Saturday, July 19, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

just because it's monday

Dark Wine Goddess  16x20 acrylic collage

I made these silly collages several years ago but
I still like them. They have stuffed velvet arms and plastic bunches of grapes. Plus some crocheted grapes!

White Wine Goddess  16x20 acrylic collage

I may have to find room for them in the dining room.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

I will buy my materials elsewhere..

Hobby Lobby health insurance is said to cover viagra and vasectomies. Why are just women being singled out?

I will continue to boycott Hobby Lobby and any other company that I am aware of that discriminates against women.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

because it's wednesday

Pinkie's Prom Dress   16x16 acrylic

This is a painting from several years ago. I made it after attending a terrific workshop with Mike Svob. He had a great affect on my interest in bright colors. Mike is certainly not a beige kinda guy. I've grown so fond of this painting and the fact that it signaled a significant direction in my style that she has become part of my permanent collection. Pinkie is currently watching over me in the kitchen.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Post Canada Day---and Norma Bates

Canada flag on weathered boards

I must say that I enjoyed my first Canada Day as a Canadian citizen. You can check out my Canada Day parade experience at:

Does anyone else really like the clothes that Norma Bates is wearing on the series Bates Motel?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day

Hope you have a happy Canada Day. We are off to the festivities in Silverton.

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It's about my new hometown.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Lady E.

Lady E.   12x12 acrylic

Lady Elizabeth Bruce, wife of Randolph Bruce was enthusiastically welcomed to the community. In reading old newspaper articles, it appears that Lady Elizabeth was an active and valued member of the local society, hosting parties and the Red Cross Society of Canada meetings at her Wilmer home. Pynelogs was built for her. Sadly, she passed away before she could live there.
The relaxed and open feeling of the photograph as she enjoyed her garden in the lovely summer sunshine inspired this painting.