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Spring In February

It’s been unseasonably warm this winter for the Mitten state. I’m talking about 60 degrees in February warm. That’s not normal for us. Strange weather always puts me a little on edge. 215 more words


Watercolour exercise (after Elizabeth Blackadder)

A watercolour exercise that borrows from Elizabeth Blackadder. A simple nature painting from life. A bit of dead stem from the garden; a daff, a lily and another flower(?) from the shops; and a budding stem also from the garden. 39 more words



This year in art I have been pushed and learned so much about myself. My personal favorite project I did were the botanical drawings. I had the most fun making these and am very proud of them. 296 more words


I have finally got round to creating my little Terrarium! It’s so cute and looks perfect on my desk in my studio. Layered with Pumice, activated charcoal, sterile soil and white granite; this little succulent should be ‘happy as Larry’ in his new little home.

Learning some new watercolour techniques

The Art Gallery of Ontario has a beautiful set of studios in the old atelier-style and they offer courses with really great teachers. I lucked into a short course of four classes in watercolour experimentation with Kelley Aitken. 44 more words


Wood block print

Elizabeth Forrest is an amazing teacher! I had such a great time learning the printing technique. Japanese wood block printing is fairly laborious but a lot of fun and actually easier than I thought. 32 more words