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Category Archives: Mother Earth

Painting for Mother Earth


Painting, like any creative endeavour, is a voyage of self-discovery. What and how we paint differs for every artist. And the answers to those questions continue to evolve and change as we learn and grow. From the start, I’ve been inspired by the natural environment. My favourite work includes trees, lakes, skies, clouds, flowers, Dragonflies, …

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Mother Earth Book Available!


It’s ready!  This Little Rock We Call Earth is printed and available for purchase. On February 2, I posted about the creation of a book of my art and words that documents my painting journey from 2011 to 2015 using a selection of images with supportive text.  The underlying message of this first book is one of care and concern …

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Celebrating The Mother of Us All – Earth Day


Today in honour of Earth Day, I am reposting a short piece I wrote 2 years ago. Mother of Us All Is our Earth simply a large, chunk of rock to you, or do you think of her as a sentient being – the Mother of us all – with whom you can have a …

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Mother Earth – Our Shared Roots


Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24. Copyright W. Donabie 2014 Mother Earth – the view of Africa is the one used to symbolize Earth Day. I painted it to illustrate our shared human roots and our responsibility to care for all life on the planet. Part of the FIRMLY ROOTED Art Show May 3-31, 2014 Chapel Gallery 15 King …

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Breath of Life


Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 36 inches Copyright Wendie Donabie 2014 Without trees, there would be no life on our planet. Here I painted the earth nestled in the boughs of a strong, healthy tree as a reminder we need to care for them. Part of the FIRMLY ROOTED Art Show May 3-31, 2014 Chapel Gallery 15 …

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Art Show Preview


Only 10 days to go for the opening of Firmly Rooted, a two-woman art show with my friend and fellow artist, Janice Feist.  The show opens on May 3 with a reception from 1-4 pm at Chapel Gallery, 15 King Street, Bracebridge, Ontario and runs until May 31.  Regular office and gallery hours are Tuesday …

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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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A Magical Process


Nature is amazing – how it recycles itself and can come back when we stay out-of-the-way. I notice this mostly in the forest where new life springs up from old cedar tree stumps. But often it happens in unexpected places like today when I discovered an unusual plant growing in amongst the garden cuttings we deposit …

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Mother Earth’s Day?


Tonight I’ll be reading at a special annual event to honour mothers. Walking in My Mother’s Shoes involves musicians, visual artists and writers, all contributing their unique talents.  In addition to my written piece, I created  the painting, Mother Earth – View of Africa, (featured above) for the event. This year as I thought about …

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