EDITED SATURDAY 6:30PM: Wow you guys! this is so much FUN reading about all your weekend plans! I am loving all your comments. I sat here reading them with a big smile on my face. Love, love love hearing about what you guys are up to. Paul and I did gardening all day, we have lots and lots of flower beds so we weeded weeded and now we are tired! Now it's time for Thai food and maybe a Netflix movie (the Valet). See you later!
EDITED MONDAY 9:00PM EST: THE WINNER IS ROBYN VICKERS! YAY! Robyn, send me an email with your address and I will send out your DVD! thank you to everyone for playing!
I read your blog faithfully! Just looking at your work makes me HAPPY!!
It's beautiful in AZ and I'll be getting ready for my out-laws to visit next week this weekend.
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I hope yours is fantastic!
I'll working on the final touches to a quilted piece, while watching a couple CFL football games.
Have a FABULOUS weekend!!!
love finding a good bargain!
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I'm spending most of tomorrow (Sat.) running around getting my older daughter ready for Homecoming - hair appt., makeup appt., flowers to pick up, photos at her date's house, etc. Sunday will hopefully be a laid-back, hang around at home day.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Its a holiday in Singapore today (Saturday) - Selamat Hari Raya to all your Muslim readers :) My w'end plans of playing with my new watersoluble pastels have gone down the drain as my eldest daughter has come down with measles ... and I'm futilely trying to quarantine her from the other kids! Cheers, Faye
This weekend (Sunday) we will drive inland and go to Disneyland and act like kids for the entire day!
Love your blog Claudine, I visit daily without fail!
1) drawing for IF
2) bike riding
3) sleeping late
4)buying some gatorboard for a project
5)working on said project
6) clean out the car
7) more of the same
I wish me luck!
I am off to continue clearing out a flat in London ready for rennovation. Last week I found a bunch of old photographs - maybe I make another exciting find!
I'll be taking the kids to lacrosse and taking them to a Harvest Festival Sat. Sunday will be church and a birthday party outside at the park. Oh, and loving and bonding with our new puppy Oreo!
My plans for the weekend: none.
But I have lots of options so I can choose whatever I want.
Looking at the gorgeous weather outside I think I will be going out of town for a walk in a autumn-forest.
Or ride my bicycle along the canals of Amsterdam.
Or sit on my balcony in the sun and read some magazines and books.....
You see, lot's of options :)
Our family is heading to the zoo this morning to commune with the animals.
have a great day!
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This weekend? In a quest for balance, I recently decided weekends were "friends and family" since I found I was devoting way too much time to making beads and not enough to things like answering postal letters and emails from friends, sending friends surprises in the mail, calling loved ones, and spending time with friends and family! So I hope to do some of that.
Unfortunately, I *do* have to work since I have a deadline, but I think it'll be okay since it's something I can do out of my studio and on the laptop. I plan on stealing a day from the week to make up for any time lost today and tomorrow.
Hope you have an excellent weekend!
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Love your blog - it's refreshing and inspiring. I'm sure it's a ton of work - know that it's enjoyed tremendously!
and laundry is calling, too! :)
Hope your weekend is good too!
This weekend I am going to sit in my Lazy-boy recliner and devour the 4 new Stampington magazines that I received in the mail. Should be full of inspiration.
Have a great weekend!
Can't wait! I love this time of year!
I've been to 2 flea markets today and will be going back again in a while. I plan to finish some ATC's this afternoon for a group I belong to. We're having an ATC open house tomorrow to recruit new members!
I own this DVD of yours (actually I own all three that you created), and ADORE all of your DVDs and books, not to mention the class I was fortunate to take with you at Artfest many moons ago. I hope you will developing more DVDs (because yours are my favorite (and I buy a lot of DVDs from creative catalyst productions). I am also looking forward to new books from you as well. I loved your segment on Martha Stewart and am so happy and excited for you that you were on Martha's program. Thank you for all you do for our art community---your guidance and inspiration means so much. Lastly, thank you again for your help last year when I was so heartbroken over the loss of my bunny. It is so good to get updates on Toby and Stanley--they are so lovely. I am so sorry for the stressful neurology visit you just had---sending you big hugs and much gratitude.
Julie (No. Calif).
Doing the last of the season yard sales this morning. Found some fun fabric and vintage aprons at a church sale!
Relax this afternoon, maybe start sewing some Xmas presents later on. Glorious weather here in Northeast.
I check in on your blog everyday.
P.S. My mom and I are going to try and make our own Sittin' Pretties for our family members for Christmas - I was so proud of you for getting onto Martha!
