At Last – My Opening was a Success

after months of work my show finally opened

Thanks to all who encouraged me to keep painting and then supported me with a visit to the gallery and/or messages of love. I couldn’t be happier.

Those little red stickers were the icing on the cake.

5-ACA9-F9-B-A33-F-46-EA-8-DD1-2-F2707-D581-E4
The first big piece that sold yesterday
F3125228-BA51-4930-9226-630-E94-D802-BE
DFDB59-A3-3-C3-E-4-B28-98-DA-5-BC32-AD26-EA5
The two pieces that made up this trio were sold
A7-BAC411-BDCC-4-CA8-9-E49-176-D1-A6206-C6
My curator, advertising designer and loving daughter
394-C95-E8-4497-4168-BBA7-70-F31-BE3-ED1-F
My wonderful daughter-in-law
A211-D5-CA-0288-43-DC-9-AEF-D42-FA3-D6955-B
My Biggest fan and supporter – love you to the moon and back

Thursday Trios – June 30, 2022

coming down from a high after my first solo art show opening

A4-C2-AA7-E-018-C-4-FB3-994-C-BEBA52-C2-FA77-1-201-a
8-E798170-0-D1-B-42-F0-95-C5-5024-E98-C1-B0-C
8-DA6-F3-A4-D115-452-B-B193-EB716-D4-FB011
Three of my art pieces from the show
F173-CB2-C-08-D8-453-A-BFEF-303-B00-D328-F9
A trio of friends – we’ve known each other for more than 30 years

If you have any photos with trios I’d love to see them. Just copy the link from this post and paste it into your blog and I’ll be sure to leave a comment.

Ready for the Big Reveal

the doors open today for “Before and After Paris”

After months of preparation with ordering supplies, painting, framing and advertising, my show is ready for the public to see. I spent hours yesterday, with the help of two good friends hanging the paintings. Barb did a lot of the ladder work and Arlene eyed the levels and curated the placements. We were all very pleased with the final result. For those of you who live close by, I hope to see you at the opening but the show will be up till July 9th.

Here’s a peak of the gallery where every piece you see is mine.

CAB79203-06-EC-4-E3-C-8326-5787-D1198-EFA
825-FD749-4687-40-FD-989-A-DF7-FAC0703-DB
A9254-D4-E-054-B-4-E05-A93-F-4-A62-BF732-F64
8-DA6-F3-A4-D115-452-B-B193-EB716-D4-FB011
850-B2613-6-D19-407-F-85-AD-F3-D19-D699-DF4
44-F2824-F-1952-4-D5-D-A8-A1-9587448-A9-A6-A
6185-DDC6-E355-49-EC-84-BF-91-B738720-CA0
A55-CF774-5838-4905-A628-3-B3-F43-C8-D56-A
60024419-4831-4622-9517-0-ED7-B56-E1-C39
DED9-C350-F0-DB-4632-9584-8-F66-E9-AFF2-B8

Whatsoever is Lovely – June 22, 2022

….thanks to Squirrel Chase for hosting Whatsoever is Lovely https://www.thesquirrelchase.com/2022/06/19/whatsoever-is-lovely-2022-week-24/

Travelling to Peterborough for our grandson’s graduation and waking up to this lovely sight the next morning is whatsoever lovely for me.

578-A8-C92-9-DB5-4-AC3-B43-F-17-A46-CA7-F43-B
B2173-ED2-EF39-4852-BBC8-1-C8-ED51-E6590
F4-BC2-AD8-5728-4829-B11-C-319487301-F7-D
73693-A9-A-5916-49-A3-9505-331-E6-B0-E56-BA
B2953-C29-F425-456-D-9994-3-DD7-F5493866

Ducks All in a Row – I’m a Fan of Ducklings

….thanks to Jez for hosting A Fan of…..https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/06/13/speugies-fan-of-160/

I always feel blessed when I get to see baby birds, goslings and ducklings. They grow up so quickly and they usually go through an ugly duckling stage. The ducklings that I saw along Meade Creek in Peterborough were not quite at the ‘ugly’ stage but they were no longer the cute fuzzy babies that they once were.

I was surprised how close the mother let me go up to her brood. The geese on the other hand were much more protective and cut me off when I tried to get closer.

