“You are not wonderful just because you are a Mother.”

I’m part of the amazing exhibition: “You are not wonderful just because you are a Mother,” an exhibition curated by Qiana Mestrich. When I read the call to artists, I immediately knew what to create. I literally prepared my image references and went to work after Little was asleep. This colored pencil drawing on watercolor…

Setting Up Anonymous Woman

The next few blog posts in this series will be about preparing and hosting the opening for my exhibition Anonymous Woman, which is running at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orléans, Canada from Nov 28, 2019 – Jan 7, 2020. When I applied for exhibition space via the city of Ottawa, I was living there…

Process: Peg

Sharing the process and journey behind the finished product pays testament to the love, care, and time that goes into each work. If you want to learn more about Peg and the other women of the Anonymous Woman series, get started here. If you’d like to own this work honoring the legacy of women before us, don’t…

Process: Barbara

Sharing the process and journey behind the finished product pays testament to the love, care, and time that goes into each work. If you want to learn more about Barbara and the other women of the Anonymous Woman series, get started here. If you’d like to own this work honoring the legacy of women before us,…

Process: Ruth

Sharing the process and journey behind the finished product pays testament to the love, care, and time that goes into each work. If you want to learn more about Ruth and the other women of the Anonymous Woman series, get started here. And don’t forget to sign up (it’s free) to become part of the…

The Origins of Embroidery

Embroidery as a word originates from the French word broderie, which means embellishment.  In the earliest days of man, we can find evidence of embroidery. Fossilized clothing from 30000 BC shows decorative stitching in boots, clothing and hats. In Siberia, archaeologists have found shells that had holes drilled into them and then were stitched into…

Artist Insights: How do you deal with perfectionism?

Artist Insights is a series where I answer questions from members of the community. Recently I was asked, My question regards perfectionism. Have you dealt with so — and if so — what do you do to overcome? Sarita, this is a great question, thank you for asking it.  If you are regularly visiting my…

A Brief History of Gold Leaf

Since the beginning, gold leaf has been about adorning and honoring important objects and people.

Artist Insights: Do you see yourself as teacher or artist?

Artist Insights is a series where I answer questions from members of the community. Recently I was asked, “What do you see as your strengths? And do you see yourself as teacher or artist .. which is the prime driver?” I grew up assuming I would teach AND make art. I never thought I would…

I have a confession…

I have a confession: I talk to my paintings. It sounds weird I know. But it’s the trick I’ve used to be spontaneous and somewhat unplanned in my art. I start with an image in my mind. Usually I catch a glimpse of an artwork in that time just between awake and asleep as I’m…