The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Celebration Time - Also Time on Envision, Dream, Fly and Sing the new year in, 2011 welcome...

Celebration Time - FLY, encaustic mixed media collage, 5 x5

Time to celebrate, celebrate the year we have had, all the blessings, gifts, memories, and the time that is turning...2011 is upon us and it is now time to envision, your life as you would like it to be in the year is about to turn I think about doing another vision board and D-R-e-a-M .....

D-R-e-a-M, encaustic mixed media collage, 5 x5

 Sing, encaustic mixed media collage, 5 x 5 

Finding new memories to sing about and cherish, to focus on happy thoughts, love, and gratitude...
And with these thoughts I send all of you wishes for joy, love and blessings for 2011..thank you for continuing to visit me here and keeping me company in my artistic adventures....

I am excited about the new year, all the POSSIBILITIES, and happy times...and with those moments of contrast..which are part of life...I wish to seek courage, strength and more character emerge like a butterfly or bird singing.....embracing the 'moment'

With love - wishing you all a happy NEW YEAR....

Also don't forget the great workshop line up coming up starting in January...
Starting with the Level 1 encaustic workshop Jan. 16th and 23rd Sunday, 10 - 4 and the encaustic card making workshop Jan. 22nd Sat. and February 6th 1- 430 p.m.
Level 3 almost full on Sunday Jan. 30th. 10 - 4
Also five week formats starting end of January, for more information visit:

Register here:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Taking one's own path....

Jester's Chasing Fancy, Encaustic Mixed Media Collage, 6 x 6, 2010

Wonder, Encaustic Mixed Media Collage, 6 x 6, 2010

" There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading in the same direction, so it doesn't matter which path you take.
The only one wasting time is the one who runs around and around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong." ~ Hindu Teaching

Taking your Own Path

Our realities differ from one another, therefore, our perceptions can be different too.  This reminds me then, that there is no wrong vs. right way of doing things, only that the choices we make can lead to different paths, there are a variety of perspectives that can enrich our lives and each other.  So instead, I am choosing to really listen to your perspectives, to respect them, to understand and to accept the diversity in our human experience.  Essentially, I wish this for us over the seasons festivities, an embracing of our diversity, our lives, our choices and that LOVE is the sole unifier.  Wishing you all love, joy and peace.  I am grateful for my blessings and wish many blessings in your life too.
Here's to a new paths in 2011 one full of adventure, love, magic, joy and abundance.

Here is a listing of my Winter Offerings for creativity:

Some Winter Fun Filled Art Programs for your ‘soul rejuvenation’

A Special half-day Encaustic Card Making Workshop
A great way to spend time with a friend, or family members creating one of a kind encaustic cards/miniatures.  
Saturday Jan. 22nd OR
Sunday February 6th, 1 - 4:30

$85/person at the Fergus studio.  
These can be framed and enjoyed for a long time.  

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE - give the gift of art.  Certificates can be for product or services such as art workshops. 

One-Day Encaustic Workshops:
Level 1 January 16th 10 - 4
Level 1 January 23rd 10- 4
Level 3 January 30th 10 - 4 (few spots left)
Fergus Location

Five - Week Program Format:
Fridays January 28th to Feb. 25th 10 - 1 p.m. Fergus Studio

Thursday January 27th 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. to Feb. 24th, Fergus Studio
* 5-week intensive program fee is $280/all supplies provided.  1 day workshop fee is $160/all supplies provided
Returning students receive a 10% discount on their registration fee
OR Register with another person receive a 10% discount 
OR Register for both Level 1& 2 receive 20% off total registration fee
Studio Share dates will continue to run in 2011 for Fridays 1:30 - 5p.m.  Let me know if you are interested. 
For More Details Check

Or ask me about a custom art and creative workshop!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Celebrating the Magic in You - Telling Your Stories

" A story is a medicine that greases and hoists the pulleys, shows us the way out, down, in and around, cuts for us fine wide doors in previously blank walls, doors which lead us to our own knowing." ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Celebrating the Magic in You - Telling Your Stories

"Birthing New Dreams", Encaustic Mixed Media, 10 x 10, 2010

We tell each other stories, of our lives, the joys, the comical moments, the heartaches, our dreams and our challenges.  This art of story telling often starts when we are little.
I see this in my little girl's life, as I watch her grow, I am reminded vividly of my own memories.  I hear how during a sleep over with another little girl friend, they giggle well into the nite..Until one of them drifts off to sleep.  The giggles are a result, I am sure of stories they tell each other, of something big or of something nothing at all but frivolous fun.  This is how we grow, encouraging each other to sit, walk, and laugh with each other telling our stories about our lives, our loves, our discoveries, challenges, heartaches and dreams.

As Sark said in her wonderful book " "Succulent Wild Woman - Dancing With Your Wonder-Full Self", " Stories are our way to illuminate the path and find common ground.  Our illusions of separation disappear when we hear stories of another's struggles or discoveries.  We hear ourselves say, " I can relate to that!  ... The tiniest story in your life can deeply touch another.  You cannot know the effect your story might have.  Please let your stories be heard."