0-A288439-4521-4773-90-F5-6-A9-DF63-DD060-1-201-a
705-C45-C5-A378-41-F1-BC61-0-BA907584-AEF-1-201-a
D89-E2475-A27-E-4-E99-9-EA0-3180247-DE29-A
D8-C73706-DF22-485-B-B98-E-E37473523879
379033-AE-ED80-4-F0-F-BC9-D-3397-B2-CD543-B
14-E3-AA0-B-BA91-4-D1-F-824-D-C263-F999-B4-D5
26903-EE2-5-EA1-4-E43-A9-EE-E64-D3-BCD5901-1-201-a

Whatever is so Lovely – Week 20

….thanks to Squirrel Chase for hosting Whatever is so Lovely https://www.thesquirrelchase.com/2022/05/24/whatsoever-is-lovely-2022-week-20/

I know this post may seem outdated in some parts of the world but spring tends to arrive later here in Toronto, Canada and in the last week many of the blossoms are still just opening up. The ornamental crabtree in my front year still hasn’t completely bloomed. It should be in full bloom in the next day or two. Clearly blossoming trees bring me joy.

2-ABC24-F0-3527-498-E-80-E2-0669-AC847-E8-D
DCB8-EFDB-FE33-483-B-B5-C6-4-C3-FDC7-AF308
77-FCC76-B-EF96-440-E-AB6-D-851545-EC2231
8826-B92-A-D880-4905-A426-92-E2-CF84-A486-1-201-a
D3-F6244-E-2898-4-F86-856-B-72-C75-FB227-BC

Good Monday Morning – May 16, 2022

….waking up to grey skies

When I woke up the day didn’t look too promising, especially for getting out for a long walk. I quickly got dressed and headed out the door to get a few steps in before the rain started. I managed to complete a few chores in the backyard as well, like putting away the yard waste bags so they wouldn’t get drenched before garbage day, and cleaning out the wasp trap and filling the bird feeder. Here are a few photos I took on my short walk.

973-DBAA9-FCAB-414-E-8-FB0-254-CC7-B5-DD74
988-F1685-B25-D-486-F-A2-EE-6-A650-E7092-FA
99518695-B4-A6-48-F7-839-A-A0-C9-C2-F4-DE8-D
0580-A1-F2-2959-40-EA-A3-E3-DD7-EC9-E184-F0
1-D2-B1-A72-0833-4314-9239-742-D63-B7999-A

About mid-morning the rain started and I drove my husband to the clinic for his bi-monthly shot. On the way back we stopped at the store to replenish our milk, egg, fruit and cheese supplies. Once we got back home we made our first meal of the day.

The rain hasn’t amounted to much so far and it looks like it may have stopped for the day. I might be able to get out for another walk after all but in the meantime I have some paintings to finish. I’m starting to feel better about getting ready for my solo art show at the end of June.

833-B0018-97-A7-4-F10-8-F59-77-B30854656-D
4-F6-D2311-C23-A-4-DD7-A345-21-D590-DCF28-C

Whatsoever is Lovely …..week 16….Spending 24 Days With our Granddaughter

….thanks to Kate from for hosting Whatsoever is Lovely https://www.thesquirrelchase.com/2022/04/27/whatsoever-is-lovely-2022-week-16/

Our trip to Europe, France and London to be exact, was a blessing because we got to spend every day with our youngest granddaughter. Sevin is just two so of course there were moments when everything wasn’t sunshine and lollipops but for the most part we loved spending time with her and now that we are back home she asks her parents where are Oma and Big Papa.

5-BB66596-E95-F-44-E0-A4-B6-6281-D04-F06-AE
5-E6-F7-B9-A-2-F85-400-A-9-CCD-3-B4-F49-AD771-D
0-F4-C82-DC-5-A5-B-4-DD1-9-DF7-0-DD7-BEAADC21
0260-AC57-F08-D-4-B5-D-9234-49-B80-EB148-BF
785338-DE-1-DF4-4795-B01-B-A0-D0-A6-CF60-D3
5-A95-EC6-A-8-B75-400-C-8169-06194028-DAD6
F4-B08-C4-E-45-E1-4812-84-FF-A606-F943-FDC4
A96-C7-A48-49-DD-41-AE-9-C9-B-B809380-D7-C7-A