Who' s The Biggest Loser Now? !!!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

So I have begun to meet my 'resolutions' for the year, with the help of a little app called 'Lose It'. It's totally WORKING!!!

I lost about 5 lbs. in the first week. I was aiming for losing the recommended maximum of 2 lbs per week but I guess my body was just so used to having more calories I ended up losing a lot more. 

I think there is probably a lot of 'water weight' in there to but it's been great and so far SO easy ! Keeping on target is actually a fun little challenge and I feel like its so accurate it gives me the motivation I need to keep it up. 

There are also fun little badges you get in your email inbox so that's a nice little bonus.  

My 'New Year,New You!' Campaign is starting to pay off and I couldn't be more excited about it. YAY ME!!!

Puncha yo buns!

Friday, May 31, 2013

What have I been up to???

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

So it has been quite a while since I did anything "bloggerly" but I am feeling the urge to post something.

This is a renedering I did of a pre-set scene we were given by our instructor. I am finally starting to get it. It really is not perfect, I already see there is lots of room for improvement aesthetically but the fact that I am getting it is a big deal for me.

3DS Max is such a very complicated program! But this also makes it a very powerful tool. The work I have seen done is so inspiring, I really want to keep at it and improve. Like most things the key is 'Practise, practise practise!'

One For The Dogs

Friday, August 19, 2011

This pooch is truly amazing! A "dog on the go" for sure.

Wondering What Ever Happened to Michael Bolton?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Happy Inside - Oh Those Crazy Ikea Cats

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Gotta love those cats!

Another Museum Day

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Today we visited the Redpath Museum of Natural History at McGill campus here in Montreal. It is quite a place to explore. Anyone with an appreciation for the wonders of nature would be right at home in this gem of a building.

This is just one of the great pieces to be seen. It is a Buddha from around the 12th century Japan and is of the Pure Land Buddhist tradition. Seated in the lotus position this fellow has reached enlightenment many centuries ago.

This piece here is actually a great example of origami or paper folding sculpture on a larger scale. He is a Pterodactyl hung from the cieling and this shot shows just a small sampling of the great architectural detail to be seen in the museum building itself.

Awesome! Amazing! Astounding!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts!

YES, I really <3 this place. Double <3 in fact.

This is the view from above on the fourth floor. The architecture is this building is the perfect frame for all the fabulous works in the collections.

Here is a fabulous bust of Napolean on the 3rd floor with circular windows. Makes for an interesting composition with the window and buildings beyond. The setting sun shining in from the window on the left lights up the piece enough to give him a golden glow even Bonapart himself would be proud of!

This was at the Lantern Festival

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Blue was the theme colour this year and what a show! There were so many great lanterns there, it was quite an event. There was likely a record number of visitors I am sure.

This blue dragon had a twin opposite him. The Botanical Gardens in Montreal are fabulous to visit anytime but the fall lantern show is really not to be missed!

Official Welcome to Montreal

Here it is, the official welcome to Montreal from Mother Nature herself. Thankfully this was delivered in the night when we were all tucked in our beds and today there is lots of sunshine so it likely will be gone very soon.


This is Really Cool

Monday, September 13, 2010

Daisy Dukes vs. Jorts

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Recently I have had to explain to my kids what "Daisy Dukes" are (thank you Katie Perry). Since I really could not find any words that would offer a(ahem) fitting description I had to resort to using a Google image search to find an appropriate example. Don't laugh, its harder than it sounds. Not your usual everyday "jorts".

So here is the original Daisy Duke a.k.a. Catherine Bach in her signature look. I learned a few things while researching this subject too. Did you know that Catherine was quite the seamstress and made most of her wardrobe on the original Dukes of Hazzard show? And did you also know that the network censors back in the day made her wear flesh toned stockings to avoid any wardrobe mishaps because her "Daisy Dukes" were sooo short. Who knew! Oh yes and THIS really takes me back! The original theme song by Wayon Jennings. Yeeehaw!

There's Something About Alice...

Friday, February 12, 2010

I posted before on the upcoming movie, Through the Looking Glass that I really can't wait to see. It's been on my mind lately so I made a wonderland themed treasury. I like it. Check it out and see what you think.It expires Sunday so hurry!

Help for Haiti

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

The earthquake in Haiti was devastating. I feel so sad when I see footage and stories about the monumental challenges faced by so many. Fortunately there are many ways to help;

Click to Help Haiti is a click-a-day site that generates donations from sponsors. 100% of the donations raised go directly to Oxfam America and help provide emergency water and sanitation services to earthquake survivors in Haiti.

GO and CLICK today!

Of course the generous Etsy community is offering help also. A search of Haiti relief generates so many shops with items listed to benefit various charitable organizations providing relief for the area. (Please take a moment read the fine print on what you are buying.)

Also on Etsy is a whole shop dedicated to helping Haiti. Hearts for Haiti offers a variety of merch that has all been donated from Etsy shops of all kinds. There really is something for everyone. From the shop announcement:

"...your purchase in this shop not only gets you a great Etsy item but it also helps alleviate the needs in Haiti through donations to DoctorsWithoutBorders (MédeçinsSansFrontières)."

The shop has raised over $25,000 to date! That is a big number for a great cause, so go on, GET SHOPPING!

It's Groundhog Day!!!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Did he see his shadow? Pretty sure he didn't see his shadow in my neck of the woods but that doesn't necessarily mean much. I came up with this cute critter as a visual aid for y'all but I don't know, he kind of looks a bit like Sandy Squirrel from SpongeBob, don't you think?