The #ZINE It’s ready!!

16 glorious pages for you to hold in your hand, take to the beach, read on the plane, share with your friends, use as collage bits, save and collect, compost or ….?

A copy is yours by donation (it does cost me 5$ CAD to color print and post to you), just let me know if you want one and I will contact you! Taking orders for a week and then I’ll get them printed and posted – one run only – with more issues to come!


When I was studying CS we made loads of these apps, so easy and so much fun and blink – hours go by:-)

New Substrate

It’s amazing how a new tool or substrate, product or colour of the day can spark a bit of creativity even when you’re exhausted:-)

I ordered these hardboards on sale and they are so cool!! So smooth and yummy!

Row was made actually over the period of about a week. Last week when I was so busy I only had time to slop one colour and a few marks down right before bed. The dog I did the other night when I was watching a movie, I was sitting sort of in the dark and I just wanted to feel the smoothness of the stuff so I sat and made lines. When I looked down I saw that pooch getting a scratch and only had to add in his eye, the outline of the hand and his nose and white tum. The happy girl I made last night on a prompt from my art class with Sandrine, it was to make a painting using only two complementary colours. I did add in a bit of white and graphite line.

Row Row Row Your Boat


Having a scratch

They’re Breeding!

My paintings, they must be!

Well, maybe not but the tipping point has happened, and I have been forced to unpack boxes who’s objects have not seen the light of day since the 70s.

When we moved here we didn’t have time or space to go through Sparky’s parent’s things so we just brought everything with us, packed things into various closets and spaces and promptly forgot about them. But the reckoning is here and I have been so busy these past weeks going through mountains of things.

I am very close to finished and now all that remains is the reorganization of rooms and spaces, and the organization of paintings. I have well over 1000 living with us here at home, and if you know us, you know how big the cabin is = not very.

This year was set aside for inventory and I didn’t know what shape that would take until now, and by the end of next week, I will have touched every painting I have here. The result of this is, of course, a distinct lack of painting in the evenings and I have only produced a few smallish things and I have some larger pieces in various states of play. Please bear with me during this time and I will happily post photos of stacks of tidy paintings very soon!

In the meantime, please enjoy this little ditty –

Here Kitty Kitty