Picture Picture on the Wall

A few years ago, I went to my cousin’s house for a visit. It was the first time Vince and I had been to visit her and her hubby in their new home. They have a beautiful old home with high ceilings and the most amazing wood details. Things I would love to have in my home. People with more modern boxy homes like myself have to add those details by scouring antique stores to find old wooden treasures (at a decent price)that add character to a home.

Anyway, to cut a (very) long story short, when we were served tea in their lounge with oh-so-gorgeous old hardwood floors, yummy, I couldn’t help but notice one glaringly UGLY painting on the wall. And when I say ugly, it was uuuuuggggllly. A lizard of some sort with bulging eyes. It was so ugly and I told my cousin so, I just couldn’t help myself, it just slipped out of my mouth. Vince just gave me a look as if to say “Did you really? Really?”. Well I did and she wasn’t offended. She thought it was ugly too. So being the great cousin that I am, I offered to take the ugly lizard home to make him more beautiful. So I made him more beautiful by making him disappear completely. I started to paint with no idea of what I was going to do, and then it suddenly came to me. Here is a tiny glimpse of what I have planned for this amazing work of art.

As you can see there is a lot of texture and detail involved. It should keep me busy for a while but I will post a pic of the complete artwork. 🙂

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Way TOO Long

It’s been waaaaaaay too long since you guys have heard from me. I know, I’m bad. Life has been very hectic and I’ve had all these deadlines looming (I’m a graphic designer, well that’s my day job). Now that I have a gap in my oh-so-busy schedule, I thought I would fill you in on whats been going down lately.

Well, firstly, let me tell you that my life has become a whirlwind. If anybody is selling time, I would like to buy some please, because I am running out of it, FAST. I work for a communications company which is hectic, we are so busy! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. In these economic times it’s a privilege to work for a successful growing company who appreciates every single ounce of hard work that you put in on a daily basis. I thank God everyday that I work for such great company.

By the time I get home from work I am so tired, but then there is cleaning and ironing to be done. Eeeeek! Lucky for me I have a wonderful husband who helps with cooking and cleaning. He works super-hard too, he is my superman! He read my blog for the first time a few weeks ago and was so proud of me. I didn’t know if he would like it or not, but he loved it. Wow!!! Vince encourages me in everything I do and motivates me 24/7. He is always singing my praises, sometimes he makes me feel all shy.

Between all the working, cleaning, cooking and ironing, we actually do have a social life. I have a wonderful group of girl friends. We get together for an all-girls dinner once a month. This is our time to chat about girly stuff, you know decorating, shopping, clothes, shoes, children, food, pets, etc. Seriously, we talk the hind leg off a donkey. Some more than others (love you Shan). Sadly our group has been touched with some bad tidings lately. A little life was lost and a life was saved. I am grateful to the Lord for every single day I have on this earth. Never take anything for granted, life is too short. Below is a pic of us girls last Christmas, love these crazy chics.

Despite all the things happening in my life, I just wanted to let you all know that I have been doing a bit of DIY on the side and I do intend on sharing that with you. So please don’t stop reading my blog. I WILL BE BACK 🙂