Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Corner View: White

Three sisters in black and white, a long time ago. Guess who's who!

The same three sisters in black and white a very long time ago...


Third day of the Autumn color week, an idea of Poppytalk.
Let's go orange!
When the sky is gray, I really like colorful flowers on my work table...

Boston's Quincy Market's pizza, delicious!

A foggy autumn morning on my street.

Very old houses in St-Denis-sur-Richelieu all have something special.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Let's continue Poppytalk's Autumn Colour Week with green

The girls' tree house. A nice feature of our large yard.

An artist card I made. We exchange them when we go to Creacamp.

Some of the treasures I found on Matane's shore last summer.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Poppytalk started an Autumn Colour Week, so here I am with my yellows!
Jardin des Métis, Grand Métis

Seattle Central Library escalator, Seattle

Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas

Alizée's birthday theme: daisies

What Do You Think?

I've been thinking about this for two days now and I don't know what to do. Someone has been giving out on her blog, a poster she had made : How to be a Goddess. I printed it and then I realized how similar it was to another poster I have (bought it two years ago): How to be an Artist.

I wrote a post on "the Goddess" blog mentioning I thought they look alike. My comment was posted automatically, and then erased the day after. I was expecting, I don't know, an explanation or something. Now it just looks weird don't you think? On top of it, on the Goddess FB info section, her first inspiration is SARK, the author of How to be an Artist...

Yesterday, "the Goddess" mentioned that you could buy her poster, but this post has been erased. Maybe she understood she was clearly making money out of someone else's work?

Now, what do you think I should do?

(I went on SARK'S website, to let her know, but we can't email her directly.)

Any suggestions?

Saturday, September 26, 2009

13 Things I Like About My New Kitchen

1. I can finally display the dishes I like so much: bowls and miniatures. I'm using them all the time!2. Even if it's getting old, our stove doesn't look that odd in here.
3. Hurray for the stool we use to sit on and step on to reach the higher shelves.
4. Drawers, not only cupboards, great idea!
5. A little bubble gum curtain. Fun, colorful. With the turquoise on the walls, it's lively.
6. The open shelf over the wood countertop where I keep recipe books and my vintage cake stands.7. The metal border for the countertop. It gives the kitchen a little retro/dinner American look.
8. The countertop itself. Makes me think of my grand-mother's kitchen...9. Even with a very unconventional shape, the entrance of the kitchen is spacious, airy.
10. We managed to integrate the old wood countertop. It has scratches and all but I love it anyway. Hubby sanded it and put teak oil on it, very effective.11. My mother-in-law's glassware. Used only in special occasions by her, it is part of our daily dishes. I also like milkshake and sundae glasses a lot.
12. On top of the window where there is no curtain, we decided to add a decorative shelf. We use it to display blue glass bottles and vases.
13. The workspace. We used to have only the space on top of the dishwasher to cook. What a change!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Are You Happy?

Found here
Being happy can be so simple!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Corner View: Out the Car Window

Picture I took waiting for the ferry between Baie Ste-Catherine & Tadoussac, during my solo Road Trip going to Sept-Iles this summer. The view was breathtaking and it was only the beginning. I enjoyed it so much that I am planning another Road Trip next summer, this time probably with girlsfriends. Any volunteers?

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Dear Lizzie...

My favorite part from the movie:
Fitzwilliam Darcy declaring his love to Elizabeth Bennet, the second time.

"You must know.
Surely you must know it was all for you.
You are too generous to trifle with me.
I believe you spoke with my aunt last night and it has taught me to hope as I had scarcely allowed myself before.
If your feelings are still what they were last April tell me so at once.
My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever.
If, however, your feelings have changed, I would have to tell you, you have bewitched me, body and soul and I love... I love... I love you.
I never wish to be parted from you from this day on."

Matthew Macfadyen is irresistible in that scene, don't you think?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Corner View: September

Summer is almost gone, September is at its peak. The apple trees branches are loaded with apples. The maple trees' leaves are changing colors. I am going to have a magnificent view very soon...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Julie & Julia

After seeing the movie Julie & Julia, big rush of ideas, lots of thoughts...

•I really have to cook more, I am missing somehting, I know. The sink and countertop are going to be installed September 22nd, it will help ;-)

•Great stories always start with a passion. Complications often follow, sometimes we feel a little discouraged to finally we achieve our goal. Must remember to be passionate, to feel the joy, throughout the journey. This way, whatever the result, at least we had fun!

•I too have a wonderful husband. Who thinks my ideas are great. Always remember that. (Easyyyyyy)

•I am a woman. My hormones sometimes drive me nuts. Typically feminine. Must learn to deal with that...

•Eating is pleasant. Sensual also. Cooking, eating are honourable actions.

•Working on perseverance is key.

•Never listen to your mother if she hinders you to become a better you. (I hope I'll never be Julie's mom with my daughters)

•Our daily dramas are tomorrow's funny moments.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I found a very inspiring post on a blog: Mondo Beyondo. So inspiring in fact that the author has even developed an online class. But what is that, you're asking yourself, vaguely curious?

Well it stems from the principle that a dream, an aspiration, a wish, when voiced has more chances to become reality. And no, it's not that
simple. Of course we all have dreams, but we are so used to control ourselves that our dreams, the real ones are buried so deep within our soul, we forgot about them, or we rationalized them so much, that they are not our dreams anymore.

Naturally, I found the class a little too late, it was already sold out, but I really want to register to the winter session. I dream a lot, I've got millions of ideas, I wish for so many things, I aspire to do so much that I sometimes have the feeling I am losing myself. I am all over the place and I get bored. So for now, I"ll continue to explore, I'll take notes, until January...

I'll keep you posted... ;-)