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Interests: I am a trailing spouse enjoying my life in Singapore. I love creating altered art and collages, making jewelry, traveling around the world, digging for treasures at flea markets, shopping, eating, and blogging. Please send me a note and let me know you are out there!
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beads from bali, a silver buddha head, and a red buddha necklace... they make me happy sharing over at friday finds with kim and friends. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
just returned from a four-day "girls" trip to bali words cannot describe.... still on my bali-buddha high I used Kim's new texture Monday, along with Magic. Happy Tuesday! Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
an old scale in chinatown, bangkok in an old shop with an old man Sharing over at Kim's Texture Tuesday... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
wow - I would have stopped at layer 5 : ) thanks for sharing - so fun to watch you work. and yes - you do make it "look" easy. Cheers from Singapore : )
Visiting from SG - this book is AWESOME! I need to go buy this the dragon is my year : ) Thanks for the inspiration!
Toggle Commented Sep 26, 2014 on StencilGirl: Stenciled and Shaped Books at Gwen
When we were at the temples in Borobudur, Indonesia we saw this colorful, exotic bird. I have never seen anything like it. I learned that it is a a flightless bird called a cassowary. They are native to the tropical forests of New Guinea and Northeastern Australia. They are becoming... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
I am a fall girl - I love my autumn colors, boots, and scarves. I miss this. Here in Singapore, we do not have a change of seasons. Our sun rises at the exact same time every day, all year, and it sets the same. Our temperature is in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
Great frame project! So many layers. and such a fun giveaway.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2014 on StencilGirl Blog Hop: Spray it Again Sam! at Gwen
How do you make ice cream from cream in just a few minutes? Use liquid Nitrogen! I have read about this "new trend" but this is the first time we have tried it. We visited Ron's Laboratory in Jakarta, Indonesia. The shop is designed to resemble a real lab. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
I have two favorite new drinks, both coffee based. The first and my absolute favorite right now - coffee, avocado, chocolate syrup, & ice cream. I know it sounds odd - but oh my - heaven in a cup! In Singapore we have the chocolate and avocado version, but no... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
I have never admitted it on-line, but I am a huge fan of Hello Kitty! I want to fly on this plane! Taiwan’s EvaAir has a special Hello Kitty-themed chartered flight from Singapore to Taipei. I am usually not big on using photos that are not my own - but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
a view from the pier Linking up to Texture Tuesday @ Kim's. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
Wife Cake (or Sweetheart Cake: Lao Po Bing) is a traditional Chinese pastry sold in Hong Kong. They say one of the best shops to buy them is at Hang Heung Cake Shop. I bought a box of six and they came in this pretty red box. There are many... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
Borobudur Temple Indonesia Sharing with my friends over at Texture Tuesday. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
This post is for all you cat lovers out there... The Cat Store in Hong Kong, also known as the Cat Cafe, is just that - a cafe with lots of cats! I am pretty sure you will never see this in the United States due to health regulations. First... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
Hong Kong Island - August 2014 *a view from my corner room* After a few days of rain - the sun is finally here! We were here many years ago (twelve or so). It was the first Asian city we ever visited. I forgot how striking the city is -... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
a temple somewhere in asia... such beautiful light Kim's texture tache. Stop by Kim's and see what others are creating..... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
I have been creating like crazy with my new Gelli plate and stencils! If you do not own a Gelli plate you need to buy one today! Here is a series I created called "Pieces of my World".... collages created with bits and pieces of my travels... including batik and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
The end of July we went to Phuket and Kho Lak in Thailand to relax on the beach. Unfortunately, the beach at Phuket was trashy. I managed to find art in the trash and did this series I am calling beach art - au natural. I did not move anything... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
Michaels craft store now has on-line ordering and they ship to DPO's! I ordered a rainbow of paints to create with my new Gelli Pad (LOVE THIS). Craft supplies are VERY pricey in Singapore. I have to pay between $3 and $4 usd when I buy the exact same paint... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
Have you ever seen a black chicken? How about tasting one? Being away from the US for so long, sometimes I forget what is really unique to Asia and what is also sold in the US. But I am pretty sure the black chicken is unusual. And I am not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
Aren't they fun? and so "me" with the travel quote... I get a kick out of the Asian language to English translations... they are always just a little off. What did you discover this week? Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
I am going to admit it.... today is my BIG B-day. Yep, turning 50. Yee Gads. My best bud & cousin Maria (who is coming to see me in January!) sent me a box full of presents - 50 to be exact!! I followed her directions - present #1 was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
Durian - King of all fruit I wrote an article for our embassy newsletter after a group of us went out for durian last weekend -it is my Friday Find... Durian - Have you tasted it yet? If not, this is the time of year to give it a try.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
Borobudur Temple Visit our travel blog,, for the full post on this magnificent site. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at ma vie trouvée