Sold!!!!!

….a little joy came into my life yesterday

Out of the blue I received an email from a complete stranger who had seen some of my art on the WAAC website. She fell in love with my piece, Memories of Nowruz, and wondered if I had sold it. When I told her it was still available she was delighted. When we exchanged information I found out that she lives about 15 minutes away from me. We arranged for her to come to the house and from a socially acceptable distance she could get a first hand look at the piece. Luckily for me the image on the website was true to the piece and she bought it on the spot.

We talked for a few minutes while the e-transfer was taking place. Like us she has lived in her home since the 70s and has no plans on moving any time soon. I really enjoyed speaking with her and later when I wrote to thank her she said she’d love to be on my mailing list for future shows. All in all it was a good day. Here is the painting that she bought.

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– Memories of Nowruz – 16 x 16 on stretched gallery canvas – acrylic paint and mixed media

A Photo a Week Challenge – Off Centre

thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting A Photo a Week Challenge https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2021/02/22/a-photo-a-week-challenge-off-center-2/

A cardinal rule in photography is to use the rule of thirds or placing your main subject off centre. It makes for a more interesting photo.

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Funky Frog Friday – February 26, 2021

….Tonguely is trying to portray a more angelic look

Has Tonguely turned a new ‘lily pad’ or is he the same Tonguely that we witnessed last week? Someone suggested that he may be the Eddie Haskel of frogs….turning on the charm to impress the parents. What do you make of his new look?

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Waterfalls in Hamilton – Water, Water Everywhere #65

….thanks to Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2021/02/22/snowy-branches-water-water-everywhere-65/

Yesterday Kevin and I drove to Hamilton, ON, to hike around an area known for its waterfalls. Unfortunately it was very icy so the hiking part was cut short but not before we were able to see two of the area’s famous waterfalls. The first one is Webster’s Falls. It is probably the more spectacular of the two because it is bigger and more water falls over the edge of the cliffs. Tews Falls has less water but the view along the gorge is spectacular.

Webster’s Falls

According to the City of Waterfalls site Webster’s Falls is a curtain waterfall with a 22 metre plunge and is found in the Spencer Gorge/Webster’s Falls Conservation Area in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The water flows down Spencer Creek and the falls is the largest in the area.

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Tews Falls

Tews Falls is a 41 metre ribbon waterfall, and is the tallest waterfall found in Hamilton. Located at the Spencer Gorge / Webster’s Falls Conservation Area, its source is Logie’s Creek. 

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Finished!!!!!

….I started out gangbusters

….but when I got about three quarters done I slowed down. There were days when I only placed about three or four pieces successfully. In the last couple of days, however, when I got down to the last 100 pieces things became easier and pieces fit into place, especially when I focused on the shape of the piece rather than the colours. My sister in Chatham shared this strategy with me when I talked to her earlier in the week.

I’m now ready to tackle another one. I think I’ll borrow one from my daughter.

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I’m Losing Track of the Days – Here’s Wednesday’s Wacky Bird

….on Thursday with a bonus bird for Winnie

Some days I don’t even get out of my pyjamas until noon and I don’t get moving until dinner time. I’m not depressed but I am under a lot of stress. Our daughter and her husband are looking for a house and the buying market is absolutely crazy. I’m not talking about just Toronto but north, east and west of the city the bids are going $100 000 to $175 000 above the asking price. How young people can afford to buy a house these days is beyond me.

I digress. This post is suppose to be about Kevin’s wacky bird for Wednesday. I know it’s Thursday but I think I felt compelled to tell you why I’m so late. This is Armchair Bird.

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Earlier in the week, Winnie was down in the dumps. Her mother told us that even the most random thoughts would make her cry. On Tuesday she started to cry when she found out that Pluto is not considered a planet. I know it’s old news but she’s only five. To cheer her up she requested that her papa draw her a bird that looked like a parrot and that it be called Bonkers. So here is Bonkers the Parrot. By the way, it did the trick.

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