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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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Defy Winter – Welcome Spring with Original Artwork


At 12:57 pm local time, spring arrived in Muskoka with a blizzard! The local news suggested Mother Nature didn’t get the memo but I think she simply had a mind of her own. In spite of the weather and perhaps to spite it, the art show set-up crew showed up at the Bracebridge Sportsplex and …

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MARCH ART UPDATE


Currently I’m participating in a Muskoka Arts and Crafts (MAC) Members Show at Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge.  A Thousand Words is a themed show challenging members to create artwork inspired by each artist’s favourite quote. The show runs until March 8, 2014. I entered Pine Point in the show with the quote: “For a tree to become tall it must grow tough …

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UPCOMING ART SHOWS AND EXHIBITS

2013-36 Field of Remembrance, Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 24 Copyright Wendie Donabie

Creative ideas fill my mind and studio these days. It’s a busy year ahead! Here’s a rundown of shows and exhibits for the next few months. But this is only the beginning; there are more to come! January – March Currently I have paintings on display at the White Water Gallery in North Bay, as part of …

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Frozen Beauty of Muskoka


Snow, Snow, Snow… will it ever stop? I live in Muskoka, Canada, and we expect a good layer of the white stuff in the winter. But, this December we received a record snow fall of 212 cm.  The usual snow and thaw weather pattern didn’t happen this year and, with temperatures averaging 3 degrees colder than …

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Final Countdown to Autumn Art Show


3 Days To Go Three days to go until the ‘4′ Art Show and Sale in Windermere, Ontario!   All the planning, preparation, advertising done, the last thing to do is set up at Windermere Village Hall. This Friday, along with my friends and fellow artists, Janice Feist, Lynda Lynn and Pat Whittle we’ll hang our …

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Sowing Seeds


Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson How important to remember when participating in a new venture! On Saturday, June 29, with seven other local Muskoka artists, I set up in the parking lot of  Muskoka Furniture for their first (possibly annual) Art …

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ART NEWS!


Great news to share! Last week, thirteen of my watercolour paintings took up a new exhibit space at The Diesel House Café here in Bracebridge, Ontario. So far the owners and staff have heard great comments from patrons. Local photographer, Carolyn Fullerton, and I will rotate our work and Silver Bridge Gallery in Bracebridge, will bring …

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When One Door Closes . . .


I’m a firm believer in the saying, “When one door closes, another one opens.”  (Alexander Graham Bell) Late last week I learned  Art in the Heart would be cancelled for this summer. Apparently, they didn’t receive enough qualified applications for this three-Saturday, outdoor summer show in down-town Bracebridge. There are plans to revamp the show and re-launch …

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River of Tears


High water levels are expected to continue for several more days on the North and South branches of the Muskoka River in Bracebridge.  Many roads are still flooded, several closed to vehicular traffic. Yesterday I met one resident who has decided to remain in her home. She and her husband have five pumps running to …

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