Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Colours Week: YELLOW

Polka dots and me...

Summer Colours Week: PINK

Poppytalk invited us to the Summer Colours Week. You know me, I couldn't resist. Especially since I have a little more free time.

I wanted to give the pictures a special theme as well so I went with perles et chiffons.(pearls and cloths). Here's how it goes:

Monday, June 28, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

My Daughters...

I am a Mom. A lucky one.

I have two wonderful daughters and I am very proud of them. Not only because they do well at school (they work really hard), but because they are so involved in their community. This year Miranda received a special award for her outstanding involvement at school (Alizée received the same award a couple of years ago). Isn't she lovely? (She's the one with the pink cardigan).

Last week, hubby and I went to set Alizée in her new appartment (University in the fall!). We homestaged it ;-) She wrote us a lovely note and bought some flowers to express her gratitude.
I think I did a good job raising them. Though it was not very difficult. Did I mention I am a lucky Mom?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Corner View: Noticing

Walking in my backyard, I noticed...

That my first poppy is in full bloom,

that there is not enough sunlight today
(that is why these flowers look so sad),

that lavander is really, really beautiful,

that flowers I thought were gone forever can come back
(two years I haven't seen it),

that there is a big rock standing on the lawn
(not there anymore).

And you, what have you noticed this week?

Next week's Corner View's theme: summer!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Corner View: Daily

Everyday, I take at least a few minutes here, at my computer. It's part of my daily routine; I tour the blogs I like (via Google Reader), I keep track of my friends via Facebook, I check if I have mail, I look at my agenda, I listen to music. Yes, I can spend time away from my computer. But I have the time. And I like it. So...

Friday, June 11, 2010

13 Things I Will Always Remember from Squam Art Workshops

1. Being me, only me made me happy. Nothing to worry about except maybe where I put the darn flashlight (essential at night).
2. Laughter. So much of it. Everywhere. All the time. And a few tears too, the great ones when you let the emotions out and it feels fine.
3. The Mapleshade girls: Polly (hello roomate!), Tracy, Mona, Cheryl, Connie and Lesley.
4. The teachers: Marisa, Christine and Lizzy. I felt I was in a safe environment, where process was the thing, where trying, playing, changing your mind, doing stuff differently was welcomed.
5. The evenings. I was not expecting anything special, but hey. Just those evenings were worth the trip to New Hampshire. Jenny's speech (Elizabeth's was fun too ;-), the music with Jonatha, the laughter with Stephanie, the storytelling with Jen, Jess and Casey. Not to mention the way back to our cabin which was really something, in the dark, expecting bears (or worse, skunks!) but ending up seeing fireflies only.
6. The whispering, late at night with my roomate (sorry girls about the noise, we REALLY had a lot to talk about ;-)
7. The place. So. Nice. I loved the old cabin. The scenery.
8. The odors. Mostly because we were in the woods. But also the popcorn at night, the glue and the paint during the workshops, the wood burning...
9. The respect. Everything was made so everyone would be satisfied with their experience. And everyone was very respectful of that. I never felt judged, looked at in a not so fun way. Yes.
10. Being surrounded by women. Great women. Fun, creative, nice, generous, beautiful women.
11. The general organization. I won't be able to name all the people who were involved, but special thanks to Elizabeth and Peg who made everything in their power to make my trip to Squam memorable.
12. The Squam Art Fair on Saturday night. I was so happy to be there.
13. The food! Everything was delicious.

Corner View: Bliss

So many things make me happy, especially since I came back from SAW (more later). But love and being loved is the key to happiness & since I strongly believe that the more you give, the more you receive, then let's give love and find bliss!

Corner View: From Where I am Sitting

Really behind for Corner View, so many great things happening at the same time!

So here's a section of my office where I spend long hours either working, reading, using the computer, writing, sewing, painting, doing all sorts of crafts....