The drive to know possibly has something to do with my seven decades. It has, though, for a good long time, been a quite-intense-work-in-progress* — made so much easier with the accessibility of the internet. I remember stressing on my students — time and time again — that, with this tool, they had a wonderful free gift of knowledge right in front of them, and all they had to do was unwrap it. Be curious, read, research, dig, question, study, learn, cross-reference, reject, start again, …. I told them there was no excuse to be in the dark about anything. The responsibility to look for the answers, however, was theirs alone. Thankfully, my retirement has given me the opportunity to continue to fulfill my responsibility and be a life-long-learner.
Winter is On its Way!
This time of year requires an adjustment in our thermostats. Indeed, even when it’s only -5 °C, we sense the temperature as bitterly cold. A friend of mine swears it is because our blood has not yet thickened adequately enough to deal with the below freezing numbers.
He might be right.
In any case, the views can be beautiful.
Water Treatment on 11th
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.
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“Momday’s” St. Paddy’s Day Card
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!
I’m Vending My Wares
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.
Mood Swings For My Niece
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. 😉
Plans Becoming Routines = Success
This post has been jiggling around for awhile, so today is the day! 😉
Colour Me Happy
According to some researchers, there are health and psychological benefits to spending time on a childhood activity we once loved: colouring.
Families Know How to Show They Care
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.
Terrasse-Vaudreuil en Art!
Terrasse en Art November 26th! Yes! Be there, or be square! 🙂
And speaking of square, Audities’ Cards will be there — with a Square!
Oyez! Oyez! Terrasse . . . en Art!
I do believe this upcoming premier event should be on everyone’s calendar.
“Why?” you may ask. “What’s so special about Terrasse en Art?”
One Out of Three — Not Bad!
Intellectual Property Rules — Just Sayin’
When I design a card for a young boy who loves trucks, I like to use the photo of a truck as the main attraction. It makes sense, right?
And because I like old classics, I might lean toward modifying the photo of an old truck, like the beauty above.
Well, not so fast.
Beautiful, Organic, Delicious Eggs!
Marie Antoinette’s Painter — Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun
Although I am not a painter, I feel inspired by the life of this woman.
Born in 1755, I would guess this prolific artist must have been quite happy and fulfilled — she painted 660 portraits and 200 landscapes in her lifetime, and died just before her 87th birthday. Perhaps it was the exposure to intrigue and nobility. Alas, I don’t have much of that in my life.
Alas, too, I missed seeing this exhibit in New York last year. I’m sure I would’ve enjoyed it.
Six Years Ago Today I Retired
Now I’m free to relax as much as I like!
What a Gorgeous Summer Day!
Happy Birthday, Ms President!
Metaphors abound with this expression, . . .
but, I’m using it today to mean taking a break–today I will visit my friend.
Here’s a fun little song by Taj Mahal with a hint at another meaning. 🙂
The Waters Have Receded, But, . . .
. . . the mess remains, so we cannot yet rest.
What Continues to Stick in My Craw
To stick in one’s craw: to be difficult to swallow; to cause lasting annoyance, irritation or hard feelings.
It was early days, relatively speaking, in the drama of the flood of my home. Read more
When the Going Gets Tough . . .
Gift Idea for Golfing Grandma
We hear it often, “No, thank you; I really don’t need anything for Mother’s Day. I have everything I could wish for.”
Beauty in Black and White
A greeting card featuring this Marcella Walker illustration from The Girls Own Paper is sure to please any romantic–especially when the paper she is printed on has a textured linen finish.
Indeed, I find it truly delightful to the eye, the touch and the heart; though she doesn’t utter a word, she speaks volumes.
Note that, for the time being, she is available in my physical inventory only, and comes with a blank interior so you can write a personalized greeting for any occasion, to Show You Care.
More often than I ever would have imagined, my children create small miracles.
I actually have a total of five two-legged miracles from them. And these five are delights that will forever feed my soul–I only hope they realize how much.
Today, though, I want to share a different kind of miracle: my daughter’s poem, Indulgence. It speaks strongly to me and, if you are a woman, it probably speaks to you as well. A man who appreciates poetry will also surely like it. Enjoy.