Monday, November 29, 2010

December Has Come Speedy Quick!

Is it just me or has this fall gone by in flash?

I just
completed the last two assignment for my ecourse Sublime. Yes I gave the course but also took it. I tell you those assignments were tough and I wrote them. I might need to do a little tweeking for the next round, which will be in January. It was fun though. Everyone's work is so unique and I love that about this medium.

This picture represents my last assignment but I can't tell what it is or I'll ruin the fun of taking the course.

So to recap. This fall I have run and taken the ecourse Sublime. I have created another ecourse which will run in the winter, The Man Code. I have organized the family holiday season, or at least got the plans under way if not entirely finished. I have taken a bi-weekly encaustic class which I have loved. I have continued to run my private practice, done a conference, visited a newly arrived-to-this-area cousin, parented my kids, connected with my husband (and picked his brain for the new course)...And I wonder why the fall has gone by in a flash. But alas I am not like all of you? Don't we try to do everything and wonder why we feel so rushed? Well here is to slowing down but continuing to be creative! Okay it won't be a new years resolution but I can dream can't I?

Friday, November 26, 2010

A New Ecourse Has Been Birthed!


We have launched another ecourse and I am so excited. This one is The Man Code an ecourse for women. We have also created this wonderful e gift certificate. So not only can you take the course you can give it as a gift to your friends!
I put this ecourse together because it has become clear to me that men have a code of behaviour that they live by and as women we know little about it. I thought that if we could better understand The Man Code then we might have less problems communicating with the men and boys in our lives and hopefully less conflict overall. The other thing that I think is important is to have fun with it. So this course is meant to be a playful journey. In fact, I think that it will help us lighten up overall in our relationships with the men and boys in our lives. Here is the link so check it out and let me know what you think.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Trying to Slow Down

I can't believe that two weeks have gone by since I last made a post. I have been very busy. This fall has flown by. Here it is the middle of November already!

Last weekend I had a friend down from Ottawa and we set out our art and worked side by side. That was lots of fun. I really like to work with other artists. We met in an art class this summer and found we had a lot in common. So she braved the drive and we actually did paint and chat and paint and chat...

Last week I launched yet another ecourse for women! It is called The Man Code. I am so excited about this one, as I was about the last one. So I was busy trying to meet a deadline to get it up and running. That is accomplished now and I will fill you in as soon as I can figure out how to upload an image here. So for now here is the link for the new ecourse called The Man Code:  Check it out and tell me what you think!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Back From Toronto

Well it does seem that I get around quite a lot but really it isn't true. I did go to Montreal last month and Toronto this month but...

I attended a conference in Toronto last week. This was hosted by the professional organization that I belong to. It is held annually. My husband and I both attended because we are in the same line of work. So we had a weekend away and got some professional development.

I use to live in Toronto. I went to university there and had many great years in that city.

I have many favorite spots but this one I love because of the art on the building. I have always liked the idea that there is a facade that could easily blow off. I guess I see it as a metaphor for people. We often present an image of who we are but if anyone looks more closely they would be able to see that there is so much more going on behind the scenes so to speak.

Well enough of the, we did the conference but also managed to get to some great city spots. We walked down Spadina and had coffee at the corner of Spadina and Queen. What a great place to people watch!

We wandered further down Spadina to our favorite sports store-Mountain Equipment Coop. It was dark as we headed back and walked along the well lit theatre district.

Saturday we only had to attend a session in the morning so we took the opportunity to subway it down to Front street where we walked west to St.Lawrence Market. I can smell the different food vendors as I write this. After that we continued on to the Distillery District. Oh what a beautiful restoration job they have done and what beautiful art everywhere down there! Check it out 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween Has Been and Gone But Not Forgotten!

Here we were preparing for Halloween. This is one of the most important rituals-the pumpkin carving! It is messy and gooey but we aren't afraid to get our hands in it. In fact we will get up to our elbows in it if we have to!

However, we got two done and we ran out of steam. But that didn't put a damper on the decorating. We covered the widow in glow-in-the-dark ghosts. We hung a scary mask on the railing and we put ghosts in the tree out front!

Scared yet?

Well the part you don't see is the scary door mat that makes a creepy sound every time a trick'or'treater steps toward the door!A few costumed gools were spooked by it but strangely enough the little ones seemed to enjoy stepping on and off, on and off! Oh the horror of it!

If you weren't afraid before you should be now! This trick'or'treater meant business. Candy or else! So I let him have what he wanted and I was spared. Until next year when we will do it all again. I love this event. The whole neighbourhood gets involved-strange ritual but so much fun.