Mothers Day is coming up fast! I have always appreciated my parents but it wasn’t until I became a parent that I REALLY appreciated everything they did (and still do for me). Parenthood is an amazing but mentally/physically/financially exhausting job...make sure you hug your parents hard everytime you see them. “Hugs and kisses” is still the only reward system for parents, no matter the childs age!
Life is full of ups and downs. It has taken time but I truly believe this! For me it’s been a good week but in case yours hasn’t been, I have hugs and stiff drinks if you need them!
Print is now available in the shop this weekend!
On this day of Love, don’t forget to be true to yourself and love who you are too. You are pretty awesome and don’t you dare forget that!
Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️
It’s a bright beautiful day today! The kids have a PA Day, I have new products I am trying to finish up, a painting to work on and a BRAND NEW PRINTER to setup. Whoo-hoo!!! I LOVE FRIDAYS!!!! Ok, maybe I need to cut down on of the caffeine. Seriously though, I just love how the sun makes everything seem alive and good. Don’t you?
Over the holidays I finally had the time to read and enjoy my new comic books/graphic novels and even go through my old ones. I obviously still have heros and villains on the brain!! I think I’ll draw more of these. My daughter wants a print version for her wall and some villains, (she loves villains -yikes!) so that might be coming soon too.
I am channeling my print today as I try to deal with a sudden and mysterious ink catastrophe INSIDE my beloved printer! The printer I need to produce my prints!! Cleaning, troubleshooting and potential printer shopping has been added to my schedule today!
I got this...one way or another...I got this...😭
UPDATE: Issues were thankfully resolved and everything is working perfectly. Phew!
This sunny and warm corner is where you will find me on this extremely cold day. I will be busy planning, plotting and finishing up my website redesign...plus some Netflix for background noise. Keep warm my friends!
Family, painting and my prints...that really does sum up my year. ☺️
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who has purchased my work, who has supported me, who has shared and has been part of this awesome little adventure of mine. Special thanks to my best supporter and hubby - thank you for everything you do.
I hope you all close 2017 embraced in happy memories and you bring 2018 in with
a heart full of love, hope, excitement and strength! 🍾 HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 🎉
Starting tonight and continuing for days, we celebrate Christmas with our families, dressing up, staying up late, getting up early, driving, eating, drinking and truly being merry. It can get a little crazy but I love it so much. I hope that all of you have a Christmas full of laughter, magical moments and love! MERRY CHRISTMAS
There are only a few days left before the Handcrafted Christmas Market!
There will be 2 floors of amazing local vendors, including some food vendors and even a gift wrapping station! Also, this year the donations will be going to the New Market Food Pantry. Get all the details at www.yorkregionmakers.ca Bring your shopping lists, friends, family, good spirits and shop local! Click on the picture above to flip through the Market Lookbook and see what will be available. Ho-ho-hope to see you there!!!
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