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Thankful

Happy start of the holiday season!!! Most orders to retail stores are out the door, I didn’t cook this year (which is a crazy unexpected luxury of time and energy…I LOVE cooking and doing the whole shebang but wow does it free you up and when you’re a guest!!) and I’m settling into a busy […]

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Rainy Days

It’s that time! October and Halloween have come to an end and boom, wind and rain are here and it’s all things HOLIDAYS!!! I tend to ease into it…I don’t need the Christmas music just yet but I do enjoy seeing the changing displays in shops, grocery stores, bakeries etc…the fruit is more rustic, root […]

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Candy Apples

Happy Halloween!! Dressing up? Answering the door with miniature chocolate? People watching? Walking the neighbourhood with little ghosts? Whatever the day offers, I hope it brings a smile to your face. My little town has a charming Main Street parade and an exuberant Halloween happiness. The caramel candy apples are in the front window at […]

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Une Pomme

An apple a day….keeps the doctor away? Or at very least provides a cozy autumnal muse for most recent artwork. Fall is my absolute favorite season, the weather, colors, clothing, food, the relief of post summer and the crisp activity of pre-winter burrowing. Like everyone, I look at the calendar these days and think, what, […]

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Bienvenue

Bienvenue autumn travel, a new season and fresh creative paths. We had a glorious downpour yesterday that was like a light switch on summer. On, off in one day. We are now fall. With that came the irresistible urge to look up soup recipes and finish up canvases that have been lingering around the easel. […]

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Joy Blossoms

Hello out there! Is it still summer? Judging from my inbox, most companies are nudging me towards fall..and I’m fine with that. Someone said to me today, I can’t believe how fast this summer has gone and I said, “really?” I feel the exact opposite. It’s definitely been summer here alllll summer. I don’t live […]

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Don’t Give Up the Ship

Don’t Give Up the Ship! Tired or weary or both or just dazed and confused from the non stop news of the world? Moi aussi. But don’t give up. Don’t give up the ship! A few things that help me restart the creative engine or at very least plug back into optimism. I’m sure there’s […]

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Picnic Boat

If you’re Canadian, it’s a long weekend…July 1st is Canada Day! If you’re American, it’s a long weekend, July 4th on Monday! Wherever you are celebrating or relaxing or laying down, resting and restoring, I hope it is peaceful. I think we could all use some of that! My long weekend is a combination of […]

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Moonlight Picnic

It’s officially summer here. The hot kind. I’m not saying I’m a total summer scrooge but…I am saying that today’s triple digit heat is not my jam. The upside of a heat advisory is staying inside to clean and spruce up the office, drop of an order at a local (air conditioned) shop and remember […]

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Ladybug

It’s a sign! Is it just me or does anyone else see ladybugs as a good luck sign or when they’re thinking of a loved one. Occasionally (very occasionally), paintings will appear and literally pop off the paint brush and tell me, well, this is what’s going on the canvas today. This was that painting! […]

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