Category Archives: Tadeo Turtle

Creative Tuesdays – Stained Glass – Watercolour Batik

Creative Tuesdays – Stained Glass – Watercolour Batik

After last week’s painting I couldn’t wait to try another watercolour Batik. So I did another for Michael’s Creative Tuesdays.

Tadeo's new adventure

I have a few projects on the planning board for this year. One of them is a second in the Tadeo Turtle series. I have decided to do all the illustrations in watercolour batik. It may take me a little longer but I love the look of this method of painting.

I am actually on my week off from blogging (ha ha) so this will be short and sweet.

I have been spending much time in studying God’s Word and in prayer. I think I know His Word for me for this year. I will share on Word of God Speak on the weekend. I need to think about it a little more.

I am taking a new 4 week course on learning to show glass in my watercolour. It should be interesting. I hope to share what I have learned.

I have been thinking about creativity – and being created in God’s image.

God is the Master of Creativity. (tweet this)

Have you ever looked at some of those videos and photos that abound on the Internet showing us how creative He really is?

Here is a beautiful video about God’s Creation and sung by Brian Doerksen.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun (Psalm 19:1-4, NIV).


Monday Musings – Can a dress change the world?

Monday Musings – Can a dress change the world?

Janis Playing in a dress

What a unique December! When we went home to visit our family for an early Christmas celebration I continued to wear a dress every day –

because I believe “A Dress Can Change the World”.

Yes even in winter with a dress, with pants underneath or tights, boots, hats and coat I was able to walk around the neighbourhood.

It can be done! Wear a dress even in winter.

Has anyone decided to join me in wearing a dress for the last week of December? Please add your name in the comments. Or if you know of others doing this, tell me.

I am pleased to say that I have started to see some donations come in. Thank you. Thank you. I am matching up to $500 all donations to Ratanak International. You can pay online or send a cheque – just click on Ratanak Janis Cox to access the information.

This has been an interesting exercise. I have met people, talked to them and discussed human trafficking.

I want to spread the word.

Let’s be aware. Let’s not judge. There is more here than we can know. The Star has an excellent article. Check it out.

Watch this interview with the founder, Brian McConaghy, of Ratanak International. Cambodia cries out.


Donate to Ratanak International to stop sex trafficking in Cambodia. Help stamp out human trafficking. (click to tweet)

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August Surprise

August Surprise

For the month of August Tadeo Turtle will be available from me – a signed copy – for only $10 plus shipping ($3.50). There is a special landing page for this promotion. It will run August 3- September 5. One month of savings.

Available for Canada and US only.

Please follow to great savings at August Surprise page.



Great savings #Homeschool Tadeo #turtle for one month. Special Page for savings. $10 plus ship. signed copy. (click to tweet)

Special Sale for November 15 – December 15 – Tadeo Turtle

Special Sale for November 15 – December 15 – Tadeo Turtle


Sale is over – but don’t forget to check out more at Tadeo Turtle.


This month I am offering my Kindle edition of Tadeo Turtle for 99 cents.

And also I am offering my signed paperback edition for $10.00 plus shipping.


Grandparents, Moms and Dads – for those times that you need a book to settle a little one while you are not at home – check out the Kindle edition of Tadeo Turtle.

Tadeo Turtle learns a very important lesson in his first book.

He learns to accept how God has made him. We each need to realize that fact. Whenever someone says an unkind word about you, or you think thoughts of unworthiness – remember that God made you – just the way you are. Be grateful, and celebrate what He has made.

A great story for any child but those with special needs would certainly appreciate the message.

Click on PayPal on this page only to purchase the signed paperback copy. Use your credit card or pay through Pay Pal – the choice is yours. If you want to pay another way please email me at Janis. I can also figure out shipping for more than one book using this promotion price.

Birthday parties – give Tadeo Turtle as a gift. Or as a goodie bag present. Crafts available at the back of the book and online to do with your little one or ones.


Please spread the news through email, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, or Google Plus. See the links below. Thank you so much.


Tadeo Turtle on sale 99cents for #Kindle. $10 plus ship for signed paperback (US customers only). (click to tweet)