I just wanted to wish all of you out in Blogland a very happy Christmas and a fabulous New Year! Now, back to my painting :)
Thursday, December 20, 2007
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Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007
It's time for the "What do you LOVE about your holiday home blog party"! I figured it would be fun to join in on the festivities hosted by Karla's Cottage. I will admit, I don't have alot of Christmas spirit this year but I do love my home, as decrepid as it may be :). What do I love most about it? It's coziness. Of course considering how tiny it is it isn't all that surprising that it's cozy :)! I love being at home in a pair of warm pajamas with a cup of strong black coffee and my little Bug "Liam" playing and smiling beside me. Actually there is something I love about my home so very much more than it's coziness. I love the fact that it's where my son lives and that it's the place I spend countless hours playing and taking care of the love of my life, my sweet sweet little Christmas Angel :) Okay, I'll stop the sappiness now (which couldn't be helped, I'm a mum!). On with the posts full of pictures.....enjoy :)!
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Canadian House and Home
British Edition (Country Living?)
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Friday, December 7, 2007
I recently purchased a tiny litte home decorating book entitled "Comfortable Country". It was such a low price and the pictures are just fabulous! I highly recommend it to any country decorating fan. The above pictures are of a bathroom in my new little book that I'm just in love with! Wouldn't it be pure joy to take a hot bath on a cold winter night in this bathroom? Someday I will have a bathroom just like this one, I'm very determined! I thought others might love these pictures as much as I do so I decided to share, aren't you glad I did?! :)
Posted by Kim Naumann at 6:22 PM
The above pictures I took today. I wish I lived in a beautiful old house full of fine antique furnishings but alas, I embarressingly enough live in a run down old mobile home that I rent. It's not so bad, really. While my house needs work I do get to keep my lovely little Chihuahuas which many renters aren't lucky enough to have and I live in the country surrounded by green fields and trees with something I really appreciate, QUIET! I love how quiet the country is! I love that my son can nap with no interuptions and that the only sounds I do hear from time to time are horses calling to one another from distant fields, the wind blowing on blustery days and my landlords dogs barking from time to time. I also love the privacy I have here. No, it's not so bad to be trailer trash :). And we all have to start somewhere.
I can say one thing though, my living room is the cutest and probably most well decorated mobile home living room around! It's cozy, colorful and full of lovely treasures. I only wish I were a better photographer and could share with blogland the cuteness that is my livingroom, my favorite room.
Our (my husband and myself) plan is to move to Nova Scotia in a couple of years. There we will be able to afford the little old house of my dreams. Houses there are incredibly cheap and incredibly cute! I won't always be trailer trash :)!
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Thursday, December 6, 2007
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One night I slept on the couch to escape my husband's snoring and left my blanket and pillow there during the day while I was busy with my son Liam. This is what happens in a house owned by Chihuahuas (see above pictures). No, I didn't pose them that way. Aren't they just TOO cute?! :)
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007
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Saturday, December 1, 2007
Is a little Christmas spirit, cause I have none. I remember a time when Christmas was soooo important to me. Trimming the tree was practically a religeous experiance as I tried to outdo the last year's tree. I would spend hours hand-making new ornaments while listening to Bing Crosby sing my favorite Christmas carols. Now Christmas is dreary. There is no one left to share it with, just my husband and I and our little Christmas angel who is still too little to understand what the hubbub is all about. It feels strange putting up the tree so just the three of us can stare at it for a month and then take it down. Yet as I type my husband is at the back of our storage room wading through ceiling high boxes desperately trying to navigate his way to the hidden treasure that is our stash of Christmas "stuff". He's determined to celebrate this year regardless of my humbuggery. I'm sure looking forward to the day when my little man is old enough to find Christmas magical and I have a reason to go looking for my lost Christmas spirit.
Friday, November 23, 2007
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Wednesday, November 7, 2007
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Friday, October 26, 2007
What can you do with Photoshop? Well the above picture is one example. I was busy scanning artwork for my website today when I decided to take a break and play around on Photoshop with one of my acrylic paintings. It's fun to come up with weird new artistic ideas :)
I'm also currently working on writing a children's book which I will illustrate myself, that is if the story turns out to be any good. My husband likes it so far, but you know husband's they like everything their wives do, or at least they should if they know what's good for them LOL :)! I've always wanted to write a children's book but just never got around to it so the other day I finally just sat down and wrote the first page. The first page is easy, it's the rest that has me wondering if I'm cut out for this sort of thing. Ah well, we shall see :)
I'm also gearing up to start selling my artwork. I'm going to be selling artist prints, original art and greeting cards. I'm trying to be brave but there's this little voice inside my head that whispers, "be AFRAID be very AFRAID!" I know I should just ignore that darned voice but I'm thinking it's easier said than done. Are all artist's secretly scared people won't like their creations? The scariest part will be going in person to actual shops and trying to convince them to carry my line of cards! I have no clue what I'm going to say. I know, I have such a difficult life! However do I manage!? :)
We're all sick here. First my husband came down with the flu, then my poor baby boy a couple days later and now me. I can handle having the flu, I'm a tough gal. But watching my little bug suffer with a plugged nose and an achey body makes me feel so much worse. He loves sneezing, it makes him smile but he's not too fond of the tissue that usually follows furiously whiping his nose :) .
Anyway I should sign off, it's late and I'm just barely keeping my eyes open. I apologize if I get a little behind in my blog visiting and e-mail answering, things are crazy right now and I'm trying so hard to keep up with my life. Hopefully things will slow down in another hundred years and I can maybe relax a bit :)
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