A Personal series of dispatches from Rural Ontario Canada

Sunday, November 12, 2006

more portraits and moo cards

A new mixed media series featuring children..This one is titled "Poor Betty" .
I felt he looked a little more charming with a bird on his head..
moo cards arrive in the mail..amazing!

Friday, October 27, 2006

feeling inspired .feeling tired

I've been tired and melancholy/mopey lately.Maybe it's the juxtaposition of these feelings that creates a sudden surge to create. Walking the dogs this morning with just a rustle from the grass and our own padding sound of footsteps down the trail..an urge to sing again while later puttering down the highway ..I bought a giant rusted star this afternoon and attended the library's annual book sale ..this after mooching around studio in town ...lit a candle and painted a small piece..felt peaceful.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

a view from my studio..after clean-up..

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Friday, October 20, 2006

beeswax or bust

I have been dabbling again with AtC'S AND beeswax..feeling full of whimsy so I tackled the wee fairies as my subject!

Friday, October 06, 2006


my morning frost ..

frosty morning

First frost..am I ready?Brrrrr.. My mornings are superb here..so far our fireplace seems to manage the chill-it's cozy in here and outside crisp..

Friday, September 29, 2006

foggy morning musings

The fog rolls in with spirits of cows..I am feeling a little melencholy-yet anticipatory re the show this weekend..it's been a while since I have witnessed others viewing my art..I look forward to the feedback..to guage who responds to what..

Thursday, September 28, 2006

mourning the cows

Ok..so I realize living next to a farmer's field opens up another world to me ..one that i have absolutely no influence on..I have grown accustomed to the daily visits of a herd of 30 some bovines..watching their rather graceful movements despite their bulk..amazing me with what appeared to be a gallop when they rumbled across the field. the other night I was certain I heard mournful cries (goodbyes?) Their Simple needs ..walk.. eat grass..drink water..occasionally try to hump another bull 2 months of fence side visits..curious stares..and being an audience for my occasional serenades..Long lingering looks..warm brown eyes flicking away flies..What kind of fool am I ? These are (were?) beef cows..destined for the unimaginable faTE..I told ..lectured myself to not get attached..whispered in their ears ..go softly, peacefully and quick -and forgive us!
So Grateful I don't eat meat

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

studio mayhem

I an faltering ever so slightly today ..trying to prep for Autumn Leaves studio tour ; eventhough I am guest artist..I put a certain amount of pressure on myself to showcase my art in a proper manner..No time grrr..how to balance life ? My studio is a mess right now ..I guess a reflection of my personal chaos ..

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

the little general

the little general, originally uploaded by collagegirl.

i think i will include him in the Autumn Leaves studio tour this weekend..a good opportunity to scope reaction to these new portraits

Monday, September 25, 2006

Home again..back to work..sigh..Images of being in a larger city swirling in my brain along with the mesmerizing lull of my sleepy country drive to work this a.m. Classical music humming in my little cocoon of a car as I roll over hills and take in the autumn vibrancy..the cacophony of colour ; the gorgeous death of the leaves as they take their final bow. I move through my day trying to live in the present.A whole day ahead -such a gift in that I am here and present in all my adult vitality..may it linger

Sunday, September 24, 2006

weekend exodus

back from big smoke-Toronto..always a little edgy, yet stimulating.

Friday, September 22, 2006

The art that keeps me balanced (well..sort of..)

time to post some current art ..small collages using vintage imagery from early 1900 scrapbook - a juxtaposition with text from an early romance novel and various backdrops ..
Also a new series of children ..Mixed media paintings..Where image is repainted and redefined by other elements in painting. I find the face to be so integral to the piece-not enough to be cute or charming

Ok ..so I am a little overwhelmed..think i will just go with it..The sky is enormous here..after living in urban settings lifelong how could I not be amazed?

Feeling a little restless..must be the autumn wind and change of season..a riot of colour out there..it inspires me . I have never taclkled landscape art but I may be inclined to try-such is the glory of natural world around me..very distracting!

A new start ..a new haunt..fresh air and tranquility. I would like to use this blog to share new work, processes and musings.