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  • "If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint" Edward Hopper Quote

    Painting Inspiration from Edward Hopper With Toronto schools and daycares open again, I'm back to painting alone in my Toronto art studio. I've be...
  • Missing My Art Studio Time

    Getting Back to Painting this Summer  Now that Toronto is reopening from COVID-19 closures, I'm looking forward to getting back to art making. Bei...
  • Quote from Artist Romare Bearden

    Organizing Chaos Through Art We live in strange, volatile and chaotic times and I find this quote from Artist Romare Bearden to be inspiring and en...
  • Daily Drawing During a Pandemic

    New Daily Drawing Project in Lockdown  I started a new daily drawing project in March 2020 when Toronto schools and businesses closed because of C...
  • “Look at life with the eyes of a child.” - Henri Matisse

    A great reminder to view life and the world through the eyes of children.  I’m finding this quote from Matisse to be helpful these days.  My kids s...
  • “Art is the Highest Form of Hope.” - Gerhard Richter

    If we’re able to make art, there’s hope With so much pessimism, I’m trying hard to remain positive. Toronto schools and daycares are closed for the...
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Grateful to my Artist Friend Jacquie Green This week I'm thanking people to whom I'm grateful in honor of Thanksgiving. Today on American Thanksgi...
  • Art Inspiration: Ideas that Evolve

    "I begin with an idea, then it becomes something else." - Pablo Picasso A great quote from a master artist. An abstract painting from my Dot M...
  • Art & Motherhood: On Being an Artist and a Mom

    Art Working at Home with Young Kids My 3 kids of different ages all love making art. So I've learned the hard way that I have to work on art commi...
  • Happy Cinco de Mayo! Color & Art Inspiration from Mexico

    Back this week from our first family vacation to Mexico. Too bad we're not there today to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Instead, I'll share inspiratio...
  • Toy Elephant and Lion Drawings & Paintings

    In 2015 I shared this post on new toy elephant and lion drawings & paintings. Yes, the elephant made a friend! As part of my Daily Drawing Pro...
  • Dogs, Cats & Ghosts: Mixed Media Artwork of Venice, Italy

      Swimming Dogs #2 in Giudecca Canal, Venice, Italy, Mixed Media on Panel, 2010   Dogs, Cats & Ghosts, Oh, My! Venice, Italy is one of my favo...