Monday, December 28, 2009


Wow 2 blogs in one day...
Well as most of everyone knows.. I have moved into an apartment, which allows pets..
So this is our newest family member. Her name is Diva, she is a purebreed rag doll cat. She is a total doll, and is soo good with Adele. It's so nice to have her in our lives. She is a perfect fit!
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What I have been working on

Well as most of you know I have taken an extended leave from PC, and started working on other projects.. and here is what I have been doing. I created this little guy for Adele. He's not done yet.. but according to her he is. He makes me giggle, and it's something I haven't done in a long time when making a creation....
SO there are more to come..... I love crocheting.. it's a challenge and it get's my giggle factor up to 10 again!
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Friday, December 4, 2009

A change in life

Well it's been a few weeks since I have been here, and usually that means some major changes has occurred in my life..

One major change is I have now moved. Adele and I are now in a one bedroom apartment. Which I love. It's cozy and it's mine. I've already met some wonderful new people and they all think Adele is adorable. SHOCKING I know.. LOL...

Adele is changing so fast, and she really is smart.. a lot smarter then the typical 2 year olds.. yea yea I know I'm her mom, which is cause a bias.. but really.. is a two year old supposed to say full sentences, or count to 20, do I need to say more... that's just the tip of the ice berg with her.
She makes me laugh all the time, and I'm so grateful everyday now to have her in my life. She makes me look at the world in a whole new perspective again and it's energizing....

As for my other big change.. I have come to the decision that I will not be doing PC anymore.. at least not for a long long time.. It is no longer a passion, and seems to be a chore to do at times, I don't have the drive I used to have to create, so with the move, I have put everything PC away and in storage. I will probably sell off some of the gear and clay.... anyone need a pasta 180 machine ( i have 2)?? If you like granitex I have LOTS.. a case lot of all colors... ok ok, I know this isn't usedvictoria lol

I'm still in artistic mood thou, and have discovered the love of crocheting again.. I used to do it as a kid, and would make blankets for people. I picked it up and have been creating the typical scarves, and hats.. but I am now on a project, and that is making Chemo Caps for cancer patients. I have been asked to make caps for people, and in return I ask that they buy extra wool, which would go to the making of a Chemo Cap in return.

Adele and I do have a new member of the family and her name is Diva. She is a 2 year old ragdoll cat. She is beautiful, and is coming around.. she already lets me know when her bowl is empty.. LOL.. It's so nice to have a creature again, when Adele is with her father, Diva joins me on the couch and cuddles up,while I crochet.

I think that is it for now, for now..... I do plan on posting some new pics of the chemo caps, as well as Diva.. The month of November went by in a BLURR.. I'm exhausted but happy. I'm moving forward on my journey of life.. in a positive direction, good things are about to happen.. I can feel it...

Hugs and kiss to all my friends and family who read this, and to know.. I'M OK, I'm a survivor...

Gen and Adele

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What to do, what to make

Well Christmas is upon us.. OMG I said it... it`s really just around the corner... and I am partaking in the annual Clayamis Ornemant swap.. and to be honest I am in a total panic... my brain will not allow me to come up with a new idea for this year.. I know I just need to sit and stare at clay for hours, but it`s been a very busy month for me and my little one.. Time is ticking down and I have NO clue what I`m going to do... I also tend to make things more complicated then they need to be.. soooooo back to my original question.. what do I make this year....

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Push ups and clay

What an odd title,but hey its what I am doing now..
I have been inspired by watching the birds fly south, as well seeing the leaves fall... so I have returned to my roots and began working on my weaved vases again... I'm really excited with my first piece, and need to finish the feathers... then I think I will make a halloween piece to get into the spirit of things.... hmmm ideas are flowing threw my brain.....
AS for the push ups, well as I type this my right wrist is in a brace... Yes thats right a brace... yes me and my gung ho to exercise.. decided to place my 25lb daughter on my back and do push ups.... it was alll going well, until the last one, and my little one shifted her weight and well you can imagine the rest... I am typing with my left hand while my right throbs!!!!!
I laugh now.... not so much last night!!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Ideas Ideas Ideas

So I am sitting here, wondering what the heck am I doing up this early... oh I know.. yeah my brain won't shut off. I have been working with polymer clay again, and now the ideas are just flooding out of my head, unfortunately..... it's at the wrong time of the day! 3am is not my idea of having a brainstorm.

Monday, August 24, 2009

learning to drive

If this isn't a scary thought!! Adele driving!!!!!

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

My new favorite picture

So I have to thank my friend Andrea for taking this amazing picture of Addy and me... I just LOVE it.. God I love this kid....
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Monday, August 10, 2009


So my little one is with her father and his girlfriend on vacation. Which is giving me some free time to enjoy for a week. But truth be told, I feel lost and like a piece of me is missing.

I attempted to do some creativity aka working with my clay, and nothing but disaster occurred. Prototype after prototype, nothing but failure, only 2 pieces worked. So there is a silver lining, but discouraging to say.

