Friday, October 26, 2007

A Very NOT Brief Late Night Post

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 :)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Nova Scotia Pictures

I'm Back From Nova Scotia!

Well, I'm finally back, actually I've been back for a couple of days now but I needed to just relax a bit before jumping back into things. The time change is a full four hours and while I took it pretty well, Liam didn't. At first his nap schedule was so messed up he just decided not to nap at all which made him a little cranky. But all is well now and he's finally back to his old schedule so his mum can finally start with the typing again!

Liam was so good the entire time we were gone, he rarely fussed even though two days into our visit he came down with a horrible cold and was feeling pretty miserable for the rest of out trip. But as usual he charmed everyone with his sweet smile and wonderful disposition. He was even well behaved on the plane going both ways!

Nova Scotia is beautiful! The weather was perfect up until the very last day when we got to experience our first rainy Nova Scotia day. Compared to the dreary weather here at home though Nova Scotia's rain isn't much to talk about :). My parent's old farm house is looking good despite the renovations that were still ongoing during our visit. They have such a beautiful piece of land and the town they live in is charming.

My favorite part of our trip was a city (or is it a town?) named Lunenburg. Lunenburg is incredibly beautiful with it's brightly colored homes and it's old Victorian and Early American architecture. I could easily live there! Some of the other fabulous places to visit are Peggy's Cove, Joggin's Fossil Cliffs, Mahone Bay, Pugwash and the Anne of Green Gables house in PEI.

But when all is said and done, it's good to be home! I look forward to moving to Nova Scotia in a couple of years but I really missed sleeping in my own bed :)!