Wally has finally published his ‘long awaited for’ book on the beautiful Dumoine river. He will be giving a talk about it through the Pontiac Historical Society, here in Shawville next week, Friday, January 22, at 2:00 p m. It will be at the old Massonic Lodge on Main Street.
Admission is free.
As urged by another, I will enter the new year with a fresh perspective, balance and joy in my heart.I am so fortunate that creativity is food for my soul as I embark on the year with the intention of continuing to create and to teach others how they can heal themselves, their wounded soul, through creativity. Because the soul streams wishes into being my plan is also to meditate, plan and brainstorm….on my own and with others! This is my shift for this year. My immediate goal is to recreate my sketch into a painting….oil ?….watercolor? You will see. So enjoy the last of the holiday and trust that you are growing and progressing as your heart desires….I am.
O M G! I am back into my blog! Keep forgetting or losing the password….This is rocket science to me and I have decided to meet the challenge this New Year so here is a summary of this past fall. First I must say that I lost my camera and am unable to bring visuals of the last floor cloth class that took place on the magical island. It was really exciting how the 4 girls just took to the process and created exactly what they chose with little experience with paint. Wow, you had to be there!
I will also post the sketch and painting I did while sharing an afternoon at the chutes with Sheila this end of summer. I have also some great shots of Louise’s floor cloth completed. It is light, fun and yet action filled….her joi de vivre! Oh, Marilyn came over and created her huge floor cloth for the cabin. Another must see. I will attempt to post a photo now. Oh, hang in there as Liz will be bringing me up to date with this blog too after the New Year is celebrated properly.
I spent all last week at the Pontiac Art residency program and it was so wonderful! I learned so many new ways to create, recreate and even learned how to use material that is found in a hardware store ! Who knew? This program allows artists from away to join the artists from the Pontiac to come learn from the best while they are housed and fed by us.
The following are pics from that week and I will post my practices that I created today with Sheila McGreggor here on the island up at the Chutes. What a smashing day we had! We are definitely doing this again soon! I also started working on new floor cloths and the view from the water’s edge in front of my studio.
It is off to a cool start with a bit of rain but last I checked, my garden was happy! I will now have my Gallery open every Friday Saturday and Sunday except for the week of the 20th of July at which time I am taking part in the Residency Program for artists in the Pontiac and teaching “Art You Can Walk On”, at Pontiac School of the Arts on the week end of 25 and 26 of July. The studio and Gallery are filled with beautiful Heritage art work by Jelly Massee and Wildlife Photographer Robert Mirault.My work is there too, so come take a look, relax and have a wonderful Crepes,Coffee or great smoothie at the Nanabush Cafe, Get some fries and burger at Swisha Spuds and sit on the docks, deck or on your boat and enjoy this beautiful little island. We are all situated on the water in the center of the Village lovingly called “Swisha”