9.29.2008

Artsy fartsy...

Some say I redecorate like I change my underwear. Not a week goes by without me rearranging, revamping, redecorating, restoring, repainting, refurbishing (you get the point). So this weekend I got the bright idea of re"theme"ing (is that a word) our living room. I wanted bright, cheerful, and airy. So I got busy with the new beach theme. Nothing over the top. Just a hint of the seaside. Ofcourse, I makeover wouldn't be me, without doing it on a budget :) I thought I would share just a bit of what I did this weekend - hope you don't mind.

My candles that I re-did (cost $0). BTW: I don't burn pillars - so the ribbon will be unharmed.


My seaside painting:
Costs - $3 for more blue paint
50 cents for the bristle board paper
(everything else has be recycled)

Here is the end result for the mantel. My $3.50 painting (which is supposed to represent sand, water and the sky) and I spent $1 on stone-look spray paint (got it on clearance). I spray painted the pillar candles with it.

So for a total of $4.50 - I gave the mantel a whole new look!

9.23.2008

An evening of hallway running...

I think I hurt my neck. For a few hours straight I have been running up and down my hallway in the dark with a lighted two-by-four in my hands. What a sight!!!! But I suppose I got my exercise for the week. I had to quit early because my light batteries went dead, which is just as well - all my creativity left an hour prior to that.

Running around in circles, making myself dizzy:


Running around in circles making hearts:


Running around in circles making a mess:



Very bright and simple. It is supposed to be a bow with ribbon (seriously, that is what I was trying for-too bad it didn't work out better). This is my contest entry this week:


And, so you believe me about the two-by-four, here it is: straight from the garage. I stuck some good for nothing lights on it and taped some colored tissue paper too. What a beauty!

"Lights on a Stick" :D

9.22.2008

Lil pink curly-que...

I took this shot yesterday in the backyard. Our unknown vine is turning a fall pink color.


9.21.2008

Light writing - Attempt #2...

So exiting! I got the shutter speed fixed with the help of Derek - I was going the opposite way that I should have been :S (ok, ok, I give 80% of the credit to Derek-he can obviously read the manual better than I)

Without further ado, I give you...


A mess (but a 15 second mess)!!




Hmmm, I am on fire?

Wellllll... I tried... I can't leave the lens open enough to right a letter, let alone something fancy! I have no idea what I am doing wrong LOL - maybe it's my dang camera.

So, here is my first attempt at "light writing"
Uhmmm... "A" is for "apple" :D




Then I thought I would try to get really creative. I wanted it to look like I had a fire bomb coming out of my hand (probably a bit too over ambitious) and instead, it now looks like my orange face is on fire. :D
I am off to try some more.

9.17.2008

A bit of friends...

I was fortunate enough to visit with an old friend last week. A few days later while I was painting our front door I noticed a van pulled up to our house. I started mumbling under my breath because I thought it was a door to door salesman. Well turns out it was a flower delivery van dropping off a beautiful fall bouquet at my door!! That never happens! It was my friends way of saying thank you for a lovely visit - how sweet.




9.14.2008

Me against the night...

I tried, I really tried. My camera obviously isn't made for night shots :( Plus it probably doesn't help that I don't know what I am doing. I even bought a big fancy tri-pod LOL

Here is my attempt at the night skies - it was beautiful.

9.08.2008

Throw some red shoes on her...


...and call her the Wicked Witch of the West! These photos aren't the best composition but they sure are funny!

Miss Baby:

9.07.2008

Eye know something..

My sweet kitties today being lazy:


Miss Baby

And Maxxy

Train and grain...

Trains, wheat and thistle - it doesn't get more Saskatchewan then this. I have yet to figure out what the red piece of metal coming out of this field is, but it posed very nicely for me ;)