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Mother Earth – Our Shared Roots


Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24. Copyright W. Donabie 2014 Mother Earth – the view of Africa is the one used to symbolize Earth Day. I painted it to illustrate our shared human roots and our responsibility to care for all life on the planet. Part of the FIRMLY ROOTED Art Show May 3-31, 2014 Chapel Gallery 15 King …

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Breath of Life


Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 36 inches Copyright Wendie Donabie 2014 Without trees, there would be no life on our planet. Here I painted the earth nestled in the boughs of a strong, healthy tree as a reminder we need to care for them. Part of the FIRMLY ROOTED Art Show May 3-31, 2014 Chapel Gallery 15 …

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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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Mother Earth’s Day?


Tonight I’ll be reading at a special annual event to honour mothers. Walking in My Mother’s Shoes involves musicians, visual artists and writers, all contributing their unique talents.  In addition to my written piece, I created  the painting, Mother Earth – View of Africa, (featured above) for the event. This year as I thought about …

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A Glorious Day to Say Goodbye


Yesterday we said goodbye to Joyce, the beloved cousin and friend of those who gathered by her graveside. Our numbers were small but our love immense. This  special woman touched each of us and changed us forever. Although Joyce passed away in November, her cousin delayed interment of her ashes until the spring when we …

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The Most Difficult Writing – A Eulogy for My Friend


In my post, The Case for a Gravestone (March 1, 2012), I write about the upcoming interment of my close friend Joyce’s ashes. As part of the service, I planned to share some thoughts about Joyce, our relationship, who she was and the impact  she had on the world. Weeks ago, I started thinking about …

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The Case for a Gravestone


Have you ever wandered through a cemetery reading the engravings on the headstones? JOHN W. SMITH JAN. 25, 1876 – JUL. 3, 1917 A TRUE FRIEND A life summed up in four short lines. We are born, we live, we die, we leave something behind. All of those souls buried beneath their grave markers contributed …

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It’s Valentine’s Day!


It’s Valentine’s Day – a day for expressions of love that goes back to the Middle Ages. Handwritten cards did not appear until after 1400; the oldest valentine in existence was one written by Charles, Duke of Orleans in 1415 to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. Valentine’s Day is …

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Chick Flick Confession


I have a confession to make. I love “Chick Flicks”, in particular those soppy romantic comedies in which the main character struggles through a relationship crisis but always ends up with the ’right’ guy in a ‘happily ever after’ ending. Understand, I enjoy many movies genres but this one fills my inner child’s love of …

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Dreams Never Die


Here it goes – my first blog. My heart rate racing, my mind hitting a blank wall. For at least two years I’ve thought about starting a blog but fear and the blank screen won out. Yet a constant niggling voice kept repeating in my head, “If you want to be a writer, you need to …

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