Thursday, April 24, 2014

Checking in...

Sorry for the lack of posts but it's been a fairly uneventful week around here. All admin stuff and very little crafty goodness.

My site was moved to a new server this week so I spent a bit of time updating. (ETA: in the changeover process I lost all of email.If you are waiting to hear back fromme, please resend!) I have finally added information to the page about faeries and pixies which you can find HERE if you are so inclined. If you've been to my other site you'll see that some of it is regurgitated. The other site will be coming down soon as it has been untouched for four years. I sometimes feel like I collect domains and let them gather dust like knickknacks.


There was one recent bit of creativity I can share: the above oil painting. I am not an oil painter... at all. Acrylic, watercolour? Good to go. Oils, not so much. And I do wish I had a knack for them so I drag them out once a year, toss something on a canvas and quickly put them away again when I see what I've made. It's not terrible, but it certainly isn't good. Like knitting, oil painting keeps me humble ;)

Speaking of humble... here's my new head shot.


I've always hating having my picture taken. Always. Most pictures of me look like they were taken by the paparazzi with my hand blocking the camera. I've been working on getting over that over the past couple of years because I've needed to provide head shots for this or that. Anyway, here's what I look like on a good day with perfect conditions. Yay, make-up!

Finally, the blog will be postless for a little while longer as I'm heading to Ottawa this weekend with my kid and mudder. My darling son keeps reminding me that I promised him a fancy Beaver Tail (a sort of street treat they sell there) 4+ years ago. "Please put away your hockey stick" he forgets in 15 seconds. "I'll get you a Beaver Tail next time" he keeps in the vault. At least he has his priorities straight.

P.S. There is now a 'Follow by email' option at the top right. xoxo

6 comments:

  1. Yay!! Thank you!!
    have fun on your time away- it's always refreshing for the soul! There is a post over on google All things Mixed Media that I thought you might like...

    It's a piece by Paul ZbOROVAN
    called- THE ZMOLEK CURSE
    The Loft
    Acrylic, Latex, Paper, Wood, Stone and Marble
    18¾” x 12” x 9½”
    It all began on the Ides of March in 1913: Every fine art collector in possession Miklos Damek Zmolek's renderings have committed suicide within six days of taking ownership.
    If you get a chance- check out what he created- kinda reminds me of your art ") thanks again! xx

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  2. You are just gorgeous, woman!

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  3. love, Love, LOVE the hair! It looks so good on you!
    Have fun in Ottawa! :0)

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  4. ooooh! Great photo of you! Have fun!

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  5. Not a miracle of make-up at all -- that's exactly how I've always seen you! The hair is extra-fabulous, though.

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