Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tic tock

That holiday clock is ticking .....LOUDLY. I am trying to be very organized this year so my panic mode is earlier than normal!

I am busy trying to create a new holiday card. These are the last 4 years of my cards. 
The penguins need to be up to something new. My thinking cap is on. Stay tuned

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Honourable Mention

The Patriarch

Very pleased and surprised that this painting of mine was given an Honourable Mention at the Sumi-e Artist of Canada's show Shades of Ink this past weekend. I have painted several of these "birds" and this was the latest one. I used feather brushes for this work and he ended up with quite ruffled feathers but somehow looking in charge ..... hence the name.
Will post a better image when I get it off my camera

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Shades of Ink ....Sumi-e Art Show

If you are looking for something different to do this weekend why not visit the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre for the annual show Shades of Ink. I have Four of my paintings in this show and two of older work is part of a calendar that will be on sale. I was very pleased that one of them was selected for the cover.

There is a lovely tea room and demonstrations all day long of Sumi-e or Japanese ink painting. I will be demonstrating at 3 pm tomorrow afternoon.

Stop by and say hello

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Remebrance Day 2012

I just got back from the ceremony at our local Legion. I have tried to go to as many of these ceremonies as possible over the years. It was very nice to see a large turnout on this warm Sunday morning.  
Lest We Forget is not just a saying but something we should hold to our hearts and honour every day. War on paper is one thing, really listening and studying what happened is another. Our freedom is because of the sacrifices that were made and we should never take it for granted. 

For my Mother's story from the war visit this blog and also some other family stories visit this post and this post.

Remembering all of our Veterans today and all who are still in harms way. May our future be filled with peace.

Friday, November 2, 2012


Okay where has 2012 gone. I find it hard to believe that we are at November already! 
I have another show coming up ... Sumi-e Artists of Canada. I need five new paintings for this show. One down five to go!

Your invited!