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I had some fun the last few months taking a painting class in an old house that has been repurposed into a teaching studio and is right on the beach!  When my partner-in-crime artsy friend Monika asked if I was interested in this class I pretty...

I first saw this guy --no, not that creepy guy in the back, the cutie closer up-- in the food store parking lot way back in January or so, when windows were still grimy with salt and winter.  I was taken by the way he...

Hmmmm.  Been a while. (Just jump in Jenn.) Happy new-year-a-while-ago.  Hope it was a good time and 2014 is treating you well. I had a restful break, just what was wished for, and then sort of a busy jumping back in time.  My little needlepoint business is sort...

Good morning moon. Why so blue?...

I've been finding the nicest emails in my inbox lately, from people who have bought paintings and then are kind enough to send me a note telling me why.  Such nice things to find.  Always puts a huge smile on my face. Last week I was...

Well I'll show this painting again when I've finished it, for now I've sort of roughed out the surface the shell is sitting on and am figuring out how to add some punch, but I've been staring at it on my easel all week, wishing...

Something about pears. These pears started as paddles. No, it's OK.  I know they're awful.  I worked and worked and used tubes of paint trying to get this somewhere.  It came from a picture that I'd taken that I liked a lot. Man, I like that picture.  Those...

Well I'm having a pretty good day! Last night the Anonymous Art Show in North Vancouver opened and this morning I woke up to two really wonderful emails from people who had purchased two of the three pieces I have in the show.  Both had delightful...

This is what I look out my window to see every morning in my neighbour's backyard. Yup.  Looks like a kangaroo to me too. I live in Canada.  Not a lot of kangaroos. Can't tell you how much I love looking out and seeing this guy.  Very surreal...