Sunday 8 July 2012

Butterfly Wings

Happiness is like a butterfly.  The more you chase it, the more it will elude you.  But, if you turn your attention to other things, it comes softly and sits on your shoulder.

That’s the way it is with jewellery design too.  I’ve been churning something special over and over in my mind and haven’t quite been able to put the vision into form. Until now.  Finally!

Something special for a special purpose.  Now, comes the hard part, taking it from vision to reality.  When the time is right I will let you know all about it.

Until then, I hope you have a chance to experience the joy of butterflies.

The veins of the Monarch butterfly's wings give them structure and support, just as bones give structure to humans.

Thanks for reading

Tuesday 3 July 2012

Happy Canada Day!

Okay so I’m a couple of days late.  I hope you enjoyed your Canada Day weekend as much as we did.  In fact, it’s been a great few weeks here. 

We started with high school graduation for our youngest.  Does it make me feel old?  Not a chance!  After all, I am only 29 again.  Her brother surprised her by renting a car and driving over from Waterloo where he’s doing a co-op work session.  Happy girl, but wow, incredibly nervous.  Happy parents.  Happy brother.

A few months ago we decided to make some changes to our back deck.  The poor thing has been slowly falling apart no matter how many years in a row the stain has been renewed.  Rot has set it and replacement is needed.  The time since was spent planning the layout, picking the materials to use, changing the plan, starting the teardown and changing the plan again. 

The last modification was a pleasant surprise.  Yeah!  Turns out the framing is still in good condition.  We don’t have to start from the beginning!  Pictures to come soon.

I am looking forward to Kempenfest, August 4 – 6, 2012, in Barrie on the waterfront.  Follow this link to get all the details:

Until then, some pretty things to keep the excitement up: