Wednesday, November 14, 2012


This art piece is called  OPPOSITES  original  g.a.s. design. Fine line sharpie, colored pencil, on sketch paper. 
Last  weekend Mother Nature painted our area with a foot of white fluffy snow. Gone with the color, a fresh new white canvas awaits.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Good Witch,Bad Witch!

Wow almost the end of Oct.already. There is snow on the ground. The cold wind is howling.  Now weather the snow stays it is hard to say. If it does it will make for a very,very long winter. Hot or cold,snow or no snow the kids will be at the door for trick or treats Wednesday.  This pic was created a few years ago.Happy Halloween.    Original   g.a.s. design. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Old But Beautiful

One of many old homes along the back roads of Saskatchewan.
A peek inside,from the door way.
Well loved. 
Well worn.
This last picture is of my Great Grandparent's home.
 Driving down the many country roads in Saskatchewan you will see old homesteads. Large homes where families laughed and cried together, celebrated holidays and birthdays together. Where memories were made and still remembered. One can't help but wonder? Who lived there?  Who was there decorator?  

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Stroll Through The Garden

A Stroll Through The Garden
Newest work with out shading. The girl stamp is from Catherine Moore, The zebra and giraffe are stamps from the 1.00 bin at Micheals. On bristal paper with Faber-Castell pens. Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA). Original  g.a.s. design.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Garden Pics 2012

Bottle Tree
The pond is cut in to the deck, with flowers and seating.
Flower bed in front of the studio.
This guy sits on the rock that is made into a water fall for the pond.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Vintage Bags

Burlap bag, burlap fringe       

Unbleached cotton rufflle bag
Vintage green velvet bag
Vintage fabric bag
Vintage lace, fabric, ties
 Vintage lace, fabric, ties,
These bag are made from vintage fabrics ,lace, trims,and old men ties. All are lined and have ajustable handles. Most are still available. If intrested just email me and we will work some thing out. Thanks   g.a.s.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Garden Pics for 2012

 The view from one of the studio windows.
Front walk way
Lily bed

                                  Back corner in the garden.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Things we have on hand

Anyone that knows me, knows I have a very LARGE assortment of supplies in  my studio just in case. One just never knows when they will have an idea.  To not have the supplies on hand would never do. Example: A while back we had a water line break on the street in front of our house. At the same time it had been raining for almost a week straight, which only added to the muck and mess on the street. So to make the situation a little lighter for those that had there driveways blocked by the mess. I just happen to have on hand something I thought would help.
So late one night (it had to be late at night I didn't want the neighborhood to know who did it,like they would never know.  ya right!) in the rain slipping and sliding in the muck, shovel in one hand shoes and leg in the other. The hole was dug. The leg was planted. I don't think they ever found the rest of the lady that belonged to the leg. In fact the leg also went missing. giggle.
 You just never know what might come in handy.  g.a.s.                  

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Awaken My Garden

Awaken My Garden

Zentangle inspired art.  Z.I.A. faber-castell pens,on bristal paper,with a hint of prismacolored pencils.
                                                         Original  g.a.s design
In the future I will be sharing pictures of my flower gardens.We had our first thunder storm of the season today. The flowers are happy and await the sunshine. Until next time.  g.a.s 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

To Many Ducks In A Row??

T0 Many Ducks In A Row
These zentangle inspired egg were finished in 2009, around Easter time. Not sure if they are chicken or duck eggs, but they were just as much fun to color as  the old fashioned way of coloring eggs.
Enjoy and have a Happy Easter.

Original g.a.s. design
Extra fine line sharpie,colored bic markers,on card stock.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dare To Be

Dare To Be Different
Life is just to short not to.

Dare To Be Different
g.a.s. original,pitt pens, prisma colored pencils on bristol.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


                                Welcoming SPRING with an epxlosion of
                                         zendalas and color.
Zendala Explosion



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring Has Sprung

Spring Zendla
Pink flowers
It is only the 13th. of March. But feels like the end of May. Mother Nature is out doing herself. There are puddles of water and bits of grass showing along side the melting snow. I hope it stays this way we all know that the weather in Saskatchewan can change in a minutes time. Hope spring has sprung and is here to stay. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

This one is for you TEARS

Dear c.a.p.
I miss you so much.
It is with great sadness today that I must say good bye. To the Best Friend anyone could ever have in there life. We were in business together, we laughed together,we cried together,we just got each other.
Thank you for letting me into your life and family. You were the sister I never had.I miss you.
                                                                                 Love You Always  g.a.s

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Seasons Are A Changing

                                        THE FOUR SEASONS


   This series was completed sometime ago for an art prompt over at Milliandes art site.I thought you would enjoy  as Spring is just around the corner.
Original  g.a.s. design
black extra fine line sharpie,pitt art pens,on bristol. thanks g.a.s  

