Tag: Muskoka

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Lone Wolf – There’s a Story in His Eyes…

I have wanted to do this painting for so long. Wolves are one of my favourite animals, and before I knew better, I used to dream of having an encounter with a pack. I fancied this idea that I would become a wildlife biologist or a photographer in the Yukon, but the closest I came to that was to own a white German Shepherd dog and name him Yukon.

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Why Is My Garden Such a Lonely Green?

Now, this here pic shows the early signs of what I dreaded might happen. I must admit that I enjoyed the energy they brought to the garden, and in truth, if there wasn’t so much birdseed being shoved onto the ground, maybe the rodent population would not have boomed! There have been times that the blue jays were to blame, but the feeder rising up from that post became the habit of several pairs of black birds, and they raked through the feed relentlessly. You would think they were looking for something, but they were very bad at finding whatever it was. My husband was filling up the feeder almost every 2 days, and when he came home from work, he saw it spread on the hill of the garden in a wide diameter with birds and rodents everywhere. 

Screened-In

Ahhh, this is the good life! When at home, enjoy the bug-free outdoors in your own screened-in porch! Day and night.

I’m blessed to have such a peaceful haven for a backyard. Now, I can create art out here too!

New Artwork: “Ruby”

As promised, I’m sharing a finished piece (finally) that I started back in February with intentions of entering it into the spring members’ show. My other two pieces took too much of my available time, I guess. This one is much smaller (8″ x 8″), but I wanted to do the subject justice, since I consider these creatures to be amongst the most awe-inspiring in their beauty and power, contained within such tiny bodies.

“Ruby” is the title of my latest painting of a ruby-throated hummingbird, which is hovering in front of a hibiscus flower and about to sip its fill of the flower’s nectar.

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Spring Has Finally Arrived!

Every spring, I can’t resist touring my gardens to see which of my “green babies” has just burst out from the ground, day after day. In the sunshine, I can almost watch them growing. It helps to cheer my soul after the winter blahs.

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Mako the Golden

I’ve not had the pleasure to know that many special dogs, but he made me want another dog of my own! It has been a while for me. Maybe I will get my wish someday, but for now, we’re all missing this guy like no other!

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Spring Art Show Entries – 2018

People often ask me about this technique. I will explain, using some older photos from when I did my first piece using this process.

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Seasons

With the passing of time over the years since the fire, the trail becomes more beautiful, despite the trauma it suffered.

Monarchs Making a Comeback

If any of the ones I released makes it to Mexico (for its first time), how is its great-great grand-butterfly supposed to find my garden (for its first time)?

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Wildlife of Muskoka

As usual, I try to create something very different from what I see other artists are doing. I enjoy being innovative and exploring with mediums.

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Northern Adventures and Inspiration

For nearly 20 years, we had been vacationing in the north, before we decided to live here.

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