Category Archives: Art

The New Year and a Home-Grown Resolution

We all made our famous resolutions by now, yet some will be broken before the crocuses peek through the snow. I was never big on making them, for fear I would not live up to my own expectations. But this … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day, Mr. Harper, how does your garden grow?

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Twitter for Artists

Or should I say twartists? Back in the 90’s, it was a great thing for artists to showcase their work in an online gallery. I had my first website designed in 1994 and was mighty proud of it. These days, linking a website or blog to the social … Continue reading

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Encyclopedias and Wikis

On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. announced the end of publishing the 32-volume printed edition. As stated on their website, the company is moving forward to a digital age where learning goes beyond the use of reference works. The hardbound paper … Continue reading

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Bellycast with Orchids

I love painting on surfaces other than canvas … that’s one reason why I enjoy creating bellycasts. Many pregnant women treasure this special time in their life and wish to preserve the ‘shape’ of their belly with child. The title … Continue reading

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My New Online Art Gallery

A fresh new look for an artist’s website is just as important as the occasional living room makeover. If you sit on the same sofa for 10 years, it may become a bit worn and in need of a new cover, to say the … Continue reading

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How Delicious is your Stack?

I’m always on the lookout for ways to make navigating the web less time-consuming. Delicious is a social bookmarking site that allows me to store, share and discover new links online. The bookmarks are organized in stacks. I have the option of keeping … Continue reading

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Calling all Scribblers!

Over the years, I have encountered a number of individuals who were convinced that their drawing skills are limited to stick people. But I have never met a soul who could not scribble or doodle. Well, drawing starts by taking a line for a walk — having fun … Continue reading

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Creative Writing in Google Docs

What do you get when like-minded individuals meet in cyberspace to compose a story?  An intriguing piece of work, to say the least! A few weeks ago, I’ve decided to start a creative writing exercise with some of my friends. … Continue reading

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Inuksuk: Wegweiser of the Arctic

Most Canadians know what an inuksuk looks like. We have learned that this monument made from stone is rich in historical significance to the Inuit. The term ‘inuksuk’ comes from the Inkutitut language:  ‘inuk’ means ‘person’ and ‘-suk’ stands for … Continue reading

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