Monday, January 30, 2012

Bringing sexy back

My project for the week was anything but sexy.  
My task was to clean the cupboards below my sinks. A job that needs doing more often than I do it. Not very glamorous you say... but wait.. 
  while I had the cupboard empty I came up with this idea...
 maybe hubby could replace my kitchen faucet with the one that he bought six months ago.
Yup he guessed he could do that.
Well there you have it , my project inspired my hubby.
 And now we have a sexy new tap in the kitchen.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Birthday Flowers

What!? She's still on about that Birthday... wasn't that like 3 weeks ago?  
Yup it was, and my birthday flowers a looking a little peaked.
That's why I decided to take some photos of them.
This is one of my favorite images from this week.
Maybe tomorrow I will show the results from this weeks project.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

More Mandalas..this one based on the circle of life.
really learned alot doing this one.. digitally speaking.
Some new techniques I can use again .
This design has been seen for centuries all around the world with a common meaning.
 Very interesting to me. I am in good company as DaVinci also studied this pattern.
Leo says it's good then, hey, who am I to argue.

Monday, January 23, 2012

More circles.

OMG check out this HUGHmongous glass ball that I bought today!
 It has all those wonderful bubbles.
 It is mesmerizing by candlelight.. it reminds me of the ocean.
But it must weigh ten pounds. It measures 21 inches around.... isnt that the size of Mel's head?
I used some of my Birthday money from my mama to buy it.
 She said buy something nice.. I sure did.
 I have no earthly idea where it's going to live but I am sure I will find room.
 God help me if I ever drop it on my toe.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Week 3 project.

This week my project was to enhance a monoprint that I had done previously. I didnt feel as though it was 'done' so I thought I could add something to it to make it better.
All week I skirted this project. I felt as though I was afraid of ruining the work I had already done.
 ( I liked it but it just wasn't done).
 All week I have been making mandalas. One a day hand drawn and coloured.
The process I found to be very calming and peacefull.
 I felt a little guilty that I was working on mandalas instead of doing my Week 3 project.
Then it hit me.. why couldn't I use my print as a digital jumping off point for a mandala.
Ta-da... Here is my finished mandala based on a monoprint.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Ocean Roar.

We got to Tofino in time for me to wake up there on my Birthday. This is the view from the resort room on Cox Bay. I was surprised by the sound. Unlike any other time I have heard the ocean, one wave could not be distinguished from another. The ground trembled with the force of the ocean and the waves combined to create a roar like a jet engine overhead. This pic was taken the first morning we were in Tofino.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Project Week 2 .. The Sound Of The Waves.

My husband is taking me away for the week. He knows my love for the water and thought it might be nice if I woke up on my Birthday to the sound of waves. So my poject for this week is to do a photo assignment at the beach. It will not be the warm kind of beach where you can lay in the sand and soak up the sun. But hopefully I will find a way to show you the sound of the waves.

A Step Up

There have been alot of changes in this 75 yr old farmhouse over the years. Our renos alone have revealed alot of the previous owners tastes over the years. I wonder if the next owners will keep the mosaic.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Resolve Week One

Week One
Happy New Year one and all.
I have decided to try a new tact this year.
New Year's Eve is often the time of resolutons and new beginnings.
Yup, that's right, I am making one.
This year I am resolving to tackle one new project every week.
Week one is going to be to finish the mosaic that I started a few years ago.
I have two steps into my livingroom and I've always thought they would look so nice with
a glass mosaic on them.
I will be posting the result at the end of week one.
Cross your fingers for me.