Monday, November 17, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
It's time I checked in to say hello and share some iPhone shots of my recent walks around our neighbourhood in Toronto. This is by far my favourite time of year, and it isn't just the cooler temperatures and colourful trees. There's something about the earthy smells and the occasional wood burning fireplace that bring me a nostalgic comfort I long for at other times of the year. Today was breezy so the falling leaves were dancing all the way down to the ground. Hallowe'en has a habit of being the defining day between fall bliss and the warning of winter, so wherever you are, get outside and sniff around before you have to suit up with hats, mitts and boots.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
And yes, I am a fallen blogger, so if you are here to check in, then bless you very much!!
The arrival of crisp cool air throughout the provinces signals my favourite time of year, and in my case, an awakening of sorts. The process of recovering from auto immune disorders and other health setbacks takes time and an inordinate amount of patience and positivity. Each one of us has our story of healing, but there is no greater elixir than that of nature, fresh air, and ...... a great glass of wine! So on this, the Thanksgiving Sunday of Canada's celebration, I raise a glass to YOU! For you are a like minded, caring soul who appreciates connecting with others and sharing your heartfelt truths and interests. We are each others teachers, and for that, and so many other wondrous mysteries out there, I am grateful!
Namaste, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Monday, September 22, 2014
SteelStyle Garage! Fall has officially arrived!
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Two of my beautiful besties here are of the Baha'i' faith, and I have found great comfort in the teachings and holy writings in the prayer book they gave me..... wherein there is a reference to "Thy handmaiden who hath ascended unto thee ..... robe her in the mantle of Thy grace, bright with ornaments of the celestial Paradise ...... Cause her to dwell in a blissful abode, heal her griefs with the balm of Thy reunion, and, in accordance with Thy will, grant her admission to Thy holy Paradise. Let the angels of Thy loving-kindness descend successively upon her and shelter her beneath Thy blessed Tree." Thanks be to -'Abdu'l-Bahá. In girlfriend speak, may we continue to heap all the love and compassion on her and our memories of happier times, as Liz herself had the ability to incite passion and enthusiasm from everyone in her presence. May her soul rest in peace.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Think about this .... a single thought evokes a feeling. Change the thought, and feelings change.
Yes, it's that simple.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Another familiar landmark, the Kingston Penitentiary, now vacated, but hauntingly real as the back drop of some sailing races finishing up at the Olympic Harbour - which incidentally is exactly where my 20 years in Kingston began during the sailing olympics in the summer of 1976. I was hired by the Ontario Government to host visiting diplomats attending events in and around the city .... I just made it sound like a real job, but I remember it quite differently, though fondly. Just one of the many fond memories I hold near and dear about all those years living by a lake that plays host to hundreds of events each year..... those were the days!
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
All that water
Sea to shining sea
And every lake that lies between.
Rivers run through deep ravines
And cities come with many trees.
There's beaver tails, poutine and curd
And year round hockey so you've heard.
A mayor on crack
How loyal are we
So strong and free
The Great White North
We have it all
We share it all
That's how we came to be!
Happy Canada Day Dears!
Monday, June 2, 2014
Just when I thought there ought to be such a group to help advance the status of collage in the art world, it turns out that the National Collage Society out of Hudson, Ohio has for the first time presented their 2014 Post Card Show online. http://www.nationalcollage.com/2014postcardshow/show.html
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Colette Copeland. Simply click on her name to go directly to her blog and Etsy shop. The frame came from Michael's with the clip attached, so it doesn't get any better than that for showing off this delightfully simple treasure.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
I'm settling in after last week's adventure to North Carolina. After landing in Charlotte, and enjoying a quick tour of the downtown, we made our way to the beautiful hills of Asheville. There is something about the cool dry air of a more mountainous region that soothes the soul and calms the system. Reunions with good friends and some outstanding regional cuisine set the tone for a wonderful mini holiday in an area I had only heard about up until now. To be able to enjoy the comforts of a beautiful home, so well situated, and surrounded by local attractions and beautiful vistas, was indeed the icing on the cake.
As you can see there were visits to local shops filled with perfectly curated vintage goodies, and if you're at all curious about curiosities, click on the links and see for yourself. Visit Asheville's Screen Door, and Honeysuckle Hollow of Hendersonville, NC.
Thanks for visiting Zendoll Workshop as well. Your kind comments are a constant source of joy, and I plan to do my part with a little more consistency, so thanks for the encouragement dear ones.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
Sunday, May 4, 2014
"B R E A T H E".
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Alas, Mother Nature has other ideas in store for us this week - at least in this part of Canada. Let's just say there won't be any blue skies or blossoms for at least another 8 days or so. C'est la vie my lovelies.