shoes
These shoes of mine have I loved
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The prompt for this gratitude journal entry is as follows: Sketch or illustrate your appreciation for having enough money to cover your basic needs, including the shoes on your feet. I don’t need to be convinced to draw shoes as … Read More

red hair
Bewitching red-haired girls are trouble
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“Red hair is my life long sorrow.” ~ from Anne of Green Gables, a classic Canadian novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Poor Anne and her red hair! Most Canadian teenage girls know Anne Shirley from having read Lucy Maud Montgomery’s … Read More

cherry cupcake final
Zero calorie cupcakes for a cause
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  National Cupcake Day I didn’t know that cupcakes were so important that we would want to devote 24 hours to them. If you haven’t heard by now, today is National Cupcake Day. Yes, delicious, wonderful cupcakes are being celebrated … Read More

vintage 7
Overcoming perfectionism in art
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“Drawing is a kind of hypnotism.” -Pablo Picasso   Hubby would be the first one to agree that drawing and painting have hypnotizing effects on me. He might ask me something and it sounds like waaaah, waaaaah, waaaah, waaaaah background … Read More

Last Act of Love
The Last Act of Love
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The Prompt for this entry: Acts of Love. Sketch or illustrate your appreciation for those who have shown love to you recently. How did they express it? How has it impacted you?

heart made of cherries
Cherries for Valentine’s Day
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I hadn’t planned a post for Valentine’s Day, but then I saw a luscious chocolate cake smothered in Chianti cherry sauce on Canada AM yesterday and this idea came to mind.   Cherries are so hard to come by at … Read More

Gratitude Journal Entry 5/52
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The Prompt: Sketch or illustrate your appreciation for books! See Instagram #gratitude52journal, and #g52prompt5 for entries.

not Shania sketchbook
Get more art done faster…maybe!
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“The artist never entirely knows – We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark”. Agnes de Mille. (American dancer who gave concerts of her own choreographies which included her own character sketches. She … Read More

flapper lotus
No mud, no lotus
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“No mud, no lotus.” Thich Nhat Hanh. I found this quote in one of my art reference books ironically when I was wondering what to do with some of the disasters that were lurking behind a table in my art/craft … Read More

Gratitude Journal Entry 3
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Gratitude Journal Week 3 prompt: Art Supplies. Sketch or illustrate your appreciation for the gift of self-expression. I chose to blend traditional and digital art for this weekly assignment. I painted a few of my favourite supplies in watercolour. Then … Read More

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