National Indigenous History Month

May 5th was “Red Dress Day.” The Red Dress Project was an art installation by Metis Artist Jaime Black, which she created to bring attention to the (still very real) crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. This crisis continues, and it is important for us as a nation to remember this cannotContinue reading “National Indigenous History Month”

RECAP ON FEATURED ARTISTS!

During 2021 I used my blog to feature twelve wonderful artists I know. Northumberland County is a place brimming with creativity and passionate folks who make beautiful things to share with you. This year we shared photographers, writers, needle-point art, multi-media creations, pottery, and painters. In case you missed any of these special features, hereContinue reading “RECAP ON FEATURED ARTISTS!”

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?!”

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”