13 years, 8 months ago Comments Off on Lots o craft fairs!

Lots o craft fairs!

Dave and I spent last night walking around the One of a Kind ( show last night and were lulled by the great artisans.

We bought THE most expensive candy apple ever, but it was well worth the $12! It was covered in Caramel and Belgian Chocolate!…so yummy. I also bought some great stamps from the Old Stamp Company. Steve and Trudy are from Salt Spring Island and have this great company that creates very reasonable and original stamps, so naturally i bought a few!

I also went to the Crafternoon Tea this weekend and met Laural from who was one of the first people to really get me interested in DIY blogs. I also met Kim Kutner and got a bunch of her great cards and word bundles.

And so, as the holidays get closer i get ready for some down time. The great thing about being a performer is that Xmas is relatively quiet time. Unless of course you are in the Nutcracker..which is never going to be the case for me!

Melanie and Dave’s photography show has a few more days at It’s Not a Deli. If you want to go see it soon check out for more info! It’s quite beautiful.

13 years, 9 months ago 1

Weekend of Beads!

I spent much of this weekend getting over being’s a nasty flu that has been hanging on way too long!

Yesterday, i spent a few hours making some bracelets and taking photos of my beads. I have been meaning to do this for quite some time and finally i found the time.

I love beads because of the many possibilities. I create bead bits of art, necklaces, bracelets, and long strings of beads. I have often been asked to create pieces that are specific to people, which is fun so i get to look for special beads for special people!

I have been working at schools this past week, and realize how much work it would be to be a full time, that is a difficult job..but forever rewarding.

Here are a few photos of my beads that i thought i would share.

This coming week, i am focusing on creating some new bead works and finish my needle felted puppets.

Whoo hoo! Fun with art! I love it!

13 years, 9 months ago Comments Off on reminiscing…


i have been looking through photos of our honeymoon in Europe last year and wanted to share some of my photos…hope you enjoy…

A photo of me in Cesky Krumlov in Czeck Republic and then a beautiful sunset in Hvar, Croatia. It’s good to have a husband who is also a photographer!

13 years, 9 months ago Comments Off on photo test!

photo test!

These are a few photos from Puppets in Prague last year! Dave was showing me how to post so i can jazz up the blog!



13 years, 9 months ago Comments Off on weekend of creating

weekend of creating

And so, Dave and I had a great day yesterday as we created our first Artist Trading Cards together. For those of you who don’t know what they are, imaging pieces of art the size of playing cards that are sweet and lovely and as unique as the person who creates it.

I am always fascinated by the creative process. Sometimes it’s messy and all over…and then other times it’s precise and contained. I am the type of creator that works best when i have all of my “stuff” around me! But Dave is different as he picks what he is going to use and then neatly uses it! At the end of the day, we both create beautifully…just differently. I think that it’s a sweet thing to realize and celebrate the differences.

Well, in two days i will be filming She Said Saffron as part of a National Television show called Solo Flight. It’s all very exciting and i can’t believe that it’s happening!

I finished another felted head today. It’s amazing how the faces appear to me! Truly brilliant!

I am going to start getting photos so that i can start posting my stuff so that i can ask for opinions!