Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Our Vacation to San Francisco - Summer 2013

We had an amazing trip to San Francisco! I LOVE this city! So much to see and do. Here is a glimpse into our trip. Thanks for stopping by to visit.
So much to see and do. We walked a lot! Emily at the top of Lombard Street, the crookedest street in San Francisco.
 Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco's tallest building.
Amazing architecture in San Francisco!
 Where we stayed for one night at Paul and Daryl's home in Berkley. Gorgeous!
The Marina District, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, Haight Ashbury, Coit Tower, Golden Gate and Palace of Fine Arts.
Union Square and the shopping district.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Summer Creations - and a few other little things

I was so inspired by Erin Leigh Butson in the Somerset Studio magazine's summer 2013 issue when I saw her darling little houses she created on canvas and decided since we live down near the water a couple canvases in this theme would be perfect for my home. Here's what I came up with. They sit side by side on my wall.
I used the mini pad from Christine Tomlinson's She Art collection to paper piece my houses.

I've also been doodling in my water colour journal and am loving simple little whimsical drawings painted with my Koi water colours. I've been finding adorable little images all over Pinterest and have re-created them in my journal. Some I have added my own little touches too, others I have used parts of the image and some copied directly. All are painted with Koi water colours. Most are from cute little stamp sets. (sorry I can't remember the artists to give credit). I always feel guilty copying an image from someone else, that's why I rarely ever if at all scraplift my scrapbook layouts but, I really want to improve my drawings and doodles so forgive me if anyone thinks its not ok and perhaps instead think that copying is truly the finest form of flattery ;o) Here's to all the amazing artist I get my inspiration from. I love you all!
Inspired from a cute little mug given to me as a Thank You for looking after a friend's dog.
Inspired from an adorable stamp set off Pinterest.
A little doodle from my own collection of these dolls.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting! Now go create something :o)