Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Crochet Unicorn finis!

Well Voila! The final product of the unicorn. I am really happy on how she turned out. I do hope that her new owner will love her.  She was a lot of fun to make and to see her come to life.  This project did do a number on my hands, but again every time I make one of these, it is a learning experience... rubber thimbles.. is all I'm saying!!!!!

Unicorn a la crochet

hey how ya doing?
So what do you think?

Monday, December 19, 2011

DNA for Christmas anyone??

I found this really interesting idea in which your sent a kit to retrieve a blood sample, and in turn you get a picture of your DNA.  Honestly I think this is really a neat idea.  Is it cheap, that would be a negative!
If I could I would get my daughter and myself done. It would be neat to compare our DNA.. since she is a part of me...

http://www.dna11.com/

Check it out.. just for the fact this is pretty cool!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Saving Christmas Magic for just one more year

I received and email from a mom asking me to create a unicorn for her daughter. 
here is part of the email that she sent to me:

"All my girl wants for Christmas is a stuffy unicorn that Santa made, not one that you can buy. Santa makes his own toys and she said that he doesn't live in China, he is from the north pole, and that his toys have to be from there too.  If not then Santa must be lying.
I think this is her last year of believing...but i want her to stay little and full of magic for just one more Christmas."

Being a mom to a little person, and watching the magic that we as adults lost so long ago, it made me think, and realise that I to will go threw this, the day the magic disappears from Adele.  So I'm so happy that I can help make it last just one more year for this mom.  

So here is the work in progress:


I have to say what her daughter said about Santa makes his gifts, really hit home to me. It's true... we live in such a materialistic world and we place those ideas and values onto our children.  When really all they want is something to love and cherish. It doesn't matter how expensive it is.. but that it came from the heart.  It really is a learning lesson that we adults need to learn from.  I wish I  could see the look on this little persons face on Christmas day, and it warms my heart to know that this unicorn will be cherish and loved.

If your wondering what I wanted for Christmas, well this year it was simple.. he arrived a month early!



Monday, December 5, 2011

Dunnett Clan



I've known Doug for a long time, and when he finally asked me to take pictures of him and his brood, I couldn't wait!
Great boys and fun to work with!

Doug is owner of "4 More Tattoos" in Langford, and he has been my tattoo artist for over ten years. He is an amazing artist with incredible talent.

So for me is was awesome to finally do a role reversal, and lend my talent for him and his family... also my artistic skills don't hurt!!!

So HUGE THANK YOU to Doug, Luke and Mike!





Also I have to give my boyfriend Don a HUGE thank you as well, he was a big help being  second set of eyes for me, and letting me use him as a distraction to keep the boys from looking at me at times! Love you











Friday, November 25, 2011

Movember....

My office-mate Alex, created a Chilly day to raise funds for Movember. ( click here to find out more about Movember ) and unless your living under a rock, I'm sure many of you have seen men sporting moustaches this month. What for - again under a rock - to raise funds for Prostate Cancer... why is it important to me...

Because of him :
Richard Primeau -March 15, 1949- April 13, 2008


I lost my father 3 years ago to prostate cancer... he is missed by all who knew him.
Cancer takes anyone, and is not prejudice or bias.
It doesn't care how old you are or where you come from.

SO HUGE round of applause to Alex Scott, and all those who donated to the cause!
and MEN go get your prostate checked! Dont become another statistic to cancer

Here are a few more pics of the day: $600 were raised today!!!
Alex and I (i'm the short one) wearing the 'stashes'

Le Chilly


Alex Scott and Chris Root

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Hump Day!

The week is half over, which means the weekend is just around the corner!
and and it's also WING WEDNESDAY... bless you hot wings.. for making Hump Day even better!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Blast from the past.... in a box



The company that I am working for is about to have their 60th anniversary, while going threw a treasure trove of old products still with they're original packaging, we came upon this box.

I don't know when this was printed or when it was sold, but 10 cents for a chocolate bar.. omg unheard of in todays vocabulary.
I thought it was neat to find this amongst all of our products over the years, how did this box sneak into our fishing gear?

I'd like to find out the date of this box, just to fulfil a curiosity.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Adele quiet moment..


