Monday, March 26, 2012

My Birthday

Seems so long ago, that birthday of mine.
A lot has happened since then, but I did want to share the goodie I received from Danielle, my friend in England:
All wrapped up, with her handmade card....
...this beautiful bracelet (!!!)
This talented lady, great friend and partner in certain crimes sells these treasures here.
It is light weight and comfy and I feel like I take her with me when I wear it.

Thanks, dear Danielle, for the treasure you sent to me.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bruce Hallmark

My father-in-law died this evening around 9:30 pm MDT.
He has been ill for quite awhile and under home care for the past 8 months. The last two days have been rough and he went quickly.
It is a blessing, but nothing about losing someone special is easy.
May he rest in peace.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Actual Size

Here is part of Grayson's drawing with a penny placed on it for scale (!!!)
See the full image (plus details) in the previous post....

Amazing Drawing

Grayson has taken up drawing at the ripe old age of 16 and a half.
I am sharing with you one of his masterpieces.... it blew me away when I saw it:

The full image is above, with details below
These are done on a piece of 8X10 paper - teeny, tiny lines forming teeny tiny images.
I guess there IS a little of his mother on him....

For another masterpiece, click here

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Please send me your information
( )
and I will send you your egg..
I will paint one specifically for YOU.


...and happy easter to everyone...

Thursday, March 8, 2012



My son Grayson was in a "Dance-Off" at school yesterday
and they were soooooo good that they were called up to do an ENCORE!
Check this out!
(Grayson is the dancer in the middle with the gray hoodie)
( "MAKE" and "BETT" )

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Here is the latest group of eggs painted up for Doodlet's
I think they turned out nice and bright.
Funny that I cannot repeat a design to save my life (!!!)
LOVE the tops of the eggs
(or the bottoms, depending on your point of view)
Got a favorite?

Just realized that this is my 301st post (!!!)
To celebrate, tell me what you enjoy about Easter
and I'll send you an egg
I'll draw the name on Saturday
March 10th

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Little Shop

Slowly, but surely, I am getting things made so that I can fill up
the Little Shop on the Corner.

These are my latest "Favorite Thing"
I know that you have already seen the Blue Ones, but......
How 'bout these Red Ones?!!
They are much smaller than they look in this photo -
only about one and a half inches tall

and aren't these rock faces cute?

above and below
Here is a little shelf that is on the table in the middle of the room
This shelf is pretty full of a LOT of stuff.

And the window that looks out on the street...
..and across to the Teahouse.

I love the space, but am still quite nervous about it.
Quite a commitment...whew....

...wish me luck...