Holiday Art Show & Sale

“A Covid-Style Chistmas” Art Show & Sale Hosted on zoom Sunday, December 6th @ 1pm You can register for this art show by emailing me (Jenni) at gentle_hatha@live.com. It is a very casual event, I will send out a link before 1pm on the 6th. Curl up with a warm drink, and enjoy the show!Continue reading “Holiday Art Show & Sale”

Make Life Your Masterpiece

Since September I’ve been exploring creativity with Jessica Outram and her “Creativity Coaching Canada” business. She has offered so much insight and content for me over the last three months; but the most valuable lesson I have gained is understanding that art really is my life work. Not just painting, but writing too, and expressingContinue reading “Make Life Your Masterpiece”

A Covid-Style Christmas…

It’s November. Normally, at this time of year I’m a few weeks away from my annual Christmas Market, or preparing for other art events. This year, it’s looking a bit different. With all events cancelled, sales now are shifting to online “venues.” Orders now have to be shipped, or pick-ups and drop-offs arranged, which takesContinue reading “A Covid-Style Christmas…”

In Retrospect

Retrospection is the contemplation of the past; a survey of past time or events. Before Covid-19 hit, I had already made the conscious decision to take a break from art events. I still wanted to paint and create, but not with deadlines, and definitely not for too many shows, events, or collaborations. Then Covid-19 hit,Continue reading “In Retrospect”

Creativity Coaching Online

At the end of the summer I attended a free online “Creativity Chat” hosted by Jessica Outram, and it felt really good to connect with other creative souls, and talk about art, writing, and the process of creativity. It was all about giving ourselves permission to create! (The next zoom gathering is this Sunday, SeptemberContinue reading “Creativity Coaching Online”

Expanding On The Arts

There is something about the crisp air of September that always helps clear my head, and get me motivated again. Since August I have been working on a few custom oil paintings, and playing around with some merchandise from previous works. Tote bags, mugs, and the 2021 calendar are a few on my list ofContinue reading “Expanding On The Arts”

Forty-One is Fun

August 25, 2020, I turned 41 years old; and I must say, despite this pandemic, it has already started off better than last years 40th! I felt like 40 was going to be a turning point for me, but instead of it being the positive one I envisioned, it turned out to be a mildlyContinue reading “Forty-One is Fun”

Painting and Writing

WAVES Words roll over me Like waves in the sea Sometimes above Sometimes below But always Drowning (2008) A writer my whole life, rarely have I shared or published any work. I am much more in my comfort zone as a painter; it is a form of expression that feels more limitless to me. OpenContinue reading “Painting and Writing”

Who Inspires You?

In June 2017, I saw the O’Keeffe exhibit at the AGO, in Toronto. It blew my mind. She was never an artist I related to, or was really very familiar with. I always associated her with big flower paintings, that were of very little interest to me. However, when I saw this exhibit, of herContinue reading “Who Inspires You?”

Keep On Truckin’

  What a strange time, in the calm before a potential storm, of this covid-19 pandemic. How are you spending your time, as the world around us (at least in Canada) slows down? I am trying to do as little as possible, and avoid as many people as possible. A lot of this is beyondContinue reading “Keep On Truckin’”