Category Archives: fine art

Time Sure Flies!

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HAPPY CANADA 150 DAY!

Here we are at the start of Summer already!  Time sure flies by when one is busy!  Hope you haven’t been too busy and get to relax this summer.  Me…I’ll be busy moving my studio so haven’t been able to fit in any writing time it seems.  Been a whirlwind selecting new window coverings, changing decor colors…all that fun stuff when moving.

Definitely will be taking time off to have my Birthday picnic at the end of the month!

Today is Etsy’s big Canada 150 promo day so joining the ranks with all of the other Etsies out there with a flurry of social media antics.

My shop will be closed for the month of July and hopefully I will get caught up on finishing my blog posts…”All About Crystal”, “Wondrous Bismuth” and of course the on-going tale of Baby Ugly.  

Speaking of Dolls…the 3rd in my collection is finished!  “Canadiana” has been created in my unique way for celebrating Canada’s 150.  Perhaps you too have a creative element during your celebrations…would love to hear about it!

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“Canadiana”

 

  

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                       HAPPY CANADA 150 DAY!

 

Be Sure to visit my Etsy shop for unique all handmade gifts for everyone!

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My most ♥♥♥♥ item on my Etsy shop!  And of course it is Canadian!

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Canadian Ammonite Pendant

 

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Glass Works Factory (Gallery) 2016 8×10 Acrylic on Canvas available on Etsy and Fine Art America prints.  The original is available for the pick-up price of only $30.00 so send me a message if you’d like a piece of historical Toronto Art to grace your Bower while supporting a local artist…me!

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My children are always on my mind and in my heart each and every day!

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I’d like to feature the first art show that I was involved in since my cancer journey began (I’ve done a few more since) curated by the very busy Lauren McKinley Renzetti….

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“Rose” is in the show…12″x12″ acrylic on canvas

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“Hibiscus” is in the show as well…16″x20″ acrylic on canvas

  Here’s a little blurb that appeared in the Beach Metro Community News about the show:  http://www.beachmetro.com/2015/06/30/beach-arts-scene-49/

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Woodbine Park Companions”. I have loved photographing the Mute Swan and the American Black Duck for the past seven years. The Swan’s mate was busy in the marsh with their nestlings.

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One of the very best compliments ever……a young lady called wishing to interview me for an essay she was working on for school.  I had never met this young person, but I was so delighted to hear from her! ********************************************************************

Ugg…Summer is over!

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This is me picking through rocks down at Ashbridges Bay, Toronto, for beach glass and other interesting finds.

I lost baby ugly at White Cliff Beach near Vancouver B.C.  Actually, I set her afloat to become a mermaid one year at a “family” picnic.  Not real family, not bio family.  My Step dad’s friends.  A concoction of alcoholics, thieves, bikers and just out of jailers.  They were as close knit as any other woven family.

Those were the highlights of my summers as a kid.  Crossing the Lions gate bridge onward to the “far away” beach.  Roaming freely on the ocean rocks-fearful the tide would come on fast and we’d be trapped at sea.  Amidst a never ending blue neither ending at sky or sea.  Bringing home hermit crabs, smoking with my “cousin”.  Pondering the drug addled almost adult topless girls making out with their boys.

Always loved the beach….perhaps being a water sign has something to do with it.

Summer is over once again.  Throughout the Winter I will be transforming my finds, my precious beach finds,  transforming them wondrously into jewelry and sculpture. Humming the still haunting tune of baby uglie’s lullaby.

Ornament Picture Frame: https://www.tuxpi.com/photo-effects/ornament-frame

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/474785858/give-the-gift-of-red-color-rich?ref=shop_home_active_7

On Being A Bower Bird

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On Being A Bower Bird

I thinks this will really be my blog.  On being a Bower Bird.  And what is a Bower Bird you may ask?  Well….it’s a bird from somewhere in South America (I think…I will have to check that out later) that is creative and artistic to attract it’s mate and to deter it’s adversaries.  It uses visual trickery to entice it’s female counterparts.

By foreshortening the visual impact of the depth of it’s bower, or nest, it creates the illusion of a vast, expansive bird mansion–but in reality it is actually not as large as it appears.

Because I am blind in one eye I have no depth perception, visually I am not so interested in this aspect of being a bower bird.  However I love shiny, colorful and sparkly objects just as much if not more than any bower!  Objects may not distract me visually, but mentally and emotionally they do the job.

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Birds on Barbed Wire Mixed Media on Canvas