Saturday, July 31, 2021
Monday, July 26, 2021
"take half, leave half"
"The hum of bees
is the voice of the garden"
"I want to be magic.
I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile.
I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree.
Or under a hill.
I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing.
I don't want to pretend at magic anymore.
I want to be magic"
it blossoms and the bee comes"
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Woodland Wanderer . . .
"Walk in the direction where your peace is found"
"The mind can go in a thousand directions,
but on this beautiful path,
I walk in peace.
With each step,
the wind blows.
With each step,
a flower blooms"
Our Central Park, a juxtaposition of activity and serenity.August 8, 15 and 22 on the property of Grace United Church, 2111 Walkers Line Burlington.
An opportunity for the public to walk through the Leaf Art Path and to purchase a leaf which are priced at $750.00. This city wide fundraiser will support the critical needs of Joseph Brant Hospital with help during the Covid crisis and 100% of all money raised goes to the hospital. I am so happy to be part of this amazing fundraiser!
I created a little card for the purchaser of Woodland Wanderer telling a bit about the story behind the painting. Because I like to begin most paintings with jotting down my thoughts and emotions in pencil, I thought it would be nice to show the words underneath/intertwined with the paint. I hope Woodland Wanderer brings the purchaser as much joy as I had painting xo
Thursday, July 1, 2021
because it moves us
the same way it moves others
who are nothing like us
except the way
their hearts split open
which in the end
is all the likeness
Thursday, June 24, 2021
It's rewarding to see a vision you have in your mind appear before you. The base of everything has been painted, now it's just a matter of adding all the fine details which I love. . . all the shading and brush strokes that make the images pop.
We've had the cutest little red squirrel visit our garden these past few weeks, and he has found himself tucked into the leaf. I still have to add those cute little ear tuffs to him.
"Art is something that makes you breathe
with a different kind of happiness"
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
|Sparrow garden is filling out and looking more colourful by the day . . . |
now it's time for the Yarrow
Now it's Robin's turn. I've been keeping a watchful eye on her nest and yesterday the babies were big enough that I can spot their heads bopping up and down above the rim of the nest. Both Mama and Papa Robin have been busy flying in and out of the nest with food for their hungry, growing family.
Our temperatures have been all over the place, from heat to rain to high winds, and today it feels like fall and I wore a jacket on my morning walk and afternoon bike ride. It felt more like September than June but I'm not complaining, I love the cooler temperatures. I'm so happy that Robin has built her nest tucked in tightly under the eaves protecting it from the elements.
Friday, June 11, 2021
Last month I received notification that I had been chosen as 1 of 50 local artists to participate in "Burlington Artscape" a city wide fundraiser for Joseph Brant Hospital. 50 artists creating 50 one of a kind pieces of outdoor art that will be available for purchase at a cost of $750.00 with 100% of proceeds going to the hospital. Honored to, in my own humble way , be able to support our local hospital with this community project during these unprecedented times.
I picked up my fabulous canvas - a 4 foot aluminum laser cut Maple leaf! It's already been primed, but I need to wait a few more days for it to cure before I can begin painting. I have a few ideas floating about, but only until I begin will I know where it takes me ;-).
Once all 50 leaves are handed back in, they will be sealed and then a " leaf art path" will be created on the property of Grace United Church, Burlington Ontario August 8, 15 & 22 for public display. All very exciting!
for you to not let goodness be
who and what you are . . .
and there is too much beautiful in you
for you to not let beautiful be who
and what you are . . .
and there is too much fire and passion
and magic and art and love in you
for you to not let it all be
who and what you are"