Category Archives: art

Make Mistakes on Purpose

When you start a project, an artwork, anything at all. That blank page can be awfully intimidating. It can hold all sorts of imagined expectations, fears, a bunch of nasty thoughts in that head of yours. Make a mistake on … Continue reading

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Sketchbooks & Notebooks and Journals, Oh My!

A few weeks ago, I published my first post about self-publishing so you’d think I’d be past the initial excitement. Nope! I love learning how to create sketchbooks & journals that other people will use. I keep imagining what you … Continue reading

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Steps to Self-Publishing

This is not something I expected to blog about. I’m an artist and occasional writer — but a self-publisher? Apparently, yes. I’ve been off work for a few months for health reasons. But because I struggle with anxiety and depression, … Continue reading

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Chickadee-dee-dee

It’s the first bird call you learn when you’re raised in Dorion and your Mom is an avid birdwatcher. Chickadees are super-cute and they’re very common in our area. If you have a bird feeder, they’re often the first ones … Continue reading

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Winter is Coming…

It is a season I dread. The colder temps chill me to the bone and winter driving is something I avoid at all costs. But here in Canada, especially Northwestern Ontario, winter is unavoidable. We have four seasons, even though … Continue reading

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Pixels, Patience and Practice

If you’re going to get better at something, it helps if you actually like it. Most people don’t want to spend the time or energy to get something “just right”. But if it’s something I like — or need — … Continue reading

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Can Art Make a Difference?

I sure hope so. This year, I’m using my art to raise funds for two hospitals in the region. It’s my way of doing something with my gift to help others. It’s also a way to remember Aggie. Maybe this … Continue reading

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Kids’ Easels, Part 2

Part 1 was a good start, but if you’re a parent and you’re trying to make a decision, you need more details! Let’s take a look: This post will focus on just one thing: kids’ easels. I’m a parent, an … Continue reading

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Get Your Crayons Ready

…or pencil crayons, markers, maybe even paints? If you like colouring or you’re willing to give it a go, I created my first colouring page and I’d love it if you downloaded a copy. It’ll cost you a dollar, so … Continue reading

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Aggie

This past week, someone very special passed away. Her name was Agnes, but to us, she was always Aggie. We met Aggie at work, where she was a phenomenal Education Assistant – the kind of person you hoped would be … Continue reading

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