Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world…

January 24, 2014

…You’ve walked into mine. 😀


Hi everyone, welcome to my crazy life.
I’m Veronica…as you can probably still tell from the name of my blog. This hasn’t changed since last year’s party.

I live with these two, in two countries (Canada and Britain), in two houses, in one cabin, with three cats.

He’s Robert, mad scientist, designer, inventor and builder of brilliant machines which race at 200mph, and she’s Chloe, fourth year Communications student, saver of the world, of sharks and of small, squeaky things.

I take photos…a lot of photos. Some are proprietary and for sale with stock agencies or for use in magazines but all the photos here are for you. Feel free to share, use, have fun with, find inspiration in them…anything you like.


I tend to draw on just about anything. Mostly I love discarded bits of ephemera…torn papers, old letters, bits of unwanted cardboard. I love to take something which someone has thrown away and give it value with my paints. And then I tend to send the little paintings off to who ever wants them.

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Along with all the stuff I drew on last year…book jackets, bits of maps, the sawn-off end of the Christmas tree…this year I’ve branched off to such things as luggage tags…

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…and the eggs in the fridge…lol.

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But my main focus this year has been on old maps.

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I’m here most days, so please say “Hello” so I can come visit you.

I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. 😉

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  • Reply Marian January 24, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Wonderful Blog… I will share your idea and picture Blog 2014! Thank you for your always brilliant Blogs amiga xx

    • Reply Veronica January 25, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      Thank you so much Marian. I miss England now that I’m in Van and love to come visit you. 🙂

  • Reply Joanne January 24, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    I’ve been catching up on your posts Veronica – and they all make me smile.
    The gallery lecture was reassuring – artists and writers all live with self doubt – but they keep on creating!
    I do love your map drawing so very much – are you going to be opening even a little online shop soon?

    • Reply Veronica January 25, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      I’m working on it Joanne. 🙂 I could procrastinate for England though…lol.

  • Reply Ivana Trifunovi? January 25, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Hello Veronica, yes I’ve chosen to visit your place because it is beautiful as you are. Nice to meet you <3.

    • Reply Veronica January 25, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Thank you so much Ivana. I went to your Youtube channel and watched some of your videos. I speak Czech so can understand most of them. 🙂 Lovely to meet you.

      • Reply Ivana Trifunovic January 26, 2014 at 11:05 pm

        Dear Veronica, you ARE so kind. On my YT channel you can see some of the stuff I like though it’s only a small part of my interests. I also have a blog on my own but almost all of it has been written in Serbian (you are welcome to have a look http://ivanatrifunovic.blogspot.com/ ) . Have a nice and fulfilled day.

  • Reply debra@ HOMESPUN & FRUGAL LITTLE BUNGALOW January 25, 2014 at 3:44 am

    Another blogger mentioned this party to me the other day but it was past the deadline to join up. This morning, visiting a blog…i saw HER post about the party so I clicked on over to 2 Bags Full out of curiosity and started scrolling through the list to see if there was any bloggers that I was already familiar with and you are one of them so I came over to say hi 🙂

    • Reply Veronica January 25, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      Hi!!! (jumping up and down, waving hands in air) I bet if you go visit some of the people they will come visit you too. 🙂

  • Reply dawnsrays January 25, 2014 at 4:26 am

    I have been a bad, bad blog friend (hangs head in shame)…..
    but I am getting my stuff together this weekend and hope to be back to a more normal routine by weeks end.
    Your maps should be framed. Gorgeous work!!
    Hope all the new visitors here find out how truly special you are!

    • Reply Veronica January 25, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      No you haven’t! You’ve had your hands full sweetie. I hope your father is doing better and also that you’re taking care of YOU! Looking forward to seeing more posts form your world next week. 🙂

  • Reply ebbandflo (@pomomama) January 25, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Howdy veronica – pleased to boat with you. Might meet up IRL some day

    • Reply Veronica January 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      I’d love that Amanda. Today I was all the way out at Pitt Meadows for a silversmithing course and thought of you. 🙂

  • Reply DogsMom January 25, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I wish I would get out and about and around to visiting more. I love every chance I get to peek into your world.
    I’ll have some new content up next week.

    • Reply Veronica January 25, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      Hi Laura, thank you so much! I’m going to pop over and catch up with you tomorrow. 🙂

  • Reply mywayof January 25, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Welcome and Thanks for participating in the GYB event. You have a really beautiful blog.
    Lorena (GYB volunteer)

    • Reply Veronica January 25, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Thank you so much Lorena. I’m so glad you left your link so now I can come visit you. 🙂

  • Reply Victoria January 25, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Hi Veronica, thank you for your kind comment over on my blog, and for becoming a follower. You don’t have GFC, so I’ll just have to figure out another way to follow you. I’m looking forward to wandering through your blog on a less hectic day.

