Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Goodbye Summer

A great summer spent at the cottage! 

But all good things must come to an end.

"Beep" and Merfy, last day of summer fun.

Back to "life in the fast lane"

"Beep" has started high school, a new adventure for her. Merfy, hubbers, and I, starting our next chapter in life.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

What A Cutie

This little cutie visits us every day at the cottage. He LOVES peanuts!
Red Squirrel
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Monday, August 6, 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Back To Our Scheduled "Summer Program"

Pine Lake

Canoe trips, kayaking, hiking, fishing, and yoga on the dock!
And of course, painting!



Thursday, June 28, 2018

Beep's Graduation, A Very Proud Grama.

Our granddaughter (Beep) B(etter)K(nown)A(s) Bree,
  graduated from grade 8 last night.
Quite a milestone in all our lives.
The graduate...

Beep with her friends before the grad ceremony.
I have know these "kids" since they were in kindergarten.
She won two awards!
No one in the family knew about them, nor did she, so the photos were snapped very quickly when her name was announced and she walked across the stage.

The first award was "General Proficiency Award"
presented to the student who makes the most complete contribution to the whole life of the school, by participation in all aspects of school life, academics, social and school activities.

The second award was "Art History".
She won the Art History award citywide back in May, for her project on the Canadian artist Tom Thomson.  Oral presentation,  board display, and her original acrylic painting of her interpretation of Thomson's "Jack Pine"
 Beep and her best friend, Sid (who also won an award).
Two delightful young women, embarking on the next stage of their lives...high school!
How bittersweet!
Am I a proud grandma, you bet'cha!
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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Summer 2018

It's hot in the city.
Temps soaring to 44C, that's 111F.

We are escaping to Northern Ontario, (Pine Lake) about 6 hours north of us, where the temps are least 10 degrees cooler.

Beep and I will swim, paddle board, and paint, while hubbers (papa) will fish, for pike, bass and muskie.

Also planned, canoe trips, kayaking, hiking, and yoga on the dock!

It's a wonderful life!


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Soul Flow

Art, more likely than not, is conceived in the artist's soul. Once it is born, it flows into the world... as a photograph, a piece of music, a fashion design, the written word, dance, a painting etc.

I paint, from my soul. This is my latest "Soul Flow". Which BTW, is also my "business" name.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018


My latest painting.
Acrylic on canvas

I'm loving this one!

Friday, April 20, 2018

A Hot Mess

A hot mess -
when something is in a state of disarray but maintains an undeniable attractiveness or beauty.

My latest painting.
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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Gearing up!

I have been busy! Being artsy.
Learning and creating. 
Getting ready for an exhibition this summer at ,
"Art In The Park"

One of my latest acrylic pour paintings.
But...is it art?

Art may not be in the eye of the beholder,
but rather from the soul of the artist.
So, from my point of view, yes it is!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Bye Blogland

Blogging has been a blast, connecting with others in cyber land, reading and viewing other people's posts, pondering what they have to say, seeing exceptional photos, etc. But all good things come to an end.
Thanks so much to all my blog friends, for sharing you life, opinions, dreams, accomplishments, and visions.
It is time for me to say .
Wishing and hoping for the best for all of you.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Cooper's Clicks

A Cooper's hawk at the back of my yard.
It was eyeing the birdfeeders, waiting for lunch to land.
I managed to click off some quick shots
 as it readjusted itself on a branch.

BTW...it did not get lunch.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

A Quickie

Snowbound, frigid temps. What can one do on a day like this?

Paint a quickie of course!

What can you paint in 20 minutes?

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Saturday, January 6, 2018


It's minus 29 degrees, we are getting a lot of snow! I love snow, The bitter temps, not so much.

I am unable to go outside, as the temperature plays havoc with my MS. So, to pass the time, I knit, exercise and paint.

I did a quick little painting that I wanted to do before Christmas.

Nothing complex or outstanding, just a touch of whimsy.

Wishing the best to all my blog friends in 2018.

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