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Monday, December 31, 2012

happy new year


Health and happiness for 2013 :-)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Seattle, baby!

Seattle, baby!, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

The boys and I are taking a break, but not a creative break. Yesterday's jam session at the EMP however, proved that the partridge family we are not. Fun but a cacophony. I think we did contribute to the underground punk scene though. And last night I dreamed I got an electric guitar ...

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A merry christmas


Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a peaceful new year.

Monday, December 24, 2012

settling in: the home straight


One christmas handmade to complete; christmas creative projects for any downtime prepped.
Wishing for peace, headspace and inspiration this festive season (before life gets busy again in the new year).

Saturday, December 22, 2012

in the basement, for you


Wishing you a safe and relaxing christmas with your nearest and dearest ...

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Friday, December 21, 2012

On the twelfth day of Christmas ...

the last of my 12 days posts for Blackberry - there's a link to the whole series at the bottom of the post :)

On the twelfth day of Christmas ...:
the twelve days of christmas
painting by Valerie Simons

Here at last!

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

A grove of twelve (or possibly more) slender birch trees 
(we only have a deck, so where I will put these I have no idea),

Eleven speedy motor cars,
Ten by ten by tens of stunning and artistically crackled grout,
Nine lonesome wilderness beasts (I dare you not to take one home with you),
Eight bearded jolly men,
Seven flights of fairy stairs (we're planning a home extension to accommodate them),
Six felted fibre tree brooches (perfectly at home with the birch grove),
Five crazy ceramic frogs! (the joint is jumping, I tell ya!)
Four swinging metal leaves (my lobes are beautifully adorned),
Three marauding (gently, of course) polar bears,
Two sun-drenched deck chairs (hello Hawaii),
and a glowing lamp by my fireplace (so cosy this Christmas)!

All best wishes for Christmas.
I hope your true love has been as thoughtful and generous as mine - if not, then the gift shop is open on December 22nd so print this list out as a hint and send him/her packing :)

See all twelve days together here.

Artist-made gifts nourish the soul :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

On the ninth day of Christmas ...

On the ninth day of Christmas ...:
12 days of Christmas
original drawings by Sarah Ronald

On the ninth day of Christmas ...

My True Love had to stay away last night too, so he left me with this menagerie of wilderness beasts to pass the evening with. Once I had finished feeding, watering and tucking them all in for the night it was time to start serving breakfast.
Still, they kept me quite warm curled up round my toes, though I'm not sure when I'll get my bath back, and I don't know what the raccoon did with the trash ...

Artist-made gifts nourish the soul :)

Click here to see all twelve days of Christmas as they publish.

Monday, December 17, 2012

year end

Yesterday was my last craft fair, the farmer's market at River Market in New Westminster, so today I reclaimed my studio. Away went the craft fair kit and all the display props - bye bye till the summer season.
It's always somewhat a relief to reach the end of the Christmas madness. Now I can make stuff for fun rather than make it to replace inventory or recreate the dead-cert popular items (which I'm really glad you like, but four moss cuffs in three weeks?) that sell.
This season's been a bit of a creative dead spot where it's a struggle to find the spark. New inventory has appeared with difficulty and not with the same fire as previous years.
However, now that I don't have a need to fill inventory, I can hear my new super-torch calling and some funky copper component designs are taking shape in my daydreams.
Wish me luck for some free time over Christmas - no one will miss the turkey or a clean floor, will they?

Saturday, December 15, 2012

merry christmouse


Best whiskers to you :-)

Friday, December 14, 2012

inspiration friday


Today's inspiration is brought to you by the colours white, blue and orange.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

studio portrait Thursday: aside


... and then, from somewhere out of sight, a soft whisper shook the still air of her solitude.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

wordless wednesday: bridal dreams

Three wire cuffs for three bridesmaids; Swarovski pearls with crystal

Thursday, December 6, 2012

On the first day of Christmas ...

My second year of 12 days of Christmas for Blackberry

On the first day of Christmas ...:
stained glass lamp and window snowflake by Margret Billings

On the first day of Christmas ....
(yes, dear reader - I'm still with the same besotted fool who does all his over-gifting from the Blackberry Christmas Marketplace)
my true love gave to me 
(did I tell you how much I loved all the unique gifts I got last year?
i love love love love love them all)
a lovely glowing lamp for the sitting room.

Stay tuned - artist-made gifts nourish the soul :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

wordless wednesday: a thinking cap - right brain?

Coming to a Wearable Arts competition near you in 2013 ...

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