Friday, September 23, 2016

Art Challenge : TIDE

Ariane is hosting this weekend's Art Challenge at her beautiful blog ROSE .

This summer we moved across the street from the sea. I am much more aware of the tides. Each season brings higher and lower tides. Today it's windy and wet. The tide was high and the wind was blowing when I took this video. The painting was done earlier this week at a lower tide while the sun shone and the sea was calm.

I now have an link to Nanaimo Tide Schedule. Although it is a lot quicker just to peak out the window! Ariane has links to all the artists taking part in this Art Challenge. Sail on over to .

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Art Challenge : Room

I can't begin to tell you how excited I was when Nadine put up a new Art Challenge with the theme "ROOM"! My life the past few months has been all about rooms. Cleaning them, packing them, saying goodbye to them, saying hello to new rooms, accepting the challenge of decorating them and finally now loving these rooms! Here's the tale in photos. 

Blue absolutely everywhere, every room, every door! 

So the first thing we did was paint out all that blue. It took Jeff and Rick, of Little Boy Blue Construction, three coats of paint and many days of hard work. 

Then the kitchen cupboards got new paint and the tiles were chiseled off. 

The laundry room cupboards and walls were also painted and those ugly blue knobs got the heave-ho. 


New hallway and bedroom closet doors were built and installed with gorgeous black hardware. 

All the windows got new blinds and then the artwork was hung. 

The kitchen tiles, counter tops and a new door (above the stove) are now finished. I LOVE the black grout with these pretty tiles! 

The studio/guest room is set up. It's a lovely place to paint and ponder and relax. We've already had to sets of overnight guests who seem to like the new set up. 

I think the studio is my favourite room in the whole place.

Although this corner in the living room is my favourite place to read or watch a movie. 

But this is where the grandkids enjoy playing. 

On Monday, the last of the renos will be done. One strip of wood to glue down. That's it. DONE! 

Thanks Nadine of tinyWOLF for hosting this week's Art Challenge. Perfect timing to give you all a view into our new rooms. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Chittering and Chattering Art Exhibition


THE VAULT Cafe            Artist: Carole Reid 
499 Wallace Street
Nanaimo BC                  What: mixed media 
Feb 29 to March 20                     paintings

Opening: Feb 29 4pm-8pm