Tag Archives: Art&Design

Maasai Mara Zebras

22 Sep

Kenya Painting ZebrasCheck out the canvas I painted inspired by the acacia trees and zebras I saw on my Maasai Mara safari. Such a gorgeous landscape!

Kenya Painting IMG_5277 Kenya Painting IMG_5282

Thinking About Africa

23 Jun

It’s hard to believe next Sunday I will be in Kenya. I feel excited, nervous, and a little astonished that I am going on this incredible adventure. My heart is full. I hope to come back to Saskatoon a better person with a renewed sense of purpose.

Part of the reason I started this blog was to share the work of other creatives that inspire me. Below are some beautiful, handmade objects from Africa. The boucherouite rugs and toy animals are made from recycled materials. The textiles are made according to traditional African techniques. I love the colours, creativity and ingenuity that go into the creation of these home décor items and toys!

Africa Excitement -2North African Boucherouite Rugs.

Africa Excitement -5Ocean Sole flip-flop recycling.

Africa Excitement -3Maasai Necklace. Mudcloth Fabric. Kenya Print. Kilim Throw.

Africa Excitement -1Le Souk textiles found on decor8 and Design*Sponge.

When I return there will be a canvas waiting to capture of glimmer of what I experienced with Free The Children and Me to We. It will be a difficult artistic project, but I’m up for the challenge.

xo

Summer Desktop Wallpapers

2 Jun

A dear friend, one of the strongest, happiest, smartest women I know, shared an article on twitter this week about why powerful women make the best friends. “Surrounding yourself with the best people doesn’t make you look worse by comparison. It makes you better.” I couldn’t agree more!

For the sunshiny month of June let us take a note from Ann Friedman and remember – “I don’t shine if you don’t shine”.

This month let’s share the love and celebrate each other’s awesomeness.

June2013-001 Kinnon Elliott.

June2013-002Paper Leaf.

June2013-003Oana Befort.

June2013-004Siobhán Gallagher.

June2013-005Asia Pietrzyk.

XO

Spring Desktop Wallpapers

30 Apr

YAY it’s May! This month I decided to do something different a showcase some beautiful desktop wallpapers (that are not necessarily calendars). These wallpapers are fresh, minimalist, and perfect for spring. Happy May! Bring on the sunshine, flowers, and double digits. I can’t wait!

May 2013 002Paper Leaf.

May 2013 001Julie Lee.

May 2013 003Katie Fiddler.

May 2013 004Breanna Rose.

April 2013 Desktop Calendars

2 Apr

Well it’s April and there is still snow and ice on the ground in Saskatchewan. As I said last month, hopefully warmer weather is just around the corner. My not-so-secret wish is the snow will disappear by my birthday! Until then I will console myself with a grilled cheese sandwich (see bottom of this post).

April 2013 001Fine Art and Freckles.

April 2013Jason Krieger.

April 2013 003Oana Befort.

April 2013 004Paper Leaf.

April 2013 005Kinnon Elliott.

Wine-Cheese-Grilled-Cheese-6-reduced-1024x679BS in the Kitchen.

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and my friends at BS in the Kitchen are posting a new grilled cheese EVERY DAY. This is quite an (indulgent and impressive) accomplishment. My favouite grilled cheese to date: Wine & Cheese Grilled Cheese! AMAZING. A great sandwich to celebrate my birthday later this month, with a side salad to balance the meal, and a glass or three of wine!

Happy April!

Best Easter Egg DIY

25 Mar

Easter is the only time of the year when it’s perfectly safe to put all your eggs in one basket. Enjoy these DIY Easter egg treats!

NEON DIP-DYED EGGS...neon dip-dyed eggscraftberrybush 549craft thread eggsDreamy Dyes & Dietlind Wolfdreamy dyes eggsEaster Egg Candle - Real Eggshell Candle Pink Vegetable Wax Candle Eco-friendlyeaster candle eggs DIY EASTER EGG DECORATIONSunconventional diy eggs Embroidered Eggsembroidered eggs (x1)SEWING 101- EMBROIDERED EGGSembroidered eggs (x2)ENTERTAINING- EASTER EGG DECORATING PARTYdecorating party eggsFlowered Eggsflowered eggsDIY Marbled Easter Egg Cake Ballsmarbled cake eggshomemade cadbury creme eggs homemade cadbury creme eggshuevos-pascua-1polkadot eggsOmbre Easter Egg Decorombre eggs WE LIKE IT WILD- FRESH EGGSfresh flower eggs

Happy Easter!

XO

March 2013 Desktop Calendars

4 Mar

It’s March! Hopefully this means warmer weather is just around the corner. Get a head start on spring cleaning this month by tidying up your desktop calendar.

March2013-001Jason Krieger.

March2013-002Oana Befort.

March2013-003Paper Leaf.

March2013-004Kinnon Elliott.

XO
BB

February 2013 Desktop Calendars

3 Feb

February has to be one of the most difficult winter months. It is a month filled with ice, snow, and cold. Do something special for yourself, warm up with a cup of coffee and Baileys and give your computer a quick facelift with a new desktop calendar!

Feb2013-004Kinnon Elliott.

Feb2013-003Paper Leaf.

Feb2013-002Oana Befort.

iPad GUI PSDfudgegraphics.

Feb2013-005Jason Krieger.

Stay Warm!

January 2013 Desktop Calendars

1 Jan

Happy New Year friends!

2012 has been a crazy, fabulous year. I moved from Vancouver to Saskatoon. I started a new job in a new industry. I sadly said goodbye to my wonderful Vancouver besties. Fortunately I met some amazing girls in Saskatoon who made this transition much easier. 2012 has been a rollercoaster year of change.

Thank you to all my friends and family for their support in 2012. I feel like I am where I should be.

Get a fresh start on 2013 by changing your desktop wallpaper!

Jan 2013 001Jason Krieger.

Jan 2013 002Kinnon Elliott.

Jan 2013 003Paper Leaf.

Jan 2013 004Cute embroidery by pitsispopis via Poppytalk.

Here’s to a wonderful 2013 full of new experiences and good things!

Merry + Bright Christmas Cards

24 Dec

Merry Christmas! I cannot believe it is Christmas Eve; where did the time go this December?! I am incredibly behind on my Christmas cards and Christmas blogging! I apologize a thousand times.

I love sending snail mail. A hand written card with a thoughtful compliment is one of my most favourite things to receive.

Last year I made embroidered and printed cards for family and friends. This year I kept things simple and made one lovely linocut stamp “Merry + Bright”.

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May your days be merry and bright,
And may all your Christmases be white!

Warmest wishes for the happiest of holidays from Saskatchewan.

XO

p.s. – I am sorry if you are viewing your Christmas card online before you receive it in the mail!

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