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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 …


My art, photography, writing and hand-crafted one-of-a-kind items have been featured in many national magazines, newspapers, blogs and newsletters such as ...
Cloth, Paper, Scissors, The Coloring Studio,  Somerset Studio, Apron*ology, Belle Armoire, Green Craft, the Stampers' Sampler, in her studio,  Somerset Studio Gallery, Sew Somerset, Somerset Life, Somerset Holidays & Celebrations, 400 more Ideas,  Gardening Life, The Hamilton Spectator Newspaper, The Toronto Sun Newspaper, Writing the Rollercoaster,  Where Women Create, In her studio,  Crescendoh "Art Saves",  Author Julie Cantrell's newsletter, Ageless Possibilities newsletter, Journal Junky,  I Believe in Artists , Our City Community Guide 2021, 2022. Cover artist for ~ The Country Register of Michigan, The Country Register of Ontario the Premiere issue of The Coloring Studio, and C.D. cover artist for musical duo "Sweetbird" ♥ 
Cover Artist
The Country Register of Ontario
February/March 2024
"Warming Station"

January 2024
Ageless Possibilities Newsletter

Cover Artist 
The Country Register of Michigan
January/February 2024
"Warm words on a cold day"


Grimsby Public Art Gallery
The Gift of Art Holiday Show and Sale
December 9 - January 11, 2024 
Summer Grace Gallery
Joy 11 Exhibit
Oakville, Ontario
November 24, 2023 - January 24, 2024 
Soft Landing
Wild Child

Art in the Workplace
McMaster Innovation Park
Juried Exhibition
Hamilton, Ontario
November 3, 2023 - February 29, 2024

Melodious Reservoir
Through the Woods

Spring 2023
in her studio
75 ways to Practice Creative Self-Care 

Winter Owl 
Ready for Winter
When I Count my Blessings

Dundas Valley School of Art Auction
April 10-16, 2023

A Springtime Start
For I will Protect You

Art in the Workplace
McMaster Innovation Park
Juried Exhibition
March - Nov 2023

Hopes, Dreams and Possibilities
Birds of A Feather

Art in the Workplace
McMaster Innovation Park
Juried Exhibition
October 2022-March 2023


Art in the Workplace
Mc Master Innovation Park
Juried Exhibit
June 22 - October 26 2022 

Art Feeds
Welcome Inn Art Auction
April 18 - 24 2022

Bohemian Blessing 
Sparrow Sitting

Dundas Valley School of Art 
April 4-9 2022
My paintings Bohemian Blessing and Sparrow Sitting were part of the auction.
Both sold to the highest bidder.

Art In the Workplace
Innovation Park
Exhibit #33
March - June 21 2022 
When I count my Blessings
Winter Birds 

Our City Community Guide
Photo Contest
My Photos can be found in the Birds Category on Page 20

August 2021
"Woodland Wanderer"
Burlington Artscape
a city wide fundraiser for Joseph Brant Hospital.
50 artists creating 50 one-of-a-kind pieces of outdoor art.
The canvas is a 4 foot aluminum, laser cut Maple Leaf.

Writing the Rollercoaster
September 2021
Stories of Riding out the Pandemic in Burlington 
My story "Silver Linings" can be found on pages 65-66

June/July 2021
Cover Artist for
The Country Register of Ontario 

June 2021
We are all Connected
Participating in "we are all connected" a project created by Beatricia Sagar who has sent out blank puzzle pieces to artists throughout the world to paint and return to her. A wonderful way to join everyone together in these unprecedented times that have kept us apart. For my puzzle piece, I painted a Robins nest paying homage to the Robins who are nesting in our garden. 
April 12-17 2021
Dundas Valley School of Art
Art Auction
My painting "small wonders" was part of the auction 

Original *sold* to the highest bidder

Our City Community Guide 2021
Photo Contest
The photo I took of a Sweet garden Finch sitting in our lilac bush can be found on page 27

February 2021

August 2020
Author Julie Cantrell's newsletter.
Julie's wonderful quote, written for her daughter.
"She had the spirit of the sun, the moods of the moon and the will of the wind."
was the perfect paring with my painting 

