Hunter, German Shepherd memorial portrait by Louise Primeau
Memories of Hunter

I was gifted Louise’s portrait of my boy, Hunter. Her painting brought me to tears but it flooded me with so many great memories of him. Looking at her portrait was almost like looking in his eyes again – it’s … Read More

pet portraits on hearts
Furever friends painted on hearts.

Furever friends on hearts displayed all year long.   These shaggy Dutch Sheepdogs, or Schapendoes, can see quite clearly through all that fur! All my portraits are painted from photos that are emailed to me, and it is only very … Read More

Thoughts by Ileana Prosper Holman
Featured artist: Ileana Prosper Holman

Ileana Prosper Holman: early sketches As a child, I noticed faces and figures in just about everything; not just in the clouds but on food, furniture, and other inanimate objects. Faces even popped up in my doodles and one day … Read More

gratitude journal
Gratitude Journal Entry

Gratitude Journals – keeping track of the little things An easy way to get started with a journal is to sketch, paint, collage, illustrate, whatever happens in our lives for which we are thankful. In 2016, Jennifer Frith invited her … Read More

Tekel custom pet portrait
Tekel’s sly look captured on wood slice.

Tekel’s sly look stirs the imagination.   Is he waiting for his humans to leave the room so he can chomp down into the remaining cheese cubes? He has been salivating while everyone around him snacks on New Year’s Day … Read More

Howard Riminton photo
Feeling deep gratitude for all of you!

Much gratitude for you, friends, followers, guest artists, clients. Each December as I review the months past, I am amazed by all the connections I have made through social media. In April, I wrote Connecting with you in my online … Read More

glowing candlelight
Christmas wishes for you…

Christmas wishes for you, wherever you are! As we near Christmas, I think of friends who have walked with me on life’s road. The best friends are always present in good times and in bad. They are anchors when life … Read More

watercolour sketch Coming home for Christmas
Christmas travellers

Christmas travellers bound for home – wherever home may be. “Christmas is a time when you get homesick even when you’re home.” ~ Carol Nelson. (Mixed media illustration painted in 2016 of an overloaded car heading home. But home may … Read More

Tigger and Sydney
Tigger and Sydney, portraits on wood slices

Tigger and Sydney: the life of the party.   How did Tigger manage to get that wreath around his neck? He is quite concerned…who will help him out of this mess? Sydney, on the other hand, has an innocent look … Read More

poinsettia in watercolour
How to keep a poinsettia forever – paint it!

Keep a poinsettia forever by painting it. This post was first published in 2016. “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale.

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