Happy Birthday Lady Daisy May

My constant companion, Lady Daisy May, is one year old today!  Even though it’s been a wild up & down year, it certainly seems now that it’s flown by.  Lady, or Daisy, or… Continue reading

Where Are They When You Need Them?

Today’s quotation from Oprah has me musing about my life: To know that people care about how you’re doing when the doings aren’t so good–that’s what love is. Oprah Words #15 My doings… Continue reading

Ups and Downs

Oh, the ups & downs of life!  Got a flat tire last night — no spare.  At least I was close enough to just drive it slowly home — now have to get… Continue reading

Summer Energy

The summer heat has arrived — that’s why I love the Isle so much — the seasons start & end when they’re supposed to, hee hee.  It’s just a few days from the… Continue reading

Motivation Activation

When my to-do list is so long I don’t know where to start [practically always!], I find it hard to ‘kick-start’ myself to simply start tackling any work — then nothing gets done! … Continue reading


Talked with my beautiful sister today.  Sometimes I’m sure that she’s crazier than I am.  Even though, she’s just had to lower her price [mind you, to $400] to sell the last of… Continue reading

Planting Life

I finally did some gardening!!  To some this may not seem like such a big deal but as the eldest daughter & grand-daughter of professional gardeners, I certainly have a great love for… Continue reading

Organizing Life

I am definitely my happiest when my life is organized.  And the reverse is also definitely true — oh God, I can’t stand being disorganized.  When everything has a place, it seems easy… Continue reading

Encouragement vs. Pressure

I realized I grew up with an enormous amount of pressure to “do it the right way”.  Unfortunately for a child of the ’60s, defining the “right” or successful way wasn’t always so… Continue reading

Home Again

So very glad to be back on the Isle again — wonderful, wonderful warmth!  Not too cold, not too hot.  It’s amazing to me that I was born, raised & lived in Calgary… Continue reading

Cold North Pole

Okay, I really am an Island girl — it is **!!** freezing in this country!  Where?  Calgary, of course.  Wait 10 min. & the weather will change — yup.  Came here from the… Continue reading


Okay, I’m off to Calgary — sort of.  Haven’t finished packing — couldn’t find my suitcase & had to borrow one!!!!  God, I need a home [pretty ironic prayer considering my previous entry]. … Continue reading


I caught the end of a 20-25 min. documentary entitled Not in God’s Name [2010] on KCTS [28 April 2010] & then the beginning of it when it immediately re-ran on the same… Continue reading

One of my heroes

I caught the end of the movie Little Nikita [1988] because I saw Sidney Poitier & River Phoenix were in it.  I never really saw much of River Phoenix but I was madly… Continue reading

Slow day

After my rush of graphic work a week or so ago, it seems funny to be lazy — slept late, had 2 coffees, walked & played with dog at lake, now watching tv… Continue reading

Favourite Movies

Ghost –> Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze, 1990 It’s a Wonderful Life –> Jimmy Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, 1946 King Arthur –> Clive Owen, Keira Knightley; 2004 Silent Running –> Bruce Dern, 1972 Simply A… Continue reading

More Art Fun

Lots of fun in Photoshop today — figured out my colour pieces [sort of], made a Fairy Forest, & started a logo design for my company: All the clipart came from a free… Continue reading

Now what?

Or what now?  Don’t want to clean but want some fun; to laugh.  Woke up late — back to my usual schedule — tried to fix it but only got up early a… Continue reading

Bear poster

This is my poster assignment as I handed it in [bottom] & after I changed some of the snowflakes [top]: Simply A Dawne Thought

My Code to Live By

From NCIS when Leroy Jethro Gibbs met Shannon, the love of his life & sadly-murdered wife [& mother of his also sadly-murdered daughter — tv drama], at the train station on his first… Continue reading


Oh, lots of fun today.  A great walk down at the lake with my pup’s sister.  Inspired me to carry on with Ps & think I got the colour changing business down now. … Continue reading

Frustrated Every Which Way

Well, I didn’t get much done last night/this morning.  So frustrated with Ps — can never get my brush or pen or whatever to change colour!!  My most important weapon.  I finally undid… Continue reading


Finally got down to some Ps tutorials.  Played with an image of Stonehenge & then made my own rainbow.  I used way less pink & way less lines than the example — it… Continue reading

Windy Storm

Wow, wind blew tree branches everywhere.  Rain slashed in my face — it was cold on my chest without my jacket zipped up.  The dog had a great time — lots to chase… Continue reading

Too little Love

Why is it so hard to find love?  I know there are many lonely people out there — I see them & want to talk but can’t.  Always, the fear of rejection; the… Continue reading