Sunday, September 25, 2011

This is how I store my charms

These are  a few of the charms that I have swapped.  I use mannequins.  Some I have purchased and others I have made.  This sit on a mantel in my studio which use to be the family room when the kids were young and living at home.

Under the Sea Art Charm Swap

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Copper,Torquoise, Orange and Red Swap

Celestial Art Charm Swap

Several months ago, I joined a fabulous group on Yahoo.  We swap art charms.  It is another delightful form of creativity.  This is an amazing group of wonderful artists.   This is one of the swaps.  You can see the charm that I made off to the right with her eyes closed and a smile on her face.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The is the back of the birdhouse.

Bird House

The Campbell River and District Arts Council held an Auction recently to raise funds for their scholorship fund.  They asked 20 artists to paint birdhouses and they would be auctioned off at a wine and dessert party.  This is the bird house that I painted.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sherrill Kahn workshop Calgary Alberta 2011

This is the beautiful bed and breakfast that we stayed in during our time in Calgary. Sherrill also stayed here so we were very fortunate in having breakfast with her each morning and also given a ride to and fro the workshop. I highly recommend this B & B. The owner is a wonderful cook. The breakfasts were amazing. It is called Calgary City View B & B.

Sherrill Kahn workshop Calgary Alberta 2011

This is the view of Calgary from the Bed and Breakfast we stayed in.

Sherrill Kahn workshop Calgary Alberta 2011

This is a demo that Sherrill did using a paint from Kroma called "Crackle". Kroma paints are made in Vancouver, B.C. They are a wonderful paint and their store is situated on Granville Island.

Sherrill Kahn workshop Calgary Alberta 2011

Fencing laying alongside of a building in a Calgary back alley. Makes a nice background for collage.

Sherrill Kahn workshop Calgary Alberta 2011

We were encouraged to take photos for great backgrounds in our work. Paint peeling off of a garage door.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sherrill Kahn Workshop Calgary Alberta 2011

This is a pin that Sherrill had made out of air dried clay. The colours are magnificent.

Sherrill's Jacket

This is a close up of the jacket that Sherrill wore to class.
One of the many demos that Sherrill did for the class.

Sherrill Kahn Workshop Calgary Alberta 2011

Sherrill posing with a huge coffee filter on her head. When you take a workshop with Sherrill, she uses everything but the kitchen sink to make backgrounds and to add depth to her work. Anything you can put paint on works. We were asked to bring face wipes, coffee filters, cosmetic pads, fabric to name just a few of the items.

Friday, February 18, 2011

And the winner of OWOH is.......

Wendy -


Friday, February 11, 2011

Polly the Paper Doll

This is the second of the two dolls. The swap is held by the Yahoo group "Arttechniques". They are an amazing group of artists who share their talent and skills.

Moll the Doll

Joined an Art Doll Swap and made my first art doll. This is Moll.
It was a fun project to do as it took me back many years when I use to play with Paper Dolls and made paper clothes for them.

Monday, January 31, 2011


Thanks to Lisa Swifka, I am happy to welcome you to my blog and One World One Heart 2011.
I am an artist living in the Pacific Northwest on Vancouver Island. I love creating whether it be with watercolours, acrylic, mixed media, beads, photography. Recently I discovered Zentangles and have given many tiles away as gifts. My gift to the lucky blogger this year will be one of my Zentangles Tiles, your choice. You can scroll down my blog and look at the many different styles and pick your pattern. You might also look at some of the other things that I have done as well while you are visiting. Please leave a comment and your Blog # so that I can visit you. The lucky winner will be announced Feb 17th. Good Luck and thank you for visiting.