Friday, September 29, 2006


" Studio Friday, for me, is a network of Artist from all over the world. It's a fabulous way to communicate with and learn from artists of all backgrounds. With this being said, I would love to see a showcase of what YOUR art is. Are you a scrapbooker? A clay artist? Are you a collage artist or a photographer? Do you paint or work in the fibre arts of Knitting, sewing or enbroidery? Are you a gardener a botanist or an eclectic artist of many trades? I'd love to see a piece that you have created that you are most proud of. SHOW off your STUFF!!"

I don't consider myself an artist by any mean. I have always associated the word artist with someone very creative, highly imaginative and capable of creating something that leaves a mark. I am definitely not. I am a scientist, and in my mind, by definition, a scientist and an artist live in 2 completely separate words!! In the lab we stick to the facts, there is no room for creative interpretation and we can't make things up no matter how pretty we think they would be (although you have no idea how many times that would make my life easier!).
But I enjoy beautiful things, the aesthetic value of a complete product. So, I try to create pages that tell the story of my family and hopefully they are not too hurtful to the eye!
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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The little dude!!

Look at those big eyes!! Isn't he adorable? I am posting these pictures because they were taken before I cut his bangs and completely destroyed his good looks! I am going to have to scrap one or two of these pictures because I think his face is too cute! Lucas is now crawling and pulling humself up on everything he can find around the house (even alive objects like his brothers!). Iknow I have been complaining a lot recently about the huge workload that these 3 kids create for mom and dad and how insanely tired we feel all the time, but when they look at you with those eyes, can anyone still feel the pain? I DON'T ANYMORE
Have a great day everyone!
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Sunday, September 24, 2006

The joy of scraplifting

I have so many pictures that I would like to scrap, but as usual not enough time. They keep accumulating on my desk with little hope of finding their resting place. So this week-end I thought about scraplifting a page, thinking that maybe I could get more accomplished in the little time I had. The page that I used as inspiration is from Joanna Bolick and I liked it because it is simple and well presented. So I gave it a try! Well, not only it worked wonderfully, but it was such a liberating experience!!! I did not have to think about much, just find the elements necessary to put the page together and ...voila', the page was completed! I am going to scraplift a lot more often from now on, what a relaxing way to get pages done!Here is Joanna's page: Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 18, 2006

Home in the evening

Here they are, definitely helping mom and daddy, wouldn't you say?
While Greg and I are running around getting dinner ready or cleaning the kitchen when dinner is over, my boys are doing this...who wouldn't want to have their life?? Not a worry in the world. I remember those time, but when I was living that life I thought I had it so tough! Aren't kids clueless?
I have played around with the picture because it was not very clear, so I sharpened and then I used soft focus to give it softer edges. I like the result.
I hope everyone is enjoying their family time this evening. Cheers!
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Friday, September 15, 2006

Studio Friday: A Floral Treat

" I was thinking, all the ladies work so hard in their studios: maybe it's time we all treat ourselves to a lovely boquet of flowers for our creative spaces? Maybe some fragrant, or colourful buds to make us happy? Let's treat ourselves this Friday, and buy a nice arrangement of flowers for our studios!"

Gone are the days hubby was coming home with a surprise bouquet of flowers! That is not completely true, but they are certainly much more rare. The last bouquet was from a group of online friends after they heard about my mom's cancer. That was such a sweet gesture! It was greatly appreciated. For my everyday life though, these are my flower treats and they bring a smile to my face as well. Have a good day everyone!! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

What is it going to take?

I don't know why I can't shed the last 10 pounds of my pregnancy weight. I am running 3 miles, 3 times/week. I also do weights and resistance training. I eat so many vegetables that I am believe I am going to turn green one of these days and still.. my weight is changing ever so slowly!!!
And Lucas is almost 9 months. My philosophy has always been ...9 months to put the weight on and 9 months to lose it. Well, there goes my beautiful theory!
This is a Botero painting and it says it all about the way I feel today!
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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

I did it again!!!

I don't know if it will always take me a 3 day week-end to scrap, but amazingly enough I have completed a page this past week-end. I am still working on Lucas first year album and I am incredibly behind. He is almost 9 months and I probably have pages of his first 4 months. Oh well, my dear boy, one day you will have a record of your growth, and hopefully that will be before you turn 18 (but I won't make any promises!). So this past week-end I took a few hours for myself (this is not completely true, given that Lucas was crawling under my chair and Ryan interrupted me more times than I can recall) and made a page about him being 8 months old. Don't know if I like it, but at least it's done.
PS: I really dislike my scanner because it leaves that horrible line on scanned pictures (I know you can see it, so don't lie!!!)
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Friday, September 01, 2006

Studio Friday: Artist's Block

"You've heard of 'writer's block'. Well as an artist, I sometimes suffer from "Artist's block". What is this you ask? It's when you sit and sit and can't come up with anything. This can go on for hours, days, weeks even months sometimes.
I want to know how you break free of Artist's block! "

I feel I live in a perennial artist's block interrupted by few moments of artistic inspiration!!
Anyway, when I can't sit down at my desk and create something I have three main solutions: I read, I go shopping and last but not least... I spend real quality time outside with my wonderful family. One of these usually does the trick!!!
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