Muskox at Mosaicanada150

MOSAICANADA150 – themed art exhibit to celebrate 150 years of history

On a beautiful sunny day recently, I visited MOSAICANADA150, a combination of different art forms that took my breath away. Set in Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau, Québec, this horticultural display is meant to take us on a voyage through 150 years of “history, values, culture and arts in Canada.” It is well worth the […]

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Reclaimed wood as a unique housewarming gift

When my son and daughter-in-law announced that they had found a home in the country, I began to think of a gift that I might offer them. Coincidentally, my youngest son is heavily into recycling and had lots of old weathered grey wood planks used for fencing on his farm. As I looked at the […]

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How to keep a child creatively busy (an easy project)

When you have a little visitor in your home and it is one of those dreary days, here is an easy  project you might try.  I got the idea from Pinterest and we added our own unique twist to it. Items needed:  a newspaper or magazine, 3 colours of acrylic paint, medium sized sponge brush […]

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Málaga ceramics and murals – uplifting and colourful

“Gazing at beautiful things acts on my soul.” Michelangelo. Since our return from Spain, I have been in a bit of a slump. I have many projects waiting to be completed and yet, I begin new projects, never satisfied with anything that I make. It’s at times like this that I think of the determination […]

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How to recycle and reuse failed art work

Vandalize might be a strong word but believe me, it accurately describes the feeling I have after a few bad days in my art room. Wrecking, ruining, destroying are all acts of vandalism. In the above photo, the face had been overworked and I hated it. I still do. The urge to vandalize art that […]

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The request was for a “real mermaid”!

This post is a little different than usual. When my five year old granddaughter was told she could decorate her prop surfboard for the dance competition season which starts soon, we were surprised that contrary to the other girls who were mostly painting flowers on their boards, she wanted a “real” mermaid. There was lots […]

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