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The Creative Struggle


It’s really a lack of confidence and some basic insecurity on my part…I’m still a little afraid of being wrong in my technique or unoriginal in my thinking. This is my creative struggle . . . Can I write something the engages a reader or paint a picture that captures the viewer’s eye and imagination? I’ve …

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Seen Between the Stacks


Huntsville Public Library – My First Solo Exhibition! A selection of  8 paintings are hanging between the stacks  at Huntsville Library, 7 Minerva Street East, Huntsville, Ontario. Phone: 705-789-5232 Here is a list of the work in the show: 2014-15 Firmly Rooted – Stream of Consciousness 2014-11 Firmly Rooted – Gathering of Elders 2014-10 Watchman 2014-9 Firmly Rooted …

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ARTS FESTIVAL in Downtown Bracebridge – August 9!

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Saturday, August 9, Manitoba Street (from Taylor Road to Ontario Street) in Bracebridge is closing to traffic for ART IN THE HEART 2014.  Festival Hours are 9 am – 6 pm You’ll find Carolyn Freedman and I at SOULL KREATIONS, Booth #4, by the clock tower building (Taylor Rd and Manitoba Street) as part of the Arts …

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Jewellery and Paintings – July 5 in Bracebridge !

Kumihimo Bracelets

Here’s a few examples of what you will see at our booth Saturday, July 5 at the Muskoka Furniture Arts & Crafts Show 195 Wellington Street, Bracebridge Show hours: 10 am – 4 pm   Eleven Muskoka Artists, Entertainment, Food, MOOSE FM and Furniture deals at Muskoka Furniture!             Carolyn and …

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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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Memories of Walks in Winter Woods


Just wanted to share my newest painting- the largest to date –  30 x 24 inches. The winter hikes I enjoyed while living in Hamilton inspired this painting. The image is my impression of a section of the Red Hill Valley Trail. We dealt with steep, frozen slopes that we managed to slide down amidst our laughter …

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Painting Poppies


This year my step-daughter and her husband asked me to create a painting for them. They wanted an image of poppies blowing in the wind. Perfect I thought. They had just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary – it would be a gift from my spouse and I. The space where it will hang requires a …

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Promote Yourself and Get Out-Of-Town!


PROMOTION In today’s marketplace, artists must self promote. We can no longer rely solely on agents and galleries to sell our work.  Here are what I consider some of the necessities for today’s professional artist: a website, a blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Etsy accounts, writing articles for your local newspaper, applications to juried shows …

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