Just because......

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Chapter in the book of life.....

The past four years have been an interesting chapter of my book of life... I have learnt to be a strong independent woman. I became a mother, a daughter who lost her father and loss of many other people in ones life, a divorcee, a motorcycle tattooed mama.   I have made some amazing friendships and have lost some as well..

Soon thou, life is about to make another huge change for me, for the better, and I can't wait to see where it's going to take me.... I'm excited

Those that are close to me know already ..... and soon I will spill the beans to the rest of you...


Monday, November 7, 2011

AFC - new experience

I had the opportunity to be at ringside at an AFC event.
I have always seen events like this on TV, and didn't think to much of it.. yes a bunch of grown men grunting and beating the crap out of each other like kids did after school...

That being said... I have a whole new respect for the sport and it's competitors. What I witnessed threw the lens was amazing drama as well as the best sportsmanship I have ever seen.  After these men beat the crap out of each other, after every fight they would either help each other up, and make sure the opponent was ok. Hugs were given, and thanks for a good fight. Talk of "hey you got me good there" or " are you ok", made me understand why these guys do this.  Yes you want to get your opponent to "tap out", but in the end it's a bunch of grown men having a good time, and enjoying what they like to do...

I do hope I get invited back to take more pictures, I have so much more to learn about this sport, and really would love to be able to capture more then just strength  and ability but also more of the essence of this sport.




Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Keen shoes

Yes we graphic girls are starting to think alike now.. we both wore our Keen shoes to work..
Myself I own three pairs. LOVE LOVE these shoes! They are so comfortable, and the bonus is NO stubbing of big toes when walking into something!!!!!!! Just saying


Fan Page

Well I have entered more into the Facebook era, and created a Fan page.
So come on over and "like" me

I hope to be posting more pics of projects as well as some give aways, once the numbers start to climb!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween

Yesterday was Halloween and I had my little one with me this year. We were supposed to go to the Mall then trick or treat around the neighbourhood, but she was so exhausted from the daycare and they're halloween party, that we both decided that a good cuddle time on the couch, have a warm meal, then head out.
We managed to do about a block, and my little one had a full bucket and was happily finished for the evening.  She did most of the walking and I was so proud of her at how polite she was to everyone!!! She even told one lady to have a good sleep! It was so sweet...

In the end Adele was very content with her halloween treasure trove, and we now have treats to last for many months to come!

BTW if your wondering what my daughter was for halloween, good question, she changed her mind a few times, and went from Batgirl, to zombie girl, to combat girl and in the end she decided that being all three was cool!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Weekend with Mini Me....

I'm very excited, this is my weekend with my baby girl, and I have so many arts and craft ideas to do with her. I'm hoping to take her swimming, my little one is becoming a fish, sigh just like her mom used to be.
If the weather keeps like it is right now.. I'm thinking a trip to the butterfly gardens might be in order, or the aquarium!
Tonight Adele and I are going to cuddle and watch a movie "Nanny McPhee".  I'm pretty excited to watch it with her. She loves the second one, and Don and I were able to find the first one at Future Shop for $5!!!!!
So many adventures to be had this weekend.. maybe we might go explore rain puddles!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

feeling naked.....

ugh I left my phone at home.... I never leave it at home.. I'm feeling soooo naked without it!
by the time I realised I had left it at home, there was no way I could  turn around..
I have a blackberry bold.. LOVE LOVE my blackberry!!!

Blackberry = RIM = Canadian which in turns = good for the Canadian economie.
It's one of my reasons why I am not an iphone, or samsung user.

I truly believe in supporting Canadian goods if I can.

I miss you my blackberry! I hope your nice and cozy on the living room table!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Baby Grayson

copyright: Genevieve Primeau - and of the photos can not be copied without permission
I had the privilege of taking pictures of my good friend's new baby boy Grayson. This little man is only 11 days old. He is so adorable, and yes I got to hold him! Nothing like fresh new baby smell!
Mom is doing fantastic and looks amazing for having a baby 11 days ago..  72 hours of labor - 4 hours of pushing, and a bundle of joy at the end.

baby toes

tiny fingers - so delicate 
These are only a few of the pics from yesterday. Again thanks Ray and Carmel for letting me capture a special moment in time! One that will be cherished as well as blackmail pics for his wedding day.. wink wink!



