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  • “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...
  • Why Draw the Elephant? Daily Drawing Project FAQ's

    In 2015, people kept asking me: Why are you drawing the toy elephant? Daily Drawing Project FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) and my Answers are ...
  • Art Statement

    My Artist Statement is constantly evolving as I progress and work in my art practice. A few years ago in 2015 and 2016 I was focused on painting a...
  • Art Manifesto

    In 2010, while studying art in Venice, Italy, I created my first Art Manifesto as part of an art history class assignment. The project was meant t...
  • Elephant Artwork & The Painting Process

    My daily drawing project of the toy elephant in 2015 inspired me to make new paintings! Shown here are two toy elephant paintings. Below I explain...