All things Painty/Arty:

I can’t believe it’s been weeks since I posted! I have been so busy trying to balance painting and writing with the other mixture of dogs and life! I have been painting nightly, even if it’s just blobbing paint around, but have forgotten to post. It may be a sign that there needs to be a new camera in my future!

I have one more solo exhibition this year in Smithers BC and then I have nothing formally booked until 2021. I will however have my home studio open for anybody who would like to visit, but after 4 years of solid shows I feel like I need to recharge and we need to sort out a vehicle for moving my larger works.

I would  still like to learn more about abstract and see how I can make it work with my love of bold colours, I am currently in love with Moe Brooker who paints joy, just like me:-)

I have a list on links to online classes that I would love to take, but I’ll be TA-ing at SFU this year and I don’t think painting classes will be in my forseeable future, but 2021 will be a painty year for sure!

All things At Home:

I did a big garden chop and ordered some herb seeds, they seem to do well in our few sunny spots.

I love the cooler summer, and now it’s even cooler moving into fall, this is my favourite time of year.

I put in for my big grant yesterday and have been working like mad submitting to magazines and am revising for a piece of I have coming up in BC History Magazine – so exciting!

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I’m also always trying to lend a hand where I can and be as involved as I can be with anybody who asks.

UPDATED August 18th, 2019

Inspired by Derek Sivers.