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Category Archives: Something To Think About

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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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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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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Dates with Paints


My painting papers and canvases are talking to me! Well, maybe not literally but these day I sense more easily what I need to do and I’m not trying any longer to copy or reproduce photographs when I paint. Today, as my artistic journey continues, I am more interested in communicating my impressions of a subject …

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Operation 365


Please take a look at Richard Radstone’s new project, Operation 365 and consider participating. http://operation-365.org/ We have a shared humanity…let’s talk about it!!

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Interview-365: “We are all in the same sand box”


Originally posted on Operation-365:
We’re happy to share our second response to Interview-365, Wendie from Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada. Thank to all who are beginning to take part in our survey. As soon as we hit the first fifty responses, we’ll publish the link to the demographic statistics. That way we’ll begin to see the scope…

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A New Day on My Creative Journey – More Lessons Learned


The older I get the less I seem to know, or perhaps it’s that I realize how much I still need or want to learn. I think the quest to learn and grow keeps us young. When we stop enquiring, investigating, creating, trying something new, we stagnate. So, here’s one thing I’ve learned this month. …

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Creating Realistic Goals for 2013


“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”  ― C.S. Lewis A belated Merry Christmas to my family, friends and fellow bloggers! Thank you for taking time, to read my posts about my artistic journey and other random life experiences. As I look back over the past year, I find …

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LESSONS LEARNED FROM GROUP ART SHOW


When I left my part-time job in August, I thought I’d have more time to devote to writing and painting but somehow my life spun out of control (again) and the days vapourized as other activities pulled me away from the computer and the easel. It’s even taken me over a month to get back …

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