left long.  It can also double as a wrapped bracelet as it fastens with a button and loop.  To create this light and elegant piece I've used a combination of beads, pearls a vintage buttons strung on two contrasting colours of silk embroidery thread.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Yarn Fringed Necklace SOLD

Bought this some lovely yarn today to make one of my hand tied scarves... the scarf turned out to be so beautiful I was inspired to incorporate what was left into this necklace.

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Love the warm colours and how soft it feels against the skin. The piece is a luxury to wear?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Our Trip to Niagara Falls

Last month my husband and I with our two children, made the trip to one of the seven wonders of the world, breathtaking Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada.  This was an experience that I will never forget.  To be able to experience something so beautiful and majestic with my family meant so much to me and has made a lasting footprint on my heart.

There are no words to capture the feeling one feels when surrounded by the massiveness, awe-inspiring, and thunderously loud experience.

Canadian flag proudly waving in the wind from the front of the Maid of the Mist.

Both Canada and the Us share these magnificent falls but because we're Canadian we took them in from our homeland. 

These are the Horseshoe Falls, the steam rising from them adds what I call a mystic beauty.  They are massive at 170 feet high, 2,200 feet wide, and produce 90 percent of the flow of Niagara Falls. Between April and October 100,000 cubic feet of water flow over Horseshoe Falls per second but during the r of remaining part of the  the year, the flow is about half that.

Shown above is the American Falls, which is 180 feet tall  and 1,060 feet wide. It is responsible for the other 10 percent of the total flow.  If you look closely you can see the US visitors making their way up and down the steep slope.  I love this picture it really captures how small we are in comparison.

Me and my children on the the Maid of the Mist... my hubbies taking the picture!

This picture was taken as we were approaching the opening of the horseshoe, right about here is where I got all teared up and a little emotional.  I was glad my tears of joy were swallowed up in the mist... my kids would have been all to happy to tease me about how sentimental I was for the the remainder of our trip.

Well everyone that was our trip to Niagara Falls!!! Have you been or has anyone you know?  If so I would love to hear all about it, so please leave your thoughts and comments :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Yummy Beads from MICHAELS

As some of you may already know I'm from a small town in Ontario, Canada.  Living has it's perks but when you're an artist looking for supplies it can sometimes be difficult finding what you're looking for.   Recently, my husband, two children and I took a trip to London, Ontario Canada (22 hours from our little wilderness city).  We had a long list of things we wanted to do but visiting Michaels was on my list of musts do's one of them.  Michaels is a crafters dream, they carry everything from beads to paints. 

There was so much to see and so many great deals to be had.  I could hardly contain myself!  When I finally made it to the beading section I was overwhelmed by all the different beads and supplies... wish I could have bought all of them but my suitcase could only hold so much.  These are just a few of the lovelies I bought !!!  If you click on the link below you will be taken to Michaels website where you can buy these and so much more!  Happy shopping eveyone :)