No matter how independent we like to be, we all occasionally need to receive social services, including medical examinations and treatment.
Send these delightful vintage-illustration cards to the young (or young-at-heart) recipients on your list.
Chez moi, at Audities’ House of Cards, when I’m not taking photos, or designing greeting cards, I tend to dabble in experiments with fermented foods.
I’ve decided to make a few greeting cards using the designs from the walls of my friend’s house. On this one I’ve added a water filter as a sad reminder of the events of May 2017. Unfortunately, I have not been able to conclusively nail down the artist responsible so cannot give him credit for his unique creation.
Join us at Terrasse en Art on November 18th to see this card and others featuring scenes from Terrasse Vaudreuil.
I’d like to give credit to the gentleman who decorated so many homes in Terrasse Vaudreuil some thirty-odd or more? years ago — even if he is no longer living. Unfortunately, I am having trouble finding the information I need.
The initials appear to be F.K. and I have heard the name Fred Kliner or Kleiner. Can anyone confirm this for me, please?
Watching a home be demolished
and then be trucked away
was something that stirred my adrenaline —
I don’t see this every day.
I was awed by his skill with the shovel —
that operator worked so well.
But the emotions that grew as I watched him
Made the pain in my stomach swell.
How can this family recover?
How can they turn the page?
How can they feel that justice was done,
Or feel anything other than rage?
This is the book that is stealing me away from Audities’ Cards these days. In between designing, computing, gardening and yard work; volunteering, family, and daily household tasks, I dive full force into this book. And I’m convinced there are benefits!
In his book, Beau Lotto encourages us to be a misfits. In other words, he wants us to see the benefits of “celebrating [our] own sense of deviance” because “it’s [our] deviance that defines who [we] are.”
And deviance has to do with our perceptions.
Indeed, if people understood their own perceptions, the world would be a better place. “Perception underpins everything we think, do, believe, know, or love. Once you understand that, there are consequences like compassion, respect, creativity, choice, community.”
Wonderful book. Check it out.
I hang laundry while standing on the bench so I can reach the line. I feel a bit rebellious since someone once told me I should be careful.
I admit that I do have a preference for using the same colour pegs for each item — I even back-track and change the pegged colour if I’ve messed up. I also choose the peg colours to suit the colour of the item I’m hanging. Where does that come from? And why?
It’s very comforting to hang according to some order/some personal rules, whatever they may be.
I choose to put the heavier items first because they take longer to dry. I hang pants from the cuff, not from the waist which is often too thick for the pegs. I like to hang shirts and t-shirts across the middle of the torso so they leave less evidence of being captured by the pegs. I like to avoid ironing.
I hang towels and tea towels, etc. over the deck railing so there are no creases or peg marks, and to free-up space on the line.
When it’s time to bring them in, I have an obsession with tri-folded towels, tea towels and napkins.
I LOVE the smell.
I LOVE the colours.
When I take the pegs off the line, I just drop them into the bucket — sometimes they bounce out.
This post was inspired by I-know-not-what, but, … I’m back!
Of course, I added some hearts, some x’s and o’s, and “Mom!” and then drew a leprechaun inside — just for fun — for Mom!
This photo was one of many taken on a trip to Bayfield in September 2010. I like it very much but, at the same time as it soothes me, it reminds me of a sad time.
I’ve just recently begun offering to display and sell Audities’ Cards in seniors’ residences. To date the cards have been well-received by the residents, so I will continue.
This choice has given me yet another excuse to design a sign to promote my craft.
If you have suggestions and contact information for me, I would be grateful. Thank you.
Actually, there are quite a number of rounded bellies in my yard, leading me to worry. Where will all this snow go? There is only so much that sublimation can take care of, right? How much will be left to melt in the spring? And where will the melt water go?
I’m guessing that if we get a lot of sun and wind, and the weather stays cold, then a lot of this snow will disappear before we get to the melting stage. Hmmm. Does anyone know? Google, here I come.
If you are not a fan already, you might like to check out Two Cents’ blog. There you’ll find a woman who speaks her mind — eloquently — some times straight from her soul. 😉
This post has been jiggling around for awhile, so today is the day! 😉
I thoroughly enjoy my three hours of volleyball every Saturday morning! Thoroughly!
But with the weather and road conditions today, I have decided to stay out of the traffic. And away from the unnecessary risk of fender benders or worse.
As I go about my busy life, I get many reactions:
- “You’re kidding!”
- “That’s just weird.”
- “I don’t understand.”
- “You had better be careful!”
And, every summer, when I spend a week with my five sisters and their hubbies, I hear many variations of the same surprised reactions. And the reason is simple: I think for myself, and once I reach my conclusions, I act on my beliefs — no matter how unconventional. Unfortunately for my brothers-in-law, I also share most of these ideas with my more adventurous sisters. 😉 Some of the men call me a witch; they blame me for getting their wives into things they consider “weird.”
The insomnia of the wee hours in the dark can trigger such ambitious and lofty plans! And, when we’re lucky, these moments trigger an amazing clarity of purpose and even a detailed visualization on the procedure required.
At Terrasse en Art this past Sunday, Audities’ Cards was truly fortunate to meet and talk with many delightful people. Thank you to all for being there with us.
This afternoon, after playing three hours of volleyball, I and 10 other players spent a lovely few hours together in the home of our friend, Darlene. She had kindly offered to host the get-together so that Audities’ Cards could exhibit their collection. While nibbling on the generously provided delectables, the girls had a relaxing time chit-chatting and shopping from the hundred or so selections of greeting cards. What a delightful time we had.
Thank you, Darlene, and thank you, friends.
I’ve been thinking that with Kevin Spacey’s series being cancelled, perhaps we could call this kind of get-together a “House of Cards Party.”
Perhaps you too would be interested in hosting such a gathering?
I don’t know if we asked the right questions, nor if we found the right solutions, but I do know that it was a beginning — perhaps.