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10th annual Christmas Home Tour
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Dennison Home, Christmas Tour
November 16 & 17, 2018
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I am getting ready for the upcoming Tour of Homes and am submitting some new pieces and some older ones for the requested themes made by the designer Kaitlyn Shuler. I easily found some winter scenes and added a new one. It seems I like painting snow and trees and grey blue skies. It was a rare day that I found sunshine at Elsinore for the painting of the gorgeous late summer foliage. I took color notes between clouds. Plein air is always more enjoyable in the company of others and the memory of being there is forever connected to the companions of the day. A bonus for all of us who love the scenery here in Grey-Bruce.
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Artists’ Collective Show

2 small pieces on the right.

Outside, the weather was cold and the wind was bitter. Inside the view was paradise. This picture doesn’t do justice to the beautiful presentation of work completed by our talented and skilled group of women, comprising the Artists’ Collective, who shared this space. We have plans to repeat this event next year at the end of our 6 month tenure in the historic Southampton Art School building. We have ordered better weather for next April!

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Ettie , 8×10, Encaustic collage

This piece is inspired by the black and white photos of convicts taken by Australian police in the 1920s. They are not your typical mugshots. Each face tells a story and Ettie Sultana’s is one that seems to me to be more of a book.
This piece is 8×10 in. and the medium is encaustic collage….hot molten wax and papers in other words. It is my attempt to tell one chapter. I think there might be more. I love her face.

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Going Bananas in the Eye of the Storm

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As the title suggests, RV living has reached an uncomfortable quiet zone. The time of rushing around and making decisions has finished and the waiting has begun. Waiting for the house to be move-in ready and then the back half of the storm–the storm cloud containing the belongings from ┬ámy former life and the physical challenges of moving.

On a more literal level, we watched, waited and prayed while Hurricane Nicole targeted Bermuda and climbed to Category 4 before slamming into the island, at a reduced level 3. Not much difference between them we learned. I learned a great deal about the blessed geography of this island, with its high cliffs and natural reefs. We took comfort in the strong infrastructure of their buildings and their level of preparedness but nothing can take away the fear of knowing that a loved one (in this case our son) is beneath that swirling mass of unrelenting wind. So thankful to finally hear he was ok, I responded with this gouache piece in my journal…therapy for me and a record of waiting and watching.