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”

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”

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…”

Canadian Landscapes

WELL. I’m struggling to start this blog entry. A week ago today, I returned from a 9 day trip across Canada. I have a friend who moved to Vancouver, so we drove her car out west and then I flew home. Holy memories! We have been friends for 27 years (we met when were 10Continue reading “Canadian Landscapes”

Northumberland Hills Hospital

Since July my painting “Earth Energy” has been hanging in the gallery hall at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg. I consider this a community piece, as half of the proceeds will be donated between the hospital and the art committee. This acrylic painting will be hanging in the hall named “Sumac Street” until mid-December. It isContinue reading “Northumberland Hills Hospital”