Very happy that in only 2 1/2 hours Terry and I were able to sell 9 paintings with proceeds going to YoungLife Canada, The Rosebud School of the Arts, and The Marian Center. We are also giving to the Alzheimer’s Society as the choice for Urban Timber who kindly offered their showroom/store for the show.
Leanne also provided wine , cheese and other goodies for our many guests. We purchased our 100 year old, reclaimed wooden floors from Leanne and Darren at Urban Timber. They came to our Open House Thank You evening and noticed that our walls are filled with our own original art . This got the whole thing rolling.
To date we have now sold 11 paintings , have 2 commissions and have been offered a new , 3 month Art Show/Sale in the Rosebud Theatre.
We are thrilled to be able to give to our favourite charities this way.
L149A ” Post Modern Triangles ” , 12 X 12 , acrylic on wood panel , N.F.S.
L141 ” Retired ! ” , 16 X 20 , acrylic on canvas, $350
Above you can see a few examples of my latest work……
I am super excited to finally have a chance to show off our newest artwork for sale ! Please join us for wine , conversation , and to view our work at Urban Timber ( urbantimber.ca ) on April 23rd evening . ( around 7 pm…TBA)
These are the folks from whom we purchased our gorgeous new reclaimed wooden flooring in our home. So kind of them.
Terry and I are currently visiting family in Vancouver and will only be home a few days before we have this show! In fact , I also am on a plane the next day for another family visit in Ontario!
So much has been happening in my life that I haven’t had much of a chance to write in this wee blog. We’ve had a family member come to live with us after some personal distress in her life.
This after just moving into our newly renovated home. ( So happy we have room for her !)
Now we are away from home for basically 2 months as we reconnect with extended family on both ends of Canada. ( I LOVE our family !!!!)
So I feel blessed on this blessed Easter.
As an added bonus I just found out my new song ” You Are Loved ” just got chosen as part of the Mother’s Day Contest radio rotation on Women of Substance Radio.
Read on :
We love your song submission for the “Celebrating Motherhood” series, You Are Loved, and will add it to the show that will air all month long on the radio station starting May 2 and will also be used on the Podcast. More info to come on that series after April 20.
Jason and me with my gift for him : and Edmonton Eskimos Gnome
Handsome man on the birthday cake
Jason and his father, John
I enjoyed a nice visit with birthday boy , Jason Homyshin , today. Son. Friend. Songwriter. Inspiration. One does tend to feel weird about cutting out pieces of the cake with a that kind of image on top…ha ha. All the best for a better 2016, my friend. May you be blessed with knowledgable , kind, strong and trustworthy caregivers from now on. And good health , of course…..
We have had only time for creating one thing over here in Edmonton : a home that our children can come back to for Christmas. All other creative ventures were put on hold …..well sort of….I guess I did manage to create one new painting and my 3 newly illustrated books by Sandy Smith got published in time for the big day…..while we unpacked and unpacked and sorted and gave away and unpacked and then completely decorated .
Christmas was a wonder this year. We now live back in our newly renovated home with its lovely , big covered porch and the warm atmosphere inside. We filled the rooms with our wonderful family : our four adult children, their wives and husbands and a new boyfriend for our youngest daughter, Lana. We also felt so full of love for our 2 new grandchildren ( 8 and 9 months old ) Myro and Otto respectively.
Every day we laughed over the sounds of someone playing the piano or a game in the dining room. The Christmas day gifts were incredible as we had a mandate to make each gift using the talents God gave us.
There were homemade jams and hand sewn ornaments, designed tins filled with homemade sweets and a knitted sweater from our daughter, Emily, who only learned to knit ….for that gift ! We even received a published BOOK (!) from my husband, Terry, about the joys of fatherhood called ” Until My Work is Done ” . Wow !
We were blessed to eat delicious meals and share our home with friends too.
Now the children have returned to their homes and we miss them. But we have an art studio and a music room and I look forward to creating in this beautiful home . Come for a visit ! You are welcome here.
During these dark days of terrorism around the world and most recently in Paris, France, I find myself ruminating over and over again about the senselessness of it all.
I find the world such a beautiful place, such a gift . So along with daily ( hourly !) prayer I choose to combat the darkness with joy.
Art will go on in my little world and so will laughter and family and friends and love. I will not let fanatics dictate how they wish I would live…in fear.
And so I continue to have the blessing of creating. I just found out I am on ‘ Women of Substance Radio ‘ …alongside my FAVOURITE singer songwriter in the world …Sara Groves. I am So completely honoured.
Also I have had the honour of being asked to illustrate children’s books for my new friend, Sandy Smith. I have just picked up the newly printed books and they look amazing.
Following are the songs that made the SECOND CUT in all quarters of the 12th Annual Songwriting Contest. Watch this blog for the next announcement where we will announce the songs that make it through the third cut.
12th Annual, 1st Quarter Songwriting Contest
After 2nd Cut:
Primary Songwriter – Song Title
David Douglass – Earthquake
Gary Forsythe – Endless and Boundless
Gary Forsythe – Find Me Here
Janissa Harris – Blue
Laura Bachynski – Hope Is
Laura Dickinson – Demons into Dust
Peter Kim – You Way
Rusty Davis – Lips And Life
Rusty Davis – Love Grow Cold