Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hello Sunshine!

I was just finishing up a run the other day when I spotted this sad looking chair that had been kicked to the curb:( I thought should I, should't I? Do I really need another project? where would I put it?... And then I was painting it:)
It was in pretty good shape - just needed a little glue and some paint. It looks lovely in Hannah's room.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sun.Sept.7@ Artscape Youngplace

Last Sunday was a beautiful day and perfect for an outdoor community celebration.
Mosaicworks was, one of many participants, at 180 Shaw Street celebrating Artscape Youngplace's Shaw Street School's 100th anniversary.
We loved being a part of the many cool activities going on and enjoyed sharing our passion for mosaics with those who stopped by to make a mosaic apple and/or mini chalk board.
Being photographed with the bull dogs at the Wild Little Hearts photo booth was definitely a must.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

My next Mosaic Workshop - Sunday, Oct.19/14

You can sign up for my next workshop here.
Where is it: Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw Street, Queen West. Rm 109)
When is it: Sunday, October 19th, 10:00am-5:00pm.

You'll learn a little about the history of mosaics, the techniques used and create your own pique assiette mosaic mirror. Note: All of the necessary tools and materials will be supplied.

It's all about being inspired and getting creative.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Being a part of a centennial celebration!

Mark your calender:) Artscape Youngplace is celebrating the centennial of Toronto's Shaw Street School!
And Mosaicworks will be a part of their 'DROP-IN ART ACTIVITIES' where you can try your hand at a mini mosaic (apple or chalkboard).
Hope to see you there!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Before and After Bathroom Alcove

For the last couple of days I've been working on a small makeover in our 'master' bathroom. This alcove was made a little more useful and a lot more exciting by adding an easy to make built in shelf + some white paint (Benjamin Moore's 'Cloud White'). White
After the before and after is finished there is always styling to be done. Styling, I love doing it but it's racked with decision making:) Which one works for you?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Crossing the finish line @ The DQM 2014

Yesterday was The Durham 1/4 Marathon (10.549km) + 1/8 Marathon (5.275km). A great run for a great cause! It was another family affair minus our Emma, who was out with a knee injury:(
Hannah crossed the finish line (1/8 Marathon) first in her age group:)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Another Day at The Beach (#3)

We were back at Cobourg Beach yesterday. Trip #3. The sun was shinning and the water was cold but not as cold as it was on trip #2. We went early and seemed to have to beach to ourselves (for a couple of hours:)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

50.364 days old

Yesterday I woke up to this. A bouquet of chocolate cupcakes with 'mauve' butter icing .
Thank you Hannah (aka Cupcake Girl:)
And this. A bouquet of photos - 50 years worth.
Thank you Emma (aka Enviro Girl:)
And last but not least thank you Marathon Man...I had a lovely birthday♡ 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

This is 50.


Yesterday I was 49. Today I'm 50. I didn't think twice about 30 and wasn't bothered by 40 but 50 has had me thinking a bit? I know that nothing has changed since yesterday but of late I've been noticing some small/big changes...I see more grey where I used to see only black and white (nothing is that simple) and I let more go where I used to hold on (don't sweat the small things). That's about it.
When I told people that I was turning 50 this year I got a lot of "You're going to be 50?! You don't look 50, You look good for your age"... I was never really sure how to respond? Usually I just smiled and said thank you. Starting today I'm going to respond with Gloria Steinem's quote, "This is what 50 looks like."
Today I'm 50. Tomorrow I'll be 50.364. This is 50.