Sunday, 26 February 2012


My serene Budda. Her name is Ali because she looks like alabaster. Her presence calms me.

I am using Grungetastic again on my iPad to edit these images which were also taken on the iPad.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Groupon doesn't honour their own policy

My first and LAST experience with Groupon really sucks the big one!

I am not one for coupons much but when a friend sent me one for The Hive where I normally get my hair cut for $29 instead of $65 I thought I would try it out. After all I know my hair dresser. I am quite broke right now so I thought I could get my hair cut sooner than I normally would. My hair dresser is really busy and gets booked up quickly so I looked at the Groupon carefully and saw that it was good till August. Ok I go for it.

So at the hair dresser when I pull out my coupon for Groupon and the owner is present and says that it is for first time clients only. Gee this is the first I heard of this and I looked at the Groupon pretty carefully when I purchased it. NO she says that I can give it away for a gift but I can't use it.

So now I have paid over $100 dollars for a $65 hair cut that I thought was going to cost me $29! I am NOT HAPPY!!!

I go and check out the Groupon site and they have a policy stating if you are not happy they will automatically refund your money because they want happy customers.

Quoted from the Groupon web site "We’re confident in the businesses we feature on Groupon and back them with the Groupon Promise. If the experience using your Groupon ever lets you down, we’ll make it right or return your purchase. Simple as that."

Well apparently this is a pile of bull crap because they sent me a note that says in the Fine Print that it did say for first time customers only and that it is too bad so sad for me. Why don't I give it away as a gift. Well isn't that sweet of them to think of others.


Wednesday, 22 February 2012


Pallet knives and acrylic paints

Picasso bits edited in Photoshop

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Alter Ego Patti Poop

J.Herbin Marron Brown ink
Portfolio Oil Pastels
Canal Paper Montreal

Friday, 3 February 2012

Musical Inspiration

I was and am always inspired by music. I love all kinds and one style I have been enjoying a lot lately is Gypsy Jazz like one of the originals Django Reinhart. I came across this video of Caravan Palace and it is just so fun and really gets your toes tapping. I love to listen to music while I create art and this cool tune inspired this art.

Walnut ink (always!)
Fluid and heavy body acrylics
pencil and pen
Text paper
gel pen
tissue paper

iPad play GrungtasticHD

All these images where edited with Grungtastic. Some photos are by me and some by my hubby Tim. I love the distressed look and as you can guess by the name there are tons of grungy filters in this app. I really like how easy it is to use too. I only wish there was an easier way to transfer files from my iPad to my iMac.

Maiden Hair Fern opening

My DH Tim

Jazz two weeks old

Gizelle and I
she is only one week old

Gitano and I
Gizelle's full brother at about 4 years old

Gizelle and I