Saturday, March 22, 2014

Beautiful color themes ideas

Here are a few color themes I did up for you. Hope you like them!! :)

calmly calico

This one is from a painting of my cat Kalie Rae. This would be great traditional, country or modern living room colors, warm but not too warm toned down with the grey and black. It would also look great in a den or office for you warm hearted people who love natural things and warm colors!! :)

clearly classic

Are you bold? Classic is the way to go!!  Can you imagine a beautiful dining room with blue walls, dark brown furnishings, black picture frames and accents and white,red and rosy beige draperies, knick knacks table settings etc?? Cleary classic!!! Or perhaps a bathroom with white tub, sink and toilet with a dark brown vanity, rosy beige floor tiles and black, red and blue accents!!? Oh what fun it would be to decorate!!!! I am very passionate when it comes to bold colourful colors!!! :)

colors of france

This is artwork I did for the master bedroom!!! These are my colors of teals, white, black and greys. My theme is Paris and Peacocks, a bit modern a bit traditonal, a good blend of masculine and feminine. I will be showing you some things in the bedroom as I get them done, it is a work in progress. I am working on my bedspread now. I almost have it all quilted and then I have to work on pillow shams and my husband has almost finished framing and painting the windows!

delicately creamy

Such pretty and soft colors. This is from my photography shots. What a great bedroom these colors would make. Soft and serene with touches of that soft green, purple and lilac. Light hardwood floors, soft greyish walls and soft fabrics, you’ll think you died and gone to heaven!! ;)


This is my artwork and these are my living room colors. Very modern and colorful. I will be showing you my living room someday soon. It’s amazing from what it when from to what it is now! Doubled in size!!

floating leaves                                                                

From my photography. Delicious colors!! Doesn’t it look like you could just eat them!! I don’t know why I see food when I look at this but I think I see ice cream!!!! Yummmmmmmmy!!!!!     

This would make a beautiful girls bedroom. Girly but not TOO girly, just right!! These colors in a laundry room would be fun too!

fly like a butterfly

This is some artwork that I did and it screams girls bedroom!!! Oh what a blissful room it would be, the kind of room that dreams are made of!! Soft and airy and beautiful!!! Full of pretty pillows in pinks and greens, soft airy fabrics and white princess beds!!! WOW!!!

love in pink

Here we are slightly bold again!!! Can you imagine these colors in a bold French kitchen??? I can!!! How delightful!!! Or even a French bathroom!!! I can just see myself looking around in amazement and the sheer boldness of it!! On the tamer side, it would also make a great girls bedroom!

the richness of gold

The richness of gold is so divine and with blue is very striking! This would make a very calming living room with golden sofa’s  and lighter golden walls, with accents of blue,white and touches of pink. For a bit of boldness, throw in a beautiful printed or striped chair in gold pink and white, or gold, white and blue!!! Breathtaking!!!

uptown whispers

This is from one of my paintings. Ohhhhh, the cream marbled floors and counters!!! Ohhhhh, the touches of maroon and red with heavy green accents everywhere and soft touches of lilac!!! Could you get more uptown than that!!!?? Classy house!!!! Classy mansion!!! I’d live there!!!!

Can you think of other places these colors would go? Use your imagination!! :)

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Blue revamp sweater- birds take flight


Hello guys and gals, this is my really bad before picture (with no makeup and uncombed hair! yikes!!) of a top I found at the used clothing store. I had already cut it in the front. I am not as good at taking before pictures as I am at afters!!! :) Probably because my mind is so busy designing it that I can’t think of anything else. When an idea gets into my head, it’s there to stay until it’s finished! lol


I am so excited!!! I just got my lighting kit in the mail and so now I can take some semi-professional photos and I mean semi but I have fun doing it!!!! lol I got it at and although it is inexpensive it works fairly decent! Not professional grade but the next best thing!! Worth every cent for me!!! great for doing small photo shoots but only good up-close as the lights are not bright enough for far away, but I just love it!!! Now I can take indoor photos without having to wait until the sun is out to get enough light or go outside and freeze!!  I can also get even lighting and it makes everything look a lot nicer! Here is the link if you want to see what the lights look like…Lighting kit from
I also recently bought a canon 50mm lens and this is my first photo shoot with it!!! I really like this lens for the fact that it does not distort your features in portraits!!! My other lens that I have make my face look longer than it is and I hate when it does that, but this lens looks more like my natural face proportions and I like this way better than the other one for portraits!!

