Sunday, April 26, 2009

Lazy Days and Lazy Nights

Hola from Mexico - yes Mexico, the country best known today as ground zero for the swine flu. No cases to date of the flu affecting anyone in Mazatlan. I've had a nasty non-swinish cough for two weeks, so have spent most of my vacation sprawled on a lounge chair on the balcony reading some very good books (The Cellist of Sarajevo, The Reader, and now The Book of Negroes).

My cough is gradually settling down, so I hope to get out and about a bit before I return home.

Hasta luego!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Jingling all the way

Although I haven't been painting, I did manage to create a few charm bracelet styled jewellery pieces before closing the studio door for the next few weeks:

This one features freshwater pearls and silver-plated starfish and an embellished toggle clasp. (If you click on the image you'll get an enlarged image and will be able to see how lovely these are.)

This one's made from silver findings, glass, fire polished glass, Swarovsky crystals, and vintage Japanese beads.

I'm pleased to report my Tree of Life painting has been juried into Delta's 2009 artSpacific show. The show at the Firehall Centre for the Arts in Delta will run from May 1st - 29th, with the opening reception being held Sunday May 3 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I'm still alive

It's been a long time since I've posted anything as I haven't spent much time in the studio lately. We've had a few small renovations since my last post, so I suppose, aside from relocating furniture and boxing decorative items and books, I must have spent more time than I realized peering over Don's shoulder as he worked (Don did an amazing job installing and finishing the hardwood floor and rebuilding and tiling our stairs). And then there were those sunny days when my garden called to me ...

Now I'll be out of touch again for a while as I'll be sprawled on a poolside lounger with a Margarita in my hand.

Hasta luego!