This weekend has been very busy. We had our local flower show yesterday (it is spring in New Zealand) and we also had to fit in some horse riding lessons, so today I'm enjoying a house full of flowers and hopefully some time for myself.
Happy 700th post!
The weekend plans are a soccer game for my 5 year old on Saturday and a birthday party for my 13 year old brother in law Sunday afternoon. Somewhere in between there will be fun times with my family and hopefully some art time.
Hope your weekend is great!
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Love your blog. Wow 700 posts, well done.
Its spring here in Australia so this weekend its time to plant the tomatoes, lettuce, spring onions and sweet basil. Its great to have fresh produce to pick for our summer salads.
The weather has finally turned cooler here in Virginia, so I have the windows open and a cool breeze blowing through the house while I work on art and craft items for a local craft show in November. Since the show is only a few weeks away this is pretty much what my life looks like for the next four weeks. :)
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We are having a rare rainy spell of about 24-30 hrs. so broccoli potato chowder was perfect for last night. Watching the sky to decide if we can grill out tonight. Rain also made it a slow enough day to allow for checking the news on a nasty freeway accident north of L.A. and pondering how/if it will affect hubby's business responsibliites, then hunt for our college football game to no avail. So we ran a couple of errands and waded through our mail instead.
maybe it all calls for Sunday breakfast out?! we'll see!!! all the best from here, enjoy!
We've been doing lots of holiday shopping and luggage window shopping for an upcoming trip to London.
Hubby and I have been painting all weekend. Not the fun sort on canvas, the boring sort on walls!! Although saying that, the house is looking much fresher!!
Thanks for running such a generous comp.
I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog and your art of course! I think I'm going to have you do another Poppit sketch for us at Christmas!!
Take care and CONGRATS!!
Tomorrow...less hockey, more yard work. New picket fence out front! :)
My artwork is needing a little something and I think beeswax is just the thing. Fingers crossed.
700! I just posted #400.
I love love love your art work and I was trying to purchase your dvd's before unsuccessfully (I wasn't living in the States) but now I'm here until the end of November and I think your DVD would be one of the greatest birthday gifts I could receive (October the 20th will be my 27 birthday).
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Congrats on your 700th!
I am enjoying Spring sunshine here in Australia, gardening, walking the puppy and making some jewellery.
It's cold and windy here in Alaska.
I wish I was weeding flower beds in Florida right about now!
we spent the weekend celebrating my mums 55th birthday!
And congrats on number 700!
day- then went out for Japanese food. My stomach is killing me today but it was worth it..LOL!
what i did on the weekend?
laundry and cooking and managed to do some cross stitching on
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This weekend, well yesterday I hit the sewing machine for some creative fun. Today was supposed to be a wonderful walk with DH in a wood filled with Autumn colour but we had a silly arguement and he decided to take off without me so it's time to lift my spirit looking through some creative blogs!
Love your Blog Claudine....
this weekend, my husband, my two boys (2 and nearly 5) and my parents went to a golf club for sunday lunch with some of my parent's friends. there's a dress code for men (jacket and tie) and my husband doesn't really have those kinds of clothes. he ended up wearing a really nice pair of pale brown trousers, dark brown shirt, borrowed a jacket from my dad and a tie he has had since he was 14 (he's now 33) talk about 80's retro! he looked like he was trying to be a trendy art teacher, but failing badly. but the funniest thing happened when we got there, one of the friends is an old chap of 85, and he was wearing the same tie! how we all laughed :)
Thank you for posting a contest!! (I work well under pressure! ha!)
It's a beautiful weekend here in North Idaho and we plan to take full advantage of it! I went kayaking while my husband cut "his" grass (he loves his grass), then we stretched out on the newly cut and manicured lawn with our basset hound, Cleo, and watched the few clouds go by. it was fun...the kind of stuff you do when you are dating (and we've been married 22 years this wed.) then later we watched a movie (Premonition), strange but good - and today we are bike riding with our son and his girlfriend and Cleo. Perhaps I'll finish off the weekend by playing around in my craft room and c r e a t i n g!! (My favorite way to end a fun day!)
I hope you and your hubby have a great weekend too in that beautiful Florida sunshine!
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i'll be working on knitting a hat today, and trying out a new recipe for dinner (pasta with lentils, tomatoes and arugula).
keep up the excellent (and inspirational) work!
Friday - I didn't have much work to do, so I went ahead and cleaned the house. No, it doesn't sound like fun...but that way it is clean for the whole weekend and not looming over my head like something I NEED to do, but don't want to.
