Creating is good for your Health

Have you ever noticed how children just want to build and create?  Why do we stop creating when we become adults?  I am a big believer in encouraging creativity in everyone.  There is a growing body of research on the cognitive and mental health benefits in engaging in creativity.  Researchers have found that creativity can […]

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Inspiration for Happiness

I hope you have enjoyed your spring break. With the arrival of spring I have had a feeling of restlessness. Before I got married and had children I traveled a lot and was always seeking adventure. That is harder to do now with kids. I have a supportive husband but I can’t just hop on […]

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Wings to fly

Over three years ago I set out to learn how to draw and paint faces. I used to tell myself that I couldn’t do it. The first few were lopsided and wonky but I kept practicing. Now I love it. Keep going with the things you want to do in this world.   Don’t believe […]

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Olympic Art

      I just love the Olympics, especially the winter ones.  Since Canada won a gold in pairs ice dancing this week, here is a fun skating activity for you.  I hope you have a lovely week. We used this skate template   .  Cut it out and use your imagination to create designs on the skates […]

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To love oneself

Hello everyone. With Valentine’s day coming up next week I like to think about the importance of loving yourself and accepting who you are as a person. In this painting I added a clay heart to the canvas.  I rolled out the clay, added texture with a heart stamp and painted it with acrylics.  Once […]

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Creating with Clay

We are inspired by clay this week. It is such a great material to play with.  I can hear you saying but that is something I don’t have in my house.  I buy air dry clay that is natural and then we like to paint it with acrylic paint.  You can find surprisingly good air […]

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Art inspired by Lawren Harris

Hi There,  The art classes started this week in my home art studio and it is a great group of kids and adults.  We were inspired by Lawren Harris, a group of 7 Canadian painter.  We learned about tints (adding white to make a colour lighter) and shades (adding black to make a colour darker).  […]

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Health and Wellness

Hello lovelies,  I have had the flu this last week and I am just starting to feel better.  Being sick has really made me think about health and wellness for myself and my family. Health and wellness is not just about exercising or the food we eat.  It is also the way you spend your […]

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Making a Vision Board with Kids

Hello lovely people,  At the beginning of every year I like to make a vision board and  think about what I want to do in the new year.  I believe that if you see something visually you are more likely to work towards it.  This year I decided to do this process for the first […]

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