Fresh news – Nouvelles fraiches

Dear friends, I’m sorry that I haven’t blogged in almost 3 months. Work is keeping me busy and when I get some free time, I don’t have the energy to do much. There is also the matter of packing up everything I own as I’ll be moving on June 1st. I’m really excited about the move since I’ll be closer to work, therefore will be able to walk/bike to work every day, even in winter. Not the case right now. Also, my new apartment is bigger and I will have a space dedicated to my studio. This is the fresh … Continue reading Fresh news – Nouvelles fraiches

Zentangle coasters #6-11 – Sous-verres zentangle #6-11

Life has been very busy lately. I started working more hours in a new school. The work itself is the same but there are always different ways to approach it. And this time around, I’m working with kindergarten kids. They require a lot of attention and energy. I’m also in the beginning stages of a new relationship. That, too, requires a lot of attention and energy. Because of this, my art and my blog have suffered a bit. I’m trying to adjust to my new schedule and to find time to do everything that I used to do before. It’s … Continue reading Zentangle coasters #6-11 – Sous-verres zentangle #6-11

ICAD update #9 – Mise à jour #9

Oh, I am loving these cards! Each and every one of them. Collage, paint, ink, stamping, tape, staples, doodles… All good stuff! As much as I wanted to complete the 30 portraits in August challenge, I grew tired of drawing myself over and over. And I realized that I’m not a “portrait drawing” type of artist. It’s just not my thing. So I stopped. Next week, I’m going back to work, after two months off. What is really exciting is that I’m going to work in a different school! I was lucky enough to get a position with more hours … Continue reading ICAD update #9 – Mise à jour #9

>Once in a lifetime

>Going back to work after more than a week of vacation isn’t as easy as it sounds! But I’m not complaining. Outside my apartment building, the path that leads from the street to our door is full of snow. Thigh high. I kid you not. In the school yard, some kids could easily sit on the fence in some places (we didn’t let them of course!) I’m not feeling chatty tonight. Maybe I’ll actually go to bed early for once… Continue reading >Once in a lifetime

>Art Cards

>Busy times. I’ve been asked to fill in for one of my coworkers yesterday and today morning. It’s only one hour each time I do it but it’s that much more money on my paycheck too! Plus, today we had an extended meeting (an hour and a half instead of the usual 30 minutes so even more money!) This morning, as I was on my walk, I kept thinking that this week is a great week for extra money (no particular reason other than I would like to have a bit more money these days.) Yesterday was Catherine’s Open House … Continue reading >Art Cards

>Back to work it is then…

>Today was the first day back to work. Starting with a ped day can be fun and hard too. Luckily, today I was working with Anik and we always get along great. Yesterday’s cooking was a fun experience for me and I plan to do it more often. I used to by frozen dinners or pre-prepared meals. No more (well, I’m not saying never but not as often as I did before.) I plan to use my Sundays for cooking and baking. Now if only I could have someone to share my cooking with… 😉 Daily art cards 5 and … Continue reading >Back to work it is then…

>Recycle wrapping

>This year, I decided to use whatever I have on hand to wrap Christmas presents. On this photo is a gift, wrapped in red-dyed “handmade” paper bought at the dollar store more than a year ago. The ribbon and bow/flower are made out of strips of paper cut in a gift-idea junk mail pamphlet. I got the idea for the flower from Hanna a while back. This particular pamphlet produced two bow/flowers for two different gifts. I loved the results and so did the recipient (one was for a gift exchange at work and the other for CeeCee last Friday.) … Continue reading >Recycle wrapping