That’s life – C’est la vie

Where has the time gone? It’s hard to believe that there are only a couple of days left to this year. Truthfully, I haven’t been doing much on my end. I finished work at 6pm on the 23rd and I’m finally starting to relax. I spend a lot of time watching old TV shows on the web (I canceled cable TV back in November.) I haven’t been creating much art because my apartment is a mess. I have too much stuff for my current living space and it’s interfering with my mojo. I need to get rid of some stuff … Continue reading That’s life – C’est la vie

>Vintage craft books – Livres d’artisanat vintages

> I love looking at old craft books. I have a few in my collection. I got the ones shown in this photo from my grandmother this past weekend. And I just had to show you these projects from the McCall’s Needlework & Crafts from 1970. My favourite is the patchwork skirt with the knit white bikini as a close second!J’aime regardé les vieux livres d’artisanat. J’en ai quelques-uns dans ma collection. J’ai reçu ceux photographiés ici de ma grand-mère pendant la fin de semaine. Et je me devais de vous montrer ces projets provenant du McCall’s Needlework & Crafts … Continue reading >Vintage craft books – Livres d’artisanat vintages

>Books and journals – Livres et journaux

> Last month, I won the book Art at the Speed of Life on Kate‘s blog and I finally started reading it over the weekend. One of the first exercises in the book is to make a Ten-Minute Journal. Well, I didn’t have the size of paper suggested in the book so I made smaller ones instead. The ones in the photo were done with colored copy paper (8 1/2″ x 11″) and I made another one with watercolour paper (11″ x 15″.)  Over the weekend, I treated myself to a few craft books, one of which is 365: A … Continue reading >Books and journals – Livres et journaux

>My new best friend – Mon nouvel meilleur ami

> I will be honest with you, I have nothing creative to show you today. Because of that book! I spent most of yesterday with CeeCee as we went to buy this book (we are obsessed with this series!) We ate, we talked and even read the prologue together! And then, I had my bellydance classes. So when I finally made it home, I was too tired to create something nice for the blog. I will make up for it tomorrow, I promise! Je vais être honnête avec vous, je n’ai rien de créatif à vous montrer aujourd’hui. Et ce … Continue reading >My new best friend – Mon nouvel meilleur ami

>I went on a date…

>… with myself, that is! Ha ha! Got you going, huh? At the beginning of the week, I had decided that tonight, I was finally bringing my two very full and very heavy garbage bags of clothes to donate to Village des Valeurs (a second hand store.) And after that, I was to go have a nice latte at Second Cup. Well, I did exactly that! Except that while at Village, I decided to look around, see if there was anything interesting for me. I found quite a few things but put a lot back on the shelves including a … Continue reading >I went on a date…

>Summertime…

>…and the living is easy! Yup, school year is over. I’m on vacation. I have nothing specific planned so right now, it’s one day at a time. Last wednesday, I finally went to the library to be a member and I borrowed two books: SARK’s Eat Mangoes Naked and Kurt Vonnegut’s A Man Without A Country. Saturday, as usual, mom and I went shopping and I bought Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret. I’ve already finished reading SARK, I’m halfway through The Secret and I’ll probably have read Vonnegut by the weekend. I’m feeling good. I will definitely create something this week. … Continue reading >Summertime…