Some Ceramics

Howdy! I have a moment so I shall hastily post a few pics of two recent ceramic pieces I completed. My lovely mother-in-law graciously let me use a few of her ceramic classes while she watched the kids. It’s been

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Some Ceramics

Howdy! I have a moment so I shall hastily post a few pics of two recent ceramic pieces I completed. My lovely mother-in-law graciously let me use a few of her ceramic classes while she watched the kids. It’s been

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Felted Fruit

Ok. I have been nagging my sister to get back on this blog and share some recent work. Kind of an, I will if you will, challenge. Well, truth be told we are both in various seasons of our lives

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Felted Fruit

Ok. I have been nagging my sister to get back on this blog and share some recent work. Kind of an, I will if you will, challenge. Well, truth be told we are both in various seasons of our lives

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New Etsy Site

Hello folks, It’s been brewing for a while and I finally set it in motion, my new Etsy site. I’m focusing on cards at the moment but hope to expand into prints and other things. If you are interested in

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New Etsy Site

Hello folks, It’s been brewing for a while and I finally set it in motion, my new Etsy site. I’m focusing on cards at the moment but hope to expand into prints and other things. If you are interested in

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Wood Pendants

Well, the last Christmas Craft Show I did last weekend has greatly reduced my stock of hand drawn pendants…so, back to the drawing board(or kitchen chopping block which is where I drew today). I spent most of last night sanding

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Wood Pendants

Well, the last Christmas Craft Show I did last weekend has greatly reduced my stock of hand drawn pendants…so, back to the drawing board(or kitchen chopping block which is where I drew today). I spent most of last night sanding

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Before and After

The farmer’s markets are done and now the fall and winter shows begin. Here are some of the pendants I’ve been working on over the last few weeks. I can’t seem to stop drawing my black and white leafless trees…and

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Before and After

The farmer’s markets are done and now the fall and winter shows begin. Here are some of the pendants I’ve been working on over the last few weeks. I can’t seem to stop drawing my black and white leafless trees…and

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Wood Panel Challenge Completed!

The Great Wood Panel challenge is complete(kind of)! It took us a while…but we got it done. If you’re not sure what we’re talking about (it has been a while) check out our last post here: The Great Wood Panel

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Wood Panel Challenge Completed!

The Great Wood Panel challenge is complete(kind of)! It took us a while…but we got it done. If you’re not sure what we’re talking about (it has been a while) check out our last post here: The Great Wood Panel

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The Great Wood Panel Challenge

Not too long ago, I sent Vieve a wood panel in her birthday care package. Little did she know I had alterior motives! I kept a matching wood panel of the same size here at my desk .. and now

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The Great Wood Panel Challenge

Not too long ago, I sent Vieve a wood panel in her birthday care package. Little did she know I had alterior motives! I kept a matching wood panel of the same size here at my desk .. and now

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On a Roll

Yes! Lynsker, is back with colours flying and I am so inspired by her recent work.  With Cora as inspiration, she has been producing some pretty fun and cheeky work.  I would so love to read a story book by

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On a Roll

Yes! Lynsker, is back with colours flying and I am so inspired by her recent work.  With Cora as inspiration, she has been producing some pretty fun and cheeky work.  I would so love to read a story book by

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Random Watercolours

Okay, since I’m on a kick here and Vieve isn’t stopping me, here are two random watercolours I completed quite some time ago. I tend to avoid watercolour since it is not my forte, but sometimes it’s fun on small

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Random Watercolours

Okay, since I’m on a kick here and Vieve isn’t stopping me, here are two random watercolours I completed quite some time ago. I tend to avoid watercolour since it is not my forte, but sometimes it’s fun on small

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Baby Inspired Paintings

As promised…by Vieve…I have a few (two) paintings ( roughly 18″x18″) completed enough that I can show them to you. These are inspired by my little one’s propensity for putting things in her mouth. Here in wine country they might

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Baby Inspired Paintings

As promised…by Vieve…I have a few (two) paintings ( roughly 18″x18″) completed enough that I can show them to you. These are inspired by my little one’s propensity for putting things in her mouth. Here in wine country they might

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Knit Kitty & Monster

        So, Vieve has promised to get me back up and blogging. Truly there’s nothing I want more. The only problem is content…I honestly haven’t done much creatively since my little munchkin entered this world. She has

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Knit Kitty & Monster

        So, Vieve has promised to get me back up and blogging. Truly there’s nothing I want more. The only problem is content…I honestly haven’t done much creatively since my little munchkin entered this world. She has

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What a Bag, Lady.

The season has started full swing — except, this year I am also a Fair Trade Organic Coffee/packager/server/marketer/general small biz brainstormer. My hubs does all the roasting in his 2kilo drum roaster and we do the farmers’ markets in four

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What a Bag, Lady.

