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Defy Winter – Welcome Spring with Original Artwork


At 12:57 pm local time, spring arrived in Muskoka with a blizzard! The local news suggested Mother Nature didn’t get the memo but I think she simply had a mind of her own. In spite of the weather and perhaps to spite it, the art show set-up crew showed up at the Bracebridge Sportsplex and …

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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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Painting Poppies


This year my step-daughter and her husband asked me to create a painting for them. They wanted an image of poppies blowing in the wind. Perfect I thought. They had just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary – it would be a gift from my spouse and I. The space where it will hang requires a …

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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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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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ART NEWS!


Great news to share! Last week, thirteen of my watercolour paintings took up a new exhibit space at The Diesel House Café here in Bracebridge, Ontario. So far the owners and staff have heard great comments from patrons. Local photographer, Carolyn Fullerton, and I will rotate our work and Silver Bridge Gallery in Bracebridge, will bring …

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When One Door Closes . . .


I’m a firm believer in the saying, “When one door closes, another one opens.”  (Alexander Graham Bell) Late last week I learned  Art in the Heart would be cancelled for this summer. Apparently, they didn’t receive enough qualified applications for this three-Saturday, outdoor summer show in down-town Bracebridge. There are plans to revamp the show and re-launch …

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Magnificent Monster – Flooding Continues in Bracebridge


On April 21, I got as close as possible to Bracebridge Falls from both sides of the river to capture some new pictures. The water level had climbed overnight but not significantly. Officials had expected the river to crest within the next 48 hours but they had no estimate on when the water levels would …

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