Getting Ready for an Art Show

…small gems

Last year I joined the Women’s Art Association of Canada. Actually I won a membership for a year and this year I extended the membership for another year. I was really hoping that if I belonged to a group like this I would be inspired to paint more. Unfortunately circumstances beyond my control made finding time to paint difficult.

Despite these time constraints I still managed to find some time to paint ‘small’. Often my inspiration came from on-line classes, especially Carla Sonheim’s classes. Every year at WAAC (Women’s Art Association of Canada) a special show just before Christmas is featured in the large gallery called ‘Small Gems’. Members are encouraged to submit small pieces, no larger than 48″ around the perimeter, framed. Also, the pieces can be sold for no more than $200.00.

This year I managed to complete four small pieces. Two I made earlier in the year and the last two I started and finished last week. You may have already seen the first two but they are now framed.

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A Photo a Week Challenge – Atmospheric

…thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting A Photo a Week Challenge

A cool overcast day. A great day to spend indoors and enjoy a quilting show in Orangeville.

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Friendly Friday – Whereabouts

….thanks to Snow for hosting this week’s Friendly Friday

where·a·bouts
/ˈ(h)werəˌbouts/
adverb
  1. where or approximately where.
    “whereabouts do you come from?”
noun
  1. the place where someone or something is.
    “his whereabouts remain secret”
    Similar:
    location, position, site, place, situation, locality, spot, point, placement, locale, neighborhood, vicinity, home, address, bearings, orientation, locus
    My whereabouts is my neighbourhood as it transitions from autumn to winter. Blue skies and warm temperatures are appearing less frequently and are being replaced with rain and cooler temperatures. We’re enjoying the final days of autumn flowers. Gardens are being put to bed as the leaves begin to fall and blanket the roads with reds and yellows.
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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Textures

…thanks to Cee for hosting the Fun Foto Challenge

Anyone who knows me is aware that I love textures. I love to photograph textures and paint with textures.P1080057
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