Monday, December 30, 2013

more testing times

Maybe adding an image inline ...?

the daily pussy: toilet

Testing times

Testing times, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

Let's see if this has any offline  potential.

and this may work

My new signature, stolen from Shelley - sent by tablet - enjoy the typos

Saturday, December 28, 2013

post Christmas pre new year

that odd in-between week. family around. housework mounting. work not done. late nights. late breakfasts. lunch disappears into dinner. no solitude. obligatory togetherness. good cheer. introversion suspended. on display. festivities. outings. lazing around. activities. space invaders.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

spt 26dec13: made

adorned. protoype pendant made with acrylic gloss glaze and a scrap of oil paint colour series on canvas paper. thrifted stripey shirt; Reitmans cardigan; sense of pride at having made something

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas in stages: in reverse order

yes, the cake should have been iced days ago

Christmas in stages: happiness is ...

new gadget

Christmas in stages: carded

from nana and grandpa

Christmas in stages: almost done

Christmas in stages: it's in the bag

another paper bag to investigate

Christmas in stages: treasure


Christmas in stages: diorama

my art installation from the wee guy

Christmas in stages: the daily pussy

this is where i stay

Christmas in stages: it fits!

fab dino shirt from aunty b

Christmas in stages: the grand openings

pjs and more

Christmas in stages: guess what we got


Christmas in stages: elf

in ski gear - enjoying limited snow, long lift lines and waiting to open presents

Christmas in stages: Olympic dreams

spending the morning on the slopes with my boys

Christmas in stages: slip slide

heading for the slopes

Christmas in stages: hit the slopes

a quick slide down the slopes at cypress along with the rest of Vancouver

Christmas in stages: duty call

Merry Christmas call with the grandparents

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

#tradition dear Santa ... Since we don't have any cookies

and aren't going to make any on Christmas eve we're going to give you a piece of gingerbread ...

Merry Christmas from us to you xoxo

Monday, December 23, 2013

the daily pussy: why me?

ms griz, in all her splendour

Friday, December 20, 2013

the daily pussy: content

the daily pussy: content

Thursday, December 19, 2013

spt2013-12-19 11.45.44: muffled

Note: it is very easy to appear younger when all that can be seen is a one-inch stripe of face between neckwarmer and googles. Note 2: goggles effectively erase crow's feet Note 3: snowboard gear is an easy choice each morning

(almost) a self portrait thursday post

IMG_2016, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

I'm sure it was Thursday somewhere in the world when I snapped this triplicate or date night dates.
They all had fun, I'm happy to report although one is less than happy with enduring helmet hair.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

wordless wednesday: so much today

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

the lunch date, the apres date, the wife and the mother

My lunch date, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

my lunch date :)

my apres ski date :)

Sunshine at the crystal hut on #blackcomb
the view :)

Monday, December 16, 2013

harmony, on top of the world

Pre-festive times with my boys, enjoying some outdoors and getting-away-from-it-all before we do similar at home. Christmas might be for families, but when you're a threesome it tends to stay fairly quiet anyway. We'll do the family stuff at home on the day then try to get out and about later that week. Christmas is for unwinding, recharging and finishing leftovers.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

a start

Not technically brilliant. In fact not really brilliant or anything at all, but I'm head over held with this. All my own work. Inspired by the Carr Google doodle this week. Oil bars and synthetic turps on paper.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

spt 12dec13: contemplating

re-decorated studio no excuses now creative moments but what?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

wordless wednesday: grog

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

party cat

party cat, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

At last - got my Christmas card illustrations finished. Grizzell makes a good model but I feel that I haven't captured her essential grumpiness. What do you think?

