{Posted from} Home

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 …

Monday, April 25, 2022

Sparrow Studio snippets . . .

Happy Monday!

I have lots happening here in the studio ... projects completed and new ones to begin, so first a tidy up was in order. Since the camera was already out, I took the opportunity to take a few photos of things that caught my eye. 

Framing mats 
My painting Sangtuary is on the CD cover of the fabulous musical duo Sweetbird
Meditation beads  created
 with heart shaped stones I've found on my morning/afternoon
 mindful beach walks
Having my illustration Soulful Whispers chosen for the Premiere Issue of The Coloring Studio in 2016 was a dream come true! Somerset Studio kindly sent me a box of gorgeous coloring sheets printed on heavy cardstock at the time .  I would add one to my print orders as a little extra "thank you" . 
I just recently framed the one I put aside for myself :-) 
My little meditation spot with singing bowl * candles * sage * incense * feathers and other treasures.   
I change things a bit  with the seasons, adding flowers picked from our garden, place found treasures from walks, but the above mentioned items always stay there.

Twinkle lights are always on and music that changes depending on my mood is always playing in the background - at the moment it's smooth jazz . . .  Dianne Reeves * Gregory Porter * Mavis Staples * 
My painting cloths become their own works of art!
"Art is the expression of the profoundest thoughts in the simplest way" 
-Albert Einstein-
Every little thing holds sentimental meaning to me 

"Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, active drawing,
 painting, sculpture, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage.
No matter how well or badly,
 not to get money and fame,
 but to experience becoming,
 to find out what's inside you,
 to make your soul grow. 
 I mean starting right now,
 do art and do it for the rest of your life"
 -Kurt Vonnegut-

Have a wonderful day!
d xo

Monday, April 11, 2022

Dundas Valley School of Art Auction 2022 . . .

The 51 st  Dundas Valley School of Art Auction closed Saturday evening.

My daughter and I headed down Saturday afternoon to view all the work in person and picked up some amazing items from their basement sale.  We both found some beautiful, funky pieces of pottery and I spotted a large ornate frame that I have a canvas in mind for. 

Thrilled that both my pieces sold. I hope they bring much joy as they fly to their forever homes.

Many thanks to all the bidders and all involved with the Art Auction! 

Admiring all the amazing art.  

There is something about seeing the art in person that on-line can't do justice... and the atmosphere in the building was wonderful and positive and joyful!

"Art is everywhere

and everywhere

is art"

-Brandon Boyd-
Congratulations to all the artists on their contributions and art lovers who purchased and support local art and art galleries!! So much to be proud of.
Here's to another year of  joyful painting and getting ready for the 52nd Annual Art Auction in 2023!! 

  Life is Art

Paint your Dreams

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Our City Community Guide 2022 . . .

I love these little Community Guide booklets filled with wonderful local news and upcoming events that you wouldn't want to miss.

Our Burlington Post Community Guide 2022 is 43 pages long and filled with local businesses* shops * restaurants * calendar of events * inspirational stories *coupons and in the middle,  photos from local photographers who entered the 2022 Photo Contest.  A showcase of just how beautiful our city is! 
I am very happy to have my submissions added to the "Birds" category. 

Both photos were taken from my backyard. Jay enjoying peanuts and a Hummingbird enjoying our trumpet vine which grows all along the fence on one side of our home and a magnet to the Hummers.

~thank you for stopping by~
have a great day!
d xo

Monday, April 4, 2022

Upcoming Art Feeds Community Auction . . .

I have been so impressed with how beautifully put together the media for the   Art Feeds Auction has been!
And . . .  it hasn't even begun yet! 

So happy to be part of the 2022 Art Feeds on line Auction as a participating artist.

Name of Event: 2022 Art Feeds on line Auction presented by Welcome Inn Community Centre.

Event Date: April 18-24 2022

I have 5 pieces of art available in the auction. 



 12" x 15.5"




10" x 8"


 11" x 9" 




19" x 15.5"




10" x 8" 


11" x 9"
Go Forward



12" x 16"