Welcome 2016!

Welcome, welcome, welcome 2016! It’s so exciting to have a brand new year just lying in wait for me to discover! A clean slate awaits with 366 magnificent fresh starts, each with opportunities to explore, to grow, to do good, to get it right! Yes, undoubtedly I will stumble along the way, and maybe even […]

2015 Reflections

Well it’s been some time since I’ve updated here hasn’t it?! The usual excuses apply, but now that the craze of the holidays is fading and while the end of the year is still a warm memory, I feel the desire to wrap 2015 up in a nice pretty package and kiss it a loving […]

Museum of History Sketchcrawl


Last week was another Sketchcrawl date, and with weather still just a bit too crisp to be comfortable wandering outdoors, our little group headed off to another indoor venue…this time the Museum of History (formerly known as the Museum of Civilization), just a short drive away on the opposite bank of the Ottawa […]

A Little Art Journaling

I spent another wonderful day this past week with the ladies from Arteast at the Open Studio. It was a beautiful, though cold day, and the sun decided it wanted an art day too, and drew some magnificent shadows on the building where the Open Studio is held. I just had to stop and take […]

2015 Art Resolutions

“Life is not the number of days you live; it’s the number of days you remember!” ~ Pasha

Already it is mid February and once again I find myself wondering where my days have gone?!?! “Where does my time go??” seems to be a constant refrain for me this past year. And so, when I […]

Open Studios and Sketchcrawls

It’s hard to believe that we are already a full month into the “new” year! I really don’t know where my time disappears to?! Sometimes I am convinced the fairies must be sneaking in and stealing the hours away from me! 😀

I’ve been wanting to sit and write a post about my 2015 “intentions […]

2014 Reflections

2014 seems to have passed in a whirlwind for me. My life is not usually an overly active one, but 2014 challenged my expectations of quiet to the max. Not that I am complaining! Though I didn’t get quite as much quiet times as I would have preferred, the good times more than made up […]


~excerpt from my October News from my Studio Newsletter

I have been really noticing over the past little while how often the word “Gratitude” seems to pop up in my life, to the point that I would have to be blind (or fairly dense! LOL) not to pick up on it! I am a huge […]

My September Daily Sketch Project

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Example: very quick pen sketch from life.

I’ve had a lot of artistic projects simmering in the […]

Lose This Day Loitering

Lose this day loitering – ’twill be the same story To-morrow – and the next more dilatory; Each indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting o’er lost days, Are you in earnest? seize this very minute – Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Only engage, and then the […]