Could the flower that I bought a while ago match any better??


It was time for tea and would you believe that my mug matched my outfit…I didn’t choose it consciously but since I had it in my hands I thought, why not….. :)


Yes, I crochet too!!! I’m sorry but it’s not my fault, I come by it honestly!!! lol  My grandmother on my fathers side was very talented and she won all kinds of awards for her crafts, cooking and she was a really good gardener,and I was told by my uncle and aunts that she had a great voice and that I sound just like her. My father also had creative things he would do although I never really knew exactly what he did other than make furniture I believe.

My mother was very creative, she would crochet, knit, paint, draw and quilt and sing alto. My mothers family were known in my village to be singers and guitar players.  My maternal grandmother also was a quilter and did knitting and crochet, so you see, I have no choice in the matter!!! Now I’m left “stuggling” on how I am supposed to use all these talents and gifts!!! hehehe   I tell ya, I actually have to pray about this at times! It can be overwhelming and sometimes, a lot of times, I have to discipline myself into NOT getting into too many things!! I would do it all if I could because I have so many desires to do all kinds of different things and I have to say NO to myself. sigh lol  I guess it could be worse….and it has been!!! haha


These above are actually my practice shots, even before the sweater was finished… you may see some stray yarns hanging around in these! ;) I was trying to decide whether the sweater was finished or if I should add some more crochet to it on the bottom. I wasn’t sure if I really liked the black and white cotton fabric from my leftover bedspread fabric or not but I think it’s ok. This is just a sweater I would be wearing around the house basically, just to keep warm. I love to be warm!!


I used my leftover eyelash yarn from my see it here: Hair Hat Also used blue yarn that I had kicking around for a while


The back detail, I smocked it!!


My make-shift background. A roll of plastic type wrapping paper that sticks to the wall. I have to get creative and figure out some nice backgrounds to use!


I adjusted the lights to different closeness and it effects how the shot comes out, this is very close and I can feel the warmth of the light, which are fairly cool considering the wattage.


Here is my girly puss, Minou Marie, always wants to take pictures with her mom, whether inside or outside, one of my cats will always find us :)



Having fun with birds!!!! lol

Matthew 6:29

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?


James 3:7-12

New International Version (NIV)

7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.


Psalms 55:6

I said, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.

This verse reminds me of a song I wrote quite a few years back when I was really feeling in a bad way and it comforted me to read and write about these psalms!!!  My inspiration was Psalms 55, 56, 61 and maybe another one but cannot remember which one. All the psalms and songs of Solomon are inspiration for me!

From Wikipedia
The Book of Psalms (Hebrew Tehillim, תְהִלִּים, or "praises"), commonly referred to simply as Psalms, is the first book of the "Writings", the third section of the Hebrew bible.[1] The English title is from the Greek translation, psalmoi, meaning instrumental music and, by extension, the words accompanying the music.[2] There are 150 psalms in the Jewish and Western Christian tradition (more in the Eastern Christian churches), many of them linked to the name of King David, but his authorship is not accepted by most modern Bible scholars.[3]

Listen to my prayer, Oh God, Do not ignore my plea

My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught

at the voice of the enemy                              

My heart is in anguish within me, the terrors of death assail me,                                          Fear and trembling have beset me

Terrors overwhelmed me,………. but I said


“Oh that I had the wings of a dove, I would fly far away and be at rest

I would fly far away and stay in the desert, I would hurry to my place of shelter

far from the tempest and storm.” x2

Here my cry, Oh God,

Listen to my  prayer                                                                                                                 

From the ends of the earth I call to you, as my heart grows faint

How long shall you assault a man?

