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?!”

8 Small Art Exhibitions

Before the Ontario Provincial lockdown, the Northumberland Arts Gallery & Shop had planned on hosting two art shows in the New Year. Each of the shows were to include 4 artists, and run for one month each. The lockdown changed those plans; and the gallery did an incredible job accommodating all the artists so noContinue reading “8 Small Art Exhibitions”

Featured Artist: Sweet Coffee Club

Written by Lyss & Jeannette Sweet Coffee Club is an interdisciplinary creative collaborative between two friends. We create surrealist photos based on original poetry. It’s a project we’ve been working on for almost two years, over the course of both of us becoming mothers alongside one another. Sweet Coffee is one of the first poemsContinue reading “Featured Artist: Sweet Coffee Club”

How Much Creativity, Is Too Much Creativity?

2021 Creativity Challenges In the new year, a somewhat random idea came to me, to combine my love of landscape with poetry. I had received an email prompt from “Poetry Invites” to write a poem about Lake Ontario. Easy! I thought… I’m going to take this one step further, and write one poem a dayContinue reading “How Much Creativity, Is Too Much Creativity?”

Featured Artist: Gareth Vieira

Gareth Vieira is a multi-talented man with a variety of creative projects on the go. When I told him how impressed I was with his floodgate of creativity he’s been expressing over the last year he said “I think it was just waiting to come out, so I’m releasing years of ideas and images thatContinue reading “Featured Artist: Gareth Vieira”

2021 Featured Artists!

Are you a Northumberland County visual artist, writer, or musician that would like an extra boost this year? I am offering a free monthly feature on my art blog, but I will only have room for 12 artists, so if you want a spot (or a specific month) send me, Jenni, an email to gentle_hatha@live.com.Continue reading “2021 Featured Artists!”

2020 In Review

A COVID STYLE CHRISTMAS Thank you to everyone who joined me on ZOOM for my first (and hopefully last?) virtual art show! I still have a few pieces for sale, if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for the Canada-Lover in your life! Thank you to artist Jennifer Trefiak who trusted me enough, to letContinue reading “2020 In Review”

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”