Sunday, November 22, 2009

November, November!

Nothing consumes my life like craft sales - I have two more left to go to and then that's a wrap! I have tried spring and summer sales, but Christmas always seems to be the best time for me. I wish it could be a little more spread out! In addition to my figure drawing class on Tuesdays, I saw the dentist, went for a sleep apnea test and saw a preview showing of New Moon this past week. And still managed to make up and package some new cards. Whew!

Our sale on the 14th couldn't compete with a sunny November Saturday (still no snow here, as of this morning anyway) and it was very slow. By contrast, this weekend's sale was amazing! The crowds never stopped bustling and it was over before I knew it.

As much I enjoy the sales, I am looking forward to the day when I can just hunker down and draw or paint and have more interesting things to say!

Monday, November 9, 2009

I have a winner!

Congrats to Audrey! Give me a shout at and we'll see about getting a prize to you :-) Thanks to everyone who stopped and commented. I really appreciate and it's nice to know that others like my work.

One of the reasons I like Livejournal better than Blogger is that I can reply to each comment and I always feel weird about adding a "lump" comment at the end of the post. I'm hoping to upgrade cameras next year - my current outfit is quite better than the average point and shoot - it's not quite an SLR - but feels like the training wheels ;-) My Canon PowerShot has served me quite faithfully over the past two years and I think it will always have a place in my heart!

I did really well at the first craft sale of the season - just four more to go! We were at a benefit for Servants Anonymous, which is a great organization to help vulnerable women get off the street. Thank goodness for these angels!

Monday, November 2, 2009

November ACEO Treasure Hunt!

This treasure hunt is actually pretty neat and I thought I would have to bow out of it at the last minute. For the past week and a half, I had a doozy of a cold!

This month's theme is "Fabric of Our Lives". Comment at least once at each of the 6 blogs by November 6th at 12am EST. Each blog is giving away a prize, but to be eligible to win, you have to comment in each blog! Here's how the loop goes:

Carole, Pam, Marlene, Kathy, Allie, Me!

And what can you win from me? I'm going to to give the winner their choice of photo ACEO from the four below. Photography is near and dear to my heart, I sometimes tell people that my camera is my best friend (next to my wonderful husband of course!). It's my eyes and my memory. Here's a little patchwork of favourites:

I love to travel. This face is from a statue at Hoover Dam, Nevada. Travel is the best way to understand others, I think.

I adore birds, but maybe you already knew that :-) This is Mr. Jill. I love that I have this to remember him by.

I live in a beautiful province - Alberta! It has sky, mountains and prairies that make my spirit soar.

Flowers - I love them. The crocus has only ever bloomed once, but I'm optimistic about it every spring.

If you have questions about the treasure hunt, please email me and I'll be happy to answer! Remember that you have to visit the other blogs in the hunt for a chance to win - Carole, Pam, Marlene, Kathy, Allie. I will pick a winner from those that complete the loop.