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 22, 2010

Celebrating the Magic in You - Telling Your Stories

" A story is a medicine that greases and hoists the pulleys, shows us the way out, down, in and around, cuts for us fine wide doors in previously blank walls, doors which lead us to our own knowing." ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Celebrating the Magic in You - Telling Your Stories

"Birthing New Dreams", Encaustic Mixed Media, 10 x 10, 2010

We tell each other stories, of our lives, the joys, the comical moments, the heartaches, our dreams and our challenges.  This art of story telling often starts when we are little.
I see this in my little girl's life, as I watch her grow, I am reminded vividly of my own memories.  I hear how during a sleep over with another little girl friend, they giggle well into the nite..Until one of them drifts off to sleep.  The giggles are a result, I am sure of stories they tell each other, of something big or of something nothing at all but frivolous fun.  This is how we grow, encouraging each other to sit, walk, and laugh with each other telling our stories about our lives, our loves, our discoveries, challenges, heartaches and dreams.

As Sark said in her wonderful book " "Succulent Wild Woman - Dancing With Your Wonder-Full Self", " Stories are our way to illuminate the path and find common ground.  Our illusions of separation disappear when we hear stories of another's struggles or discoveries.  We hear ourselves say, " I can relate to that!  ... The tiniest story in your life can deeply touch another.  You cannot know the effect your story might have.  Please let your stories be heard."

This excerpt from Sark's book reminds be about connection with friends.  And it also encourages me to keep going on with my artwork, telling stories within the paintings.  I hope it encourages you too to find ways to tell your story, within your lives, in whatever way you find that works for you.

I wanted to take the time to thank all those that came to my solo exhibit at 
Whitestone Gallery, "Waxing & Waning".   The show is still on for another week until November 26th, 80 Norfolk Street, Guelph, ON. Gallery hours are Friday to Sat. 11- 5 and Sunday 12 - 4.

Some other wonderful things taking place that I would like to invite you too are:
My own open studio days during December, Sat. Dec. 4th, 11th and 18th from 10- 4 my studio will be open to you for some time to celebrate the season with art work for sale and show.  I would love to see you and share some festive cider, treats and 'stories'.  
The Harris Collective in the Elora Centre for the Arts is also having their holiday art show and sale starting weekend of December 4th and 5th.  The Whitestone Gallery is having their $100 and Under sale, where 14 artists will be selling their work, so a nice variety to choose from.  And the UpTown Gallery, in Waterloo is currently having their Art Works - Small Works show.

There is a lot to enjoy and take in.  I look forward to sharing more of my art work with you, with each piece, there is a story. 

"Flower Fields 5", 7 x 7 , 2010 Encaustic Mixed Media

Monday, November 15, 2010

Studio Open House - An Art & Heart Filled Holiday Show and Sale

Every Saturday in December, I will be opening my studio space for an art show and sale...There will be yummy waxy art for sale, from delightful miniatures, like the one shown here, encaustic art cards, and other larger pieces too will be available, all one of a kind.  And for those who still feel they want something different or would like to give the gift of art choosing to their friend, family and loved ones, I will have gift certificates for that special occasion.  Come for a visit, Dec. 4th, 11th and/or 18th 10 - 4 pm  - Supria's Designs Art Studio - 501 St. Andrew Street East, Fergus, ON. 

For those also wanting to know more about some other great events in town, here are some things to keep an eye out for:

My solo show is still on until November 26th, 2010 at the Whitestone Gallery- 80 Norfolk Street in Guelph.  Gallery hours are Friday to Saturday 11- 5 and Sunday 12 - 4 p.m.   After November 26th, the Whitestone Gallery will be hosting a fabulous art show and sale, all $100 and Under sale, it is an annual event that many of you look forward to...check it out again this year...there will be 14 different artists showcasing their work; you are sure to find that special gift ..Opening evening reception will be December 4th at the Whitestone Gallery.

Also the UpTown Gallery will be beginning their Small Works - Art Works Show and Sale November 18th until January   - UpTown Gallery is at the Waterloo Town Square, 75 King St. South, Waterloo, open every day 11- 6 except Sunday. 

Another great Holiday Season Art show and sale to check out is at the Harris Collective - Elora Centre for the Arts, it too begins December 4th and 5th weekend, 10 - 5 p.m.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Heartfelt Gratitude for your support in my opening of my solo exhibit - Waxing and Waning

Window Vinyl Letter by Scutts in Guelph- above and below

View of the Whitestone Gallery Front gallery space

My friend Elysia, who made these yummy treats for the guests...moon shaped cookies, very lovely..thank you so much.

A great jazz duo, Ernie Kalwa and Chris

I wanted to share some opening reception photos with you..the opening went well and I am thankful for your support, feedback and coming out.  
Maya, my 10 year old said she lost count at 68 guests, the food was great and music fantastic...
If you didn't get a chance to visit during the opening, the exhibit is up until Nov. 26th at the Whitestone Gallery, 80 Norfolk St. Guelph, ON.