I'd like to say all of the painful photoshop classes I took when I was in university paid off, but they didn't. I don't have a clue what I'm doing. This is my thought process, or what I'd like to call my creative process... First Sumo Paint, and yes, I like that font. Then to google, to look up 1950's frames, except I should have put in picture frames, but actually I like the idea of eye glass frames, and 'Penelope' is actually a cat, so cat eyes? But I like those circle frames (#1) How's that (#2)? But I think cat eyes are better. Black, simple and a white background (#3). Perfect (#4). Then to Be Funky to do something to hopefully not look like an amateur (#5). Well that doesn't match the font in Blogger that I can't figure out how to change, so how about #5??
Honestly what do you think, because I think I like #2 the best?
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I heard on the news the other night that Monday, January 21st, is the most depressing day of the whole year. The theory behind that statement is the Christmas bills are coming in, the weather is sh*it, there isn't enough vitamin D to keep us happy, and spring feels like it's an eternity away..... true. I usually dread this month, as well as the next few, but this year I'm perfectly content with January. I feel like it's a good excuse to be a little lazy, or hibernate if you will. Make comfort meals, drink tea and read books I've been meaning to read. Do crafts and watch movies. I don't feel like I have to be running around like a mad women because I have to enjoy every moment of good weather before it's gone. It's kind of liberating giving in to 'blue' January.
After a nice relaxing day of working from home, I watched 'Craigslist Joe' on Netflix. For me it was one of those movies that first of all had me weeping on my couch with my cat, but I found it so inspiring and moving that I'm now making giving back to the community an addition to my new years resolutions. If you haven't seen it, I'm giving you the wrong impression, because 'Joe' isn't necessary some self-less philanthropist, but instead a guy who sets out on an amazing journey to challenge the idea that we have lost our sense of community and good will. I guess the tears on the couch say it all, but this documentary couldn't have been more perfect for a week that started with the most depressing day of the year.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Hello old friend! It's been a busy 6 months ( since I last checked in), with a lot of changes, trips, ups and downs, ect. I am feeling like 2013 is going to be an amazing year, and I would say that I'll share every moment on this here blog, but I'm not making any promises (see the last three January posts where I promise with all of my hear that I will be a good blogger, for the whole year).
Happy Happy New Year!!
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Happy Canada Day! The day started out rainy and cold, not at all what July 1st is suppose to look like, but ended with a big beautiful sunny evening, and fireworks like every Canada Day is suppose to look like. I decided to make a huge dinner which included 'Beer Can Chicken' (from the list). The idea to take pictures didn't cross my mind, sorry. But it was everything I hoped it would be.... crispy and juicy with oh so much flavour.
Obviously I used canned beer, but it was Canadian, just to be in the sprit of things. I used this recipe, with Cape Herb and Spice Louisiana Cajun meat rub, and yum. Perfect to officially start the summer!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
California, a photo by my*oyster (me)on Flickr.
Well hello there... hello? anyone there??
I just took a few months off, not surprising at all. What's probably more surprising is that I'm writing this now. If you have read this blog, you will know that I start every year off with a unbreakable dedication to this blog, which is usually broken around, uh February. March if your lucky.
Anyway, it's summer. Finally. The last few months have been busy and crazy and I am so excited to make the most out of the couple precious months of summer. To start things off, I thought it would be a great idea to create a little Summer to Do list
Take 1 000 000 pictures. Maybe take an actual class on how to take pictures to go with it.
Get in the car on a Friday afternoon, and see where I end up. Don't come back until Sunday afternoon.
Go to at least one small town country festival
Spend as much time possible sitting on my balcony reading and sipping White Wine
Go to market, buy lot's of beautiful, fresh food and make amazing dinners
Have a good old epic girls night
Buy an old piece of furniture, restore it
Find a decent beach in Alberta
Blog (no promises)
Watch old movies on rainy Sundays
Buy a bike. Ride it in the River Vally
Furnish my entrance way
Go to a baseball game/foot ball game
Go to an amazing outdoor concert
especially beer can chicken which I've been meaning to do for awhile
Hold a Friday Cocktail Hour on my balcony (possibly more than one)
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Image from Flickr