Integral to creativity is finding ones perfect source of inspiration. Gathering inspiration through mindful nature photography is an intriguing technique and an excellent tool for observation. A perfect way to connect with nature and still ones mind. When the sunlight is just right and there is a quiet atmosphere to the air, observing genuine beauty … Continue reading Gathering: The Perfect Inspiration Solution
After the completion of the final art exhibition this year, I began reflecting on my successes of the year. I decided to begin exploration and documentation of these successes in writing. Truthfully however where I should begin is with Jane’s Blog, as this is where the healing journey began what seems like decades ago now. … Continue reading Painting A Way Through
SOLD! It begins just like that with a Pre-show sale and I couldn’t be more grateful. When your in studio painting new paintings the artist never knows how they will be received, it is about the process of making a painting. What I do in my life has been filled with good hearted people who … Continue reading You are Invited to Art in the Garden this Weekend.
Natural light luminously dancing on leaves, the smooth vibrant coloured petals gently opening into a blossom and patterns of nature ever changing with new growth. One of my happy places the garden has played a profound role in my healing journey over these past few years. Enchanting moments in the garden have brought me peace, … Continue reading Healing with Enchanting Garden Moments & Art
Art draws me in, authentically encompassing my body giving me happiness like that found in a child drawing with a big box of colourful Crayola crayons. Within the practice of art there is much patience much like the garden gently ever changing from moment to moment. A place where times slows down and one can … Continue reading Happily Healing Through Art
After an exciting Bayview Art Tour venue there are some new followers, thank you. Also a big thanks to all my new and existing collectors, I hope you are finding happiness in your paintings. I look forward to seeing paintings hung and hearing stories about your painting. Summer arts is exciting in Toronto, so much … Continue reading A Car Ride, Oh Boy!
Moments of success are a long time in the making living with chronic illness and disability, at times with much uncertainty although filled with optimism. Last year I needed to establish some successes in my new life with ME. I decided that my focus would be on my painting, a lifelong goal that had yet … Continue reading A Challenge Although Not Impossible: Disabled Artists & Art Shows. New ME Volume 2 No. 6
A fabulous moment happened to me recently in my journey, which I thought would be important to share. Living with modified and unpredictable days there are simply moments of time which I use to my best abilities for my favourite practices. One practice being art, the most coveted of all. These moments add up and … Continue reading Momentum Through a Series of Paintings
It all begin simply without any complexities, while beginning to prep panels for a show. First, the plentiful thought bubbles began like when you were a child and cracked open a new bottle of bubbles with a pink wand tucked under the surface. The thought bubbles were non-stop. I thought of living back in my … Continue reading Painting my True Colours
Thoughts of being nifty at fifty have been ruminating in my head for a long while now. I happily and confidently began the journey of letting my hair turn grey when I was forty eight years of age, although not for the obvious ageism concepts one might think. Thus come my 50th birthday I will … Continue reading The Nifty Fifty’s Chronicles
An interesting topic I have been researching and exploring for over a decade, the human brain. Upon the early onset of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) the shockingly real symptoms of the brains cognitive dysfunction were very present indeed. Now, I had to take my book knowledge and put it into practice for my own life experience. … Continue reading My Brain on Art
Boundaries are not new to my life, I have explored and worked with them for decades. However, they became paramount when I began living this new lifestyle. In the beginning, it was about protecting my disintegrating energy like sand sifting through an hourglass. Then I was required to protect my conditions as they were often … Continue reading How Boundaries Support My Painting Practice New ME Volume 2 No.4