Creating Angels with Powertex

Creating Powertex Angels 

Powertex Workshop

I loved teaching at Karen Ellis’ The Art House Studio.  It is a beautiful store and she has a great space for teaching, especially a ‘potentially messy’ class like Powertex

Powertex workshop May 9th
Henny and Tanya

   Powertex workshop May 9th

Powertex workshop May 9th


Powertex workshop May 9th
Beautiful angels perched on their granite bases

Don’t you wish you were there?

Powertex workshop May 9th
Powertex workshop May 9th
We go through a LOT of masking tape


The workshop was 4 hours and the time zoomed by. 

Many thanks to Henny, Heather, Patrica, and Tanya for attending.  I think everyone enjoyed themselves; I know I did!

Powertex workshop May 9th
The Girls busy at work; wrapping their armatures in tarn.

Watercolour, Paint Chips, and Chinese Paint

Paint Chips strike again!!! (news at 11)   🙂

I took a bit of a detour from my usual interaction with paint chips, and took one of of one of the Decorating ‘books’ available beside the paint chips.  What I like about these is that there are no numbers on the colour and they are already ‘framed’.
They are the perfect size to incorporate into an ATC, too.

Like one of these from Olympic Paint

I cut out a colour and left a little white border around it. You could take a stamp and stamp each rectangle first, and then cut them out.

I stamped a small floral motif on the chip first and then started painting.

I added some glitter glue for good luck!

Quick and easy!

Happy Mother’s Mothers’ Mothers Day

Wishing all my mother-friends, family and ‘sestras’ ( Orphan Black reference) a most wonderful day!

happy mothers day

So, what is it? Mothers, Mother’s or Mothers’ Day?

According to

Take any group of people and ask them this question. Does Mother’s Day need an apostrophe, and — if so — where does it go?

After the fighting stops, the combatants will have settled into three camps. Let’s look at all three in turn.

Incidentally, because the names of holidays are written with an initial capital, we write Mother’s Day, not Mothers day, regardless of where you put the apostrophe, if any.

Choice 1. Mothers Day: no apostrophe

The argument here is that Mothers do not own the day, so no possession is involved. No apostrophe is thus needed. We are describing a day for Mothers, not a day belonging toMothers.

Choice 2. Mother’s Day: an apostrophe before the s

Here the argument is that the day belongs to one specific Mother (yours presumably). So, because possession is involved, Mother’s Day needs an apostrophe.

Choice 3. Mothers’ Day: an apostrophe after the s

Here the argument is that the day is shared among all Mothers collectively. We thus need an apostrophe after the s.

And the winner is…

As shown above, you can make a reasonable case for all three of the choices. This article makes clear, though, that the original campaigner for creating Mother’s day, Anna Jarvis, explicitly wanted an apostrophe, and she wanted it to be before the “s”:

… it was to be a singular possessive, for each family to honour their mother, not a plural possessive commemorating all mothers in the world.

Having said this, you will continue to see all three forms.

If, following Anna Jarvis’s wishes, you employ the usage “Mother’s Day”, it would be consistent to write “Father’s Day” in the same manner.

So there you have it!

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Upcycled Holiday Shadowbox

Roberta Birnbaum Ann Butler faux quilting upcycled resin craft

Today on the Ann Butler Designs blog I have a wonderful (and easy) project using Ann’s faux-quilting stamps, and resin.

I love the wood packaging that Recollections uses for their embellishments and thought it would make for a wonderful starting point in my project.  I also wanted to use the little wood pieces that came IN the packaging 🙂

To read all about my featured post today, please click HERE

Thank you for stopping by today!

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