Friday, May 13, 2011

What's new!

Here are some new lovelies part of the Duet Collection over in the little shop!

A "Playful" little pendant with an Alice in Wonderland flavour

Playful Pendant

"Roll the Dice" super fun and chic sterling silver, ribbon and resin earrings

Roll The Dice Earrings

Super Sweet and original just for you: Monogram Necklace in sterling silver

Initial Pendant 3

And my current favourite this lace and hearts resin necklace

Love and Lace

Friday, March 11, 2011

2011 Reading List

I am curious to see how many books I will read this year and decided to keep an on going list.

1. "The MacKade Brothers: Rafe and Jared" - Nora Roberts

2. "Holly Would Dream" - Karen Quinn
(the above and a whole bunch more on my shelves to be read were given to me by my sis who believes I should read more love stories)

3. "What French Woman know about Love, Sex and other matters of the Heart and Mind" - Debra Ollivier -This is a great exploration of the difference between North American women French women. A lot to be learned, but mainly not to take things too seriously.

4. "Eat, Prey, Love" - Elizabeth Gilbert
Just like the author I ate every single carb in sight while in Italy. I am currently in the search of peace and inner contempt. Fell in love with her description of Bali!
Also I know 'smile with my liver' when I center myself.

5. "He is Just not That into You" - Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo
Laughed all the way though the book. Lots of the mistakes I have made, lots of the mistakes I will never make again. The lesson is simple: if he is not making you fully happy he is not 'the one' and he is just not that into you! Move on!

Currently Reading:
"Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

Any suggestions of what should be on my To Read shelf???

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Some simple truths

For your Sat night entertainment.

Source: Found on an online friend's Blog

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Another batch of Swaps!

Of course the theme for the last two months has been Valentine's day.
As much as I used to love V-day, this year I felt extremely overwhelmed by the outrageous amount of pink that had covered the world like a tidal wave.
Once I got started on the pink - heart trail, there was no stopping! Here is a little taste of the pink-ness!

Vday 2011 ATCs

Vday 2011 ATCs

I tried my hand at drawing a character for the first time. The theme was Alice from Alice in Wonderland.

Alice ATCs

Swan theme


I actually added an ACEO to the shop of this painting.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Toronto Winterlicious - Sassafraz

One of my guilty pleasures every winter and summer is having a fantabulous lunch during _licious at a restaurant that may be a bit out of my price range on regular basis.
This winter the ladies and I chose the beautiful Sassafraz restaurant.
Winterlicious Lunch at Sassafraz
We had beautiful food and I annoyed my friends by practicing my newly learned photography skills.

When the food is this good, I believe it is time for less talk and more pictures!

For this carb free (almost carb free) girl the bread was divine
Winterlicious Lunch at Sassafraz

and bread does not go without butter

Winterlicious Lunch at Sassafraz

Appetizer of Smoked Salmon Carpaccio with Pommery Mustard Mousse,
Preserved Lemon and Caramelized Onion

Winterlicious Lunch at Sassafraz

Followed by Cod Cakes with Andouille Sausage, Watercress Salad and Bell Pepper Remoulade

Winterlicious Lunch at Sassafraz

and I finished with Chocolate Pave with Passionfruit Sherbet and Rosewater Gelee

Winterlicious Lunch at Sassafraz

To summarize it was YUMMOOO.

For more pictures head over to my FLICKR

A special mention goes to the Porcini Mushroom Tortellini with Sorrel Pesto Cream Sauce and Braised Red Onions, of which I only had a few tiny bites but my heart was lost to it.

Winterlicious Lunch at Sassafraz

Friday, January 21, 2011

Shop Update!

I have been a busy little bee and the shop is updated with a brand new collection of inspirational word pendants!

Love Pendant


Breathe pendant


Happy Pendant


I believe that a positive outlook on life can truly make your dreams come true. These pendants will serve as little reminders through the day that it will all be 'ok' in the end. I think of them as little visualization boards.

And of course just in time for Valentines day

Valentine earrings

"Valentine" stud earrings

Happy Shopping!!!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Swap Swap Swappy Swap Swap

I don't have the patience lately to work on larger projects and as a result I have been diving head first in swaps for ATCs and supplies.

Here is a little peak at some recent work!

I tried my hand at Inchies

Red Inchies

Incheies a 1x1inch little pieces of art. These are red themed. To be honest they are way too small for me to work on.

Peacock themed ATC collage

Peacock ATC

Blue Themed ATCs

ATC Colour Series:Blue

ATC Colour Series:Blue

Red Themed ATCs

ATC Colour Series:Red

ATC Colour Series:Red