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Category Archives: Art Business

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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Create, Participate, Share – Culture Days!


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

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Artist of the Month at MUSKOKA TOURISM

The Red Canoe, Acrylic on Canvas, 8 x 24 inches, Copyright Wendie Donabie

Are you headed up to Muskoka during the month of May? If you are, please take a few minutes to drop into the Muskoka Tourism Information Centre on Hwy 11, 2 km north of Severn Bridge, just south of Gravenhurst. I’m the Featured Artist from May 1-31! You’ll find a selection of acrylic, oil and watercolour paintings as …

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‘4’ Painters Autumn Show & Sale


For the third year, artists, Janice Feist, Lynda Lynn,Pat Whittle and Wendie Donabie, present their ‘4’  Autumn Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 & 28 at the Bala Bay Inn on Hwy 169 in Bala. Offering a variety of styles and mediums (including acrylic, oil, watercolour, encaustic, ink, pastel and mixed media), …

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Internet Art Scams – Artists, Don’t Get Caught!


My Story Recently, I received an email from a stranger, out of the country, offering to purchase a number of my paintings. First Red Flag! Who buys one painting let alone five from an unknown artist, sight unseen, off a website. It seemed too good to be true and ultimately it was… The details of my experience are personal …

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Seen Between the Stacks


Huntsville Public Library – My First Solo Exhibition! A selection of  8 paintings are hanging between the stacks  at Huntsville Library, 7 Minerva Street East, Huntsville, Ontario. Phone: 705-789-5232 Here is a list of the work in the show: 2014-15 Firmly Rooted – Stream of Consciousness 2014-11 Firmly Rooted – Gathering of Elders 2014-10 Watchman 2014-9 Firmly Rooted …

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ARTS FESTIVAL in Downtown Bracebridge – August 9!

Kumihimo Bracelets

Saturday, August 9, Manitoba Street (from Taylor Road to Ontario Street) in Bracebridge is closing to traffic for ART IN THE HEART 2014.  Festival Hours are 9 am – 6 pm You’ll find Carolyn Freedman and I at SOULL KREATIONS, Booth #4, by the clock tower building (Taylor Rd and Manitoba Street) as part of the Arts …

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SO WHAT’S NEXT?


Janice Feist, Lynda Lynn, Pat Whittle and I experienced a successful weekend during the Muskoka Lakes Spring Art Tour, June 7 & 8.  Approximately 200 visitors stopped by to see our work at the Bala Bay Inn and picked up information about us. Throughout the Tour, the Inn and staff encouraged guests to attend the show and we …

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MUSKOKA ART TOUR June 7 and 8!


Weather Report for Muskoka, June 7 & 8: Sunny, 26°C Perfect for a drive around Lake Muskoka! The Muskoka Lakes Spring Art Tour, an annual self-guided tour of artist studios across southern Muskoka, takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 7  &  8, 10 am – 5 pm.  This year, 17 artists exhibit their work at seven locations throughout the Township …

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Get Your Art Out There – Marketing Strategies


AFFORDABILITY Do you consider artwork  a luxury item, something purchased for your home, cottage or office after everything else or only if you inherit a fortune or win a lottery? Many people do. Even when a potential buyer admires a painting, sculpture, etc. the price may put them off.  I’ve been thinking about this for some …

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