What Brings You Value?

What Brings You Value?

More and more I have been thinking about what it is in life that makes for a meaningful existence. I’ve lately felt an overwhelming desire to purge a lot of the things I own and go back to only those things that bring me value. The issue is that when it comes to...
12 Acts of Kindness

12 Acts of Kindness

Perhaps one of my favourite things to do when I have the opportunity to return to my home in Canada for the holidays is to take long, slow walks in the evening. I love the feel of the brisk wind against my cheeks and the wetness of the snowflakes that get caught in my...
Art & Friendship

Art & Friendship

Red Paper Cranes MS Fundraiser I have created a limited edition reproduction of Red Paper Cranes (max 300 limited edition prints) available in different sizes on either fine art paper or canvas. I will be donating 20% of my proceeds from all sales for this...
Making Space to Create

Making Space to Create

Painting is what keeps me grounded. I enjoy painting those particular moments of our lives that are often too difficult to describe in words. Often I will listen to music that reminds me of a specific time or place, or I will look at photographs that evoke special...
Art to Ease an Anxious Mind

Art to Ease an Anxious Mind

It was around this time last year when I got the call. My partner rang me at work to let me know that space had opened up and that he would need to go to the hospital within the hour to prepare for open heart surgery. As a bit of a control freak, this was not the...
The Art of Rejection

The Art of Rejection

A few weeks back before I opened my art website I decided to apply to another online forum that promotes beautiful wall art to see if they might represent my work. I had long admired their site as well as the various artists they serve. Beautiful creations displayed...
Courage to Create

Courage to Create

This week I’ve been thinking a lot about vulnerability. I’ve also been thinking a lot about trees. Trees and vulnerability. Vulnerability and trees. Perhaps I should explain. It’s been a big week for many reasons. On a personal note, I have opened this site which, to...
Dear Lovers and Dreamers

Dear Lovers and Dreamers

Welcome. It’s so wonderful to have you here.  This has been a long time in the making and is not without trepidation. The first line on a blank page is equally intimidating as the first stroke on the blank canvas. It is a process that is at once terrifying and...