Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New year!!

I wish you all the very best and good health for 2012!!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Encaustic lesson

I have been intrigued by encaustic work for a long time. I love the look of the wax and the textures are so rich and tactile. Nancy Donaldson is a master at encaustic and furthermore one of the most kind and generous people I know. She took a day of her busy life and taught me the basics. Here are some of the pieces I worked on. The sample board was the first project. Each square is an example of a different technique. It is a great way to remember the lesson, since it actually reminds you of what you did. The other 2 are two simple projects. I loved the day and want to try more!!! Thanks so much Nancy!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas 2011

Amazing how there a a build up to Christmas and then before you know it it is over. It was a great time and here are some pictures to show it!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Bryce Canyon

Last night I was looking at pictures and found myself revelling again at the beauty of Bryce Canyon. Can you see what I mean?

Monday, December 12, 2011


Well, they say you should try to go back to your roots sometimes. I found some marble tiles and decided to use some of the napkins I have been hoarding. It was one of the first projects I did and I so enjoyed it then. Nothing changes because I still love it now! The birdies are so cute, aren't they?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Decorating the Christmas tree

Decorating the Christmas tree is one of my favourite activities! It puts me in a festive mood and I juts love  it when it is finished. Like mother like daughter...

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Facebook link

I was always able to link my blog to my Facebook page and sine recently this is not working... Anyone have any suggestions?

Friday, December 2, 2011

All I want for Christmas....

Yesterday as I was walking around in Bloor West village, to meet my friends for dinner, I came across a store with some very interesting jewelery. It is produced by Extasia Designer Jewelry. They have an amazing collection of vintage and Victorian style cameo and intaglio jewelry. Please check them out at  So now all I want for Christmas is something from their collection!!