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Artist, Mom, Neurotic (not necessarily in that order)
Interests: art, kids, cooking, hiking, writing, technology, being outdoors, art supplies, writers, but not cleaning!
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The younger child is healing up via reading. In my experience a book is nearly always the best medicine. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Pencil Shavings
Yup after many years here at Typepad I've made the big leap to my own website with a full blog, webcomic and store. The Webcomic launched yesterday and is here: My Gratitudes And the new blog is here and is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
It's great having someone as creative as you doing the heavy lifting Alison. Not to mention the whole thing about being able to read my mind... :-)
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2012 on Preparing to Re-boot. at Pencil Shavings
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The school term is essentially over for me now and I am focusing on my goals for the winter break. First of course is the gift buying for my kids’ birthdays and for Christmas - because no matter what else... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
My daughter was horrified to see me tearing out all the crocheting I did over the last week. I decided that the infinity scarf I was working on was too long and I didn't like it, so I pulled out... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
My inspirational quote for my diary today was "This is not a pen, it is a prayer" Sadly it is unattributed. Even documents devoted to writing seem to have trouble with proper attributions. The actual quote is, "This is not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
Well another week of classes has gone by without much to show you in the way of art. I did finish my ASCII art assignment, about 5 days later than I wanted, but hey, at least it's done. Superman (the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
Sunday Mornings. That's another thing to add to my gratitude list. We've changed the way we work weekends around here, well I changed them. Sundays used to be the chore day and I would be doing laundry from dawn to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
I am in that state between sleep and wakefulness, that time when I want to reach out to my dreams and pull them closer to me so I can stay sleeping a little longer. But I know that can’t happen.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
The first week of school nearly always comes as a shock to my system. Getting up early and making lunches for the whole family. Attending classes and thinking about new things. Walking a lot more with a nice heavy pack... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
It's been a great week. I love being at school. I really am a life-long learner, but being at university really gets me exctied about experimenting with new things and challenging old ideas. This term I am taking New Media... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
Today is another painting day for me, which is a joyous thing. I am by nature a lazy person, except when it comes to painting. I have a way of managing to put everything else aside when I have a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
Today is the first day of summer camp for the kids so I have 5 days pretty much to myself to try and get some creative work done. The commission is my priority this week but in between, while the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
I have been working away at a commission (which I cannot show you) so there will be a clear lack of art available for posting over the next week or so. Also I am going to be going dark on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
Hey, the bills have to be paid! And also Happy Birthday to one of my oldest friends (no, not old as in old) Kari. Thanks for everything. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
Yesterday my daughters and I went out into the world to leave some presents for strangers. We left little notes of encouragement everywhere we went. We hid them in books, left them in sales racks, on bus seats, and on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
I personally don’t harbour many superstitions. I think that Friday the 13th is awesome because it’s Friday! And really Friday is the best day of the week (although Sunday Mornings are way up there too). Over on Google + folks... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
Dear Mr. Prime Minister, I’ve been thinking for a long time about why I simply cannot support you. It’s not that I am a “Liberal.” In fact for years I was a conservative, I even had (and still have) a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
I like doing these stippled (dot) drawings. I like drawing on the train. I was showing my drawings to my friend and she said that probably one of the good things about drawing strangers this way is that the pressure... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
Right after the Hailstorm Apocalypse last week we found a young bunny in our backyard who had been (I believe) separated from his family. So he(she?) has been living in our backyard eating our clover and running, terrified, every time... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
It’s been a reasonably good day. I’ve had a backyard full of kids for most of the afternoon, running through sprinklers and eating ice cream. I don’t mind, at least I know where they all are (even as I watch... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
This morning I did a load of laundry as soon as I got out of bed. When it was finished spinning I lugged the basket of wet clothes out into the back yard. Standing ankle deep in clover, my feet... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
Although we do have really amazing brains that can help us imagine all kinds of things, like places we have never been and people we have never met. We still need to get out and see stuff and meet people.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
Before I say anything I would like to wish my American friends a happy July 4th. Be careful out there. Yesterday I did turn off my internet for two hours. I cleaned the house for the first bit because knowing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2012 at Pencil Shavings
It’s hard to believe that I used to write a blog daily. Sometimes even multiple times a day. I know that school kind of took away that drive to write, because writing for marks is a lot different than writing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2012 at Pencil Shavings