Tag Archives: Canada

Happiness is . . .

Romeo and I went to Martinique Beach yesterday. Five kilometers of crescent white sand beach. It was his first visit to the ocean. He enjoyed the waves coming in and out on the shore, the sand, the pebbles, the people, … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year

The Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts Studio Tour is on for the next three days. Studio Tour invitation. It’s from 10 am to 5 pm. My studio is somewhat clean with fresh paper on the floor and some new … Continue reading

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How things work

There is a small room off the large gallery at Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery. We decided to put small paintings in the small room and large paintings in the large room. It worked. The small room was intimate; the large … Continue reading

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More thoughts on not thinking

Novels are usually about people’s lives. They take me into what other people experiences, feel, how they think and solve problems. When I paint, I want to stay away from stories that can be interpreted literally, but similar to the … Continue reading

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Talking about art

My trip to Ottawa was great: the work is beautifully presented at the Orange Gallery, the opening reception well attended and enjoyable, met some interesting, lovely people, and wonderful to spend time with my son and his family. All good. … Continue reading

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This must be Kansas

The reception was great, well attended, enjoyable. Several people I hadn’t seen in a while were there, some old students, old friends, new friends. Very satisfying. I don’t have good installation photos yet. They will come. The weather was something … Continue reading

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Moving along

The Saint Mary’s University crew picked up the work Tuesday morning. I went into the gallery in the afternoon to talk about the placement of the paintings. Everyone easily agreed on where each painting needed to be. There is a … Continue reading

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Meanwhile

Meanwhile, I’ve been painting almost every day. It’s hard, vigorous physical labour, standing for hours while using repetitive arm movements. I have to be careful not to use my right arm too much or I will get a sore arm … Continue reading

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Why not visit Santa!

PC071131, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. This, so far, has been the best part of the holiday season: Lila visiting Santa! Her vet had a Christmas party for the animals. We even came away with a loot bag full of doggie … Continue reading

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The view from here

This morning I woke up thinking I love my life. With the sun streaming in my big windows overlooking the lake, I had to put sunglasses on to eat breakfast, or move to a different side of the table. I … Continue reading

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