Featured Artist: Elayne Linn

Written by Elayne So, let me introduce myself.  I am Elayne Linn, the Hopeful Caterpillar.  While I hope to remain hopeful every day, life is sometimes darn depressing, anxiety-ridden and tumultuous.  There are ups and downs and challenges that can stomp on the caterpillar, on us as humans.  Part of my life journey has beenContinue reading “Featured Artist: Elayne Linn”

Featured Artist: Brandon W. Hahn

Brandon is a writer, and an advocate for mental health. These two worlds collide in his more current work, writing articles for our local newspaper (NorthumberlandNews.com). He has a wonderful way of bringing heart and humour into our every day lives, and addressing very serious topics with his very real life experience. Schizophrenia, suicide, andContinue reading “Featured Artist: Brandon W. Hahn”

NEW! Artist Notes

At the beginning of March I opened up registration for a new business e-letter “Artist Notes.” Over the last few years, I have been mashing up my two business passions (yoga and art) into one monthly newsletter, and as both businesses change and grow, the monthly updates have started to get messy. I have decidedContinue reading “NEW! Artist Notes”

Featured Artist: Shannon Wood

Written by Shannon My approach to painting comes from deep within. When painting I tap into memory, lived experiences and a vivid imagination to create beautiful impressionistic images. My work is inspired by  my love of horses and the beautiful, messy nature of life. The connection between my paint brush, textured acrylic’s and canvas is groundingContinue reading “Featured Artist: Shannon Wood”

Why So Much Social Media?!

At the end of January I did a 5-day social media challenge with artist Mary Gilkerson, and it blew my mind. The diligence, planning, and structure of every post was much more complex then I would have expected – and this is coming from a person who posts daily on Instagram already! I’m a bigContinue reading “Why So Much Social Media?!”