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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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One More Lesson: Get a Contract!


I’ve learned another lesson in my artistic journey. For almost two months the group of 4 Painters exhibited in the public spaces of the Inn at the Falls in Bracebridge, Ontario. The art brought a fresh, new look to the ageing Inn and received positive feedback from the staff and guests. Our arrangement began with a verbal …

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Moving On – A New Exhibit Space


In late October I learned that the Bohemian Café and Gallery would close its doors in November. The Café/Gallery has provided affordable exhibit space, as well a venue for art workshops and intimate performances by musicians. To accompany the art, Artist/Owner, Tammy Gravina, and crew produced great coffee and a menu of tasty home-made  items. …

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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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Outdoor Art Show is over – What I learned


Week two, July 28, at Art in the Heart in Bracebridge brought me another sale to a lovely shop owner here in town. I have now sold three paintings to three storekeepers. Maybe I could go door to door and solicit sales from the rest of them? (not a consideration!) Week three – August 4: The temperature …

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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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