January, Another year gone, a new one just begun

December 30, 2015
2016! So far in the future. The turn of the century and all the concerns of the millenium are already close to two decades old. Many changes personally and globally. As always, the Christmas & celebratory season is a time to...
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December, the end of another year

December 1, 2015
The days and months are whizzing by (December, the end of another year!) and the weather is changing it's mind daily! Warm, cold, snow, rain-you name it. A little bit of everything! All of the garden chores have long been completed and...
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Lotus plant

November 20, 2015
My newest painting on paper is entitled "Lotus plant" (previously "Life span of the Lotus plant"). In this art work, I focused on filling the sheet of paper, which I rarely do, preferring to incorporate the colour of the paper...
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November News 2015

November 1, 2015
Already November! We just turned our clocks back 1 hour for daylight savings time, so it means everyone gets an extra hour of sleep and it gets darker one hour earlier. In the springtime, the reverse happens, and the clocks...
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Global textiles, friends and opera in Toronto

October 21, 2015
What a fantastic mini vacation I've just had! Although I live in one of the world's most beautiful areas, as far as nature goes, I love to travel; even if that means just a few days away in Toronto, a mere...
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Thanksgiving or being Grateful

October 13, 2015
Already Thanksgiving! This is the last long weekend before the Christmas break and generally the last weekend when cottagers come up to visit. Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving? To give thanks for their good fortune and the abundance of food,...
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“Autumnal Scarf”

October 7, 2015
Autumn here in Canada brings crisp, cool temperatures most days and the nights are cold. Thus, making an Autumnal scarf was just the ticket. This is the season when people start to put away their summer clothing and bring out...
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Fabric painting with airbrush

October 1, 2015
A new direction for my artwork has finally been realized- fabric painting! My background in printmaking (mainly silkscreen) has developed into airbrushing. The primary reason is that in the past, I used varsol to thin my paints and lacquer thinner to...
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“Black Shawl”, an airbrushed shawl

September 15, 2015
I have just finished my first airbrushed shawl and am quite happy with the results. It was a bit of a challenge as it was black and sheer. As I was painting, it was difficult to gauge the intensity of...
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The process of making “Little Lily Orbs” collage

September 9, 2015
Here are some pics showing the development of the collage "Little Lily Orbs". I used both airbrush and pencil drawing to complete this piece. The airbrushed Lotuses were painted on paper, then cut out. The final step before framing this...
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