This excerpt from Sark's book reminds be about connection with friends.  And it also encourages me to keep going on with my artwork, telling stories within the paintings.  I hope it encourages you too to find ways to tell your story, within your lives, in whatever way you find that works for you.

I wanted to take the time to thank all those that came to my solo exhibit at 
Whitestone Gallery, "Waxing & Waning".   The show is still on for another week until November 26th, 80 Norfolk Street, Guelph, ON. Gallery hours are Friday to Sat. 11- 5 and Sunday 12 - 4.

Some other wonderful things taking place that I would like to invite you too are:
My own open studio days during December, Sat. Dec. 4th, 11th and 18th from 10- 4 my studio will be open to you for some time to celebrate the season with art work for sale and show.  I would love to see you and share some festive cider, treats and 'stories'.  
The Harris Collective in the Elora Centre for the Arts is also having their holiday art show and sale starting weekend of December 4th and 5th.  The Whitestone Gallery is having their $100 and Under sale, where 14 artists will be selling their work, so a nice variety to choose from.  And the UpTown Gallery, in Waterloo is currently having their Art Works - Small Works show.

There is a lot to enjoy and take in.  I look forward to sharing more of my art work with you, with each piece, there is a story. 

"Flower Fields 5", 7 x 7 , 2010 Encaustic Mixed Media

Monday, November 15, 2010

Studio Open House - An Art & Heart Filled Holiday Show and Sale

Every Saturday in December, I will be opening my studio space for an art show and sale...There will be yummy waxy art for sale, from delightful miniatures, like the one shown here, encaustic art cards, and other larger pieces too will be available, all one of a kind.  And for those who still feel they want something different or would like to give the gift of art choosing to their friend, family and loved ones, I will have gift certificates for that special occasion.  Come for a visit, Dec. 4th, 11th and/or 18th 10 - 4 pm  - Supria's Designs Art Studio - 501 St. Andrew Street East, Fergus, ON. 

For those also wanting to know more about some other great events in town, here are some things to keep an eye out for:

My solo show is still on until November 26th, 2010 at the Whitestone Gallery- 80 Norfolk Street in Guelph.  Gallery hours are Friday to Saturday 11- 5 and Sunday 12 - 4 p.m.   After November 26th, the Whitestone Gallery will be hosting a fabulous art show and sale, all $100 and Under sale, it is an annual event that many of you look forward to...check it out again this year...there will be 14 different artists showcasing their work; you are sure to find that special gift ..Opening evening reception will be December 4th at the Whitestone Gallery.

Also the UpTown Gallery will be beginning their Small Works - Art Works Show and Sale November 18th until January   - UpTown Gallery is at the Waterloo Town Square, 75 King St. South, Waterloo, open every day 11- 6 except Sunday. 

Another great Holiday Season Art show and sale to check out is at the Harris Collective - Elora Centre for the Arts, it too begins December 4th and 5th weekend, 10 - 5 p.m.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Heartfelt Gratitude for your support in my opening of my solo exhibit - Waxing and Waning

Window Vinyl Letter by Scutts in Guelph- above and below

View of the Whitestone Gallery Front gallery space

My friend Elysia, who made these yummy treats for the guests...moon shaped cookies, very lovely..thank you so much.

A great jazz duo, Ernie Kalwa and Chris

I wanted to share some opening reception photos with you..the opening went well and I am thankful for your support, feedback and coming out.  
Maya, my 10 year old said she lost count at 68 guests, the food was great and music fantastic...
If you didn't get a chance to visit during the opening, the exhibit is up until Nov. 26th at the Whitestone Gallery, 80 Norfolk St. Guelph, ON. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Waxing and Waning - New Encaustic Works Showing at Whitestone Gallery, Opening Reception Sat. November 6th, 7 - 9 p.m.

Detail of "Moon Dance" from above, new encaustic works

The Call, 24 x 24, Encaustic Mixed Media 

This new encaustic mixed media body of work is a whimsical  & narrative exploration of the notion of cycles, patterns & time via the moon’s waxing and waning phases. 

The work encourages rumination on the ebb and flow of life, the less vs. more, and the slowing of pace, softly exploring these concepts.  

The use of texture vs. smoothness with the medium and the symbolic imagery tells tales about the magical power and energy of the moon on our lives as she cycles through ‘waxing and waning’.

The symbolic imagery of the various modes of vehicles in flight, ladders, wings, birds & owls, lotuses, clock faces, travel, and flying trees with roots all in relation to the moon, depict for me the various symbols of time and cycles.

“The moving moon went up the sky. 
And nowhere did abide;
Softly she was going up,
And a star or two beside”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Waxing & Waning
Join me for the opening reception on
Saturday Nov. 6th,  7 to 9 p.m.
Whitestone Gallery
80 Norfolk Street, Guelph, ON.
N1H 4J2
(free parking by the Stone House lot on the Northside of the gallery)
Gallery hours: Fri. to Sat. 11 - 5 and 
Sun. 12- 4
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Time of Gratitude today and daily.....

