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.....

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Woman's House - Encaustic Mixed Media Collage Exhibit opens on Sat. March 6th

Opens Sat. March 6th, 4 - 6 pm with a reception celebrating International Women's Day, and featuring a belly dance performance by Souhaer Zarik of Hip Kik. Free, light refreshments will be provided.

Woman's House runs through May 1, 2010. This exhibit will feature a variety of encaustic mixed media collage works related to womanhood. Narrative works portraying women's journey, as related to mind, body and spirit.

Wise Daughters Craft Market, 3079B Dundas St. West (at Quebec); 416-761-1555. 10 % of the sales from Woman's House will go to Nellie's Women's Shelter.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

New Heart Series...Following Heart...Art Cards at Dragonfly Arts on Broadway, Orangeville

"Following Heart" Encaustic Mixed Media Collage Art Cards, 5 x 5, 2010
Here are a series of heart cards I completed ...some of which are at the great "Dragonfly Arts on Broadway" in Orangeville, Ontario. Check them out...wonderful one of kind arts and crafts.

I have been continuing to enjoy making these one of kind encaustic mixed media collage art cards....they are available at several locations....Dragonfly Arts on Broadway in Orangeville, Wise Daughters - Craft Market Place, Toronto, Whitestone Gallery in Guelph, and soon to be revived my Etsy shop....that is my intention to revive my own little shop with some of these art cards....

I will have some at the Spring One of Kind Show and Sale in Toronto, March 31 to April 4th....come and visit our booth...more details to come.

Also teaching the Encaustic Mixed Media Collage Card workshop on Thurs. Feb. 25th 6 - 10 p.m in Elora and Sunday March 7th, as part of International Womyn's Day festivities in Kitchener, come learn some more and join in.... drop me a line if you want to know more:

Also I dedicate this blog post to Nima...check out her work on this site part of Creative Awakenings community...a very cool site I just recently discovered.

Creative Awakenings - A wonderful new book that has helped the 'shift' begin....

"Creative Awakenings" by Sheri Gaynor...a wonderful new resource that has created lovely new shifts in my work...or at least I feel them brewing deep in the belly of my soul...beckoning to be birthed.... Highly recommend this book and the great online process of other artists moved by the book ...check it out!

First two page Art Intention collage from the EnVision Process outlined in the book "Creative Awakenings"....this is my collage for Feb. my Envisioning art intention for the month...

Some new pieces I have been working on...
Detail below.. this one is "See the Artist Within" 8 x 8 Encaustic Mixed Media Collage, 2010 and the second is " Awakenings - Holding Essence" 9 x 12 Encaustic Mixed Media Collage, 2010.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

CWEN Twenty-Ten Show Opens Feb. 13th Sat. at Barber Gallery 2- 4 p.m.

CWEN Twenty - Ten Art Show Opens this Weekend Sat. Feb. 13th, 2 - 4 p.m. at the Barber Gallery, 167 Suffolk Street West, Guelph, ON.

The Barber gallery is pleased to host twenty insightful women artists who portray the story of women through youth and age, love and loss, work and play, old stories and new, both naughty and nice, in honour of all things feminine.

Embracing Valentine's Day, Family Day and International Womyn's Day, "CWEN Twenty-Ten" runs from Sat. Feb. 13th to March 9th with an opening reception on Sat. Feb. 13th from 2 - 4

Opening day reception will feature choreography and dance by Ishra from Invoke-Tress Dance Theatre. Her performances will include a playful piece on the art of feminine flirtation, and a mystical piece portraying the heroic strength of women in mythology.

The CWEN visual artists include: Shirley Al, Andrea Bird, Olivia Brown, Marilyn Clarke, Annette Dion, Nancy Farrell, Karen Fralich, Supria Karmakar, Mary Karavos, Karolina Kuras, Michelle LeBlanc, Jo Lomas, Jean Maddison, Marion Manning, Perry Acey McEwen, Sonia Mincoff, Tina Newlove, Grayce Perry, Kathleen Schmalz, Barb Shaw, Janet Stanley, Debbie Thompson Wilson.

Free Parking and admission, refreshments.

Please consider bringing a donation of new and gently used bedding, sheets, pillow cases. blankets, towels, face cloths and toiletries to be donated to women and children's shelters - Guelph Women in Crisis.