I am hoping that tonight will be more successful, and I might be able to create something magical... at least in my mind. Need to go back to my roots, what did I enjoy making the most.. oil lamps, Santas, Bottles of hope.. sculptures... I have come up with pendent ideas that did work, and here at work everyone likes them.. so it would be worth trying again.. thank god for a pasta machine motor!!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Sometimes I love technology, and other times......
and today is one of those times.. I am trying to show you people some pictures.. and no show.. so I will try again a little later

August long weekend

What a weekend.. IT was GO GO GO.. to be honest the weekend was SOOO freaken busy and none stop there aren't enough words.. so here are just a few pics. IT was sooo hot this weekend thou. But good time had by all

I want to thank Andrea for taking this amazing picture of me and my daughter.

Pic of Theresa and her son Philip enjoying the scenery of lake Cowichan via a tube ride.
Andrea and Kara
This little creature stayed with us on the beach. So tiny and delicate yet resiliant to the heat.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lee and Melissa

Here is a sneak peak at just a few of the pictures that were taken.

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First Wedding

Hi, well I did my very first wedding this weekend.... and as nervous as I was.. it was really fun and exciting. I learnt a lot from this experience, and know what kind of equipment I will be needing in the future.
I will be posting a couple samples today, and I am just thrilled at the outcome of the pics. IT's such a huge responsibility, but being part of that special moment.. is amazing, and exhausting.

I want to thank the happy couple Lee and Melissa for letting me apart of this, and A HUGE THANK to Lee's sister Lindsay.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

OMG it's not pictures of Addy

So I'm trying to take my photography to a next level, which is action shots. I'm trying to capture that moment... but aren't we all.....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

exhausted but worth it

Today I'm really tired, but I'm not complaining.
Addy has been having a bit of a ruff time going to bed, with the heat, and adjusting to a new little person bed. Sooooooooo I have been letting her cuddle with mommy in my bed. I tell ya, there is nothing like getting a little kiss, and a hug.  My favorite are the "in the middle of the night" wake ups, just to make sure you are there.  
I just love her.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Visit with Vanessa and Pete

On the way to the lake, Addy and I stopped in Naniamo to visit Vanessa and Pete.
Pete took out his guitar and started to play for Addy. She was thrilled and amazed at the sound that was coming out.
Addy leaving her print on Pete's guitar... precious
Addy was feeling the vibrations that the chords were making.. it was so sweet..
Addy decided to join in the festivities with her new harmonica!!!

THANK YOU Vanessa and Pete for a fantastic afternoon!!!!
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Captain Addy

Addy as captain of the USS ADDYtude!

Taking the helm

Telling mommy what needs to be done with her first mate KITTY

Keeping the boat in tip top shape
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First Camping Trip

Well here we are... Addy's first camping trip..
There are SOOOO many pictures I thought I would give a teaser.... Sproat lake once again was amazing, and we have an amazing time. Addy LOVED the water and boating.

Little prints on the Escape... most people have kitty prints on their vehicle, I have Addy prints..
Addy and a super soaker... what's more dangerous????
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Thursday, July 2, 2009

If Addy was in the 80's

SO uhm yeah.. not much I can say about these pictures... I think the title says it all....
Richard Simmons eat your heart out!!!
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Canada Day

Today was a GREAAT day
Addy and I spent the day at a water park and playground.. it was soo much fun. We were with Andrea, Kara and the boys.. Addy had a blast. This kid is fearless.. and after taking over 500 pictures (thank god for digital) it was time to go home...
The weather is fantastic, and I have a sunburn on my back.. I'm happy to be alive!!!

Adele was the best thing that ever happened to me.. Its funny you hear that saying all the time, and you think ya ya... but until it happenes to you, until you hold and cuddle and when they wrap their little arms around you.... NOTHING can compare to that. Unconditional LOVE... I have loved, and been loved... but nothing can reallly prepare you for the love that a child gives you...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Collage O' Adele

Well what can one say.. I love my kid... I know I know you can't tell but just in case people were wondering!

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Sometimes you just have to

I decided that I needed to have an afternoon with my little one and company. Some pics (out of 327_just a few) of our day at Beaver Lake. Addy is FEARLESSSSS.. Love this kid!

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Experimenting with Picas.. Taking flight

So Picasa is one hell of a little piece of software.. and it's FREEEEE OMG..
So here is a collage of the one of the water bombers that I took last weekend at Sproat Lake.. I'm very impressed with all of this.. ...
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Monday, June 22, 2009

Peace and Relaxation and a FREAKEN good time

Well I finally had a chance to let loose. Daryl took me up to Sproat lake to his family's camp sit. It was amazing. The water was just maybe less then 50 ft away.
The lake was AMAZING, the water was so clean, and you could see the bottom.

This is me tubing for the first time.. what a BLAST. I had never tried this before, and I'm hooked. I didn't want to stop, but unfortunatly my body did.. Let's just say that I can REALLLLY feel it this morning!

This pic is of Daryl getting ready to head out onto the water for the first time. He is amazing on a water ski. And well NICE on the eyes as well... TEE HEE

and finally my Escape is being used for what one of the reasons I bought it for..... it finally looks like a west coast vehicle.. LOL. Thanks to Scotty for letting me borrow the company kayak!

I have so many more pics to put up on the web, but I want to give you all a little teaser of my past weekend!!!!
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