Saturday, January 4, 2014

How Brenda Gets Her Groove Back

And I'm not talking about the type of groove that Stella got back with Taye Diggs! (although that wouldn't be a bad thing)....No... I'm talking about my artistic joie de vivre.  I need to mix things up!  I don't know if it's my age (52), the time of year, or the two glasses of wine but most nights by 9 o'clock I'm ready for bed! And I seem to have lost interest in doing many of the things I used to love to do including writing this blog. the spirit of Julie Powell who cooked her way through Julie Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking and blogged about it in an effort to revitalize her ambition, I'm going to get creative again and I'm going to talk about it here.  And while I try to find myself I'll also share other stuff as well.  Welcome 2014!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

My Vacation

No matter how many times I go there I never get tired of the beautiful landscape.  I'm talking about Gros Morne National Park of course.  :)'s been awhile...and I still love blogs (although I don't get as much time to spend with them lately).  Nevertheless... I decided it was time to be part of the community again.  Hello again.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

It's not too late

The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador is having an Exhibition in March recognizing Miss Anna Templeton and her contribution to knitting. You can go online and get the details at and while it's not too late...time is a tickin'. However, if you are anything like love a deadline!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

It's been awhile. I wasn't sure I would remember my password....but I did. :) It finally snowed and so it is beautiful on this first day of 2012 in Grand Falls-Windsor. Happy New Year!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Artistic Practice

Now that I have a full time job there's not much time (ok no time) for making Craft. At least not right now. I'm sure once I settle into a routine and set up a studio space I'll be ready to make again. Lately I've been wondering what forms artistic practice can take. Instead of becoming frustrated at the lack of time I have right now or the little time I spend in one place, I've decided to appreciate the many forms an art practice can take. Like cooking, gardening, taking photos, maintaining a blog, nuturing others...well you see where I'm going. Artistic practice, I believe, can be many things, it's how you approach it!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Look up...way up...

....Or just over your shoulder....can you see it? It's Spring....She's in the air and bringing everything to life.

One of my favorite times of year.

I will write again. ;)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Odds and Sods

I went back to Fogo Island this week. Covered in snow, this rugged landscape is still just as beautiful as it was in October when everything looked golden. (See earlier post.) In the meantime, since moving to Grand Falls-Windsor and no longer having a studio (at least for the moment) I have returned to a craft that is one of my first memories of working with fibre....knitting. As it says in my profile, I think I started knitting when I was around seven years old and I believe I learned how to knit in Brownies. Do they still have Brownies? I'm using two different sock yarns to knit this scarf. I seem destined to make scarves. :) Happy Oscar Day! xxxb