Saying thank you to my internet art supply and book angels

Today, to my surprise I received a delightful box from Charles Smith in the mail. A few months ago he had written to ask if there were any art supplies that I needed as he was traveling to Japan where art supplies are cheap and plentiful as opposed to here in Eastern Canada. After numerous […]

The iMac, the ACORN, the Vacation, the Stress

I am attending the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network Conference (ACORN) this coming weekend with my folks on Friday evening and all day Saturday in Fredericton, New Brunswick. With all the health issues I’ve been facing recently and to be honest for most of my life, it’s about time I make a serious commitment to […]

No smoking is healthy or is it?

My mind has begun to play tricks on me. My mind can get pretty sick at times. The loneliness and social withdrawal keep me stuck in this infinite loop of stopping and starting only to stop and start once again. I need to ask your permission to write freely on this blog for a while […]

Portrait Commission – Angela

Here we have a portrait that I was commissioned to do of my friend, Joshua Hamilton’s wife. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. The final size of the portrait is 10 by 10 inches and it was created with Winsor & Newton watercolour, Prismacolor coloured pencils, Pilot hi tec C pens and Faber […]

2011 Wall Calendar – sea life inpsired fine art print sampler

It looks lovely hanging on the wall or sitting against a window or on a shelf. This fourteen page twelve month calendar features a different illustration for each month, including George (the pretty fish found on the cover) and a swimming school of 11 other sea life inspired whimsical illustrations for each month of the […]

Art Studio Tour or the before and after shots of where I make that art

I use the dining room in the house as my studio. In behind the computer desk there is a built in china cabinet that upon further inspection used to be a double width doorway likely built in the 1950’s that used to lead into a littler room which is now the laundry room. I use […]

Complications in life rant balanced out with some positive notes and drawings

It began a few weeks ago as simply a feeling of being tired and overwhelmed. Then it progressed into exhaustion and not being able to keep up with myself or rather do all the things I wanted no needed to do. After a week or so a slight sore throat developed and that too went […]

Thank you Shayla Video

This video is in response to Shayla Maddox’s Video! In late December 2009 when I began painting Christmas ornaments, Shayla began painting pretty ornaments to. We talked on twitter and decided to exchange ornaments with each other. Hope we can make this an annual Christmas tradition Shayla! Go see Shayla’s light reactive paintings in her […]