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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

hOMe is where the heART is …

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Art in the Workplace Exhibit ...

-Winter Birds-

Acrylic on Canvas
14" h x 20"w 

 -When I Count My Blessings-

Acrylic on canvas
8" h x 10" w x 1.5" d
Archival quality prints available upon request 

I am thrilled to be part of the latest McMaster Innovation Park juried exhibit and have two pieces of original art available for sale.

Exhibit 33 is now on display until June 23/22 at McMaster Innovation Park.  
You can stop by during the weekday hours of 8 am - 5 pm and view the art in person on the first two floors of the (stunning) Atrium at MIP located at McMaster Innovation Park , or view from home by going to the art in the workplace . ca website.

McMaster Innovation Park
The Attrium
located at
175 Longwood Rd South
Hamilton, Ontario 

Sunday, March 13, 2022

3/12/22 Art and Found Day ...

Had such a fun day yesterday as it was Art and Found Day 2022 and I was one of over 900 artists (the number was increasing each time I looked :-) in 38 countries!

I headed out early in the morning to Central Park with my bag filled with little parcels. It was very cold and snowy and I didn't think too many would be out and about, but I was pleasantly surprised to find the park full of very happy playing dogs (met the most gorgeous trio of black labs)!! and lots of walkers.
I haven't been over to the park yet today to check and see if all 6 parcels were found but I did hear yesterday from 2 lovely people who found a parcel which was wonderful!

First hiding spot was one of my favourite areas of the park - the labyrinth. 
I left one on a bench along the way- the weather was so cold that the phone camera didn't always co-operate ;-D
Two were left in front of the library - because art and books just go together!
You will find a parcel here at one of the parks entrances and another one on the fence in the distance.

 6 parcels were left - 5 have original Art inside and the other has a wild fibre weaving. I also added a hand painted Lake Ontario beach stone to each as well as a hand painted seed package/envelope with all the art and found day information inside. 

So happy to have participated in this wonderful world wide event and to help spread some cheer and community love through art.  Thank you so much to creator of Art and Found Day Courtney Senior! 

Looking forward to participating again next year. 

"No one has ever become

poor by giving"

-Anne Frank-

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Happy International Women's Day

 She is

She is warmth like sunshine on your face
She is gentle, wise  and filled with grace
She is strong and bold
with a helping hand to hold
She is wisdom and peace
a partner, friend, sister, niece
She is a little bit of everything
she hears and sees
She is you
She is me.
-deb dunn-

I like to jot down my thoughts on canvas/paper before I begin to paint.
These are the words found underneath the many layers of paint for She is.
Happy International Women's Day!

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Hello March . . .

"March came in that Winter
like the meekest and mildest of lambs,
bringing days that were crisp and golden
and tingling,
each followed by a frosty pink twilight
which gradually lost itself
in an elf land of moonshine"
-L.M. Montgomery-
maple syrup season
a familiar soothing sight on woodland walks

 "In the woods we return

to reason

and faith"

-Ralph Waldo Emerson-