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Art Challenge: on this Earth Day

I may not have spent a most Earth friendly and economical Earth Day. You see, the day dawned bright and shiny, the first sunny Vancouver day in weeks, and I brought three garbage bags worth of pack rat dirty cabin sheets, blankets, sweaters and…

April 21, 2017

Carole’s art challenge: Piggy Bank

It’s the day before THE WEEKEND! The weekend of my open studio tour. (North Shore Art Crawl, number 39 on the map, find more into here) I’ve been busy with my usual art, and, while the song birds never stick around for long before…

March 3, 2017

Channelling my inner garden designer

Today I took a little jaunt to my favourite nursery Southlands for some inspiration. (sigh) I so want my garden to look like this: But the reality is that my garden looks like this: Oh yes, loads of work. I worked on the garden…

February 22, 2017

Garage to art studio project. And we have a studio!

There was a little sun this morning and the day promised to be not so bad, so I decided to do that one last push of work in the studio so I can actually get some work done and paint there. I gathered the…

February 20, 2017

Garage to art studio project. Almost there.

Hi everyone, It all feels like it might be coming together after all! Here is the progress over these last three days. Chloe gave me a few hours on Wednesday, I drove my sports car out of the space and we put everything not…

February 17, 2017

Garage to art studio project update…still a big mess

Oh boy. I really thought I would have all of it sorted by the end of this long weekend,but it would seem that my project is a bigger mess than I thought. The good news is that the painting’s done. All the walls are…

February 13, 2017

‘Tis the night before Christmas

I’m sitting in front of an open fire here in my peaceful and quiet living room this night before Christmas thinking what a whirl-wind day this has been. I got the house ready last night and waited (a little anxiously) for my children to…

December 24, 2016

A small tradition: baking Czech Christmas cookies

I’m so excited to have my older children and their families here for the Christmas holidays, and, since I don’t usually have such a large crowd I rarely bake the kinds of traditional Czech Christmas cookies my grandmother (babi in Czech) used to bake.…

December 21, 2016