Monday, May 9, 2011

A Week

Well it has been a week since I took the final load out of 1539 Stittsville Main Street and handed the keys over to the landlord, I could not have packed it up without the help of Brenda and the support of all my friends. I have wanted to post to the blog but just haven't felt ready as odd as that may sound to some. It was a hard that I had shed many tears over. The tears weren't for the actual Brick and Mortar store but for what happened within those walls.....the laughter, the creativity, the friendships, the laughter and even the occasional tear (Lydia will remember that one). I know that it will be missed by many but hopefully the friendships that were made over a bottle of paint and qvetching about floating and stroke work will continue to thrive and if we loose touch all you have to do is look at that UFO sitting in your basement and all the memories will come flooding back. I am posting a few pictures from those last days, and remember in this age of technology we are only an email away from staying in touch.

Monday, April 25, 2011


So here we are the last week of the store being open, today when I went in I discovered that the phone line had been disconected. I forgot that I orginally had planned to use this week to pack so didn't think I would be open. So having no phone line means having no debit or credit so it is cash only. Anyways I am open for 10-3 everyday this week, except for Saturday. There are great deals in the store.

On Saturday we will having a get together to share the good memories of workshops and friendships that have been made, so please if you have been a customer and friend come join us from 2-4.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and Easter.
Well this is the last week, the store will be open Saturday the 23rd 9:30-4:30, Easter Monday 10-3, Tuesday 10-3, Wednesday 10-3.
On Saturday the 30th please drop in between 2 and 4 when we will be having a get together to say good bye.
Everything in the store is up 85% off.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Store Hours

The Store is closed this week April 4th till 8th, it will be open on Saturday the 9th regular hours and will be open regular hours until further notice. This week I am in class all week doing the first course for my Real Estate Salesperson license.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Just got in Shirley Koenig's new book Country's Edge 6, if you want one let me know, I have 5 left. Also Brushtiques 6 by Linda Lover. The newest PaintWorks is here, there are some great projects in it - watercolour, oils, coloured pencil, acrylics, something for everyone.

Jo Sonja sealer just came in as well as Rich Gold.

Vegas part 2

Here are a few pictures of Vegas and the girls and I. The day before we came home we drove out to the Red Rock Canyon, stunning, such a different landscape than we are used to. While there we learnt that the rock is red in some areas because of the amount of Iron that is in it. I am thinking hence came the colour name 'Red Iron Oxide'. While there we also went to see the Cirque du Soleil show 'Love', it was wonderful, I would definitely see it again. We did see Thunder from Down Under, but that one I won't post, you will have to come into the store to see it :)


So, after a week in Vegas with Paulette and Sharon I think I am finally caught up on my sleep. I thought I would be able to update the blog with pictures etc. while there but truthfully didn't have much time. We were up at 6:30 every morning to go to classes and I think the earliest we went to bed was 12:30. The weather was great, the painting was great and most of all the company was great. We painted, we shopped, we walked, we talked, we laughed, we indulged (a bit), we shopped some more and we had fun. It is so nice to go to Painting Conventions because you always run into someone that you know, usually you only see them at the conventions but it is nice to catch up and hear what is going on in other parts of the Decorative Painting World.

I took workshops with Janice Miller (watercolour pumpkins), Kathie George (watercolour Hollyhocks), Jillybean Fitzhenry (Pink Hibiscus), Prudy Vanner (Elf on Rocking Horse) and Leslie Bird (Cave Art). My favourite class was the one with Leslie, it was fun and relaxing, I enjoyed all the rest except for the Hollyhocks, not because of Kathie but because I am not into that loose of Watercolour Painting. Following are some pictures of the projects, all are finished except for the Hollyhocks and a couple of things on the pumpkin.


Okay so lots has been happening around here since the last post. Where to start, as most of you know I am closing the store at the end of April. This was a very hard decision for me to make, as I love the store but most of all I really enjoy all my customers and the interaction with them. Unfortunately due to a few factors it just isn't feasible for me to keep the store open. I know for a lot of you the workshops at the studio where your getaway or destressing after a long work week. I would still like to stay in touch and occasionally try and run a day workshop at the Lions Hall here in Stittsville, if this is something that you would be interested in please be sure to email me with your contact information.

I have been marking things down daily, and things are starting to look a little more sparse. The only things that won't be reduced or if they are not by alot will be the Deco Art and Jo Sonja Paint and also some of the varnishes and mediums. I have ordered some more All Purpose Sealer and Triple Thick Spray so if you want some let me know.

I have also added four new workshops to the website. A Batik with Lydia (last one before the store closes), ornaments with me, cards with Janice and the last Saturday workshop before the store closes will be with Edie Hebert. For those of you who don't know, Edie was the one that started The Painted Pony over twenty years ago, it was actually just across the street from the current location when it first opened.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pictures from our Cruise

So last week as some of you know Brian and I went on our first cruise, I wasn't sure how we would like it but lets just say we are talking about the next one. We sailed out of Miami on the Carnival Liberty.

Our first stop was Cozumel, Mexico where we went to see the Mayan Ruins in Tulum, then we went to Grand Cayman where we shopped and then Ochio Rios, Jamaica where we went on a Jeep Safari to Dunns Falls among other stops. I have to say the Jeep Safari was a blast I would highly recommend it unless you have back and neck problems. It was better than a disney ride. Here are a couple of pictures from the trip.

Valentines Day Sale

Starting today February 10th till Saturday the 12th almost everything in the store is 25% off (excludes select paint, mediums, special orders and workshop supplies). So if something is already marked down you will get an additional discount of 25%. So that means all christmas stock is now 75% off.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Tim Holtz

All TIM HOLTZ Stamp sets are on Sale 25% off.