Sunday, December 08, 2013

8Dec13: family hike

8Dec13: family hike, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.
Today the sun shone and the thermometer dropped. Not as much as it is with other friends, online and IRL, across Canada, but still chilly for round here.
We went for a hike to savour the outdoors, as every day without rain in Lower Mainland winter is a bonus.
8Dec13: family hike
The streams and puddles were frozen (much ice smashing); the fungi on the trees looked creepy (much photography); we walked briskly to keep warm (much chatter).
8Dec13: family hike
But mainly, no whingeing.
A first in a long time.
So maybe we just looked like a family out for a hike, rather than full scale war on six legs.
We talked.
We talked about moving house. A dog. Pets past, present and future. Christmas. Skiing. Snowboarding. Minecraft. Sarcasm ... as if you'd understand.
A brisk hike. Nothing more.
Nothing less :)
A family out for a walk together.
8Dec13: family hike

Friday, December 06, 2013

friday forte: illuminated

When i went bat-shit-crazy and resigned the month before last, in sure there were among you dear readers those wondering why. Why, after all the whining about not having a job, about being unemployable, being unrecognised for my awesome mad skills? And you and i both know who you are, don't we? Yes, there will be days when i do question my decision. Yes, i am anxious about leaving security and a regular cheque. Even though it was for only five months. Freelancing is a bit of an unknown entity. Scarey. But so far, I have no regrets. This week I hit my weekly income target without too much difficulty. I sleep better at night. Life is a slower pace. I've painted my studio and almost completely moved back in. My new oil paints are waiting. I'm content.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

SPT 5Dec13: out and about snow thrift

Spent this morning whooping it up on the (limited but glorious) snow on Cypress Mountain. Carved a few carves, tried some fast stuff, went backwards and didn't fall over as much as mr ebb. A good day. Wardrobe notes: Columbia jacket and pants (thrift); neck warmer (vintage turtle fur); goggles, vintage; Burton boots and Freedom 51 board, almost vintage; long thermal underwear (be thank =ful you can't see it) circa 1983, M&S.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

December 04, 2013 at 06:14PM

wordless wednesday: obsession #blog

Saturday, November 30, 2013

November 30, 2013 at 12:10PM

Never too old #blog Playing with the kiddie toys at @pdacoquitlam :)

Friday, November 29, 2013

November 29, 2013 at 09:20PM

friday forte: the daily pussy #blog

Thursday, November 28, 2013

spt 28nov13: seduced by the glamour

Someone once accused me of emigrating for the glamour of it all. Although i think a different kind of glamour was meant, I'm certainly enchanted by what I've found here. Snow, awesome views, the great outdoors ... it's hard not to be seduced by it all. Yes - I came for the glamour.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November 27, 2013 at 07:12PM

wordless wednesday: a jolly good cause #blog @rpicecream #uglysweater #portmoody

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

terrific tuesday: time well spent

Digital doodle fun with a Bamboo Splash pad yesterday evening. Used the Autodesk Sketchbook program that came with the drawing tablet and tried out the brushes. Makes a changes from doodling on my android tablet and it feels odd not drawing directly on the screen. I use the Autodesk apps on my android, so I sort of know my way around the tools. As you can see though, I still have much to learn. But I'm happy to keep practising. It's quite a luxury to have the time/space to do so. And this is something I want to keep in mind after this year's busy schedule.

Monday, November 25, 2013

November 25, 2013 at 08:30AM

Not getting much work done here - pinned to the comfy chair by ms griz #blog

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday moments

Sunday - out with the boys on the first snowfalls on Cypress. stretching it a bit to call the mountain open for skiing but we did manage four good runs. On the last one, i was chased down the slopes by a go faster wee guy. his ski boots are almost the same size as mine. When did this happen? The first of many family weekends on snow? I hope so. Exercise is much more fun together and skidding on snow.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

and so it begins #festivecountdown #blog

via Instagram

Thursday, November 21, 2013

spt 21nov13: reward

spt 21nov13: reward, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

Caught up with work, at last, and facing a weekend that I don't have to keyboard through unless I tackle my college assignments.

... which I won't.

Cypress Mountain is open, so guess where I'll be?

Anyway - a trip to Value Village was this afternoon's reward.

wardrobe notes: top, Betty Barclay; skinny jeans, Suki Silver Jeans; glass pendant, Mojacar; phone, Nexus 4; attitude, relaxed

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