Tuesday, February 16, 2010

4 days of bliss...Congratulations for our 1st Gold Medal on home soil....Mixed Media Monday and everything but the kitchen sink..


Hi Everyone!!!

What a wonderful extra long weekend we just had....We packed tons of fun into 4 days that went by quicker than ever....We headed north to our cottage to enjoy some winter sports and fun and to watch the 2010 Olympics!!! We are very excited that we have a Gold medal that was won on home turf...Congrats to Alexandre Bilodeau, Freestyle Skiing...who is the first Olympian to win Gold on home turf!!! what a rush.....Congrats to our other wonderful Athletes who brought home 2 silver medals and one bronze....I love the Olympics...they always make me dream about what it would be like....


Anyway!!! as soon as I got home I created a special illustration for Mixed Media Monday...the theme is Mardi Gras!!! what fun....hope you enjoy this special Mardi Gras girl!!!


I also had so much fun this weekend with my amazing family that I had to add some photos...

Have a wonderful day!!!!

Hugs
Diana
Some Major fun on the slopes tubing!!! what a rush
Cole always manages to bring me some flowers...how cute is he!!!
some Valentine's Day dinner appetizers....
The torch relay on Valentine's Day evening
Who says you can't head to the beach here.....
nothing like something to warm you up!!!
Group tubing!!! what fun!!!
Frozen maple syrup.....a Canadian treat....
soem fun evening shots.....

the beach....we walked on water and frozen waves that looked like mountains.....
Our little cutie pie!!! He had so much fun...he must have told me he loves me about 100 times this weekend...and that "I am very happy Mommy" that was my favorite quote.....
this will be the door I will work on when I get a huge studio...and gallery....isn't it the collest door handle ever....
and a little fire always helps too....
if you forget your skis...you can borrow some....lol

and snow never stops us from swimming!!! hehehehehe
park your skis.....
and it just wouldn't be the same without one or two HUGE snowmen!!!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!!

hugs
Diana

29 comments:

Kristin said...

Hi there! I was just about to see what you were up to this week when I saw your comment on my blog - how cool is that? Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend and really, Cole is just the cutest thing ever! I love his quote too . . . Beautiful Mardi Gras piece - the colors just jump off the page! I love it (and how was I not a follower before now - thought I was!), Kristin xo

Fabric Art said...

Diana your Mardi Gras illustration is so beautiful, love it, your son seems to like the snow,what can be better than a great family weekend.

joanna said...

Diana, looks like you had a fabulous weekend!!! I love coming over to visit and see your fantastic pics! great door handle! and your son is adorable :)
Love your entry! so colourful!!
xoxo

Ces said...

WOWWWWWIIEEEEEE!!! ABSOLUTE BLISS! I hate the cold and snow but man this is wonderful and I will just hang out and look fashionable in front of the fireplace. OH WOWOWOWOWOWOW!

YES!

I thought of you when I heard that Canada won it's first gold medal at home.

BUT, look at him, he is such a young athlete, what's his name again? Cole? He is a cutie patootie!

TSUP! Goodnight. I am s;leep commenting. HAHAHAHA!

johanna said...

love your mardi gras piece and the photos show so much fun!

Diane said...

Beautiful illustrations, Diana, and beautiful photos as well :-) Diane

Diane said...

Oh, I love these pics-what a great way to enjoy the season. I love your entry--she is beautiful!!

Debby said...

What an awesome post! Thanks for sharing. YEAH!!! GO CANADA GO!!!
debby

Manon Doyle said...

First of all..... I love your *mardi gras* piece!! She's gorgeous!! So festive and fun!

I was so happy to see the Canadian win the gold medal. I cried!! What a great story!

Omg.... your pics!! I miss home! Maple syrup .....yum!! Tubing.....what fun! Can u tell I'm home sick!