Friday, October 21, 2011

T.G.I.F

It's Friday..

What are YOU doing this weekend?


Thursday, October 20, 2011

just as important.......

I'm in the process of teaching Adele that everyone has a turn when talking.. I have found that people will just gladly interrupt a little person talking, like what they have to say isn't as important as what an adult has to say. So in turn I have found that not only am I teaching Adele the importance but adults as well.
That her little voice, her thoughts and ideas are just as important. 

I have stop many conversations already with adults who have talked over Adele, to let her finish what she was trying to tell me, before she was interrupted. Don't get me wrong I have also stopped Adele when she has tried to interrupt in some else's conversation, and explain to her to wait her turn. Teaching her respect towards others as well...

So I guess my thought today is.. no matter how small, or how old, allllll are important.. and yes including the thoughts of a 4 year old, trying to explain what alien slime knots are....

Monday, October 17, 2011

weekend art projects

This weekend Adele and I played with glue, glass, more glue, and crayons...
one project HUGE success the other NOT so much.. but a learning experience...

First Project..
White Glue, a frame and coloured glass "stones"
It's pretty simple pour glue onto the glass and start placing the stones
The one of the left is Adele's. We had a really fun time making these.. Only draw back is that I'm still waiting for the glue to dry. It's been since Saturday and still waiting to hang these puppies in the window of the living room!

Second project... not so good
Making our own crayons out of old crayons...
Required - crayons (paper removed) a hammer and mould

Sooooooo we had a lot of fun with the hammer.. and crushed the crayons bits to even tinier bits! then I placed them into the mould .. ...

Out come

Lesson learnt..
to make these robots it will have to be a layer process.. so once the initial wax has melted you then have to create another layer to make it more solid, hence our decapitated heads, arms, and legs.. BUT on a positive not, Adele did have fun colouring with one of the decapitated heads!!! So I plan on doing this project again with her.. if anything to have fun with the hammer!!!!!

Next project.. ink and water!

Blast from the past....

It has been awhile since I had graduated from Computermaster - a school where I learnt how to do 3D animation as well graphic design.
Walking in HomeDepot a blast from the past literally walked right by me! It was my Animation teach Rob Ives. Folks this guys is an incredible artist. I loved his art then and I still do to this day!
He is a local artist from Victoria, amazing talent!
http://ivesart.blogspot.com/

Go take a look at what he has done!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

adele moments

I thought I would share some of my daughter's thoughts that were told to me yesterday and this morning...

Mom - Adele what would you like to be for halloween (mom thinking a princess)
Adele - I beluga whale

About cougars


Mom - "we have to be careful when outside if there is a cougar warning"
Adele - "no mama, cause some cougars wear leopard print, and long nails.. and only likes boys.. not girls - so we're safe"

Adele - what would you like me to draw for you mama
Mom - how about a flower
Adele - NO you want me to draw you an alien pig!
Mom - ok



to be continued........

Thursday, October 13, 2011

messages below....

As we were walking around Calgary,  and being that my father taught me to always look around even under your feet.. I found wonderful messages that people had painted




Just goes to show that there are messages everywhere.. .... some of them are right at your feet... so don't be afraid to look down.. there might be words of encouragement to make you hold your head up high!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

returned from Cowtown

I went to visit my boyfriend... yes people I said BOYFRIEND.. in Calgary..
Ok will give you a moment to absorb that one..... BOYFRIEND.. hahaha..
It was a wonderful 6 days with him, exploring the city of Calgary.. I was amazed by the incredible  architecture that this city had to offer.. 





So many small old buildings surround by these gigantic sky scrapers.... it was really a site to see.

I was also stunned at the how many status that surround the city
pondering the next move

that's a good move

I absolutely love this statue.. made me think of Adele and I

uhm not sure why there were pink ground hog statues everywhere in this park




creepy long tall people

I have many more pics to show you people... so bare with me, I will have a few more blog write ups on my trip..
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