The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Monday, November 30, 2009

New Gallery - Harris Collective Opening Show this weekend - Dec. 5th and 6th in Elora

The birth of a new gallery opens this weekend, the Harris Collective at 75 Melville St, in Elora, Ontario. Over 20 artists will be showing their original work. Come out for a look and mingle with the artists, Sat. Dec. 5th and Sunday Dec. 6th, 10 - 4 p.m.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Endless Longing - Opening Reception photos

Tracy and Cheryl

Richard and Nadia

Rhea...enjoying her dramatic flare....

Noah, my lovely nephew....

Mosa, a lovely new friend

Cal and Loretta...wonderful music Cal...thanks for the lovely food refreshments Loretta

Larry and Michelle.....wonderful artists themselves...and thanks for all your helping with the hanging of this exhibit longtime friend...thanks for coming out...

Karmakar gals, myself, Maya, Esme, and Mum....

Jane, Nigel and Desmond...and Georgina, thanks so much for the lovely floral added a wonderful touch to the opening...

Group shots, gathering friends and family

Esme and Dida/Mum

Little Miss Ella

Eimear my lovely friend...

Diane...thanks for coming out

Deb, lovely to see you too....

Cal the musical talent...loved your flamenco music..we need to get a CD on the market....

Bernard......Sarah, Tina and Diane

Whitestone Gallery is exhibiting my new encaustic mixed media collage work, the series is called Endless Longing and the inspiration comes from Rumi poetry and reflections about our awakening journey and living soulfully. I would like to thank the many lovely friends and family that came out to the Cal Howard for his lovely flamenco music, to Loretta and my dear friend Leigh who helped so much with the food, refreshments and wine, beverages....and to lovely Georgina for those wonderful flower arrangements....It was a successful first show it is time to enjoy a slower pace....thank you to all again... If you are in Guelph the show is up until November 28th at the Whitestone Gallery, 80 Norfolk Street.....

Monday, November 2, 2009

Endless Longing - Solo Art Exhibit Opens now, Opening Reception Sat. Nov. 7th 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

"Birthing a Song", Encaustic Mixed Media Collage, 14 x 26, 2009

"Open the Window..." , Encaustic Mixed Media Collage, 18 x 18, 2009

"Taking Flight", Encaustic Mixed Media Collage, 14 x 26, 2009

"My Heart has become a bird", Encaustic Mixed Media Collage, 17 1/2 x 22, 2009

Well the hard work of painting endlessly for the last few months has come to its birthing day...the opening of my first solo show, "Endless Longing" began today, Monday Nov. 2nd and will come down on Nov. 28th. The opening reception is this Sat. Nov. 7th 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Whitestone Gallery, 80 Norfolk St. Guelph. Hope to see you there....

I thoroughly enjoyed this process and loved creating with the imagery of women and butterflies and weaving in Rumi's poetry. I share a few of the images here for you...Overall I was able to finish 14 new pieces and am showing 22 pieces all together.

Halloween 2009 - Gone are those Princess comes the goth looking dead bride days !

Here is Maya with some friends on Halloween nite....Dead Bride Maya...where did those princess days quickly they grow....what great costumes they all have eh?
Hope everyone had a great Halloween?