Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Works In Progress

In 2016, I took a break from my art due to some health issues. This year, I am planning on participating in many more art projects and excited to get my creatice juices flowing and get back into the art community. I have joined the Cambridge Arts Collective and this new journey is exciting. 

The other day I went out in my backyard and start painting. There are a few works in progress and who know how they will turn out if at all. But Ia m glad to get some sunshine and my hands dirty again with paint water. 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

First Studio Painting

This summer I did not get to paint in our garage that has been converted into my artist studio because it is not air conditioned. However, with the return of cooler weather, I have returned to my new studio. This morning was the first time I have painted in it with our dogs at my feet. I finished up a painting that has been sitting on the to finish shelf for half the year.

Field of Harvest

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Painting the Grand June 12, 2016

I am so excited to be getting out of the house and painting in my hometown, Cambridge!

I will be participating in the McDougall Cottage Paint the Grand event on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The rain date is June 19th!

Take a walk downtown and discover a variety of artists along the Grand River supporting the McDougall Cottage Music-in-Residence program. All of the art created will be auctions at a silent auction starting September 16, 2016!

For more information check out: http://mcdougallcottage.com/exhibits/paint-the-grand-exhibit-and-silent-auction/ 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Idea Exchange: The Brush Off

I am so excited to be apart of the Brush  Off again this year at the Idea Exchange in Cambridge!
Last year I created a bridge inspired piece in round 2. I will have to start some sketches to prepare for this year's Brush Off on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Get your tickets before they are gone: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/idea-exchange-the-brush-off-tickets-21314659721

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Vacation in Victoria, British Columbia

My hubby and I are taking a holiday this year to Victoria, BC.
I am very excited to go out on the ocean and hopefully see a whale in it's natural habitat.
I have always been curious and mesmerized by whales.
In 2009, I was inspired to paint "Ultramarine" inspired from a photograph from a National Geographic magazine.

With my new camera ,I hope to take some photos that will inspire new pieces of artwork!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Run/Walk in Support of Sexual Assault Centre of Brant

On Sunday, May 29, 2016 I will be supporting Sexual Assault Centre of Brant!
Unfortunately, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will be victims of sexual abuse in their lifetime.
I know too man victims of sexual abuse.
Without local organizations like SAC Brant, survivors would not receive the help they get including:

*Access to a 24 hour crisis and help line
*Accompaniment and advocacy

My goal is to raise at least $100 to help SAC Brant in order for them to continue helping survivors in our community. I am putting my money where my mouth is and I will be matching dollar for dollar for the first $50 raised.

Thank you to everyone who can support SAC Brant and making a difference in the life of survivors.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Love Is In The Air

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband. I have painted this silhouette to celebrate love, love that you may share with someone else. 

Love is in the Air

My Vows: 

John, before I met you, I did not believe in love.
I thought love was an ancient myth everyone still believed in.
However, love it not a myth, it is an innate emotion that was buried deep with in my heart that you somehow unburied. 

I love you John because make me laugh everyday.

You always let me have the last spoonful of ice cream.

You tell me I am beautiful, even without make-up or clothes.

You have taught me to believe in myself, and to love myself for exactly who I am and who I will become.

Most importantly, you taught me what love is.

It is unconditional, personal and impersonal, quiet and explosive, uncontrollable, impossible, and a never ending energy that surges through my mind, body, and soul. 

Today, I make you a lifetime of promises.

I promise to encourage your creativity and passion because it is what makes you unique and wonderful.

I promise to nurture your dreams and desires because through them, your soul radiates. 

I promise to be your partner in all things, and under any circumstance; happy or sad, easy or difficult, through the sunshine and through the rain.

I promise to help shoulder our challenges because through them, we will emerge stronger.

I promise to always laugh with you and to never go to bed angry.

I promise to share the joys of life with you, including making breakfast on a rainy Sunday morning, watching the sunset on the beach in the middle of winter, cuddling up on the couch watching scary movies, holding hands as we walk, seeing a beaver panelbecause with you, these moments are treasuredjust a little bit more.

Lastly, I promise to be faithful, honest, and to love youbecause one life with you could never be enough.