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Category Archives: Inspiration

An Unexpected Blessing – Celebrating Mother’s Day


  In 2012 I wrote the following for a special event celebrating Mothers. My mother-in-law, Muriel Nichols, is now 92 and still as vibrant and beautiful as ever. Today I share this writing again to honour her, the memory of my own mother, Beatrice Amelia (Livie) Donabie, and all the wonderful women in my life …

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May You Be Blessed Movie


“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.” This is a quote from Albert Schweitzer, but it captures the essence of what “May You Be Blessed” is all about. via …

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How Do You Find the Story in a Painting?

2015-2 The Red Canoe, Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 24 inches, Copyright Wendie Donabie

In my Artist’s Statement,  I use the quote, A picture is worth a thousand words. I’ve always believed this to be true. A photograph, drawing or painting can convey so many meanings depending on the interpretation of the viewer. For me, I paint to draw the viewer in, to tell my stories and share my experiences. I know why I …

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The Creative Struggle


It’s really a lack of confidence and some basic insecurity on my part…I’m still a little afraid of being wrong in my technique or unoriginal in my thinking. This is my creative struggle . . . Can I write something the engages a reader or paint a picture that captures the viewer’s eye and imagination? I’ve …

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One Month to Art Show Opening


One month tomorrow, on Saturday, May 3, Janice Feist and I open our 2-woman art show at Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge. Firmly Rooted examines where we’ve come from and where we are now in our lives and creative journeys as artists. Our shared love of trees and nature, passion for painting and desire to connect with …

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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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Mother of Us All Article


To access Art Ascent‘s online magazine is a multi-step process and may not be straight forward to you so here is the article as it appears on page 31 of the August 2013 issue. Mother of Us All Is our Earth simply a large, chunk of rock to you, or do you think of her …

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Published! Passion and Persistence Pay Off

2013-17 Mother Earth - View of Africa Acrylic on Canvas 6 x 6 Copyright Wendie Donabie 2013

About a month ago an email arrived in my Inbox from ART ASCENT – a new online and print publication focused on visual and written arts. The email announced a competition for their upcoming issue with the theme – Mother Earth. How timely, I thought. I had just finished the final edit on Mother Earth …

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From Inspiration to Interesting Places

Photo of Beaver Creek on Covered Bridge Trail in Bracebridge

Well, here it goes. In this post I’ll attempt to explain my painting process to you. The focus will be acrylic painting. The first thing I need to do is decide what to paint. Most often I’m drawn to nature but I also enjoy painting barns, unusual buildings and architectural details, like windows and doors. …

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Questions for You


Hello family, friends, fellow bloggers and those of you who have just stopped by for a visit! I’m curious about what attracted you to Blue Heron Writes. Below you will find a few quick questions to help me ensure you find worthwhile content on my Blog. N.B. Family & Friends — It’s okay to tell …

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