    • Reply Veronica January 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Hi Victoria, it’ll be nice getting to know you. 🙂

  • Reply eganj1 January 25, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Hi, stopping by from GYB. Love your work and looking forward to coming back for a read , I’m following with Bloglovin.
    Kiln Fired Art

    • Reply Veronica January 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Thank you so much Jill. 🙂

  • Reply Hettienne Grobler January 26, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Hi Veronica, what a surprise awaited me when I clicked on your link and I like it here a lot, so I will stay a while, be a follower and pop in often!! I am from GYB and will be very happy to have you visit me at http://www.path-of-divine-love.com and http://hergracedevata.blogspot.com – yes two of them!! Hettienne

    • Reply Veronica January 26, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Thank you so much Hettienne, I’m looking forward to visiting you often too. 🙂

  • Reply Beth January 26, 2014 at 5:08 am

    i love the eggs. too cute!! ( :

    • Reply Veronica January 26, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks Beth, it’s fun to have the eggs peeking at me from the fridge…lol.

  • Reply Deborah Weber January 26, 2014 at 11:36 am

    So happy to have found my way here from the GYB party – what a lovely place!

    • Reply Veronica January 26, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      I’m so happy you did as well Deborah. 🙂 Now I can come visit you.

  • Reply Debra Kay Neiman January 26, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I love your owl on the music sheet and the bird on the map…makes me think of some quilt possibilities. New Follower. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow…love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  • Reply Carolyn January 26, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Your artwork is incredible. It’s unique, I like that.
    I think I’ll hang around and see what brilliance you dream up next.

  • Reply Helen Vaughan January 26, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    i enjoyed this post thank you x

  • Reply daryl January 27, 2014 at 8:48 am

    this post is unsurprisingly brilliant

    • Reply Veronica January 28, 2014 at 6:26 pm

      😀 Thank you Daryl. 😀

  • Reply Diana Petrillo January 27, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Veronica–thanks for stopping by my blog (Adirondack Girl @ Heart). You were so kind to say you liked my art, but you, you’re a real artist!!! I love everything and pinned several 🙂 Lovely to have found you, Diana And yes, you should open an Etsy store!

    • Reply Veronica January 28, 2014 at 6:03 pm

      Aw, I’m blushing. 😀 I’m really looking forward to getting to know you Diana.

  • Reply vastlycurious.com January 28, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Very nice to see you and your family!

    • Reply Veronica January 28, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      Oh good. I’m so glad. I loved seeing your family too. 🙂

  • Reply Bird Gardener January 28, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Hi Veronica, Seriously fabulous photos and awesome art. I love seeing what other people do. It’s inspirational and makes me want to give new things a try. I’m here from Vicki’s GYB party and so happy you were in it. I am going to enjoy visiting with you here on your blog. Blessings, Bird http://birdsearthyspirit.blogspot.com/

    • Reply Veronica January 28, 2014 at 5:07 pm

      Hello Bird! I’m so glad you found me and I’m also happy you’ve left your addy because now I can come visit you. 🙂

  • Reply Jennifer J. Chow January 28, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I love how you captured your personality in this post! As always, the photos and drawings are marvelous.

    • Reply Veronica January 29, 2014 at 8:09 am

      Thank you so much Jennifer. 🙂

  • Reply Linda Hubbard January 29, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Hi Veronica
    I have really enjoyed browsing down through your blog. I hope you’ll pop by mine too and enter my Giveaway. I’m at Stitch Lines, just a couple above you on the list.

    • Reply Veronica January 29, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      Thank you so much Linda; I’m on my way over now. 🙂

  • Reply catiean January 31, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Hi veronica….I am arriving via the party bus! I may be a little late but I am so glad I am here. Your blog is so inviting. I love your photography and getting to know more about you. Your creativity is so amazing. I am a new follower and can’t wait to come back for more. I live in eastern Washington and have been to vancouver three or four time….lovey city.

  • Reply Caroline February 1, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    I knew nothing about silversmithing, that is an awesome post. So cool, makes me think I might be able to do it myself. you have a lovely family and your four legged critters are adorable. Jewelry and art! I have always wanted to be able to draw, but some things just aren’t meant to be. It has been lovely meeting you.

  • Reply thistlecovefarm February 1, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    You’re incredibly talented. Visiting via Vicki’s GYB party and enjoying your art and your photos.

  • Reply Terri Anderson February 8, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Am visiting from the GYB party and so glad I found you! What an interesting blog, so full of varied stuff. Love it and will be following! ~Terri

  • Reply Judy C February 12, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Hi, so glad I found you and your lovely blog. Your photos and drawings are beautiful. I especially enjoyed your post on your silversmithing class. Thanks for sharing. I have subscribed to your RS feed.

  • Reply Dolores February 12, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Hi veronica, stopping by from the GYB party. I’ve really been enjoying reading though your posts. I absolutely love the artwork on the map. I’m a new follower

    • Reply Veronica February 14, 2014 at 7:17 am

      Hi Dolores. Thank you so much. Off to find out all about you and your quilts now. 🙂

  • Reply patty February 12, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Love your art and journaling! I’m following so I can keep up with you.

    • Reply Veronica February 14, 2014 at 7:16 am

      Hi Patty, thank you so much. Off to meet you now and follow too. 🙂

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