Friday night - Out on the town with my boyfriend. Playing pool, having a couple drinks, snacking on popcorn.
Saturday - Playing tennis (I lost, 3 to 6), visiting whole foods market, taking our dog to the dog park for a good round of fetching.
Saturday night - watched a movie while he watched his Red Sox lose.
Sunday - Brunch this morning. Yum. Plan to lounge the rest of the day. okay, and maybe shopa little.
Love the contest post!
keep blogging! Its my daily read!
Slept in. Something I hardly get to do, but when it does happen.. I love it! Awoke to a phone call, for help, from my sister. The washing machine decided to overflo with water & ended up flooding the basement, so I threw on my puddle boots and arrived. Penguin pajama pants and all, to help.
Today (Sunday) was much different. I headed down to Memorial Field in Concord, New Hampshire & participated in the walk for Breast Cancer. We raised SO MUCH MONEY! $492,616 dollars!!! Such a good feeling to be a part of something so big. The walk was a good 5 miles, and it was a georgeous day - a day that was perfect for a walk with the Mulleavey Marchers!
Trust me my fingers are crossed! Anything from you would be a super sweet suprise!
This weekend I have celebrated my 40th birthday and have learned the beauty of valuing myself...as an artist, mother, wife, daughter, friend and an evolving Soul.
What a great gift I have given myself.
Yesterday I spent the entire day, (well into the night) helping my grown son set up his new etsy website to sell his photography. Whew! What a lot of work! Gave me a deeper appreciation for all the effort you bloggers put into your sites! Despite the aggravation I enjoyed spending the rare moments with him. Check him out at NicksPics! (I know, I'm a shameless Mommy!)
Sunday we had our chimney swept. Do we live on the edge or what?!! Finally on Sunday afternoon we got go out to my cousins house for a huge family party. It was all decked out of halloween and the kids had a blast! In keeping with the general "entertainment" of the weekend, we were there celebrating the engagement of my cousin's daughter to a wonderful man. She's 20, he's 50. Who says life isn't interesting?
My weekend was full of playdates for my girls and organizing for my studio.
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I love to look at your collage arts! Hmm, well this weekend I went to my hometown for an art show. I also had a wonderful evening with my boyfriend drinking coffee and talking :)....low key and my favorite kind!
WE WANTED THAT CAKE WALK!
PS Love your art and your blog too, it has given me a lot of enjoyment over the years!
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Your blog is the bestest!
There isn't a day that goes by that I'm not checking in. Such a great inspiration for me!
Your health (migranes) is on my prayer list, as I was a former migrane sufferer! YEUCK!!!
Friday, cards with my parents.
Saturday, netflix...Evan Almighty
Sunday, church, and stamping!!!
what an exciting weekend!!!whoopeee!
What a great idea. This weekend my daughter came home from college for the first time this freshman year. I hadn't seen her for 7 weeks, the longest we've ever been apart. It has been pure joy. Making a cake, having friends over to celebrate, having a feast, reading and laughing together, playing with the cats. She will go back on Tuesday and thank goodness I have my art to turn to.
Love your blog and your artwork.
Saturday had to get feedback from a friend on a pictorial map I had done for my childrens school. Worried over it a lot but got the thumbs up! Sat. arvo had people calling in for drinks who had never seen our house before.....Oh the pressure of a clean house for that first time visit!
Went well, then out for tea.
Hostess made double the lemon delicious pudding recipe which turned out way too much but the four of us just kept eating till it was gone!! What troopers.
Sunday- Hubby off sailing so a day home with the kids. Made a great pressie for a friends new baby. Its a bit Lyn whipple style I reckon. come by and have a look!
I get migraines too but not 3 or 4 a week I don't know how you achieve so much with them so frequent. I hope if you do go through with the tests it shows something that can help.
I am planning this term to take your advice in just creating an artwork on any old paper each day and just go for it to find a new direction. Feeling like a need a good kick in the seat with my creative mojo!!
I thought this weekend was going to be a wash because my plans were cancelled. It ended up being a great weekend spent outdoors with friends and my sister!
You inspire me and COUNTLESS others with all that you bring to your art!
For me & dh it was red sox red sox RED SOX friday and saturday night. Made a pot roast in my crock pot, took a nice 1.5hr hike in the woods together and squeezed in some time to work on 2 skinny book challenges!
