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Inspiration from John Denver


My favourite singer of all time. His music came from his soul and touched mine. Espirational We have a great quote that was already scheduled for today, but I decided to add an extra post.  Why?  When I heard a beautiful song during church services I knew I had to share it.  When the pastor got up to …

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Fairy Tales

Forest in Transition, Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 30 inches, Copyright Wendie Donabie

Love this quote….THIS inspires me! ” If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”    ~ Albert Einstein Painting details: Forest in Transition, Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 30 inches, framed, Copyright Wendie Donabie In Muskoka, Cedar trees …

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Earth Day – Celebrate Nature — jovinacooksitalian


The Earth Day movement, that was started in the 1970′s by John McConnell, has since seen billions take part in planting trees, cleaning up local neighborhoods and pushing government officials to enact more progressive environmental laws. Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin was instrumental in raising awareness about protecting the environment. On April 22, 1970, rallies …

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Painting for Mother Earth


Painting, like any creative endeavour, is a voyage of self-discovery. What and how we paint differs for every artist. And the answers to those questions continue to evolve and change as we learn and grow. From the start, I’ve been inspired by the natural environment. My favourite work includes trees, lakes, skies, clouds, flowers, Dragonflies, …

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Mother Earth Book Available!


It’s ready!  This Little Rock We Call Earth is printed and available for purchase. On February 2, I posted about the creation of a book of my art and words that documents my painting journey from 2011 to 2015 using a selection of images with supportive text.  The underlying message of this first book is one of care and concern …

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Rock, Paper, Scissors – The Creative Process


I’ve noticed that readers of my posts want to understand the creative process that takes me from idea to finished painting. When I recently, posted about a mixed media painting I created for a local art show, I didn’t include those details so here is how Rock, Paper, Scissors: Collaboration – It’s A Draw, came into being. …

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39th Annual Muskoka Arts & Crafts Spring Member’s Show


As a proud member of Muskoka Arts & Crafts I’m excited to be able to attend the opening reception tonight of our 39th Annual Spring Members’ Show. Athough I’ve entered the show for the last few years, we have always been away or working for the opening night. Here are the three pieces I have …

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Rock, Paper, Scissors?


For the February Members art show at Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge, Muskoka Arts and Crafts challenged artists with the theme, Rock, Paper, Scissors. Do you believe, I’ve never played the game? Once I learned the concept, lots of ideas popped into my head but one kept returning. Somehow I wanted to incorporate real objects in my …

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Close Encounter


Our eyes meet, time stops Creatures from different worlds A divine moment… Close Encounter was just accepted into the Huntsville Art Society, Spring Vitality Show, running at the Summit Centre from February 17-May 17, 2016. http://www.wendiedonabie.com    

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This Little Rock We Call Earth (MyPictureBook)


I’m coming to realize one of my greatest artistic motivations is to increase our sensitivity to the environment, to the fragility of the earth and our mutual interdependence. Since 2011, I’ve drawn most of my painting inspirations from our natural environs. In 2013, I wrote a short essay entitled, Mother Earth – the Mother of Us All that received first …

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