Artist, photographer, writer, teacher
and donkey farmer, I live for the most part,
in little rural community in Southwestern Ontario,
and in-between in an old seaside Salt Box
in a sheltered harbour in Newfoundland.
I offer workshops here at the farm in different techniques and mediums.
When I have creations to offer for sale, they will
appear here & on my Facebook Studio page.
I also run a wonderful local
women's group called 'WINGS',
the focus being on making one's circle bigger
and getting the opportunity to meet
interesting, inspiring and positive women.
I am passionate about Life; about People; about Art and Creativity.
My life has always been about Creating. Creating friendships. Creating opportunity. Creating Something from Nothing. Creating a full and rich life.
Making memories. Marking Art. Making the most of Every Day.
A multitude of things inspire me. I want to try them all. I TRY to try them all.
I carve with wood. I sculpt with clay. I play with fabrics and fibres.
I mess with mixed media. I write. I publish. I take pictures. I explore technology.
Tools excite me – a camera, a pen, a paint brush, a needle, a soldering gun,
a band saw, a hammer & drill, a computer – I utilize them all with great enthusiasm.
Mediums delight me – paints, inks, papers, fibres, fabrics, metals,
clay, glass, wood, found objects, shine and glitz and rusty bits –
it's impossible to be in their presence without Seeing Things.
I love Colour. And Laughter. I love Words. I love the People in my life.
And the Creatures. I love meeting New Friends. I love living where I do, when I do.
I love trees. I love the water. I love Newfoundland.
I love the changing of the Seasons. I love Quotes. I love my laptop.
I love small buildings. I love things on wheels.
I love pillows and slippers and candlelight. I love comfort.
I love chatting over a cup of tea. I love Hands. And Eyes.
I love OLD – old sweaters, old pictures, old people, old Things.
And the stories behind them. I love Stories.
I love Creation and Creating. I love Loving.
I treasure Friendship. I value a Playful Spirit and a Sense of Humour.
I embrace an Open Mind, Open Heart and Open Arms. I honour Diversity.
I celebrate Sunshine. I celebrate Living. I believe in Humanity.
I cherish Kindness. I admire Passion. I applaud Imagination.
I believe in Positive Energy.
And I believe that Helen Keller was right:
“Life is an Daring Adventure or it's Nothing at all.”