Wednesday, January 29, 2014


digital paint Corel Painter 12

Thursday, January 23, 2014

spt23jan14: would the real ...

nana's dresser, asymmetric cardi from thrift, jewelry handmade, migraine homegrown ...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

wordless wednesday: sun down

Monday, January 20, 2014

midlife Monday: evening ritual

What did your evening look like?

Friday, January 17, 2014

friday forte: full tilt

Well i would also be at full tilt if it wasn't for a stinking cold. The Wee Guy was at full speed for our walk around the lake this afternoon, whereas i shuffled along at the rear. He was all about getting ahead; I just kept up. Luckily workwise this week I've also kept up so today's sloth and sniffle session didn't impact much. I had finished my quota of writing assignments and was far enough forward with the next week's projects to slow down a little. Maybe this is a benefit of not being over busy that i can actively appreciate?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

spt16jan14: back to back

Second week back at school though not for me this year, which feels odd. The editing course I had psyched myself up to take was cancelled. Editing isn't really my thing  it is a useful addition to my toolkit.
Second week back for mr ebb and the Wee Guy too. Though it's nice to have peace around the house I do miss them. My  productivity has improved though.
My goal this year is to keep exploring my freelance options to see what I can do, what is the best use of my time and how I can spread my sources out to diversify a bit more.
My other goal is to stop myself getting completely bat-shit overbusy again, if bat poop can be considered a busy by product that is.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

wordless wednesday: by night

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

sea unicorn

digital sketch using Sketchbook Ink - inspired by Opus Art's "Space to Create" challenge this month ...

Monday, January 13, 2014

midlife monday: the old mid life

from the past, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.
This faded polaroid (yes, a real old-timey polaroid - not one of the new models slated for imminent release) fell out of one of the strange DIY titles while I was checking through our odd selection of books.
It's me and him.
We're at a British Airways party - it's a rodeo theme hence mr ebb's neck attire and jacket.
The organisers had installed a mechanical bull for us partygoers - hence the evening dress for me, which dates the photo as post-1998.
At the time, at the grand age of 34-ish, I considered myself middle-aged.
Blimey! How little did I know.
Fifteen years or so on and I'm only just labelling life as halfway through.
Note to my younger self - you ain't seen nothing.
And it's mostly all good.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

the daily pussy: ready for my close up

Thursday, January 09, 2014

spt 9jan14: i type ergo i stand

Scenes from my glamorous writing life. As an occasional fashion blogger, I have to confess that it's not always glamour. Mostly it's comfort, as seen above. Thai fisherman pants - roomy, expansive, unflattering - guaranteed to keep me in the home, writing at my desk. I did make it as far as the mailbox one day. Never again. I make no apology. It's a comfortable and totally appropriate wardrobe for sitting / standing at my keyboard all day. Where no one sees me. And anyway, my word for this year is glee :-)

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

wordless wednesday: i type, ergo i stand

Sunday, January 05, 2014

sometimes ...

all you should do is doodle.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

daily pussy 3jan14

daily pussy 3jan14, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

Let's see if the SEO thang works in the blog too ...

Digital sketch and colour using my new Sensu Solo capacitive brush.

Friday, January 03, 2014

fantastic Friday: end of the day at SteamWorks in Gastown

fantastic Friday: irobot

fantastic Friday: back to the top - sunset at the harbour centre

fantastic Friday: sustenance

fantastic Friday: inside the arts

fantastic Friday: in the arts

fantastic Friday: artistic

fantastic Friday: end of cheesecake

fantastic Friday: world view

fantastic Friday: going up in the world

fantastic Friday: skytrain

Fantastic Friday: commute

Thursday, January 02, 2014

spt2jan14: in the picture

This year I'd like to stay in the picture. Is like to stay in the picture in focus not as a fuzzy blur of hyperactivity. I've noticed a lot of 'good riddance - glad to see the back of you 2013' year end posts on other blogs. This isn't one of them though I am pleased to start 2014.
2013 was the year I upgraded my qualifications with a Canadian certificate from an intensive nine-week course and then landed not one but three jobs. I worked through the summer, coping with mr ebb traveling and the Wee guy's vacation. We managed, even had a couple of week's holiday in whistler.
But I resigned from one of the jobs at the end of the summer.
2013 was the year I got paid to write but it was also the year I learned what my time means to me.
I hope to continue exploring it this year and refining what it means for me to work in, around and in spite of my family.
Happy new year.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Dancing on snowflakes - happy new year

As it says in the title, happy new year to all you wonderful readers out there.
May 2014 be all that you need, want, hope for and deserve. Here's to living life with glee :)
Xoxo Amanda

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