New Quilted Ink and Watercolour piece

Most people have at least one wall space that they could label a ‘feature wall’. Ours is in our central stairwell. I like to hang a featured piece of my art in that space, and tend to often sell the piece as time goes on. I recently sold several pieces of artwork listed in a …

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Recently Sold Artwork

Recent sales of ink and watercolour artwork: ‘Graffiti Tree’. 2017, Ink and Watercolour print to canvas, 45″ x 30″ The ‘Graffiti Tree’ 2017 piece is a favourite in my portfolio. This large piece, 45″ x 30″, exhibited at art shows and galleries has sold! I offer limited prints to canvas of this piece. Please inquire. …

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Introduction to Feng Shui

Feng Shui is the traditional Chinese art and science of living in harmony with the environment. It is deeply rooted in Chinese culture and Taoist philosophy and it is a way of seeing and interacting with elements of the universe. In this article I will briefly introduce several of the factors (colours, elements, shapes, life …

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The Hector bird – The bird who chose me as his favourite human :)

“Not many people know this, but, birds choose you, you do not choose the bird” a sweet elderly lady whispered to me only a few minutes after meeting Hector. I had researched adopting a pet bird for months prior to my first visit to one of the best rated bird breeders in January 2013. Please see my prior blog: …

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Wonder and Authenticity – Introduction

It’s natural to go through phases of ‘people pleasing’ behaviour, however, the main problem I’ve discovered from phases of moderate ‘people pleasing’ or ‘DO NOT upset people too much’ philosophy is that holding these personal ‘vows’ closely, mutes your expression, particularly in the moment – and in some cases, mires you in absolute…

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What is the purpose of your trip to the USA?

“What is the purpose of your trip to the United States of America? – Business or Pleasure?” Asked the Airport Entry Security Agent. I answered: “Pleasure”. I was a single woman travelling by myself to Florida in January that year staying with extended family. I answered all questions asked by the Security Officer promptly, honestly …

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For the love of birds!

Unexpectedly during a trip to Calgary, Alberta while visiting my brother and his family in 2012, I fell in love with birds. A few days into my stay in Western Canada, my brother asked if I’d like to go to the pet store with him and my two nieces to buy a treat for his …

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Have you ever heard of the Snow Phoenix?

Out of the many bottles that have made their way through my door, this one caught my eye. For those of you who don’t know me well, my affinity for alcohol usually doesn’t stem too far from wine, beer or fancy-fun martinis. My introduction and knowledge of scotch has generally been at arms length, with …

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Coconut Easter Nests: To Keto or Not to Keto?!

Hi Lovelies! Easter is approaching quickly and I wanted to make a simple dessert in advance. Admittedly, this is the first time that I’ve created Keto Coconut Easter Nests and I will be serving them this weekend – Yay!! I’m hoping, however, that the nests will taste fabulous even after a few days of storage …

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Fried Chicken with Oxtail Gravy at 3am? It’s About Time!

How can someone spend their teenage years in Scarborough, a place so diverse and rich with culture, and never try oxtail — c’est impossible! As a teen living in the eastern suburb of Toronto affectionately called, “Scarberia,” by some locals, I spent much of my time involved in sports, often just grabbing some fries, beef …

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