Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Family Day

Wide Open Spaces
Work in Paint, Thread, Wool & Silk

Yesterday was Family Day here in the freezing province of Ontario which means a "holiday".  We spent it just hanging out...... I wore my favourite socks of all time in honour of the day...

As the boyfriend is still here,  we took him for a tour around the village which took all of about 10 minutes door to door, which was absolutely fine with me cause it was bitter cold.  I told Holly that when the wind blew it felt as if I was being stabbed repeatedly with a hundred extra sharp icicles.  She laughed and then quickly realized it was me that was making her laugh and returned to her normal eye rolling technique instead.

All in all a great "family day"....and ain't young love grand....

Friday, February 18, 2011

The View From Here

I simply love the view from my bedroom window.  

It is the first thing I see every morning when I wake up and it reminds of how blessed I am.  

I do yoga by this window as it is the perfect backdrop to a peaceful practice.

Counting my blessings today for sure.

Sierah is due home for reading week and is bringing her new boyfriend.  We haven't met him face to face but have "cyber" met him through Skype.  Should be an interesting few days... she's probably crossing her fingers that we won't do anything horribly embarrassing like dragging out her baby pics, drinking one too many glasses of red wine or "oh no" the dreaded dancing to Madonna in the livingroom......but perhaps for this visit I could squeeze in Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" which I'm really liking....surely that wouldn't be too traumatizing an experience.    

Come to think of it there are probably a million things we could do that would embarrass her but most of them would just be us being us. ... maybe we're just freaks that way.  Sometimes when we are in the kitchen cooking and listening to music we'll just start dancing....I don't think that's weird but you should see Holly's face....never has a look of horror been observed on such lovely a face.  There was a time when she would give us a warning like  "if you are going to continue to do that I'm leaving" although now she has graduated to simply running down the hall to her room and slamming the door.

 Sheesh... teenagers...

Sierah told me last week that "the boyfriend" has a good appetite and likes Mexican food so I guess that's my clue to get in the kitchen and rattle those pots and pans.  I'm not making a roast for sure cause for some odd reason that is not a meal I've ever mastered.  I've followed tons of recipes and they always end up tasting like shoe leather although my sister gave me a slow cooker this last Christmas and I must say things are improving somewhat.

Well, guess I should sign off as there is an errand list as long as my arm today.  First up is heading out to pick up groceries and then of course that Lady Gaga CD

Have a terrific weekend....

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Movie Tuesday

There isn't much I haven't enjoyed Paul Giamatti in ... this looks great.......Win Win

Monday, February 14, 2011

To Love

And let us all raise a glass to LOVE.....

love for self, for friends, for partners, for family, for parents, for children, for pets....for all that touches our 

lives and makes us feel

To Love

Thursday, February 10, 2011

But Oh The View

Yesterday I was down in the city dropping off new work at The Village Gallery.

 I love Megan, she is the Art Consultant at the Gallery and has such an amazingly positive vibe about her.  Just one of those rare people that make you feel good just by being around them.  Anyway whenever I'm there we always have a good chat while poor John runs up and down the stairs bringing the new work in.  Their spring show Bloom will be up and running come April....oh just the thought of April and spring can bring a smile to my face.

After our visit to the Gallery we left to meet up with my Mom and by sister for a quick bite here and then on to see my new favourite guy Max

It was a very quick in and out to the city with a warm chai latte thrown in there to keep me happy

This morning I woke up to a cold and bitter morning and could hear the house creaking but when I looked out the window,  all was forgiven because  ........ Oh the view of the sun coming up behind the trees was spectacular........

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ancient Muse

Ancient Muse
Mixed Media on Canvas

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Word For Today is Gratitude

At times I forget how lucky I am to live where I do.

I'm sure this happens to everyone as life moves forward and we get caught up in our busy lives with kids, jobs, friends, commitments..... but then you have a day like yesterday when John and I decided to take a walk in the park behind our house and it all becomes clear.

Just a simple moment in time in which you feel so damn grateful you almost can't stand yourself.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The View From Here

Driving down my street last night after being in town.....just had to stop and take this shot...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Website Brewing

Moment in Solitude
Paint, Wool, Silk & Thread on Cotton

Being a bit slow on the uptake, I only just realized last week that I could create my own website through a program called iWeb on my mac.  I spent the better part of a day reading through the manual and nervously biting my fingernails as a "techie" I am not.  The freedom of creating my own site was so exciting though as I could not only change text, pics and anything else my little heart desired but I had full control of the entire site .... I even learnt what a hyperlink was.

So the last little while I've been playing around and voila ... a site is born.  It is still "a work in progress" and not yet completed but here's a sneak peek so far........

                                               Melody Madden Mixed Media Art

Happy Wednesday ...