shell on Jersey shore
Seeking a gift from the sea
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Seeking a gift from the sea… “The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.” I published … Read More

Cody, the Sheltie and life at the cottage
Cody, the Sheltie, and life at the cottage
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  Cody, the Sheltie, might be getting older, but he still enjoys his daily treats of raw carrots. Cody’s owner has told me that he has been unwell recently.  As most of us who are dog owners know, we accept … Read More

Change is in the air
Change is in the air
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Change is in the air and spring is on the way! (First published in February 2017). “When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into … Read More

She wished to be herself just for one day
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A few years ago, I had my first acrylic portrait printed on zippered carry-all pouches.  In fact, I use this large sturdy pouch for all my art stuff when I travel. This post from 2016 shows the how-to process from … Read More

Guest artist Nicole Bureau at Louise's ARTiculations
Featured artist: Nicole Bureau
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My name is Nicole Bureau, and I love talking about art for many reasons. First and foremost, art has so many beneficial effects on our emotional wellness. Art as therapy When I am involved with artwork, I can feel my … Read More

It’s National Puppy Day!
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Puppies, like babies, are too cute to resist. Ahhhh puppies…we want to cuddle them and enjoy their clumsy playfulness! Those soft bundles of energy are great stress relievers. No wonder then that an entire day is devoted to puppies! In … Read More

Half-peeled orange challenge
Half-peeled orange challenge
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For Throwback Thursday, I am publishing a watercolour painting completed in 2016 in a sketchbook. If you wish to learn to sketch and paint in a sketchbook, visit my workshop page. This type of activity is inexpensive and very relaxing. … Read More

Patches painted by pet portrait artist, Louise's ARTiculations
Patches – pet portrait on wood slice
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Wood slice pet portrait commission – a unique gift. So many of us share our lives with a furry companion – how can we not think of them from time to time? And if you aren’t lucky enough to have … Read More

Pampered Cat Tony. Acrylic pet portrait by Ottawa artist
Two Pampered Cats
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Two pampered cats: Meet Iggy and Tony Two pampered cats, Iggy and Tony, have that look that says they are well-loved and living the good life. But you decide for yourself. Below is Iggy, basking in the warmth of the … Read More

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