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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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Mother Earth Book Available!


It’s ready!  This Little Rock We Call Earth is printed and available for purchase. On February 2, I posted about the creation of a book of my art and words that documents my painting journey from 2011 to 2015 using a selection of images with supportive text.  The underlying message of this first book is one of care and concern …

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Rock, Paper, Scissors – The Creative Process


I’ve noticed that readers of my posts want to understand the creative process that takes me from idea to finished painting. When I recently, posted about a mixed media painting I created for a local art show, I didn’t include those details so here is how Rock, Paper, Scissors: Collaboration – It’s A Draw, came into being. …

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This Little Rock We Call Earth (MyPictureBook)


I’m coming to realize one of my greatest artistic motivations is to increase our sensitivity to the environment, to the fragility of the earth and our mutual interdependence. Since 2011, I’ve drawn most of my painting inspirations from our natural environs. In 2013, I wrote a short essay entitled, Mother Earth – the Mother of Us All that received first …

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Busy Summers in Muskoka!


Summer in Muskoka is always a busy time, trying to take advantage of the wonderful weather and so many special events. Visit Muskoka Tourism at this link to discover all there is to do in our beautiful area. Here’s what I’m up to the next few weeks! Still lots of planning and work to be done for …

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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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‘4’ Painters Autumn Show & Sale


For the third year, artists, Janice Feist, Lynda Lynn,Pat Whittle and Wendie Donabie, present their ‘4’  Autumn Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 & 28 at the Bala Bay Inn on Hwy 169 in Bala. Offering a variety of styles and mediums (including acrylic, oil, watercolour, encaustic, ink, pastel and mixed media), …

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SO WHAT’S NEXT?


Janice Feist, Lynda Lynn, Pat Whittle and I experienced a successful weekend during the Muskoka Lakes Spring Art Tour, June 7 & 8.  Approximately 200 visitors stopped by to see our work at the Bala Bay Inn and picked up information about us. Throughout the Tour, the Inn and staff encouraged guests to attend the show and we …

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Successful Art Show Opening in Bracebridge

Janice & Wendie

Saturday, May 3, Janice Feist and I welcomed almost 100 visitors to the opening of our art show, Firmly Rooted. The show received wonderful feedback from those in attendance and we each got our first sales. Friend and fellow artist, Pat J. Whittle, guided us with the placement of our work and Tracy Hoehner-McEwen directed the staging of the gallery. Our …

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Out of the Woods


Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches. Copyright Wendie Donabie 2014 Another scene from the magnificent trails of Algonquin Park. Wouldn’t you like to explore these woods? 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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