Living a life artfully fulfilled.

December’s first guest artist, Jenny Manno, is the author of several adult colouring books. She shares her artistic life story with us today. She will certainly put a smile on your face with her quirky characters from her colouring books. … Read More

Wooden Advent Calendar
A Treasured Christmas

A Treasured Christmas was previously published in 2015. What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, … Read More

Cody and Jake -custom pet portrait on wood slice by Louise's ARTiculations, Ottawa pet portrait artist.
A Sheltie and a Shih-Tzu/Maltese painted on wood

Two friends painted on Canadian birch wood slices. Cody and Jake are with their new owners who received their Christmas presents early this year. Their daughter who commissioned them, reports that her parents were very happy with both portraits. The … Read More

Chico -custom pet portrait on wood slice by Louise's ARTiculations, Ottawa pet portrait artist.
Custom pet portraits on wood slices

Wood slice menagerie of perfect pets. My friends will understand if I am a bit cross-eyed this holiday season. Let me explain. Over time, I have saved many photos of the dogs that brighten my life, including furry friends who … Read More

Miles and Bobby -custom pet portrait on wood slice by Louise's ARTiculations, Ottawa pet portrait artist.
Miles and Bobby: pet portrait commissions

Miles and Bobby: custom portraits on wood slices. Miles and Bobby are painted on a 3″ diameter (approx) Canadian Birch wood slice.  The owner wants to display the ornaments all year long in her home. I chose a lime green … Read More

Santa's Workshop gift
What’s so special about handmade gifts?

Handmade gifts with meaning… Are you like me and treasure anything that has been handmade? Do you keep the rock your son painted when he was small? Or the jar craftily surrounded by glued sticks that chubby hands brought home … Read More

Lee Kreklewetz art
Art as a daily practice

Lee Kreklewetz, November’s guest artist, lives in Edmonton, Alberta, a city often referred to as the “Gateway to the North”. The vivid splashes of colour, her whimsical treatment of cityscapes and people quickly grabbed my attention when I saw her … Read More

Custom pet portraits on wood slices
Finn and Reuben: commission portraits (SOLD)

Finn and Reuben…reluctant siblings Finn and Reuben behave like most siblings. Although they frequently annoy each other, they secretly enjoy each other’s company. Finn’s story Finn was on the euthanasia list at the animal shelter in California when his owner … Read More

Tunga and Phlox.custom pet portrait on wood slice by Louise's ARTiculations, Ottawa pet portrait artist.
Tunga and Phlox

Painted from photographs on approximately 3″ circumference wood slices, this pair of Dutch Sheepdogs is sure to grab attention given as a gift at any time of the year. Hang a custom pet portrait on a wine bottle as a hostess gift or attach it to a gift for an animal lover.

Shown together, they are each CAD25.00.

Shipping is included to North American destinations only.… Read More

Journal Page for Remembrance Day 2018
Let peace fly all over the world

Let there be peace…     Lest we forget…the enormous sacrifice of all our men and women in all wars.   I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world. Sadako Sasaki. Photo by … Read More

Codebreakers of WWII - mixed media by Louise's ARTiculations
Code breakers that history forgot.

The forgotten women who unscrambled secret codes.   New documents are surfacing, and researchers are interviewing the few surviving women who were instrumental in decoding enemy messages in both World Wars.   The brilliant work of these dedicated women is … Read More

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