Sunday, November 30, 2008

view from my window

These were taken on the drive to and from church this morning.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I've been busy

These are my first inchies ever, done for a swap with the Christian Paper Artists yahoo group. I must say, they truly are addictive. I've managed to stay away from them for this long, but I think the avoidance is over now. Must. make. more. inchies!

The blue ones are done with my favourite gesso/newsprint background technique. The snowflakes are embossed. The holly leaves are drawn with my new (very cool) watercolour ink pencils and crusted with diamond dust. That stuff is cool too - so sparkly!

And here is one of 6 (so far) altoid tins I'm working on. I bought a kit from Ten Two Studios... Lisa has some lovely images for sale! (no affiliation, yadda yadda...) I just need to find somewhere to get more tins, preferably in Canada. Any suggestions?

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Christmas ornaments for a swap...
marbles for presents...
I love playing with paper!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

typical, hey?

You pat yourself on the back because you've just done something you feel pretty good about, and BAM!, the universe sits up and takes notice and says "Hey, that one needs to be slapped down a bit!"

So yeah. I'm all "Woohoo, six months of blogging!" and then my life takes a small detour down a big hole. Nothing serious, just a small crisis of identity that left me questioning everything. And being who I am, I needed to retreat in order to figure it out. I don't know how to do my questioning in public. Some do. I actually really enjoy watching the process unfold in other people, and I really appreciate the vulnerability that they offer. I just can't do it myself.

But I'm back. Mostly. I still haven't figured it all out. And yeah, I know I never will. But I can hope, can't I?