Saturday, December 22, 2007
Today was one of the most beautiful days I've seen in a while...
I love the mountains, but I sure miss the snow...so when it does fall, I am making sure I get out there and photograph it.
I have been quite busy meeting couples and booking upcoming weddings, so it was quite a nice treat to hop in the truck, put on the Christmas cd I rec'd on friday - from my mum - thank you :) - and go out and shoot. another favorite from the day can be seen here in my flickr stream.
I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and the happiest of new years too :)
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
This is Bella. She is a 2 year old Jack Russell mix. She is the newest addition to our family. She is adorable, fun and full of energy! So far her favorite place to be is parked infront of the sliding glass door - where she can watch (and growl at) the chickadees eating seeds. After a fun day at the farm yesterday (and a hosing off after a roll in a cow patty) she had her first bath. She smells good to me, but she probably thinks she smelt better with the cow poo...
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Not just any dog. we are lucky enough to be chosen to be the new home for the cutest 2 year old Jack Russell cross named Bella. We are picking her up tomorrow and I am looking forward to all that having a dog brings. it's been 7 years since my little dog Willy passed away. It will be fun to have a furry face looking at me again. I am sure she is going to have a grand time running at the farm with the 'boys' and exploring her new environment (being new to the area myself, I'm looking forward to exploring it too)
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
I have created a unique textured photograph that I am offering in my Etsy Shop as a limited edition print. It will be available in 2 sizes: 8"x8" and 4"x4" there will only 25 in each size printed of this textured version. I love it and will be hanging it in my house too :)
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Today I took 12 of my (framed) photographs to Mr.Pickwicks (West Vancouver). I was selected to have my art shown in the restaurant this month. Very exciting for me, this is my first solo show (ok, my first show of any kind actually) Now, if I could just sell some!
I haven't had much time for taking new photos, but have been looking through some (fairly) recent ones... I love this cute teapot.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Yes. I do realize how hideous the cover of this book is.
It's from 1973 what else can I say? I found it today at the local 2nd hand store. I went to the book section hoping I would find a book with a 'baby doll' pattern in it for my baby niece... what I found was this book. it has doll patterns and so much more. I cannot wait to make some of these... I think I am going to make one tonight (it's only 11pm!!)
I had a 'craft night' for the first time since May. it went really good, my fella's cousin and I had a great time...since what I made was a Christmas pressie, I can't really say too much here. but a good time was had by all. I cannot wait until Thursday when I am going to start decorating for Christmas!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
What am I doing to enjoy the day? Counting water/beer/juice bottles to return. so far the water bottles out number the beer ones :)
I dropped off the cute "positivley petite" photographs yesterday. I am quite happy with how they looked. I cut the mats for them and I feel that they turned out good.
since I am now done preparing for the upcoming exhibit I got to have a look at some of my photographs taken back home a few weeks ago.
I loved this sweet little school house... hasn't had students since 1951. why? because it's on a remote Island that is down to it's last 2 full time residents.
Monday, October 22, 2007
After much running around last week, the photographs are all framed and ready.
I am looking forward to it. However I have no idea what to expect at all.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
While I puruse(sp?) my photos, I am listening to 'Your Rocky Spine' by The Great Lake Swimmers...awesome tune. Folky Rock with touch of what seems to be bluegrass roots...or so the banjo/mandolin would imply. They're offering free - 5 tunes here
I am still bent about my Flickr account...(I know..dead horse, still kicking it..) I can still upload photos to my old account...for all the good it'll do me...
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I hung my freshly washed clothes on the line today....I didn't know this was the day they were gonna spread...pooh.
so, they're a mix of fresh air and pooh.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
it feels really strange to be doing this.... photos that are similar to my 'other' id..
i feel sad, but what can I do? I feel like I've locked my keys in the car and I have no spare and no cell reception and I'm on a road with no houses.
flickr might love me, but yahoo sure doesn't.
Monday, September 17, 2007
I should be in bed...really. it's LATE!
But here I am. enjoying the first fire of the fall.... taking self portraits. anything 'cute' I have to put on is in the bedroom...and my fella is asleep, so instead of my pj's for my self portraits...I have scrounged up some blue shorts, pink shirt and an apron...I think I've become sleep deprived and have lost my good(?) judgement....
