Thursday, December 28, 2006

Heaven, I'm in heaven...

I just saw The Green Mile the other night. I really liked it, despite my disdain for so-called faith healers.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The true meaning of Christmas

W and I helped out my sister's friends' family on Christmas Eve give out cookies to the homeless on the Vancouver East Side. She had decided to show her kids that there are always people worse off than yourself, and I think they saw that in no uncertain terms. The kids were so excited. They were running up to everyone (no matter how scary they looked!) and wishing them a Merry Christmas, and handing them a bag. The people seemed so genuinely touched and maybe felt just a little better for a brief moment. Vancouver is a city that has both the wealthiest, and the poorest postal codes in the country. We happened to grow up in the wealthiest (back before it was as wealthy as it is now!) and the poorest is situated on the downtown eastside, Main and Hastings being the worst area. It was pouring rain that day, but we managed to give out about 130 bags in 1/2 an hour. Without a doubt I'll do it again next year.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Camping days...

This was a camping trip we did last summer with my Dad up at the Randy Stoltman Wilderness area.

Thursday, December 21, 2006


I love Christmas. If I could only have one Christmasy thing in my life, I think it would have to be the lights. I'd really miss the food, but the lights fill me with joy and wonder like nothing else. It must twig some sort of childhood memory or something.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

A bird in the hand...

I can't remember how that expression ends, but who cares???? This is a hummingbird that got trapped at W's parents house, and he saved the day by capturing and releasing it.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006

It's Sunday...

and Yul just won Survivor... yes... I still watch Survivor!I was kind of pulling for Ozzie, but Yul was just as deserving.

Summer dreaming

This was a couple of summer's ago at Brunswick Beach near Lions Bay. It was such a perfect day. Swimming in the ocean, an evening kayak, beautiful sunset... a girl can dream, right?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Wind storms...

We've just had another winter storm... and it's not even winter yet! There's another coming tonight, so we better batten down the hatches!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Snowy days

Here's what I missed when I was in Toronto. Yes, its cold, but its so beautiful! Unusual for Vancouver, we don't get a lot of snow in general.

Anonymous Art Show

This is a piece I did for the Anonymous Art Show at the North Van Arts Council. What happens is that artist's can submit up to 3 works on an 8x8x1.5 canvas. The pieces are hung in the gallery, but the artist's name is not shown until the buyer buys the piece. Each piece is $100.00, and the charity gets half, and the artist gets half. I did 2 pieces, this one sold-yay! The other one not yet.... or maybe ever... its kind of ugly, but it is interesting, so for that I am proud. I wonder who bought it?

Friday, December 08, 2006

Matchbox Advent

This is an advent calendar that I made a couple of years ago. It's made out of matchboxes, and I really love it! You open a box each day until the 25th, each one contains a little treasure.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Back from Toronto

Just spent 2 weeks in Toronto, where it's usually below zero and snowing at this time of the year. This time it was unusually warm, 15 degrees, total Vancouver weather. Ironically, Vancouver had the coldest November on record. It was -15, and snowed for about 3 days. The city shut down. I hate cold weather, but I'm kind of sad that I missed the big storm of 2006. It's been a bad season for storms, and this was just on top of having to boil our drinking water for 2 weeks, due to storm after storm, bringing heavy rainfall. Fun! This is Henry in the snow. He loves it, but his hair gets snowballs all over, as you can see from this photo.