Would all of you tear him down?

With their mouths they bless but in their hearts they curse, will it ever end? Will it ever end? Will it ever end???…….

and I said 



I am missing a verse because I can’t remember it right at the minute and I have no idea where my song is right now because I moved around some things and I’m too lazy to go and find it!!! lol Hey, at least I’m honest!! Maybe I’ll sing it for you someday ;) 




Luke 3:21-22 ESV

Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

Do you think that these birds were really in my house? ;)

P.S. Until next time, see you later

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Let me take you for a walk in my backyard

Welcome, I hope you brought your fur lined boots and your winter jacket with your hats and mittens! Are you ready to go for a walk in the snow? Maybe you’ve never even seen snow before, well come on, I show you what it looks like!!!


It is such a beautiful day and it has been such a long time coming as we have been getting so much snow lately. The sun shining is a rarity and so you are awestruck when you step outside and look at the great beauty of our nature.

How can I say there is no God?


You step in the snow for the first time and you realize that it makes a dry crunching sound under your feet. The air is crisp cold and clean as you breath deeply filling your lungs with what you feel to be health and life going into your body. You step into the backyard and you look around and you are simply amazed at the site of thick fluffy snow on all the trees, none left uncovered, even the bushes and twigs. 


The sun is so bright on the brilliant white snow that it makes you want to put on your sunglasses! Good thing you brought them!!.


You haven’t yet started walking because you are so busy looking at all the wonderful beauty around you.

How can I say there is no God when all around creation calls?


You look up at the sky and you think it couldn’t possibly be any bluer and you are so happy that the sun is out and shining bright. You continue a bit further. Crunch crunch crunch with every footstep you take. It kind of makes you feel comforted somehow by the rhythmic noise it makes, almost makes you feel like counting your steps but you don’t you just listen to it peacefully enjoying the quietness of the morning with the only sound being that of your crunching feet in the snow.


You stop and examine some dead branches and are totally amazed by the beautiful delicate look that the thick fluffy snow makes on the branches. How could so much snow possibly stay on there without falling off? Good thing that there is absolutely no wind! Nothing is being stirred. You continue on. Crunch crunch crunch…


You don’t get very far as you stop to see more snow covered branches. You have to touch the snow to make sure it isn’t cotton because it looks so light and fluffy. The cold wet feeling tells you it is snow and you marvel at it.

How can I say there is no God?


again, you stop and look at the snow covered branches


So delicate and pretty



You put your sunglasses on for this one ;)

How can I say there is no God when all around creation calls?



You turn around and there stands the big old spruce tree, standing so proud and strong, it’s branches covered in white and it makes you wonder how long it has been there…and you notice the branches are like hands reaching up to the heavens….

How can you say there is no God when all around creation calls? A singing bird, a mighty tree, the vast expanse of open sea.


You pass by the little shed and think, this is going to be so cute once it’s finished in cedar shingles. You continue on. Crunch crunch crunch.


You stop and look at a bunch of dead grass and an old tree stump and think, Wow snow can make the least things look so pretty!!

How can you say there is no God?


You lift your head and look around and you are met with this silver white scene. You have your sunglasses back on of course. You take them back off because you don’t want to miss too much of the sun.


And this is what you see.

How can I say there is no God when all around creation calls?


You look back to see how far you have gone and realize you are not going anywhere very fast and you are still in the backyard but you don’t really care today, it’s not about the exercise, it’s about the creator and His creation and enjoying what’s around you. You continue on, crunch crunch crunch in a steady rhythmic motion breathing in and enjoying the fresh air.


Again you realize how bright the sun is, you can barely open your eyes and you think, is the sun brighter than usual or what? then you realize it’s probably just because of the glare on the white snow or because it’s been a while since you last saw the sun…


You start walking along the path that has been ploughed for you and you think, life is good, what a great place to walk in the backyard.

