Thursday, March 15, 2018

It's been awhile...

I haven't posted for a long time, almost a full month.  I'm in a reading slump, have not finished a book in two months.  TERRIBLE.  I think I need a comfort read, either Maeve Binchy or Agatha Christie, and since my back is still in agony, and my Christie books are on the lower shelf, it will likely be Maeve Bincy.  What do you do to get out of a slump?

I've also taken March off to deal with some health appointments and "clean/purge my household."  It's not going too well, I sure have accumulated a great number of lovely things.  Plates and cups to be exact.  AND... there is still all those paintings.... SO

In the meantime,  I'm so ready for spring.
last years blooms.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

all new and ready to go...

Doesn't it look like I've been efficient,  I refinished this little table  and brought it home last week.
As you can see in the first photo, it had a great deal of damage on the top and bottom shelf too.  Now it's all cleaned up and ready to rock.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Saturday snapshot...

Just finished refinishing this little table.  Hope it's new home will be welcoming.  I love it when a plan comes together.And yes, those are beads at the edge of the top.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Saturday Snapshot

On the third Saturday of each month, our group The Hamilton Area Decorative Artists meet.  We have an In House Teacher, who graciously leads the group in a painting adventure not to be missed.  I happen to be the co-coordinator of this event.  I'm please to say this was a resounding success.  I hardly ever finish my piece here,since I'm making coffee and tea, and locking doors and such, but it's always a good opportunity to meet members and non-members and hear their desires and frustrations, and think " hmm I feel that way too." but for the most part it's a wonderfully accomplished day.   BRAVO ladies.  Many thanks to Shelley Prior for her guidance.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday 56, I Found You, Lisa Jewell

At the thought of the girl he feels another wave of doom wash over him.  Hi body, no longer his own, it seems, reacts by regurgitating the eggs and toast Alice cooked for him earlier on.  Afterward he is shaky and weak.  He returns to the position he'd adopted during his first hours in Ridginghouse Bay, on his haunches, on the beach, staring out to the sea as though waiting for the ocean to bring him something.

Friday 56 is hosted by Freda Mann

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

wordless Wednesday

can't wait for my roses to bloom again,  right now they are under at least 24inches of snow.

(watercolor of my white rose, from my own photo)

Monday, January 8, 2018

A New Year, and New goals

Well thank heaven we're into a new year.  Hope everyone had a great celebration.  We've had a very special lady in our lives join the angels in heaven. My mother in law Gaida passed away a few days before Christmas.  So for us it was a sad celebration.  She was the mother of six sons and one daughter, grandmother of 16 and great grandmother of 10.   She will be missed.

Beyond that it's COLD.  We've had a great deal of snow, and a few visits to the pond.
and reading well the last book I read was The Alice Network
very interesting. 

Hoping to get back into the swing of reading more again.  I've been in a slump.

Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saturday Snapshot... tea cup

This is a teacup my aunt Julia gave me,  it's very gold.  When we were very young, my sisters and brother and I, all went to Polish School.  We took a bus to a, not so nice, part of town and learned to read and write our mother tongue with a little History and Geography thrown in.  Sometimes if I went early I'd stop in to see my aunt.  She always had "store bought" cookies, my mother baked, and cubed sugar.    One time when I went she had boughten herself these teacups.  I so admired them, some years later, she gave me two.  I'm thinking now that I may have to downsize, seriously and while I love this little cup, I'm sure one day soon it will be in a box for a donation to someplace, so I've decided to paint a picture of it and put it into my "memoir" photo album.  I don't even really have a nice photo of my aunt.  I'll have to hit up my cousin, for one.  I have thought of having a teacup fundraiser, and that way the proceeds could go to a worthy source.  Just thinking, of someplace special to give my special tea cup.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Teaser Tuesday...Victoria Line, Central Line

I've been in a reading slump.  I swore in this 150th celebration of Canadian confederacy I would only read Canadian authors.  And I have. Don't get me wrong, they've been excellent reads, but now that I'm scared to nearly death, with Linwood Barclay,  and totally afraid to go downtown with Anthony De Salva.  All of these things too close to home. So I need a little comfort read right now so, I reached for Maeve.

It was very odd that they should live in Seven Sisters, Pat thought for the hundredth time.  It seemed too much of a coincidence that anyone who was giving a wife-swapping party, with uninhibited fun and carefree swinging for sophisticated couples, should just happen to live in a place with the group name of Seven Sisters.

 Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Snapshot Saturday...

Just waiting for the cooler weather to plant my tulip bulbs, These were last springs.  I need to learn to do some photo shop so I can combine my photos for a better arrangement for painting.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Saturday Snapshot

I painted this chair to celebrate Halloween, and donated it to Harbourside Luncheon, hopefully whoever won the auction bid, will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed painting it.

I think I paid a $1 for it originally at my neighbor's garage sale.

It's been awhile...

I haven't posted for a long time, almost a full month.  I'm in a reading slump, have not finished a book in two months.  TERRIBLE. ...