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Website for my Art!


Forgot to mention my art website is now live.  Please take a look and let me know what you think http://www.wendiedonabie.com Kudos again to Emma and Jen co-owners of Charm Media, my website developers. They listened to me, heard what I wanted and delivered! Thank you….Wendie

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Art, Art, Art!!!! A Whirlwind Week


Andrea Mossop Last week I spent an amazing 5 days with an inspiring teacher at “Shades of Pale”, a course in acrylic painting offered by Haliburton School of the Arts (HSTA) (http://flemingcollege.ca/school/haliburton-school-of-the-arts) at their offsite location in Huntsville, Ontario. Our teacher, Andrea Mossop, from St Lawrence College in Brockville, where she has  taught full-time for 38 years, offers …

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award


Wow! My good friend and fellow blogger, Rhianna,  nominated me for the Very Inspirational Blogger Award. There’s something extra special about receiving an accolade from a peer.  Thank you Rhianna! This is how it works…. I have to: Display the award logo somewhere on the blog. Link back to the blog of the person who nominated …

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Preparing for an Outdoor Art Show – What I’m Learning…


Since my last post, I have invested most of my extra time and energy preparing for Art in the Heart (http://www.theheartofmuskoka.com/Play-ArtintheHeart2012.htm), Bracebridge‘s downtown art show for emerging artists. I mentioned in a previous blog the presentations put on by the town  to provide  participating artists with the information needed to be ready for the show and …

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Who I am as an Artist


This summer I’ll be participating in three Saturday art shows (July 21, 28 and Aug 4) here in Bracebridge. Known as Art in the Heart (http://www.theheartofmuskoka.com/Play-ArtintheHeart2012.htm) and fashioned after the street art market in Quebec City (Rue du Trésor), emerging artists are allotted a space on Chancery Lane or along Manitoba Street in downtown Bracebridge …

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Chinese and Acrylic Ink Paintings!


UPDATED POST – August 18, 2012: As of July 20, 2012 all of my Watercolour and  Chinese Ink paintings have been moved to www.wendiedonabie.com, a site devoted to my art. The Chinese Ink work is catalogued  under the Gallery – Symbolic Images and Stylized Landscapes. Original Post: Last year I began experimenting with Chinese Ink on …

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A Glorious Day to Say Goodbye


Yesterday we said goodbye to Joyce, the beloved cousin and friend of those who gathered by her graveside. Our numbers were small but our love immense. This  special woman touched each of us and changed us forever. Although Joyce passed away in November, her cousin delayed interment of her ashes until the spring when we …

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New Website for My Artwork


As of July 20, 2012 all of my Watercolour, Chinese and Acrylic Ink Paintings have been moved to http://www.wendiedonabie.com, a site devoted to my art. Since April 1, 2012 my work has been on display and available for sale at the Bohemian Cafe and Gallery, 75 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada. http://www.bohemiancafeandgallery.com Also, several pieces are …

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Spring Thaw from a Writer’s Perspective


Spring has come early to Muskoka. White water run-off roars over the rocks at the falls near our home and shocks of fresh green life are visible shooting up through the dark wet soil in most south-facing gardens. As I walked home today, I noticed patches of ice still clinging desperately to the underside of rocks and crevices, …

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It’s Valentine’s Day!


It’s Valentine’s Day – a day for expressions of love that goes back to the Middle Ages. Handwritten cards did not appear until after 1400; the oldest valentine in existence was one written by Charles, Duke of Orleans in 1415 to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. Valentine’s Day is …

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