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Saturday, July 30, 2016

I'm Back!
I went to the Rockhound Gemboree in Bancroft! Bancroft is the mineral capital of Canada!
So much too see! So much fun!
The weather was perfect! No humidity! No rain! A nice temperature, with a slight breeze!
I was looking for different types of agates for my collection, (blue lace, crazy lace, dendrite, botswana, fire, snakeskin, turritella). I found a few, but not all. It's a hit and miss. You never know what you will find! But, of course, I bought many other stones that caught my eye! I will take pictures of those soon to share! Promise!

There are 3 major areas to see when you get there. The first is the large arena! I didn't take any pictures of that. Just image a very large building, with tones of stalls of people selling things! Next, there is an outside part.
You have to watch, when taking pictures, because some people don't want their stuff being photographed. But, I did get some pictures to show you what it's like.
They have everything there! Tumbled stones, rough stones, large/small pieces, statues, jewellery, everything you can think of! It's Canada's largest rock and mineral show! You can also go out to the Rose Quartz Quarry, go on a mineral tour (wilderness) and there is different presentations like wire wrapping.

Next you walk down a hill, to get to the curling club building. Another large building, with tones of stuff for you to buy and look at!
Going down the hill!
It doesn't look that bad, but this picture is already part way down and believe you me, it's a hill! LOL! Coming back up, I was sweating buckets! LOL! I got a good work out and it was worth the walk!
Me, rockhounding. Warning no make up on! I was starting to climb the hill!
When you start to drive out of Bancroft, or in, there is a place called Princess Sodalite Mine. Another great mineral shop and beautiful place to walk around. Also, just for your information, the first swamp on the right hand side, when driving out of Bancroft, is where they found the largest black star sapphire, ever! So cool!

I know I am behind with everyone! Please give me some time to get around to you! I might not be able to comment on all your posts, but I will be reading!

Big Hugs!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Hi Everyone!
Hope everything is going well!
I got some happy mail!! Back in June, Gina from Daydream Believer was celebrating World Doll Day and joining in the tradition of giving a doll away. Gina was offering two of her beautiful dolls she had made and we were to pick which one we would like, if we won. Well, I couldn't pick and I said, if I win, please surprise me! Well, I won and I  was surprised!!!
Gina sent me, "Her Majesty The Queen Of Hearts"! Along with a beautiful note and some dried lavender from her garden.
You know why Gina picked this one? Because the symbol on all my art is a heart and that is the Queen's symbol too. Look at this beautiful charm around her neck.
"Maj" is fitting in well with the family! LOL!
Big Hugs Gina!! Thank you!!!!

I did finish a piece of art! This is "Wizard" (2.5" x 3.5").
I have to tell you, I will be off the grid for a few days! I'm going rockhounding. Most of you know, the love I have for rocks, minerals, crystals and precious stones.
Just some of my collection! I think I might have to buy another dish! LOL!

Big Hugs!! Smile!! Love yourself!! Talk soon!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Hey Everyone!
I didn't realize, I hadn't posted in awhile!
What can I say?? It has been HOT!!! Especially with the humidity! I think what the bad part of all this is, we have had very little rain! For June and July, I think 2 days in total! The grass is brown and I have started cutting back the garden and even the trees/bushes! I do try to give the trees and the herbs some water, but that's it. This week coming, looks like the same!

Of course I keep the bird feeders full and the bird bath full.

I was outside and I saw the cutest thing! One of my chipmunks was trying to get up the bird bath to get some water! It was a kodak moment, and I didn't have my camera! He kept jumping up with his little feet and legs wide open.
Image this little guy  jumping. I felt bad for him, so I ran inside and got a dish of water. He came right to it and drank. So precious!

Remember how I was saying, my picture of "Frederick" wasn't the right colour. Well, I didn't realize, the brown was off in his coat too. The skies have either been really bright or cloudy, so I ran outside one day, taking pictures under all the different shady areas. I know, crazy lady, but I got a good picture! Yes!
This is the "old" Frederick picture.
New Fredrick! Hope you can see the difference!
I did one more thing, I cut my hair again! I am getting good at this! Especially, when I have no mirror for the back of my hair! LOL! I left some hair longer and then I really cut the other areas short!
I didn't realize how shiny I was!! I told you, it's hot! LOL!

Side view.
Not too bad, eh??
Big Hugs!!! 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hi Everyone!!
Hope you're all well!!