"Against All Odds"
Encaustic Mixed Media Collage, 10 1/4 x 18

Gratitude fills my heart today and daily for the blessings that fill my life.   This is the last day of the Elora-Fergus Studio Tour, and it has been a full and busy one..with many lovely friends visiting, family love, and new friends met too....I am grateful for these visits, for the chance to share my new life's journey as an artist with the community.  Thank you for your support, feedback and appreciation of the arts.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, you can't help but feel or reflect on those blessings that fill your life...and it is daily as I go to sleep or wake that I try to remember to live with a grateful heart.

This piece above is also a piece about the 'bees' who grace us with bounty and life.  This piece is about their preservation 'against all odds'....

Grateful for the opportunity to share this, for your readership and for your offerings to the world.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Elora-Fergus Studio Tour - Free Encaustic Demos all weekend, both weekends - come and check it out!

Demonstation on using the Encaustic Iron

Demonstration of Image Transfer technique !

The Elora-Fergus Studio Tour opens this weekend Sat. Sept. 25 & Sun. Sept. 26th,  from 10 - 5 and next weekend too, Sat. Oct. 2nd and Sun. Oct. 3rd, same times, 10 - 5...I will be demonstrating all weekend for both weekends,  the encaustic mixed media collage method...Come to this fabulous free event ...for more information on all the wonderful artists show casing their work in their studios visit:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Elora -Fergus Studio Tour opens next weekend and UpTown Gallery opens new Portal Show, Waterloo, ON.

Group Show for the Elora - Fergus Studio Tour  opens tomorrow, Thursday September 16th 7 p.m. at the Elora Centre for the Arts.  This year, the studio tour includes 33 local artists, all opening their studio spaces to the public.  This is a free event and starts the weekend of September 25th and 26th and ends the second weekend Oct. 2nd and 3rd, 10- 5 each day, Saturday and Sunday.  Starting at the Elora Centre for the Arts gives you a full sampling of the local talent in the area.

Also, I am involved with the UpTown Gallery in Waterloo, and a new show opens called Portals - Enter another place, time and dimension. Opening reception is September 23rd, 6 - 8 p.m.  Love to see you out to meet the local UpTown Gallery Artists.  UpTown Gallery, Waterloo Town Square, 75 King St. S. Waterloo, ON, Canada. N2J 1P2

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Some more new work - Flying Series

"Birthing New Dreams" Encaustic Mixed Media, 10 x 10, 2010

"Flight of the Flying Fish", Encaustic Mixed Media, 16 x 16, 2010

"Wonderous Flight", Encaustic Mixed Media,  16 x 16, 2010

"Hare of Time", Encaustic Mixed Media, 10 x 10 , 2010

This new body of work is a whimsical exploration of the notion of time & travel through flight.  It is about the possibilities that could be, if we choose to step out of our comfort zones, to discover new lands, create new stories and embrace fresh new ways of being.
The imagery of the various modes of vehicles in flight, ladders, wings, lotuses, houses, clock faces and flying trees with roots depict for me the various portals to time & travel.  I specifically use the opposing textured and smooth areas of encaustic medium to further explore the sense of change that comes from taking steps outside of one’s everyday routine.

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Whole Ball of Wax, All Encaustic Show, Opens Sat. Sept. 4th...the Buzz is Alive and Well...

Through the Cracks of Time, Encaustic Mixed Media Collage, 14 x 18, 2010

"Step Out on Faith", Encaustic Mixed Media, 24 x 24, 2010

I am getting really excited about " The Whole Ball of Wax", all encaustic show, at the Propeller Gallery, in Toronto, 984 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON. 416-504-7142.  Featuring 12 Encaustic Artists...Hope you get to come out for a peak...Some of you have asked for a sneak peak of the work I will be showing..hear are two images for you above...

Opening Sat. Sept. 4th 12 - 6.  Open Weds. to Sunday 12 - 6 p.m. See you there!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

An Awe Inspiring Journey in the Magnificent Canadian Rockies, Alberta....An artist's haven.....

Jasper, Alberta - Canadian Rockies

Magnificent Jasper Trees

Lake Louise, Alberta, Canadian Rockies

Lake Louise, Alberta, Canadian Rockies

Pristine Blue Lake Louise, Alberta, Canadian Rockies

Banff Provincial Park, Alberta

Lake Morraine, Alberta

Lake Morraine, Alberta

Maya at Lake Morraine, Alberta...look at this magnificent blue water....

Canmore Grotto, Alberta

Saskatchewan, Land of the Living Skies...

I have to admit that Western Canada is awe inspiring, magnificent place, the landscape is an artist's haven...I have so much to be inspired by here from the billowing clouds and vast expansive sky, to the rocky mountains....the pristine lakes, a deep blue that seems quite surreal...What a wonderful country we live in and what wonderous magic we have all around us...Feeling full and blessed....