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"Happiness always looks small when you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and at once you learn how big and precious it is."
Maxim Gorky

Friday, July 19, 2013

Song for Friday...go!

A few weeks back I posted a song by Danny Michel.
We had the amazing opportunity to see him on Tuesday night at a
small intimate club on a warm summer night.
I think his was one of the best shows I've ever seen!
His 9 piece band from Belize, complete with
turtle shell and shark jaw bone percussion, were in
the real sense of the word, AWESOME!
We danced all night and chatted with the band and
had such a great night.
If you ever get the chance to see him...GO.
You will not be disappointed.
I leave you with another of his songs.
Have a fantastic weekend all!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


I've been living out one of my childhood fantasies.
A few days ago while I was thrift store hunting with my nieces we
found a beautiful, wood dollhouse for $30!
Since Stephanie's birthday is coming up I told her I would get
it for her and if you could bottle the joy in her eyes
and sell it, I'd be a millionaire today!
It came with all kinds of wood furniture so we have been busy
fixing the place up.
Making tiny cushions for the living room...
 Tiny mattresses, quilts and pillows for the bed and tiny
wool rugs from an old scarf for the floors...
We've been inspired by a book a friend lent me about
Tasha Tudors dollhouse (see what you've done Liz?!)
Sewing tiny curtains...
...complete with tiny curtain rods...
 You can really get carried away with this whole business!
 Now when we go to the thrift stores and dollar stores we
keep our eyes out for something special.
We found these tiny jars for the kitchen and filled them with dry goods
 These tiny frames from the thrift store make great tiny masterpieces
with cut out pictures from magazines...
 Pretty tiny laundry baskets...
 And in between Griff gets a little love...
 That's one happy girl!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Where does it go?!

Time, time time...never enough of it!
Between getting ready for the Sooke Fine Arst show, the garden, my neices visiting,
and work, it's hard to find little snippets to sit and write.
One of the fun things these days is that I have a new camera!
I've been wanting to get one for a while now and just couldn't pass
up the half price sale at London Drugs...oh the dangers of compulsive shopping!!
Anyway it's going to take me a while to figure out all of the bells and whistles
but so far I'm pretty happy. It's an Olympus EP3 which has interchangeble lenses
and it's quite compact for this type of camera.
There's a lot of different art filters built in so
I'll leave you with some of my experiments and bid you adieu
until next time!
 soft focus
 grainy film
 playing with aperature
 pin hole
 cross process
 soft focus
(gee, do ya think pinhole is my favorite?!)