|Posted on 14 February, 2019 at 19:55||comments (1)|
After what had been a relatively uneventful winter, Mother Nature decided to stop toying with us and unleashed a series of vindictive storms. The first bout arrived at the end of January but as February took over the snow begain to pile up. The first round was a nasty mix of ice pellets, freezing rain, rain and snow. The variance in the forms of precipitation made for an interesting digging experience. My car was encased in a crusty slippery shell of glistening white.&...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 22 January, 2019 at 19:15||comments (0)|
Hello, and Happy New Year. This might seem a bit late for New Year's wishes, but this being my first blog for 2019, I think it's an appropriate start.
Of course we are in the throes of the winter season, not my favourite time of year but to be perfectly honest it's been quite a kind winter so far. We've had very little snow, and none that has impeded my personal travel to date. We just came out of a rather cold few days however, with mind blowing windchills in the high...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 11 December, 2018 at 19:15||comments (0)|
Last Saturday was the last art show of the season for me. It took place in a small community hall in Nottawa, Ontario which is just before Collingwood. It was fairly well attended, and I met some new friends during the time I was there. There were so many lovely items for sale all handmade by some very talented artisans....it was hard not to spend a lot of money!
I got news this weekend that my commissioned painting of the Ontario Provincial Police car will be hu...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 4 December, 2018 at 18:20||comments (0)|
Last Saturday I participated for the first time in the Unique Christmas Market held in the little town of Clarksburg near to my house in Meaford. I didn't get to Meaford until the wee hours of the morning....5am to be exact...and had a meagre two hours of sleep before my alarm went off. The venue where the show was held was a place called The Marsh Street Centre and was available at 8:30 for set up. The show opened at 10 and was packed with shoppers partly due to a clever id...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 27 November, 2018 at 18:25||comments (0)|
Something I often have trouble with is titling my work. When I first started showing my work I thought it absolutely necessary to bestow a title on each piece and if the appropriate name didn't come to me immediately I worried about it and struggled to think up something catchy. I was under the impression that if the work wasn't named then it was somehow incomplete. I found it added almost a stressful element to painting so for some years I decided not to name anything. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 20 November, 2018 at 18:55||comments (0)|
It wasn't much past the middle of November when we got our first taste of The White Stuff. Now I've stated many times that I'm not a fan of snow. I've never really adapted to the Great White North, despite having now spent most of my life here. I tend to feel down during what I call the dark months. It's dark when I get up for work, and getting dark on my way home. Last Thursday night there was what the weather people called the first major snow event. It s...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 13 November, 2018 at 18:10||comments (0)|
The Loft Gallery Square Foot Show ended last Sunday, November 11, so I'm going to share with you my submissions for this year. I submitted four pieces to this very popular show, and I will have no inkling as to whether they were sold until the end of November. The Gallery requires this time to get all the paperwork completed, and as there was over 700 pieces, it's totally understandable - it must be a most daunting task.
The first painting I'm going to share is one I called ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 6 November, 2018 at 19:00||comments (0)|
I had last Monday off last week, feeling fairly normal until later in the evening when I caught the inevitable pre-winter cold. I experienced the full treatment.....starting with the irritated, scratchy throat which escalated into a full-blown rawness that can only be described as having the inside of one's throat thoroughly scraped with a rough bottle brush. My appetite quickly disappeared and I could only think about cups of hot tea. Coffee is off the table once I get...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 31 October, 2018 at 21:45||comments (0)|
Happy Hallowe'en, Blessed Samhain. This is the time of year when it's a common thought that the veil is thinning between the two worlds, the now and the afterlife. I will place my light into my upper hallway window on Hallowe'en Night and leave it open a crack to let my ancestors pay a visit. I love this time of year and decorate my house with all the traditional ghouls, ghosts and spiders, (although I'm quite terrified of the real versions of the latter). A favourite thing for me is to c...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 23 October, 2018 at 18:20||comments (0)|
This past weekend I traveled north and on the way submitted four pieces to The Square Foot Show at The Loft Gallery in Thornbury, which is the town before Meaford. It was, as always a pleasant experience and I look forward to the opening night which is November 3. The show runs until November 11. It's an annual event and is immensely popular, so much so that the Gallery issues numbered tickets (free) and have to call people in sequence as they wait in a neighbouring cafe.Read Full Post »