Thursday, September 27, 2012

Parrot sings "A Pirate's Life". [VIDEO]

Parrot sings "A Pirate's Life". [VIDEO]:

I don't normally spend much time on Facebook, but today as I was taking a quick peek through some friends' posts, I came across this little exerpt.  I love the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney World and go on it everytime, and sing the song too. 

A couple of weekends ago I was prompted to make some animal sculptures and did this hanging bird.  It's not a parrot and it's not a's a new species.  I apologize for the quality of the picture...I just scanned it on the scanning bed. If I have time I will take a proper photo later. 

Just had to do this for some fun.

The bird is about 9 inches from top to tail and the entire hanging is about four feet long so it goes perfectly in a sunroom, gazebo...anywhere where you need a little frivolity.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fall Wedding Book

With the weather changes we've been experiencing here the past couple of days, it is apparent that Fall is fast approaching.  Even the leaves have started to turn--something we noticed as we took a drive yesterday.  It seems they changed almost overnight.  They aren't in full colour yet, but soon...

Fall weddings are certainly something to behold.  We ourselves got married in the throes of a really cold winter, and if we could do it all over again,  fall would have been a much better choice, lol.    One of our cousins is getting married soon, and I volunteered to make their guest book.  I didn't do it in the traditional white, but used the colors suggested by the couple for the covers.

I made the little pen and the holder to accompany the book.The approximately 100 pages inside are a nice quality paper with a beautiful deckle on the edge.  I also did a little calligraphy on the title page, while others were left blank.

The pen is a standard style pen that I've made quite often, but I usually don't add as many flowers and decorations.  Heck...this is a wedding and if you can't go for "BIG" on that celebration day, when are ya gonna? 

I should've added "Ever vine" cuz I did intertwine some vines on this page after it had been photographed!

And speaking of "BIG", some of you know that I am a Sex and the City fan, and have the movie on my DVD almost all the time.  I put it on when I can't sleep (not that it's boring).  Big seemed to like this Beethoven quote, and so I thought I'd add it here.

Friday, September 7, 2012

So now that the summer sales are over, it's back to school and the drawing board, infused with other events like fund raisers, mixers and an artsy-type get together this evening.  Pretty busy schedule for a stay at home like me.
On Wednesday, we had our "Un-Back to School" Reunion, hosted by my former teaching buddy "L'autre PS" (we taught at the same school and would tease each other about our initials).  It was wonderful  to get togethr and hear and see about their activities. Not to mention, the clanging of the ol' school bell while the kids were beckoned back and we just socialized.

Last evening, I attended the Manitoba Wildlife Federation Fundraiser and was invited to display my polymer clay creations as part of a select group of Artists belonging to Uniquely Manitoba.  We each donated a piece for auction and were treated to a delightful dinner at the Victoria Inn here in our city.  The evening was a busy one with auctions and draws, as well as special appearances by football and other sports personalities.  It was a great networking opportunity and a chance to meet some of the other artists that belong to Uniquely Manitoba. I had originally intended to donate my ivory book, but alas, it sold last weekend so donated a wine decanter instead.

In preparation for that I had to go out and buy a new printer so I could have some brochures available.  My old Deskjet was out of ink and the replacement cartridges were more than the price of my new all in one printer, scanner copier etc. that even prints pages that I can send from my Blackberry.  It was a bit of a learning curve for me to get all that technology set up, but after a few hours of set up, all the pages, business cards and assorted promo stuff was all done.  All I had to do was cut the cards and fold the brochures...I am surprised the machine didn't do that too.

Needless to say, the little robots inside my new machine were not quite up to the hype as shown in the Google sign for today.  If you haven't tried it, pressing on certain characters within the sign leads to a cute little animated if you are inclined, just go to and see what fun awaits. 

Later on this afternoon we are going to attend an artsjunction much socializing!  When will I have time to Clay?  I promised to make a Guest Book for a wedding for the end of the month...yikes.  I have the clay now just need to get going!  I promise to post a picture of it when it's done.