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Change the way you think

“If you don’t like something – change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” Mary Engelbreit A perfect quote to sum up my feelings about finding Sky Watch Friday. Now I have a reason to look up more often, not just seeing the sky but framing up beautiful or […]



“The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it. ” Charles DeLint A sneak peek at an adventure journal for a friend planning to travel to India. Journals are often sold as someplace to record night time dreams. I like the journals for day […]


Good Citizens

This week we celebrate both Canada Day and Independence Day. As a multinational I am lucky to have ties to different parts of the globe but consider myself a citizen of the larger community of Earth and enjoy celebrating the best of all the nations. “Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the […]


Why Not

Some men see things as they are and say, “Why?” I dream of things that never were and say, “Why not?” George Bernard Shaw Frequently attributed to the Kennedys, but George said it first. This week’s Mixed Media Monday theme is by the sea and this is one of my favourite pieces as seen in […]


Exploring Dreams

“Those who dream by day are aware of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” Edgar Allan Poe “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau A page dedicated for all the folks (including me) who are currently reinventing themselves. It takes courage just to […]



Donna of the Ribboned Crown Blog is hosting a Swashbuckle Soiree this weekend. Have started the party with a little box of treasures. “Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples.” Franklin D. RooseveltAnd with that message […]



“Religion, art and science are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.” Albert Einstein “There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk […]


On Graceful Wings

The happiest are those who have learned to ride the waves of life with grace. Today’s inspiration is courtesy of mother nature and the butterfly stamps from Amazing Arts. Found this little darling flitting around the garden this morning. Have a great weekend what ever you are up to.


Value of Time

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you can not do more with it.M. Scott Peck Friends & family value our creative handiwork but how do you find the time for exercise your muse. Appealing but practical gifts that can be assembled quickly are an important part of […]


Mixed Media, ATCs and More

Mixed Media – The New Name for Arts & Crafts? It is not your granny’s crocheting ! By definition Mixed Media is the combination of using more than one type of crafting technique on a project, stamping & painting, or inking & distressing are only examples of the range of possibilities that fall under the […]