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    ...I like fall best of all.

    There really just is something about this autumn season. The changing colours on the trees and hillsides - the smell of harvest on the breeze - the desire to pull out the scarves and hats just to cozy up as I step outside. In the cool air, I...

    A couple weeks ago I was given the incredible opportunity to produce my first painting ever to be completed in front of a live audience during a fundraiser for the amazing organization, Work of Your Hand. I was given one hour to take a painting from a simple background...

    Right on cue, here I stand again.

    I stand in a place where I face a decision with neither option being easy.

    I can't do this...I will do this.

    This is terrible...This has great potential.

    I should just quit...Don't quit now.

    I don't know why I even try...I love doing this.


    At the end of June, I made the decision to give priority to those partially finished, almost forgotten creative projects that could be found simmering in corners or hiding in closets. I’m pleased to say that TWO major ones have been checked off the list - a lace-knit s...

    This past week I was introduced to the exercise of Alla Prima.

    We were asked to bring a subject in photo form, a uncomfortably large brush and a limited number of colours to apply to our palette. Easels set up, water set out and the timer began: we had less than three h...

    Once again, the Foothills Alliance Church here in Calgary has gone above and beyond when it comes to supporting the arts in the city. A call was put out to all the artists of in the congregation to come and help design, develop and bring to life a series of eleven back...

    Last month I took a leap. The new South Health Campus here in Calgary put out a call for local artists to submit their work for consideration to be displayed in the family centre of the Critical Care Unit. When the email first came in I brushed it off with a laugh and...

    I received the most exciting email a couple days ago from a friend of mine. Her and I had been working on the Easter set together and it came up in conversation that she was a member of an artist's society here in Calgary. As we chatted, she began to encourage me to ex...

    These past few weeks I have had an chance to link up with an amazing group of creatives at the church I attend. Every year they put to writing and producing an original Easter production and this year was no different. With all my daughters in school full time now, I w...

    This fall I was honoured to have been asked to donate a piece of artwork in support of a couple chartiable organizations that I have had the joy of volunteering with.

    Below are the abbreviated explanations of what inspired each piece.




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