- vicki from CT xo
This weekend I worked on cleaning my studio on Saturday all day and then on Sunday I taught a class of 4 ladies how to make pumpkin rolls! They had been at one of my earlier art and tea parties where I served it, and asked if I would teach a class on how to bake them. We had a great time, and munched happily away enjoying the new vanillia chai tea while we waited for the pumpkin rolls to cool.
I may be too late for the prize, but Saturday was my home chores day, and Sunday I went to a wedding brunch overlooking the Mohawk River and fall foliage in gorgeous (but chilly- okay in your world freezing) upstate NY. The mostly vegetarian buffet was a cheese lover's delight - baked brie, several kinds of cheese-laden quiche, a to-die-for artichoke dip, blintzes, fruit, potato pancakes w sour cream and apples, etc... the rest of the day was spent napping, of course, after that spread!!!
Congrats on 700!
I love reading your blog!
Most of my time is spent at the NICU right
now, and to lighten that news my little
girl is doing great. It was also my niece's
16th birthday so we had birthday dinner
with her Sunday night. Of course a nap
or two is slipped in there too!
It was rainy all weekend. My husband and I went car shopping on Saturday and Sunday we were really lazy. Went to The Mill for coffee and then just lazed and napped around the house.
I went to bootcamp bright and early Saturday morning followed by a trip to Michael's for some art supplies and Bath and Body Works for some fun smelly shower gels and then home to spend the rest of the day helping a friend learn to scrapbook - she is doing a scrapbook for her sister which consists of her sister's children - all of them precious and cute kitty cats! Sunday I got ready to launch my Southern Living at HOME business and spent time with my new husband and my two kiddos. We had storms all night Sunday night and into Monday morning and the thunderstorms are so welcome and I love them. It's now Monday and it's back to work as usual!
Well, hope you got a while, because my weekend was crazy! It was beautiful here in Western Washington (probably the last weekend like that for while!). We painted inside & outside the house, finished a tile project, mowed the lawn, cleaned the gutters, got rid of some yard waste & wrote a paper for class! Phew...had to take a break from the weekend & get some rest at work! :)
Hope you are doing well! We look forward to seeing you in Bonita Springs again in February (which is right around the corner!)
This weekend I spent with my dog, Dexter going to Starbucks (they give doggie biscuits out at the one in Naples) and to the car wash, where he became a bit concerned that he might be next to get cleaned by those loud machines.
The rest of thetime was spent at the beach relaxing and enjoying the lovely weather we've been having here in Florida.
It would be so increidble to win a copy of your Beeswax Book, Claudine. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
First, 6 reversible Halloween/Day of the Dead pennants, one side with a haunted house and bats and ghosts, the other side with a skeleton lady all dressed up to dance with flowers on her head.
Second, 100+ Inchies for Art for Cures (Yahoo group) with a "Musical Italy" design and the colors of the bracelets sold to raise money for leukemia, lymphodema, and lymphoma: pale blue, lime green, and orange.
(For those who haven't run across Inchies yet, they are 1x1 inch bits of art; these were collages so not as hard to make as you'd think -- you start with a 9x12 sheet of watercolor paper and make a "close collage" on it with the musical and Italian elements and the colors very close together -- looks horrible, until you cut it up into 1x1 squares).
So on Saturday I was finishing up the pennants and on Sunday while watching football was adding whatever each Inchie needed (I had them sorted: this one needs "Blue Italy", that one "Green Music" etc.) and writing my name and email on the back! THAT was a chore.
But all in all, fun. Plus my darling son was here helping my husband put together 2 bookcases for my studio which is finally getting organized!
Claudine, your first book turned me on to collage. I've bought many many of them since, but yours made such an impression.
Sorry to hear about the migraines. My cure: get pregnant (I was blissfully headache-free until I stopped nursing and started ovulating again), or get old (now after menopause I rarely have one).
There's a lot of mythology about food -- keep an elimination diary to be sure. Some kinds of alcohol affected me but that was all. Acupuncture, biofeedback, etc. never helped. It was almost entirely due to subtle fluctuations in hormones and neurotransmitters, almost impossible to predict or control, IMO.
In my day you had to inject Imitrex -- I got to the point of DREADING that needle in my thigh. Went back to regular pain pills 'cause I just couldn't stand it any more. Then when they introduced the oral form, it gave me chest pains. Go figure...
Anyway, would love to win your DVD: made _ maka @ hotmail . com (remove spaces).
This was the weekend to relax after Art and Soul last weekend!
Claudine your blog is fabulous. You are such inspiration!
Thank you for the fun day last Monday doing Beeswax collage!