How can I say there is no God?


Come on my dear, we are going up the hill, yes up in those trees!!! yes yes, there is a path!!! Come with me, let me show you!


See it’s here!! We just have to go down the little hill and then up the big hill, it will be great, you’ll see!!! Come on!!!


You get a different feeling once you are in here, after you go down the little hill. It’s like you are in a different world here. You are not out in the open like you were before, you are in the woods. You can’t see anything around you except for trees. It’s cosy but it’s mysterious too. What’s in the woods you can’t see? Are there wild animals here? Well yes, but nothing that will bother you. You might see a deer or a rabbit, hopefully the bears are sleeping and the coyotes are somewhere else. Come on, let’s go on, my husband says he will look after us if anything attacks……..(hmmmm?)

Let’s climb the hill!!! puff puff puff….it’s good for ya!!! come on, it’s not too far now!! puff puff puff, crunch crunch crunch.


Everywhere you look from the main path has little animal trails going from it. It makes you want to crawl in there to see where it goes but you don’t because you’d look pretty silly crawling around in the woods…lol


You continue on in silence, there is no need to speak.


You feel the need to examine every branch, every twig or thorns sticking out into your pathway. It is like you are seeing it for the first time.


Everything is dead, yet it is so beautiful and neat. So pure and untouched


You come to these branches overloaded with snow in the shade. You are so tempted to shake the snow off the branches just to see it fall but you don’t because you don’t want to disturb it or get the snow all over you.


As you are walking you wonder what the snow taste like and you come to these branches that are level to your mouth and you stick your tongue out because you just can’t help taking a bite from that snow. It is cold and refreshing as it melts in your mouth and it makes you feel like a child


You are almost up the hill now, you can’t wait to go around every corner to see what you’ll find there.


You look behind you to see how far you’ve come and feelings rise in you that are so great you can barely express them. You are truly blessed by what you see and you have deep contentment. You just have a moment of deep peace and a sense of well being. Like you are exactly where you are supposed to be at this moment in time,and feel as if you must be the luckiest person alive today.


You stand here and enjoy it for a while, just basking in the beauty of it and enjoying the natural untouched beauty.

How can I say there is no God, when all around creation calls?


We are almost there, puff puff puff, we are getting our exercise now!


Phew!! We made it, we are on the top of the hill. We are in my neighbours backyard now, but I am pretty sure they don’t mind as they don’t live there anymore.


As you catch your breath you start looking around and all you see is snow covered trees as far as the eye can see.


You put your sunglasses on and you look the other side and you are struck with such a sight of snow white covered trees everywhere you look! It makes you feel like you are on top of the world looking down on this creation. It also makes you feel so small in a big world and a bit lonely but you shake it off because you know you are not alone, I’m right there with you silly!

How can I say there is no God when all around creation calls?


You continue looking around marveling at the vast amount of trees you see all around the top of this hill.


There are paths coming up the the bottom of the hill in all kinds of places. You see that someone must have been there before, I tell you that they are wheeler paths.


More trees and more trees, you have seen enough trees to last you for a while now, so you turn around and go back the same way you came from.


My husband says, Oh no, I think I hear a coyote! We run to hide behind him but we can’t find him anywhere!!! lol  No that’s not true!! hahaha  he protects us!!! ;) You tell him that it looks like he should have a long thick beard….


We start back down the hill, it’s just as beautiful going down as it was going up. Beautiful snowy views around every corner!


You look up and you can see the green of the spruce tree and you think that is just so awesome.

How can I say there is no God when all around creation calls, a singing bird, a mighty tree the vast expanse of open sea?


We are almost down!! Down goes a lot faster than up! crunch crunch crunch crunch!!


We stop to enjoy the scenery a few more times and then we make it back to the house but we can’t stop yet, it’s just too nice out.


We linger around enjoying the sun in the bright sky.


We go in front of the house and see this huge rock and my flower garden completely covered in snow.


