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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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Close Encounter


Our eyes meet, time stops Creatures from different worlds A divine moment… Close Encounter was just accepted into the Huntsville Art Society, Spring Vitality Show, running at the Summit Centre from February 17-May 17, 2016. http://www.wendiedonabie.com    

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Inspiration from the Forest

Forest in Transition, Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 30 inches, Copyright Wendie Donabie

The Muskoka Arts & Crafts 38th Annual Spring Members’ Show takes place March 27-29. 2015 at the Bracebridge Sportsplex. Each member can enter 3 pieces of art.  I’ve chosen, Puppy Love – The Only Love That Come Between Us and The Red Canoe as two of them. My third is a creation painted for the Muskoka …

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MUSKOKA ART TOUR June 7 and 8!


Weather Report for Muskoka, June 7 & 8: Sunny, 26°C Perfect for a drive around Lake Muskoka! The Muskoka Lakes Spring Art Tour, an annual self-guided tour of artist studios across southern Muskoka, takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 7  &  8, 10 am – 5 pm.  This year, 17 artists exhibit their work at seven locations throughout the Township …

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Morning Has Broken


Acrylic on Paper, 7 x 15 ins, Copyright Wendie Donabie 2014 Early morning sun lights up the forest inviting you for a stroll. Listen carefully – you may hear the stories the trees have to tell. Part of the FIRMLY ROOTED Art Show May 3-31, 2014 Chapel Gallery 15 King Street, Bracebridge, Ontario http://www.wendiedonabie.com

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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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Magnificent Monster – Flooding Continues in Bracebridge


On April 21, I got as close as possible to Bracebridge Falls from both sides of the river to capture some new pictures. The water level had climbed overnight but not significantly. Officials had expected the river to crest within the next 48 hours but they had no estimate on when the water levels would …

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Spring Run-Off – Waiting for the Crest


While we watch the news of major flooding in the USA and the Red River in Manitoba, homes here in Muskoka Ontario are also under states of emergency. Now in my third year in Bracebridge, I’ve learned to expect the impact of the annual spring run-off  on the Muskoka River.  The river rises dramatically, swells …

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April Fools’ Haiku


I’m not one to normally participate in a daily writing challenges but this one from WORDPRESS intrigued me – write a poem every day for the month of April. Besides I haven’t blogged for over a month and I had committed to one post a month. Plus I do write poetry although lately my focus …

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