Monday, February 13, 2012


                                   New art work:

                                      Original  g.a.s design,
                                      Colored pencil, Faber-Castell 0.2 black.
                                      Bristol paper.    g.a.s

Thursday, February 2, 2012


            To Much Time On My Hands
Original   g.a.s. design
Extra fine line sharpie,on bristal    2009

Original    g.a.s.  design
Colored pencil,staedtle pigment liner, on bristal    2011

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Art Work

                                           Gum Ball Tree-----original  g.a.s. design


                                              Gum Ball Machine-------original  g.a.s. design

                                                  Gum Balls-------original  g.a.s. design  
                 All work done on bristol paper,colored pencil, extra fine line sharpie.         



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I've been TAGGED Who's next?

About a week ago Marlyin over at ART BLIZ chose to tag the new kid on the block. That would be me. The not so tech. savvy person. So after many emails for help(to Marliyn the one that tag me)I bet she wishes she hadn't. And a few many tries this is how things turned out. Warning you maybe next!

                 1. POST THESE RULES.
      6. NO STUFF IN THE TAGGING SECTION ABOUT" you are tagged if you are reading this blah blah blah. you legitimately have to tag 3 people.

    11 Random things about me:

1. I am a certifided florist. Before we moved here. I co.owned a store.With my girlfriend, we sold fresh flowers, giftware and craft supplies.
2. I love to garden. We have 3 lots here filled with flowers and a pond.

3. I am a collector. Some would say a hoarder of the things I collect. I collect little boxes with lids, glass. wood , porcelain or any kind for that matter,and little shoes.

4. I am not a morning person. The only sunrises I usually see are because I have not gone to bed yet. I find I do more art and have more ideas at night.

5.I like to start my new art projects with a clean desk. Only to end up with a small sq. of working space about 10"x10".

6. I like all things vintage and retro.Love the hair styles,clothing and anything else from the 1940s. Reminds me of a much simpler time.

7. I am addicted to the art form of zentangles. I can sit for hours and hours working on a picture. Guess that is were watching the odd sunrise comes in.

8. I HATE to cook. I would much rather be doing important things like gardening or art. I will do the dishes if you cook for me.

9. I am a visual person. I have to see my art supplies.It helps the ideas to flow freely.Out of sight out of mind.

10. My favorite move is Fried Green Tomatoes. I watch it every chance I get.(tawonda)

11. I love garage sales, junk shops, flee markets, thrift stores and auctions. It is all about the hunt,all about the find.

Now on to the 3 questions asked by art bliss.

1. What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?

My first answer would be. What didn't I do that got me into trouble?  lol not really!
It would have to be the time I was caught smoking in the girls room at school. Grade 10 I think. I still have the letter from the school board telling my parents I was kicked out of school for 3 days. AH yes we can laugh at that one now.

2. What sound do you love?

The sound I love to hear the most would have to be. The sound of the birds chirping at the feeders in the summer or winter.

3. If you could witness any event past or present or future what would it be?

This one is easy. I would have liked to have gone to WOODSTOCK 1969.  Just wasn't quite old enough to go. But did enjoy watching it on the big screen.   

THANKS for taking the time to find out a few things about me.  

I have chosen 3 followers of my blog to get to know them better:

Rocky Cross Studio at-- Rocky Cross Studio
Monica Schmid at--  Stories Of Pearls And Plunder
Rainbow Painter at--  Rainbow Painter

 Now for there 3 questions:
1. What art medium do you like the most?
2. If you could go back in time. What era Would you like to live in?
3. What inspires your art the most?
           Tag your it.....

Monday, January 23, 2012

Background Pic.

This is the original art work the background for my blog was taken from.The black is done using sharpie extra fine line pens, colored pencils, on bristol paper. An original  g.a.s. design.

    This is a new piece I finished last week with the same idea in mind.  Original  g.a.s. design. Sharpie extra fine line pens, colored pencil, on bristol paper.

I wish the pics were better . Thanks  g.a.s

Saturday, January 21, 2012

My Studio

Zentangle inspired art. My place in the woods.
Original g.a.s design.      g.a.s 

A Zentangle with a twist Zentangle Landscape

I love the art of Zentangles . Here is the latest one I have been working on. I wish the pic was better.It is to big for me to scan so I just took the pic with my camera. I will be posting some more in the days to come. Well maybe lots I seem to be very addicted to this art form. Click on picture for larger view.  Thanks   g.a.s.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Little shoes for little ones

This will be the last post about boots or shoes for awhile on to something new.
This little shoes were all picked up at thrift stores. Special orders have name, date, weight, painted on the bottom. All original  g.a.s. designs. Thanks   g.a.s