First, let's talk about the mail! The mail is being delivered across Canada and out of Canada. "Talks" are still going on about everything!
So, technically, you can mail!
But, saying that, if an agreement doesn't come, then Canada post gives a 72 hour notice and a strike could happen. If this does, all mail stops. Even if it's something in transit, the parcel/letter, will sit in a holding area, until the strike is over.
So, really, it's up to you right now, what you want to do. Personally, I am going to keep my shop closed till the end of July and open everything up in August. I might start mailing a couple of things out, that I have been holding on to.
If anything changes, I will let you know, right away.

I finished another aceo (2.5" x 3.5")
"First Kiss"
And, do you remember "Frederick"?
I finished him! Again, it was a pain taking pictures! The background is more of a pale grey, but in my photos, it kept coming up more blue. I even took the pictures in the shade. I hope it looks ok for all of you! The second picture is more closer to the background colour. Enjoy!
Have a wonderful day! Smile, Dance, Love!!!
Big Hugs!!! 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're well!
Thanks for all your input about my crow! Still thinking!

I don't know how my other creative friends work, but, I have to have many paintings going at once! While I have been thinking, I finished 3 more aceo's (2.5" x 3.5"). Enjoy!

"Winter Is Coming"(For those of you who watch Game Of Thrones, this is my Jon Snow!)

And, this is a sneak preview of "Frederick". (8" x 10"). Still have to finish up some details!
Before I leave you, I just want to say, thank you from the bottom of my heart, for all of you, who follow me and my crows! Some of you have been with me from the start! I received a picture today, from an internet friend, who has some of my pieces. Some of these pieces are from the beginning!
I don't know how to explain, the feeling I have inside of me, knowing, my art is being cherished in another person's home. I don't know how to explain, the feeling I have inside of me, knowing, I have people who come to my blog, because they like my art! It's like Christmas everyday! I just want to say thank you, again!!!!! I am so grateful!!!

Big Hugs!
I will be around in the next couple of days!
( Mail is still bad! Don't mail!)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're well!
I've been working on the "coin" designs. Well the first one! They want me to submit 3 different ones! They said just to do quick sketches for them to get the idea, but I will be honest, I don't sketch. I might draw something, to get an idea, but my talent is not in sketching and drawing! LOL! For some reason, when I paint, then everything comes together!
So here is part of the first painting. I feel the body is complete.
I keep imagining it as a coin, with all the details. What do you think so far? I won't be able to show you anymore, until they say yes or no.
Question for you, if you had to put something in a crow's mouth, what would it be? As we all know, when a crow likes you, they will bring you gifts.

Update on the postal service. They have filed their 72 hour notice for this friday. They said it doesn't mean a strike, but they want to get together and talk. But, I bet they are talking about a strike! LOL! So, please, still no mailing in Canada.

Thanks for all the answers to do with my question about taking pictures!! Much appreciated!!!

Big Hugs! 

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Hi Everyone
Hope you're all well!
I've been painting again. Got some more aceo's  (2.5" x 3.5") finished.
At the end of last year, I started to use paint, that was more highly pigmented. Taking pictures with the larger canvases, have been fine, but, I find with the aceo's, I am getting a glare. I like taking my pictures outside. I want to show the true colours and of course, the picture is brighter. But, I don't know if I like what I am seeing.

This is "Tulip". She is a Fairy Baby Crow.
This picture was taken outside.
Same art, but taken inside.
What do you think, honestly! I am so picky with my pictures! You wouldn't believe how many pictures I take of each painting, just to get one! LOL!
Enjoy the rest of the paintings.

"Dinner" (Earth Child, Baby Crow)
"Grim Reaper"
Just to let you know, Canada post has to file 72 hours, before a legal work disruption. They did not do this before July 2nd, which was the dead line. But, no agreement was made! So, there could still be a strike! I know "they" say we could still mail, but I'm not taking a chance! Because if they go on strike, everything stops! Personally, I'm going to give it a couple more weeks. I'll keep you all updated, when I know anything!

Big Hugs!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Hi Everyone!
Happy Canada Day!
We've been having thunder storms off and on. Which, I'm not complaining, because we need the rain! Hopefully it calms down tonight, for the fireworks!

I have finished some paintings. These are aceo's, 2.5" x 3.5".
He likes to read!
Crow speaks!
"The Avenger"
I'll be around soon to say hi! It's been a busy week! Mom's birthday, this past Tuesday and family was over yesterday to today.
Have a fantastic day and for all my American friends, wishing you an early Happy 4th of July!
Big Hugs!