Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Danagonia give away

Do you have a fairy princess hiding inside you? Have I found a way to let her shine. If you haven't had an opportunity to go to Danagonia and see some of her magical tutorials you really need to make the trip. She is currently having a giveaway that will allow 5 lucky people to have a copy of her gorgeous tutorial for this stunning fairytale piece.

What are you waiting for.....find that princess some bling.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Women worldwide

I'm not sure who wrote this about Women but it describes some amazing women that I count myself blessed to know and love.

Women have strengths that amaze men....

They bear hardships and they carry burden
s, but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.

They sin
g when they want to cry.

They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.

They fight for what they believe in.

They stand up to injustice.

They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have.

They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.

They love unconditionally.

They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.

They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.

Their hearts break when a friend dies.

They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.

They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes,
sizes and colors.

They'll drive, fly, walk, run, plurk, skype or e-mail you to show how much they care about you.

The heart of a woman
is what makes the world keep turning.

They bring joy, hope and love.

They have compass
ion and ideas.

They give moral support to their family and friends.

Women have vital things to say and everything to give..



You are all worth more than gold and diamonds. You laugh and cry together. You remind each other of things that need to be done and help everyone to laugh at their mistakes and try again. Encouragement and love are the standard form of communication no matter what country we come from. You are the support that help hold this sisterhood of women together. Never forget your worth defies description and I count myself lucky to have each of you in my life.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spring and Home

Finally it seems that the snow is melting. Temperatures are finally above freezing during the day and the sky almost looks blue. Its enough to make you giddy after a long dark winter.
I find that lately my artistic endeavors have taken a back seat to other aspects of my life. I don't make resolutions in January (which is a horrible month for me personally) I make them when the weather changes. So what is my resolution for this year, to discover what it means to be home.

I have lived most of my life in two very different areas. I have spent most of my life on the praries but I was born on the east coast. The contrasts of the lifestyles, pace of life and the scenery are dramatic.

When I smell the change in the air that accompanies spring I seem to long for different things. I want to run away and play my harp in the Cape Breton highlands, walk along a beach with my husband, search for ladyslippers in the woods on PEI. In short I long for home.

Ironic that I long for the home of my early childhood. We moved around A LOT when I was a child but it was always within the province. Then we moved out west. It was a shock to the system to instead see cool blues and greens and greys of the ocean coast you now saw the yellows of the grain and the browns of newly turned earth and the golden orange of the leaves as they turned colors. I have always hated earth tones. I can't wear them they make me hyperventilate when I use them in my house. Interesting isn't it how color can affect you.

So, how does someone with salt water in their veins make a home in a landlocked province? How do you make peace with the fact that the only sand is at the playground (and you don't want to walk barefoot in that....ewwww) Good questions. Hopefully I will find a good answer I just don't have one yet?

In the meantime I continue to hoard color at my home. Lots and lots of green. I put a pool up in my backyard as a temporary measure (my kids swear I'm going to rip out the basement and put in an indoor pool) and long for the sound of the sea, the smell of the salt and the seaweed, the cries of the seagulls and dream for a bit of where home should be.

Artistically you can see my focus is back to the cool blues and greens. One day maybe I'll work on some more prairie colors...maybe....just not today. For today I would rather play in Neptune's Garden and dream a little more.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine's Day is for Chocolate and Cherries

I love chocolate and cherry combined. It doesn't matter if its in a richly colored piece of jewellery or a culinary delight. I thought I would share some delectable offerings with you of both types.

Chocolate Covered Cherries


  • 60 maraschino cherries with stems
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pound chocolate confectioners' coating


  1. Drain cherries and set on paper towels to dry.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine butter and corn syrup until smooth. Stir in confectioners' sugar and knead to form a dough. Chill to stiffen if necessary. Wrap each cherry in about 1 teaspoon of dough. Chill until firm.
  3. Melt confectioners' coating in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Dip each cherry in by its stem, and place on waxed paper lined sheets. Chill until completely set. Store in an airtight container in a cool place. Best after 1 or 2 weeks.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Being Stalked

I know the title sounds morbid and really scary but let me tell you a bit about this kind of stalking.
We are the Stalkers. We stalk a studio by promoting them and advertizing them to help them achieve sales. We alternate between a member studio and a random studio. I love being able to help others this way.

This morning however I discovered that I'm being stalked by my own guild. I'm blushing and honored to be stalked by such a great group of artisans.
If you would like to see the antics of our guild you can find us here: Stalkers Blog
or if you would like to join us you can find us here at the Stalkers Guild Hall

Thank you all for the work you have put in to the Stalkers Guild and in your stalking. You're an awesome group of talented artisans and I'm proud to call myself a Stalker.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rainbows in the depths of winter

December is a hard month for a lot of us. Its dark and cold (especially if you live where I do) and often full of holiday stress. Sometimes a little light and color can cheer one up or make the day seem lighter, in that spirit here is a rainbow for you to enjoy.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Treasure Hunt and A Chance to Win Free Stuff

Okay now that I have your attention.....

I have a fantastic friend who happens to be the guild master for the Polymer Clay Smooshers. They are having a really fun scavenger hunt to win some fantastic prizes. If you head over to their blog you can join in the fun. Just keep your eyes out for this little guy. ( If you click on him you will also be taken to the blog with all the details)

Holiday Scavenger Hunt November 15th - 29th.
Winner will be chosen using random.org and announced on November 30th.