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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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Happy New Year!


Where did 2015 go! I can’t believe another year has flown by.  With the administrative responsibilities in my life I didn’t get much time for creative expression, but some wonderful volunteers have stepped forward to take over a couple of jobs from me so now I’m gearing up for a productive year ahead with more words …

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Create, Participate, Share – Culture Days!


Demonstrating oil painting and jewellery making at Huntsville Public Library, Sept 25-27.

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ANOTHER ART SCAM – THIS HAS TO STOP!


Source: ANOTHER ART SCAM – THIS HAS TO STOP!

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ART SCAM ADDENDUM


I just learned that others my art community received the identical email today!! We all want to sell our work but this is not the way…..Unless you know the person contacting you, do not reply to their communication…… Forewarned is forearmed! ~ Wendie

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ANOTHER ART SCAM – THIS HAS TO STOP!


So, I get the following email this morning…. From: Brown White <teesojue@gmail.com> Date: August 28, 2015 at 7:01:01 AM EDT To:info@wendiedonabie.com Subject:Artwork inquiry Hope this message finds you well,im Brown from North Carolina,was browsing through the internet and my eyes caught some of your works,i’m interested in purchasing some of your artworks for some spaces …

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