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NaPoWriMo2022 Day#6


Today’s challenge: write a poem that reproduces a phrase with the first words of each line. Perhaps you could write a poem in which the first words of each line, read together, reproduce a treasured line of poetry? You could even try using a newspaper headline or something from a magazine article.  I chose, Once …

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NaPoWrMo 2022 – Day #2


In Pursuit of Weird Words I spent far too long searching for words, ones weird or slightly off. Wabbit I was by the end of it all I’d even developed a cough The words acted as a sternutator my sneezes heard near and far. I cannot go on This must come to an end This …

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An Attitude of Gratitude


2021 – Wake Up Call It’s been a year.Just that . . . a year.When I’m asked how I’m doing,I’ve replied, ‘okay’. But why? Why just okay?What have I to complain about?I’ve stayed healthy, and all my basic needs met.No disasters have befallen me personally. Yes, a pandemic shut down the worldrestricted our activities and …

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Languishing


Apparently that’s the term for what so many of us have been experiencing over the last 16 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Foggy brain, lack of concentration, forgetfulness, lethargy. In a New York Times article, Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist at Wharton, the author of “Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know” …

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News from Heron’s Nest


Dealing with COVID-19 as an artist has been challenging. On a personal level, I wondered if people would feel comfortable visiting the gallery and questioned how I could share my work to the public with shows cancelled and many galleries closed. I had the additional concern about the work of the other artists represented in …

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Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery Open for the Season


Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery will open for the season on Saturday, June 6 from 10 am – 3 pm and thereafter for the same hours on most Fridays and Saturdays until October 11.  At other times, please call for an appointment. For the protection of visitors, we ask you to bring and wear a facemask. We …

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News from the Nest – June 2020 – Hot off the virtual press!


View this email in your browser News from Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery – June 2020News from the Nest is a newsletter from resident artist, Wendie Donabieto keep you informed about what’s happening at Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery.Please share it with friends and family.HERON’S NEST SEASONAL OPENING Since my last newsletter, the world has changed. It’s been a difficult time for so many …

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June 2019 Issue of NEWS FROM THE NEST!


The JUNE ISSUE of our bi-monthly newsletter, NEWS FROM THE NEST, will be emailed to subscribers this coming weekend. If you are interested in seeing and reading it, please click on on this link. Like what you see? You can subscribe on the same page! And it’s FREE! NEWS FROM THE NEST keeps you updated …

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News from the Nest! – first edition


News from Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery Hello from Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery! Last June we opened the Gallery, located steps from downtown Bracebridge. Working in a variety of mediums, my paintings reflect my love of nature and my concern for the environment. The intimate studio gallery also features work by other Muskoka artists who draw their inspiration from the natural …

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Gallery Open for Business!


There were lots of last minute details but Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery opened on schedule, Saturday, June 2. Friends, visiting for the weekend, helped to make set up the refreshments, greet visitors and clean up afterwards. The weather couldn’t have been better – 21C, sunny with a light breeze all day so folks could mill …

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