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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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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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A Wish List for Young Artists, Part 1

I thought that most people think in pictures like me, but apparently this isn’t true! For me, everything is visual. When you speak to me, I imagine what something looks like — even if you’re giving me directions to go … Continue reading

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Come and Visit Me in My Studio

*cue the cheesy commercial intro from somewhere in ’80s TV history Colleen casually turns around and acts surprised to see a film crew in her face and begins to talk to the world on the other side of the lens… … Continue reading

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The Audacity

I am not a natural writer. I am a natural artist. But when I began blogging, I discovered that writing helped me think through my ideas in a way that came more naturally than speaking. This meant a lot to … Continue reading

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Dreams and Creations

Art21 shared a post featuring Loie Hollowell, explaining why she creates her art and the history behind it. Loie’s video was refreshing; I appreciated her honesty about the questions she asks herself and her thoughtful reflections about her memories. It … Continue reading

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