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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Dragonfly lesson

dragonflylesson, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Here is a little lesson on how to draw a dragonfly. This is the type of lesson you will find in my doodles classes....

Tydragonfly, this one is for you!

Words of Wisdom

Hold an Image, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I loved the truth of this quote. Done with markers and watercolours.

Scents of Home

Scents of Home, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Just a fun page in my journal. It smelled so nice, that I had to record it!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Cathe's book

cathe's book, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is a page that I did for Cathe's deco "Creative Edge", which is going to be sent around PHAP's members. I just read the article by the wonderful Violette about visual journaling in the new issue of CLOTH*PAPER*SCISSORS and as always was inspired by this lady's style....

The pocket contains little slips of paper with journal prompts on them.

If you haven't stopped by already, take the time to visit Violette's site at
you will be glad that you did!

Sunday, July 23, 2006


Opposites, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday.
My husband didn't think this was a good example of opposites.
"They are both Queens!", he argued.
"Wouldn't the opposite of a Queen be a King?"

And I thought that by now he understood women.

The Sea Has a Daughter.

The Sea Has a Daughter., originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I finally finished this journal page, when I found the perfect quote!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

You have been warned.

You have been warned., originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Well, it is 35 degrees celsius here in sunny Alberta - that would be 95 Fahrenheit to you folks south of the border....
So I spent the afternoon in the shade, putting the finishing touches on this rock that I painted for beside our backyard pond.
Those of you that know me well know that I have a thing for faeries, so if you come to my backyard, know that certain behaviour will NOT be tolerated!

Monday, July 17, 2006


sacrifice 1, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday. Just some fun lettering.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Chez Pew

chez pew, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A page from my journal, documenting our experience last weekend with the skunk. And in case you are wondering, it is now 4 days and many baths later, and the poor dog still stinks.


skyline, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday...this is my interpretation of the skyline for my hometown.

Thursday, July 06, 2006


sticky, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

The summer of 1977, my parents loaded us up in the new Suburban, and we headed west towards the ocean. On the way, we stopped for snacks, and Mom and Dad bought each of us a big foot all day sucker. I think it lasted about two days...but you would have to check with my younger brothers...one of them may still have theirs.