Monday, December 31, 2012

OOOPS - last post of the year !

I had said I had some art to upload and I do.  I still haven't figured out how to get my pix off my ipod however, I do have some Christmas cards I made to share. 

Not sure why this peachy spot is showing up on the scan of the village.  Maybe the scanner window is dirty?  That colouration is definitely not on the card.  Whatever !


Happy New Year to everyone !   I realize I am a bit premature with these well wishes, but what the heck. I'm going to get out in front of the crowd.

Christmas was wonderful - quiet and low key, just the way we like it.  Christmas Eve we spent at home relaxing in front of the fire.  We did assorted appies for dinner.  Christmas Day we spent the entire day at home in our jammies, just lying around and eating all the goodies.  We did a small turkey for the two of us and had just enough for one round of leftovers and some soup.  Loads of dressing left so I'll be freezing that to use with my roasted chicken over the next few months.  Easy, Peasy.

Tonight my daughter and I are spending the evening quietly at home - in our jammies.  Sound familiar?  Appies for dinner again tonight so what's not to like.  New Years Day I'm hosting my annual dinner here at my place.  Two couples who are very good friends are joining us to start off the new year.  I always look forward to this day.  When my husband was alive this was always a fun day for us and I still try to keep it special.  I have a killer prime rib recipe which turns out fabulous every time.  It's to die for (sorry couldn't help myself :)  We have a friendly festive dinner, share some adult beverages and then pig out on dessert, courtesy of the local bakery. 

Well must run as I have cleaning to do in prep for the dinner tomorrow.  I'm not the best housekeeper - with 3 cats I would not suggest that you eat off my floors!  Anyway, I'll do a little cleaning and then will relax with a cold beverage.  Sounds like a plan.

Happy, Happy !


Friday, December 21, 2012

Somehow I've lost 2 months !

OMG ! I was shocked when I logged in and discovered I haven't posted in almost 8 weeks!  I guess it's just been an extremely busy period for me.

In November I took an art journal class at Be Creative in Pitt Meadows.  I had a great time and learned lots of great tips and tricks.  It was a lovely afternoon and the instructor was great !  More about that later and some pix.

I just finished 3 journals from the Travelling Journals group.  I feel guilty that I held on to them for so long - I just couldn't ever seem to get it together enough to get a page together, let alone 3 of them!   However they are finally gone and I'm waiting for the next bunch to arrive.  Sorry, I forgot to take pix of those.

Art Journaling -  I think I may have finally broken through my creative block.  I seem to have had an epiphany of sorts and it's starting to flow a little better.  I'm currently working on page backgrounds and some preliminary collaging so that they're ready for Palm Springs.  That way I can work on the penwork etc and finish a few pages while I'm away.

My Christmas cards are finally finished and gone and not a minute too soon.  The last bunch went out Thursday.  Some may arrive in time, some may not, hence why the sentiment is "happy holidays".

I've had a very challenging week at work.  One of my "children" had a melt down.  Spoilt brat - Created a lot of drama.  So high school!.  Some days I feel like I run an adult daycare ! Tedious, very tedious.

Well gotta run.  Will post again tomorrow.