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Creating with Scratch Art

The girls and I have been experimenting with scratch art lately and it is so much fun.  Any age can do this.  Here are some steps and some creative ideas. Materials-Scratch art kit-We bought a kit at Michaels but most craft or art stores would have it.  You can also buy the scratch art sheets […]

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Tissue Paper Art is so much fun!

              I love experimenting with new materials.  You don’t always have to use a paint brush or paint to make beautiful art.  We have been playing with bleeding tissue paper and it is so much fun for kids (and adults!). Materials -Spray bottle with water, water colour paper and bleeding tissue paper.  The tissue paper […]

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Halloween Art Ideas

I have been having fun in the studio lately painting some fall and Halloween inspired art.  The fall scene was one of the samples I brought to show at a wine and paint night at a local mom’s home that I ran this weekend.  The other paintings are ideas you can do at home or […]

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Sneak Peak…

Hi Everyone,  I can’t believe summer is almost over.  I have been working hard on the projects we will be doing in the fall classes that start in September on Wednesday nights.   Here are a few images of paintings we will be doing in the classes with new fun techniques.  Have you registered yet?  Here […]

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Smiles and Swirls

Hello Everyone,  I hope you are enjoying some sunshine.  I am excited to share that I am changing my business name to Smiles and Swirls. The Smiles is for the fun we will have creating together.  My favourite saying is “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight”.  It was my high school year […]

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Thoughts on Mother’s Day

Hi Everyone,  I hope you are enjoying some sunshine in your part of the world.  Mother’s day is difficult for me since my mom and my husband’s mom have both passed away.  I am sad that both of my girls are growing up without knowing their grandmas.  I am still dealing with grief over my […]

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Doing Something Everyday

Hello lovely people,  I can’t believe it is March already.   Lent  is a period of approximately 40 days before Easter that you are supposed to give up something that is difficult to give up.  I like to do something everyday instead.  Some years I have painted every day and I have really enjoyed it. […]

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Be Kind to Yourself

Hello lovely people,  I hope you are doing well.  In February I like to remind myself to love who I am and to celebrate the gifts I have been given as a person.  We spend time being kind to others but we also need to be kind to ourselves.  Here are some ideas of how […]

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