The incredibly hot, arid air surrounded the abandoned kivas and structures. There was an eerie silence yet you could almost sense the presence of the ancients. It was a bright, sunny day at Chaco Canyon when my best friend and I decided to hike above the complex. We slid in between a very tight cliff […]
Just found out I was accepted into the Tony Onley Artist Project in Wells, BC. This mentorship program was first established in 2000 with distinguished Canadian artist Norman Yates. Participating artists spend nine days in Wells working in the Island Mountain Arts studios under the mentorship of senior artists. It’s an intensive self-directing studio experience […]
Just finished reading about how one man’s efforts is helping preserve a wondrous rock art site in Australia named “The Quinkans”. “The Quinkans” are located near Laura, a small town four hours away from Cairns. The site is being threatened by mining companies hungry for minerals. The Aboriginal people of Cape York Peninsula occupied this […]
I’m not overly media or computer savvy but I must say I really like and understand Instagram! I like the fact that it allows me to focus in on an image or video I want to create and it is short, informative and succinct. When I work with Instagram I use part of the same […]
It’s always great to get accepted into a gallery and now I have my first online gallery! This is new territory for me and I must say I was highly impressed with Pamela Ballantyne of the online gallery appropriately named “Ballantyne Gallery”. She visited my gallery/studio and spent four hours pouring over my paintings, discussing […]
Women and cave art paintings? Just finished reading an article from National Geographic that women may have made the oldest-known cave art paintings. Archaeologists “analyzed hand stencils found in eight caves in France and Spain… and by comparing the relative lengths of certain fingers determined that three-quarters of the handprints were female.” Hand stencils have […]
I recently had the misfortune of attending a timeshare presentation that was, to say the least, stressful. A soft sell approach it was not! This got me thinking about how we, as artists, may need to approach a potential client. I personally would not recommend the high pressure sales tactic. I saw more than a few […]
I’m at the studio listening to the Queen Latifah show while I am working and the topics of conversations are weight loss hints. The stigma of being a plus-sized person is also briefly mentioned. On the other side of my work table is my “Elle” magazine featuring Melissa McCarthy on the cover. Melissa is the […]
Have you tried quilting? There are colours and textures ready to be explored.
All of us experience days when things don’t go according to our plan. In personal life and business. But if you press on, and don’t let this stop you, there may be a discovery, a surprise that otherwise wouldn’t happen.