We go into this little path that I made in front of my house and you see that is where my cats like to go too. By this time you figure I’m a crazy path lady and a cat lady too…. lol


You see this strange thing hanging on a branch and you get up close to see what it is.


You figure out that this is a little old pail that someone forgot to take down for the winter and you point to her and whistle! hehehe


You are amazed at how icicles form, drop after drop after drop while it freezes there.

How can I say there is no God?


You decide you haven’t walked enough, so we decide to go down the road for a bit. Those sunglasses help so much to take the glare off the snow! You think you kind of like this snow....


We go by the pond and it makes you think, where do the little animals and critters go when everything is frozen?


We get to our neighbor’s yard and we find this beautiful old clunker. He loves to get old trucks and cars and fix them up! Just loves it!!

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I am sure he sees them as treasures, but most people would see them as junk! He probably can’t wait to get his hands on it so he can fix it up so that it is usable!! I can almost feel his excitement when I walk by and see he has brought in another old clunker!!

How can I say there is no God when all around creation calls?


This is how God sees us, like we are old clunkers and he can’t wait to get his hands on us because he’s sees and knows what is inside, the potential that we have to make a difference in the world, to be his hands and feet. He wants to make us as new as we will let him. He wants to shine us up and make us run properly, just like He designed us to run. You see, we fell into the hands of the wrong people and some of our parts were misused and we became like this old car. He wants to take our rusty parts and put brand new parts in. He sees us as treasures, priceless. He will, like this buddy next door, except us in whatever shape we are in, some need more work than others but none of us are perfect, we ALL need a bit done! It’s just easier to see it when you are an old clunker like this.        You agree :)

How can I say there is no God when all around creations calls?


You stand around admiring this old clunker with so much character sitting in the snow. Fascinating after you realize that this is someone’s treasure. You continue on.


you see some more old clunkers and a little house on the hill.


You realize that it is the same thing with this house. It needs a bit of work, it’s a fixer upper! A treasure! Amazing what a little tender loving care can do to a house. If you have the ability you can turn this into a mansion on the hill!!! Just like God can do to you!! Would you let him come into your house? Maybe take down a few WALLS you've built that just doesn't look good in your house? Look underneath the carpets and into your cupboards perhaps? Do you feel like you need to do a little dusting first? It’s ok, he already knows the dust is there.  I’m sure if he opened all the windows and door and let you air out you would feel a lot better! I bet it would be like tons would be lifted from your shoulders, you’d feel light and airy!  Go ahead invite him in!! What do you have to lose? I know, some people are pretty comfy with their old clunkers and even though you know it could be better, you cling to it for dear life because it's all you've ever known, change can be scary!! But IF and WHEN you decide…. you know what to do.  You’ve already done it? I’m so happy for you!!! We can be old clunkers being fixed together!!! :)

By the way, I believe this little house is still for sale, has a lot of land

How can I say there is no God?


You put your sunglasses on and we keep walking down the road right to the main road and then we turn around and head back home.


We turn around and  walk back up the hill.


You squat down looking at the shadows in the road, you look kind of silly down there and so I tell you to get up! lol But the view is great!


Hit me! Yes that is what has happened to us too many times!! We are bruised and dented and that is why we need God to fix us up! We look just like this car! I know in my life there has been times, even many times, that I feel just like I’ve got a sign on me saying “hit me” and everything comes at me from all directions but God always comes to my rescue and makes it better. Sometimes he leaves some dents though, maybe as a reminder that He was there or to remember where I was when I got the dent so that I don’t go back there…or maybe just to keep me humble but that’s ok, the thing of it is, he has never let me down and I always have that assurance that He is there for me and he has helped me through every problem that I've had.


We are almost back home now, I know you are getting tired! You are not used to walking in the snow! But still it is such a beautiful day! We linger by the house enjoying the sunshine and watching the snow slowly melt.

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We slowly climb the steps to go into the house to sit by the warm cosy fire and drink tea and chat.

Did you enjoy your walk in the snow? :)