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Colourful Spring Art Show Offers Relief from Endless Winter White


It’s March 15, only 5 days until the first day of spring. Yesterday, Mother Nature teased us with lovely spring-like temperatures. Water dripping from icicles and rivulets running off shrinking snow piles warmed our hearts and filled us with hope. Winter must be coming to an end. Then the snow returned today and temperatures dropped well below …

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MARCH ART UPDATE


Currently I’m participating in a Muskoka Arts and Crafts (MAC) Members Show at Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge.  A Thousand Words is a themed show challenging members to create artwork inspired by each artist’s favourite quote. The show runs until March 8, 2014. I entered Pine Point in the show with the quote: “For a tree to become tall it must grow tough …

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UPCOMING ART SHOWS AND EXHIBITS

2013-36 Field of Remembrance, Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 24 Copyright Wendie Donabie

Creative ideas fill my mind and studio these days. It’s a busy year ahead! Here’s a rundown of shows and exhibits for the next few months. But this is only the beginning; there are more to come! January – March Currently I have paintings on display at the White Water Gallery in North Bay, as part of …

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Memories of Walks in Winter Woods


Just wanted to share my newest painting- the largest to date –  30 x 24 inches. The winter hikes I enjoyed while living in Hamilton inspired this painting. The image is my impression of a section of the Red Hill Valley Trail. We dealt with steep, frozen slopes that we managed to slide down amidst our laughter …

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Promote Yourself and Get Out-Of-Town!


PROMOTION In today’s marketplace, artists must self promote. We can no longer rely solely on agents and galleries to sell our work.  Here are what I consider some of the necessities for today’s professional artist: a website, a blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Etsy accounts, writing articles for your local newspaper, applications to juried shows …

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One Weekend Down – One More to Go in Windermere


WEEKEND #1 What a glorious two days in Muskoka last weekend! Everywhere the trees proudly displayed their autumn wardrobes and visitors came to experience the natural beauty and the creativity of local artists. On Friday, the 4 of us set up our art show at Windermere Village Hall. We arrived with a ‘truckload of work’ in …

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Final Countdown to Autumn Art Show


3 Days To Go Three days to go until the ‘4′ Art Show and Sale in Windermere, Ontario!   All the planning, preparation, advertising done, the last thing to do is set up at Windermere Village Hall. This Friday, along with my friends and fellow artists, Janice Feist, Lynda Lynn and Pat Whittle we’ll hang our …

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Sizzling Art Amidst Blazing Colour


AUTUMN IN MUSKOKA The world is full of beautiful, scenic locations, each one offering it’s own special sensory experience. So why come to Muskoka for a visit? National Geographic Traveler magazine chose Muskoka as one of The Best of The World – Must-see places for 2012! In 2011, Muskoka was the #1 pick on their …

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Diving into Oil


It’s already past mid summer; the season is flying by. How is it that winter lasts forever but summer is fleeting? For me it’s connected to the busyness of these warmer months.  Living in cottage country, my partner and I anticipate entertaining more guests than in the colder days from November to May.  Then add in my …

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Sowing Seeds


Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson How important to remember when participating in a new venture! On Saturday, June 29, with seven other local Muskoka artists, I set up in the parking lot of  Muskoka Furniture for their first (possibly annual) Art …

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