Tag Archives: #memories

Bright Ideas: Blue Cat Salt Shaker

We found this somewhat angry little palm-sized blue cat salt shaker in one of our treasure hunts in second hand store. A treasure. I am looking forward to Covid going away so we can search for treasures again. Happy Halloween! … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Waxed Linen Twine

Mitchell goes through so much of this twine in a year when he has upholstery projects. This is the twine that ties the seats and backs! Bright Ideas multi-color journal (which I am not sure is still sold at Barnes … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Venus of Willendorf

Venus of Willendorf is palm-sized. I think she is a poured modern fetish; The bee-headed goddess! I have painted her HUGE, see below… Bright Ideas multi-color journal (which I am not sure is still sold at Barnes and Noble), Lamy … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Tiny Dewar’s Bottle

Mom was a scotch drinker but not a Dewar’s fan. Not sure why we have this palm-sized bottle but it has been around forever. Bright Ideas multi-color journal (which I am not sure is still sold at Barnes and Noble), … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Waterman Inks

Waterman inks are ancient, not a trendy newcomer. They come in few but lovely colors, are a great price, and they take good care of our pens. Happy New Moon! Bright Ideas multi-color journal (which I am not sure is … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Platinum Carbon Pen

I adore my Platinum Carbon pen> They made a HUGE mistake when they discontinued them… I bought a few when I heard the news (guess that makes me a hoarder) because this is my workhorse pen. I free-handed this wonky … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Cleaning Brushes

Used daily, my metal brush cleaner takes good care of my brushes. It is filled with Gamblin’s Odorless Mineral Spirits (OMS). When you use watercolor on these pages it ghosts!. Bright Ideas multi-color journal (which I am not sure is … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Malachite Buffalo

My malachite buffalo totem is palm-sized. Inlaid with turquoise and onyx and just beautiful. the backside has a lovely turquoise arrow that floats from his feet to his back. Bright Ideas multi-color journal (which I am not sure is still … Continue reading

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Vertigo

VERTIGO… Seriously, I’ve had a bout of dizziness before but this was retching horrid and I wanted to die.  Begged for it and told Mitchell I was done if we could not make this spinning vomiting stop… I also have … Continue reading

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True Love, Sweets!

Cooking is important again… and has stayed that way for months! We don’t buy baked goods and other deli items while shopping now… GREAT cookie recipe from http://www.butterbaking.com! I had only brown sugar, and now have a versatile recipe that … Continue reading

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Pineapple Ginger Garlic Teriyaki Chicken

I’ve made sure that I cooked really good meals for us — versatile and changing, things like this one that can become second meals with white beans added over rice… there is so little goodness around these days that cooing … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Missing the Beach

Missing the ocean, walking with my toes in the wet sand. Spending a day hunting for the tiniest shells in a tidepool. Bright Ideas multi-color journal, White Uniball Signo, Pitt White pen, Platinum Plaiser pen with DeAtramentis Document Urban Grey … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: RG Bean Ritual

I started this little ritual because I find the beans so beautiful. Each time I open a new package I place two of the beans in the abalone shell I found on T Bay, the beach I grew up on … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Roseville

I have no creative juices, but I can draw… So back to my memory journal… Bright Ideas multi-color journal, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges.     To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Pumice Stone

The pumice stone breaking brought memories… Pumice stones last forever… not. Mine broke Sunday, upsetting because I can’t just go shop!  A none-death issue, but the older you get the more you NEED pumice stones. Mom used to put things … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Green Tara Om Pearl

I don’t see these as I wear them so much — around my neck as I write this! Tara, pearls, ooooohmmmmm…. Sketching keeps me happy, even if just pen to paper. ☾ Bright Ideas multi-color journal, FPR Himalayan with Robert … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Brigid Shell Moon

I little Venus of Willendorf! Okay, it may be very late for Brigid’s Blessing, but here she is… I love drawing late at night… totally relaxing… and until we are through this push, I need relaxing! ☾ Bright Ideas multi-color … Continue reading

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Notre Dame

I started this Hahnemühle Watercolour Journal in April 2018. Last night I finished it processing the grief of the day, the grief of a year of sadness in many ways. Mitchell told me in the morning he had an alert … Continue reading

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