C.D. Cover Artist
July 2020

Cover Artist
The Country Register of Michigan
March / April 2020

In her Studio
A studio DIY
5 Ways to reuse the
Paint Splattered Paper from your Worktable
Pages 136-140
August/Sept/Oct 2019

July/August 2018
A Year of Tea
Page 124

Summer 2018
Web of Life Gathering Pocket
page 140

Spring 2018
Premier Issue of
RUGS ~ the art of living and hooked rugs Zine
~ Interview~
Rural Magazine Winter Love
Winter 2018
~my thoughts on Winter~

Cover Artist
The Country Register of Michigan
March/ April 2018

December 2017
Journal Junky Interview
with Nicole Annette
North Carolina, U.S.A.
January 2018
I Believe in Artists Interview
with artist Victoria Lynn Hall,
Autumn 2017
Paper Trail: journal, notebook, seed packages, cards and envelopes
Pages 8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Green Tips from the Artists
Page 65
Cover Artist
The Country Register of Ontario
April/May 2017

Spring 2012
Flower water vial necklace
Page 48,49
Always find time paper weight
Page 135

Winter 2013
Artist Spotlight
I heart this earthly life
Page 62
Sing A song
Dear Friend Mini-Bags
Page 70-71

Jan/Feb/Mar 2015
Hand stitched journal
Page 142
Winter 2016
Happiness Hangers
Page 140
Feed the birds
Page 141

Volume 5
Dressed in White Apron
Page 102,103
Autumn 2016
We asked the artists
Page 28
Completed Project: Mindful Mailings
Page 76,77,78,79,81
We asked the artists
Page 80

Summer 2015
Practical Pinafore Apron
Page 38-40
Live Life Lanterns
Contact Gatherer
Page 100-102

Winter 2012
Perfectly Pinned
Page 129,131,134

Oct/Nov/Dec 2012
Wonderfully Watercolored Envelopes
Page 66, 67
A closer look 
Page 119

Volume 4
Vintage Canvas Apron
Page 130-132

Winter 2013
The Power of words pouch
Page 140

Summer 2014
Stitched Hearts
Page 113-115

Winter 2013
Sentimental Symbols
Gathering bag, cuff bracelet, key holder
Page 136,137

Volume 17: 2013
A little bird told me envelope
Page 62

Sept/Oct 2009
Note from the Queen of Halloween Mixed Media
Page 111

May/June 2009
She viewed the world with polka-dot glasses mixed media
Page 74


Volume 2
Vintage Sentiment Peg Apron
Page 110-111

Volume 3
Lover of the written word Apron
Page 92-93

Cover Artist
The Country Register of Michigan
Jan/Feb 2017

Summer 2016
Wise Owl illustration
Page 83

Cover Artist Premiere Issue
The Coloring Studio
We Asked the Artists Page 14
Illustrations Page 56-57
We Asked the Artists Page 86
We Asked the Artists Page 98
Completed Project: Soulful Whispers Page 100-103

Summer 2015
Artist Spotlight
Grow Wild, Free and Strong Flowers
Page 157
Dream Satchel
Page 165

November/December 2015
Gift Gathering Bags ~ Because you care
Page 82-85

Jan/Feb/Mar 2015
Hand stitched Journal
Page 142

Winter 2015
Sharing and Wearing My Heart
Page 84-85

                                                                     Nov/Dec 2014
                                                                   Sending Love Page 118
                                                              Do Not Disturb Page 119

                                                                        Sept/Oct 2014
                                                                       Cover Artist
                                                       The Country Register of Michigan

                                                                 Winter 2015
                                                 Sweet as Chocolate Cards Page 24-28

My Art Story

Oct/Nov/Dec 2014
Peace on Earth Angel
Page 88

April/May/June 2014
A love of muslin
(bookmarks, friendship flags)
Page 74-78
Yellow roses photography
Page 136

Volume 8
Brown Paper Packages (tied up with string)
Page 22-25
Love Intertwined Page 110-111

Stitched with love
(stitched hearts and card)
Page 106-108