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’”

How Five Years Fly By

In 2015 I took a trip to Jasper, Alberta, that changed the direction of my life and art. I started painting the Rocky Mountains, and selling my work. I started hosting 2 shows a year, doing custom paintings, and planning trips and projects to help propel my art-career forward. In the last five years IContinue reading “How Five Years Fly By”

Pop-Up ART Show | Port Hope

Come say hello! Sunday, December 8th 11:30am – 3:30pm 249 Ridout Street, Port Hope ABOUT SHANNON WOOD Shannon Wood’s artistic view of the world emerges spontaneously and candidly from a fusion of her colourful imagination and her emotive experiences. You can follow her Facebook Page: Shannon Wood Art.   ABOUT ME, JENNIFER ANNE BURKE BrightContinue reading “Pop-Up ART Show | Port Hope”

Northumberland Arts Gallery and Shop

Northumberland Arts Gallery and Shop 8 Queen Street, Port Hope Open Thursday to Saturday 11am – 5pm, and Sunday 1 – 4pm ‘Tis the season to start Christmas shopping… what do you buy for that person who has everything? If you are looking for a unique gift, Northumberland Arts Gallery and Shop in Port HopeContinue reading “Northumberland Arts Gallery and Shop”

Then I Wrote A Song…

So here’s the thing about creativity… it comes in soooo many forms, right? The other thing about creativity, is we often fight it….. right? Plus, there’s always someone better doing it… right? These have been 3 massive blocks for me in my creative life, and no doubt they have been for you too. Conflicts ofContinue reading “Then I Wrote A Song…”