Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Olympic Torch Run

Hi Everyone! We just had the most inspiring evening with the kids! The Olympic Torch is spending the night in Barrie, Ontario. We braved the cold and went to City Hall to watch the events. Here is a video of our evening.

The girl who painted on stage was amazing! It was so much fun to watch ~ she painted with her hands and spun the canvas while the painting just evolved in front of our eyes. Too cool!

Just double click the title of this post and hopefully it will link you to the youtube video that can also be found at:

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The House is Decorated

Well it is Wednesday and tomorrow is Christmas Eve....I love this time of year and I thought I'd take a little stroll tonight through the living room and rec room and share some shots of all of the Christmas decorations here in my home....

LOL, I don't really have a lot of painted things throughout the house all year but at Christmas all bets are off!!!!! It is such a fun season to paint for and none of it has to match or be the same style...it just has to be Christmas and it has to make me smile. I hope you enjoy the pictures and the short tour.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


OK, this post has been edited! I just wond the battle of wills with the new computer and managed to upload a proper video on YouTube. It is much better quality! Please enjoy.


Merry Christmas!!!!!

Hello Everyone!

It has been a while but I am back and my New Year's resolution is to keep this up more faithfully!

I was so lucky this weekend to drive down to Dave and Martha Jansen's and meet Heritage Team members from around the world. Yumiko was there from Japan and Veronique and Francois were there from France. I unfortunately missed Serina from Taiwan by only one day.

We had a fantastic time eating, designing and talking all weekend. Just getting to know eachother and learning to break the language barriers with smiles, teasing, jokes and dictionaries! LOL Food also helped ~ the universal leveller!

For dessert one night I made a Traditional English Triffle. I think Dave liked it!

No that isn't one serving, but some of us (guess who! LOL wished it was!)

We got quite a snowstorm while I was there. A blizzard actually! And I'm from Canada and know what those things look like....I arrived Friday night and there was no snow but on Sun. morning look what we awoke to:

It was soooo pretty but sheesh! What a lot of snow in a short time! So much in fact, that poor Paul and Cathy Seymour were unable to join us for the day on Saturday....they live 3 hours away and the roads were all closed. It was even so bad that they lost their internet connection for most of the day.

We have so many great things planned for 2010. I just can't wait! This team is incredible and I am so proud of everything we have done in 2009 ~ I really can't wait for the exciting ride that 2010 will bring us.