Saturday, June 3, 2017

A Little Extra Crochet...just in case!




I found this cute doll for my grand daughter
however,
she had no panties!
So I crocheted her a yellow pair...

Then I realised she needed a pair of shorts
So I crocheted her a pair of lavender ones...





I then remembered that my daughter
told me
my grand daughter liked to
put her babies down for naps
so I crocheted a wee blanket and pillow...



I love how I simply intended to
send this wee dolly to my grand daughter
but quickly realised
I needed to
create a few
'extras'
just in case.
:)

Friday, June 2, 2017

Where Do They Get That From?

                       At a young age I learned that laughter promoted good health!

Later in my late teens, 
I lost my father.

Quickly, 
I adopted a healthier life style that involved 
good eating, aerobic exercises, yoga, meditation
AND...

Silliness! 

Lots of it!


I'm happy that not only did this make me happy, 
but others as well.

Influencing my own two kids.


  





My kids on Mother's Day several years back.
I simply wished for a nice picture of all three of us.
Instead I got the BEST pictures/selfies EVER...
I remember saying
"oh please smile you two"



       
And I just decided to join in!

I LOVE THESE PICTURES
And Memories!

As i'm getting older
I look back at these moments
and find such joy in remembering just how
blissful our days were
 filled with laughter and so much love!




And now,

as a
 Grandmother

My children are happy adults and embrace silliness.

BUT
The one thing
(well two actually)
things that make my heart sore...
knowing (and seeing)
this silliness legacy
passed along to my grandkids!!


And even when apps aren't used, there is silliness!!!



My grand son sporting a nice stash and beard!




My grandson in the 'infant'
stage of
stash and beard!





My grand daughter
I love that she (my daughter)
uses these silly apps with funny faces..
Me




Thursday, June 1, 2017

Quiet Creative Moments

It's in these early morning hours,
enjoying a treat from my son & daughter-in-law
(last of my Mother's Day goodies)
that I'm at my most creative.
Feeling very blissful and grateful!


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!
May 2017 bring New Beginnings.
My hope is for:
Love, expanded creative expressions, continued laughter, new friends, romance, powerful passions...
I've been enjoying my
reignited creative
energy!
Doodles are happening!

Pictorial happiness!
Doodles Happen!
What do you hope 2017 will bring for yourself?

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Holiday Greetings From Me to You

This Holiday Season has been busy for me.

Working with clients who are, at times, in a hurry or feeling a bit more of a Grinch

than is healthy has not damped my joyful spirit!

Santa visited us at work yesterday!

He was in board shorts and flip-flops despite if being 30 degrees outside!

I guess that's warm compared to the North Pole!

He was jolly and happy to find a little something special to get his lovely wife...Mrs. Santa ;)

At home I was finally able to hang-up my newly finished crocheted holiday stocking!

I'm feeling all 'girly' with the pink and gold glitter decoration this season.

Loving it!

Happy Holidays My Friends!



The metallic thread I used to crochet this stocking
really sparkles
when the light
hits it just right!


A closer look at the metallic thread!






A little seasonal silliness!
It just wouldn't be the holidays
without my naked troll doll
and my first two attempts
at crocheting Santa.


Wishing you a very joy filled holiday season!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas Cheer

Happy Christmas!


I decided to decorate with gold/pink/glitter this season.
However, I wasn't happy using the previous
seasons stocking.

So, I decided to create a new one...

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Nothing Is Forever...

I've always known that life can change in a blink of an eye, 
especially when we least expect it to.

These past several months have been a serious struggle for me.

My heart, hopes and dreams were shattered.

The desire to create anything disappeared with my heartbreak, 
aside from a few sketches I did during those first few days.

My absence from blogging over these past several months has been difficult.

In an age where all we need to do is click a button and we instantly can be connected with others
just didn't appeal to my weary, shattered heart.

Time is a funny thing.

We all experience the ups and downs of life.

Our methods for overcoming or celebrating such experiences varies drastically.
However, the one true commonality is time.

With the passage of time, perspectives can shift, hearts can mend, and creativity can reignite.

Such is the case with me...


I'm finally back to crocheting...

A silly little mason jar cosy thingie

Perfect for traveling around town,
running errands

I love the blue with the green

An emotionally, heart wrenching sketch after
receiving very sad news.

Trying to distract myself with more sketches

Using my fav mechanical pencil and Lamy
ink pen

Tearful coffee time sketches

Even with sketch filled distractions
the emotions still flooded back in
to remind me my heart was shattered!
"We're over"




Penmanship practice with my green Lamy

There really is no antidote or deep insight to what transpired over these many months.

Time moved on. 

Life continued. 

I cried rivers or tears.

 Fear bullied me constantly. 

Family and friends cared for me. 

I spiraled into sadness and reached the bottom of my broken heart.
 It's a lonely place. 

Again, time moved forward.

Forgiveness is also another funny thing. 
Without it the hurts and sorrows can grow larger. 
So, forgiveness was given.  

New paths were established, separately.

Art supplies were finally unpacked eight months later.

Sparks of creativity returned and ignited my heart to once again make things.

 Life goes on...

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