Tunga, cherished pet in Hall of Fame
Cherished Pets Hall of Fame.
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Your Cherished Pets Deserve a Hall of Fame. Today, I start a new tradition: a Cherished Pets Hall of Fame with photos sent by my clients of their pets and portraits. Each year I am busier with orders for pet … Read More

Boots and Hudson cat portraits on wood slices by Louise's ARTiculations
Boots and Hudson – cat portraits.
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Boots and Hudson, cat portraits on wood slices.   Boots, a great first cat for his owner. When the client first contacted me to paint her cats’ portraits, she sent me several photos of her very well-loved cats!  I chose … Read More

Starbuck and his portrait on wood slice.
Hall of Fame: Pets and their Portraits.
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Hall of Fame includes pets of course! All our pets deserve to be in a Hall of Fame, don’t you agree? O.k. some are more infamous than they are famous. There are the moochers, the followers, the cuddlers, the meowlers, … Read More

Molly and Remy, two beloved family pets.
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Molly and Remy, two wood slice portraits, have arrived at destination! After a long week of travelling through the Canadian and American postal systems, Molly and Remy, two pets painted on Canadian birch slices, have arrived on time for gift … Read More

Guest artist Sherry McDonald.
Featured Artist Sherry McDonald from Maryland.
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Sherry McDonald, a survivor’s story. The foundation of my art centers around my desire to work through terrible experiences from my childhood. I am a survivor of extreme child abuse, which comes across in many of my art pieces. I … Read More

gem-studded fruit cake
In praise of the often maligned fruitcake
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(This post was previously published on December 4, 2016.) Why do so many people cringe at the sight of fruitcake? Lovingly homemade, a Christmas fruitcake is a work of art. Nonna’s (we called her Nonni) Christmas cake was a lemon … Read More

Day of the Waterlilies, by Soila Tuominen, guest artist at Louise's ARTiculations
Featured Artist Soila Tuominen from Finland.
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Soila Tuominen inspired by literature and games. I was raised on a small farm near many close relatives who all shared some interest in arts and handiwork. Thus, the environment was very supportive to any artistic endeavours and my imagination … Read More

pet portrait on glass ornament
Pet Portraits for Christmas…
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Pet portraits are perfect any time of the year! As you might know, I had to limit the number of commissions I accepted this year since the art room was closed for a month while we moved, and I unpacked … Read More

war veteran remembers his service
Remembrance Day.
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Remembrance Day 2020.   “When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?” – George Canning. (This post was first published in 2016)

Crack the Whip by Canadian artist Joyce Kellock
Why we display art in our home…
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Art in our most personal spaces has a purpose. At first glance the answer seems obvious: we want to surround ourselves with beautiful things, right? Initially, the person who created the art work might be a secondary consideration. The colours … Read More

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