Thanks for making me all mushy this morning...lol!

xo

p.s...... omg.... Cole is just so darn cute!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Your mardi gras piece is fantastic, Diana! And I ADORE your pics!!! There's nothing better than making a ton of memories with your family!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Hi Diana!

I love your illustration of the Mardi Gras girl - especially all the wonderful details. Beautiful work!

Also, thanks for sharing the photos - it looks like a real winter wonderland, and like everyone is having a super time!

Best wishes, Peggi

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh diana!
what a gorgeous weekend you had!

all i can say is wow!

xoxoxoox

Ces said...

Yes! Yes! I was glancing at the tv set Diana and I heard the post victory interview and the mention of the wheelchair but not in depht. So yes, I would like to read more. I understand the sensation about muscles I did not know existed. I have been finding ou this past month but every time I find one I seem to lose my familiar fat! I love being active even for just half an hour or 45 mins in the middle of an 8-10 hour sit down day. I am so happy for you!

Lori Saul said...

What a fun post - your Mardi Gras entry is so alive and festive ! And again thanks for sharing your winter wonderland in such gorgeous photos- love the old truck with the skis- perfect!

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

Wow, what an amazing get-away you had! I really enjoyed looking at your pictures. I can see you all had a fabulous time, including Cole!

Love your illo. Beautiful job!

Nicola said...

Hi Diana, love your mardi gras lady she is gorgeous!! What fantastic photos of your weekend too, looks like such a magical place!!! Cole is such a cutie!!!

Marie S said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, canadian style.
Cole looks like he could be a contender in the Olympics.
Frozen maple syrup, now that sounds great.
I need to put it on my bucket list.
Our weekend was quiet and nice!
Hope your week is going well.
Love and hugs,
Marie

Annette Q said...

Hi Diana!
What gorgeous photos! Looks like you had a brilliant time.
I love your Mardi Gras piece too...its so bright and fun:-)

Cindy said...

Hi Diana,
What a BEAUTIFUL Mardi Gras picture!!! Happy Mardi Gras to you!!
Amazing ski trip--it looks so awesome....Looks heavenly!
Thanks so much for being so inspiring!

Bella Sinclair said...

Your Mardi Gras girl is festive fun! Looks like you had a BLAST this past weekend. Those night shots are gorgeous. And really? Swimming in the snow? Hahahaha, oh, you Canadians!

Beth said...

That Mardi Gras piece is AWESOME!! Love the wonderful organic feel to her hair, and the colors (and background color choice) are excellent.

Susan Rundle-Hughes said...

The Mardi Gras illustration is beautiful :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diana,

Love the photos of the family at the snow. Looks like you all had a wonderful time.
Congratulations on your Gold Medal.

Hugs
Carolyn

PiecesofD said...

Thanks so much for the nice comments and visiting my blog... I've been looking at you weekend pictures... It looks like you had a blast! And your son is adorable... a very handsome young man...

Lawstude said...

this post has everything to offer to evrybody. i love the art and the pis of ur cute boy. awesome.

Jenea said...

Hihihi!!! So Awesome shots!!! It's fantastick!! Diana you was on the Olympic Games???? :o
I like all winter sports, too! Diana, I have one "winter" idea, maybe you can drawing something about Olympic Games !!!It will be great (I think), for example- one
skier!!!

P.S. Your Snowman deserves Golden Medal too!!! ;o)

marianne said...

No wonder you are a happy mommy!!!!
Great outing that must have been. Thanks for the pics!
Frozen waves I have never heard of them. Thanks for taking me there!
Trying to catch up, be back tomorrow to look at everything I have been missing here....


have a nice weekend!
hugs
>M<

phoebe said...

Gorgeous Mardi Gras drawing--I'm so amazed at your talent. The finished piece is so prett--love the colors!

Thanks for sharing the pics of your weekend--I enjoyed seeing them. =)

Janine said...

I love all your wonderful photos and your mardi- gras girl. She is sooo pretty.

 
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