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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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Inspiration from the Forest

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

The Muskoka Arts & Crafts 38th Annual Spring Members’ Show takes place March 27-29. 2015 at the Bracebridge Sportsplex. Each member can enter 3 pieces of art.  I’ve chosen, Puppy Love – The Only Love That Come Between Us and The Red Canoe as two of them. My third is a creation painted for the Muskoka …

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Painting Poppies – the Process


In December 2013, I wrote about the process of creating a painting for my step-daughter and her husband for their 25th Wedding Anniversary. They wanted picture of poppies blowing in the wind. To fit the space in their home, the work needed to 24 x 60 inches…at the time it would have been the largest canvas …

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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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WISH, HOPE, DREAM


Wish, Hope, Dream
One-of-a kind creations from Pottery pieces donated by Johnathan Bullock, Medieval Pottery- Sale – August 2 & 3 in Gravenhurst, Ontairo

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Jewellery and Paintings – July 5 in Bracebridge !

Kumihimo Bracelets

Here’s a few examples of what you will see at our booth Saturday, July 5 at the Muskoka Furniture Arts & Crafts Show 195 Wellington Street, Bracebridge Show hours: 10 am – 4 pm   Eleven Muskoka Artists, Entertainment, Food, MOOSE FM and Furniture deals at Muskoka Furniture!             Carolyn and …

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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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