Friday, September 14, 2007
They are blackberries back there that I didn't know about.
and I inspected the cow corn back there too. (I think it's ready)
I left around 7:00 to take some more photos around the area.
This is one of my favorites of the day.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
They are in my fella's grandparent's backyard, and they have lovingly tended them for years I'm sure. it was overcast and rainy when I took these, and we were preparing to go down to The Point.
I have already printed these off and either plan to put them in my portfolio and/or in guest bathroom/darkroom.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
a while back my sister and I did a craft fair...it was before crafting was cool (ie: I was surrounded by plastic canvas needle point, crochet acrylic pink baby sweaters (on matching crochet hangers) made from 1950's Beehive books, and knitted toilet paper covers...I made $70 (mostly from family) sadly my sister is gone now, so it's quite a nice memory to have.
I don't know where I got the nerve (or the idea...but...) I was selling hot chocolate and mug sets...not just any mugs....thrifted mugs from the goodwill! LOL..again...that was before thrifted stuff was cool... lol. Gilligan's Island was in re-runs and I just kept thinking that I wanted the mugs to look like coconuts... I guess we should've known better than to do a 'crap fair' - as we put it - at the same place where the social bingo is held....there's another memory! The prize table just got sadder and sadder.... there was 'Christmas in july' prizes and Big cans of Apple Juice and Kraft Dinner... but we all went anyway! lol.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
a print of this photo can be found in my shop.
It's actually been sunny here for the last 4 days (in an actual row!) and it finally feels like summer...I met 2 of the neighbors last night. out at the mail box...after someone made a bon fire out of the 3 of them on the weekend... crazy. then yesterday, someone dumped scrap wood on the lawn...(starting to wonder what kind of place my fella made me move to!)
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Monday, September 03, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I had a good time yesterday at the local thrift store! All clothing was $1 a piece...I came away with several linen dresses...I was going to reuse them to make small toys and baby stuff...but I am sitting here in a freshly washed, clothesline dried one...lol...so I guess I am keeping two of them...the pretty sky blue one and the cute chocolate brown one! I also got a pair cords (to be cut up for crafts) a pristine white queen duvet cover - which I will embroider - and two yellow stripe sham covers...all looked very delightful on my clothesline...!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Yesterday was quite busy.
I'm quite happy to annouce that my TtV photo notecards are now available at the 'Yarrow County Gifts and Baskets' - a BIG Thanks to them! there you will find 15 assorted notecards to choose from! as well, you will find some of my photography on display throughout the store!
It's been tough keeping up with demand, it's very exciting and well worth the challenge!!
I have put a few up in my Etsy shop as well..
in other news....I had 2 fun days of thrifting!!
I spent about $15. that got me:
a fun red & white umbrella, an old enamel drawer from a fridge - it has "Meat-Chilled" on the front (my poor fella! what he has to put up with!) it'll be great for yarn/fabric storage...and it'll look cute too! - a sham cover, a shot glass (every girl needs one) a coffee cannister, 2 fireking pie plates, 2 cute aprons (photos to follow of them I'm sure!) a nut cracker, a picture frame, a cute old metal strainer (not visible in photo!) and a mat cutter! The mat cutter was the most expensive item at $9. I don't normally spend that much at the thrift stores, but I've been looking at mat cutters for a while now...and $9 for a quality vintage mat cutter was a good price!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
in other happenings....I've been quite busy baking in the kitchen! I am loving this time of year, and all that nature has to offer....those blackberries....soooo good. I am well stocked with fresh (now frozen) fruit and will be busy making jam, pies, muffins and cookies for quite sometime.....now, how am I going to work on that wedding quilt that I am suppose to be making???
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
This year, I am taking more time to get out and photograph all the sights and smells for my "summer fun" series of my viewfinder collection. These will be available in my Etsy Shop as notecard sets and individual prints.
Come by and check them out!
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Needless to say, I'm pretty excited about it. and I'm itching to see what it looks like in a magazine!
Friday, February 09, 2007
I've been to the local green house today having a bit of TtV fun, I actually came away with a few really fun shots.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
I'm finally getting back into things.
I've been working on my viewfinder shots and now have some available thru my Etsy shop.
c'mon round and have a look.
over the next few weeks, I will be adding other items (knit/crochet/soft toys that I am working on)