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, January 2, 2014

Welcome 2014 - Lucky #7

ABOVE: "Seeing Myself Clearly", Encaustic Mixed Media, 12 W x 24 H, 2013

WELCOME 2014…. Lucky #7

I love doing this 'thing' with numbers…I add them up to see what the overall number would be and what I LOVE about 2014, is that it adds up to LUCKY # 7, and 14 is divisible by 2 to give us 7 again.  I can feel it in my bones, can you? 2014 is going to be a wonderful year, full of magnificent epiphanies, rocking magic and delight, on every account.  The power of our thoughts and words are unmistakeable.  I have seen this over and over again, in my own life and in the lives of others.  So to begin this new year, I am choosing my words and thoughts with powerful loving intention, to choose daily gratitude, and to be above all else positive, surrounding myself with others who are living with gratitude and magic.  And I am dreaming BIG.  I would like to invite you to share your positivity and share your magical self with the world.  Sending LOVE to you all and wishing you a wonderful 2014.  Make this a magnificent year, full of great thoughts, positivity and lots of love.  Embrace the struggles, they do exist, it takes patience, perseverance, and hard work to keep going.   Failure is success, it makes us stronger, the key is to keep going, keep dreaming and keep believing in yourself.  You have this power and the choice is yours and mine.  As my lovely 7 year old niece, Ella, would say "Choose wisely".  Make this the year where you dream big, set one, two, or even three big goals you would like to take…that big goal might take one simple step to move you forward.
YOU have the POWER.

On another note, January is also magical for its super moon, two full moons in one month, January 1 and Jan. 30th…enjoy this energy of the moon cycle.  Another reason to embrace the magic of possibility in your life and dream big. 

Saturday Jan. 11th & Saturday Jan. 18th  10-4:30 or half dayoption available.  Come work along side me in my studio, bring your own substrates, brushes, personal mementoes, encaustic medium…all else is provided.  For a spot email:


Saturday January 4th, Encaustic Level 1 & 2- Beyond Collage: Learn to work with image transfers, gold/silver/copper leaf, gouging, pigment sticks, 10-4 Elora. ONE spot left.

Sunday January 5th, Encaustic Level 1 & 2- same as above with Encaustics, 10-4 Elora. One Spot left. 

Saturday January 25th, Combined Encaustic Level 2 & 3 at Homer Watson House and Gallery, 10-4, Kitchener with Open Studio Option in the afternoon for past students. 1754 Old Mill Rd, Kitchener, ON N2P 1H7 Call:  (519) 748-4377 to register

Sunday January 26th, Encaustic Level 2 Beyond Collage 10-4 in Elora.  Learn to work with image transfers, gold/silver/copper leaf, gouging, pigment sticks, 10-4 Elora.

Saturday Feb. 8th, Encaustic Beginner's Class Level 1, 10-4, in Elora

Special Encaustic Card Making/Miniature 1/2 day workshop Feb. 9th 1-4:30pm in Elora, all supplies provided $75/student.  Limited spots…a great way to make some lovely gifts.

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COMMUNITY NEWS:  You are Loved Project

I would like to share with you a project my friend, Livingston Lacroix is sharing with the world.  Livingston Lacroix is an extraordinary spoken word artist, who will be launching a powerful "You are Loved" project on February 14th, 2014 at the eBar, in Guelph, Ontario, 5-7pm.  About the " You are Loved" project: 
This important project is all about spreading a universal message. As human beings we all have an inherent need to know and hear that we are loved, especially on those days where we are just not feeling that way. This is a one-year art project and social experiment that facilitates the growth and amplification of this important message. Our goal is to see how many messages of love we can spread from Valentines Day 2014 to Valentines Day 2015. Our goal is to have thousands of people from all over the world engaging with our project by posting up You Are LOVED stickers and sharing their photographs on Instagram.  For more information visit the You are Loved Project.

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