The season has started full swing — except, this year I am also a Fair Trade Organic Coffee/packager/server/marketer/general small biz brainstormer. My hubs does all the roasting in his 2kilo drum roaster and we do the farmers’ markets in four

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Lynsker is Coming!

I’m finally back to the land of the living. I managed to get a flu, the stomach flu(the worst I have ever had) and then a cold this winter– and an unshakable cough through it all. Over two months of

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Lynsker is Coming!

I’m finally back to the land of the living. I managed to get a flu, the stomach flu(the worst I have ever had) and then a cold this winter– and an unshakable cough through it all. Over two months of

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Looooong Time No Creativity…of the Non-Biological Kind

This blog, it languishes. But not for lack of desire to be in the creative epicenter…just working with new mommy-hood….my greatest creation yet!! BWUAAAHHHAAHAA!! Check her out, her name is Cora:   Yeah, so in terms of making things from

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Looooong Time No Creativity…of the Non-Biological Kind

This blog, it languishes. But not for lack of desire to be in the creative epicenter…just working with new mommy-hood….my greatest creation yet!! BWUAAAHHHAAHAA!! Check her out, her name is Cora:   Yeah, so in terms of making things from

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Last Christmas Show

Coming in on the home stretch now.  I’m dragging my feet a bit and sleeping in more than I should but this Friday and Saturday is my last show of the season and I’m ready for it…and the mini rest

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Last Christmas Show

Coming in on the home stretch now.  I’m dragging my feet a bit and sleeping in more than I should but this Friday and Saturday is my last show of the season and I’m ready for it…and the mini rest

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Creativity in Micro Moments: Cotton Dishcloths

Hey everyone! I’m a mom now. I know, hard to believe. I’m still adjusting to the fact. If I struggled before with trying to carve out creative time, I’m really struggling now. Most of my time is spent with l’enfant…and

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Creativity in Micro Moments: Cotton Dishcloths

Hey everyone! I’m a mom now. I know, hard to believe. I’m still adjusting to the fact. If I struggled before with trying to carve out creative time, I’m really struggling now. Most of my time is spent with l’enfant…and

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Help or Hindrance

Back home and into the swing of Autumn and all the shows leading up to the holidays.  The farmer’s market is over for the season which I miss and am also glad is done till next year.  But not really

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Help or Hindrance

Back home and into the swing of Autumn and all the shows leading up to the holidays.  The farmer’s market is over for the season which I miss and am also glad is done till next year.  But not really

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Dragonfly for Baby

Well…a lot of changes since last Lynsker and I wrote.  There is a new little baby in the family and I was privileged to be here for her birth into the world.  She is perfect.  I don’t generally like or

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Dragonfly for Baby

Well…a lot of changes since last Lynsker and I wrote.  There is a new little baby in the family and I was privileged to be here for her birth into the world.  She is perfect.  I don’t generally like or

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Kids’ Art: A Source of Inspiration for my Own Art Practice

Hello All, The slacker is back. Vieve is right, I’ve been rather caught up in gestating Little Pea and not so focused on art or blogging. I have one more week of work with the kids at Boys & Girls

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Kids’ Art: A Source of Inspiration for my Own Art Practice

Hello All, The slacker is back. Vieve is right, I’ve been rather caught up in gestating Little Pea and not so focused on art or blogging. I have one more week of work with the kids at Boys & Girls

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Park Art

I believe that Lynsker is too busy growing a little pea in her belly and all the other things she’s wrapped up in to be posting.  So, I will have the honour and plug another show that I am in

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Park Art

I believe that Lynsker is too busy growing a little pea in her belly and all the other things she’s wrapped up in to be posting.  So, I will have the honour and plug another show that I am in

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Summer Schedule

Well, I’ve made the ripe youngish age of 34.   A bit of angst but not enough time to really dwell on things.  I did get to working on my website and have been re strategizing my approach to this year

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Summer Schedule

Well, I’ve made the ripe youngish age of 34.   A bit of angst but not enough time to really dwell on things.  I did get to working on my website and have been re strategizing my approach to this year

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Getting My Act Together

This is a section of the painting I did for my website header — the only part of my website that I have completed.  Can you tell that my comfort area is painting and not technology?  Genevievetownsend.com has been under

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Getting My Act Together

This is a section of the painting I did for my website header — the only part of my website that I have completed.  Can you tell that my comfort area is painting and not technology?  Genevievetownsend.com has been under

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Completion and New Beginnings

I’ve been silent here for quite some time.  I’ve dirt under my nails from planting my garden and paint on my shirt from dabbling with my paints and brushes.  I’ve been busy on a few fronts and all have given

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Completion and New Beginnings

I’ve been silent here for quite some time.  I’ve dirt under my nails from planting my garden and paint on my shirt from dabbling with my paints and brushes.  I’ve been busy on a few fronts and all have given

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Nature Abstract

I love to take photos but don’t have much confidence in most of the images I take (and I have a BFA with a major in Photography, go figure!), so I’ve never managed to make a business out of it.

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Nature Abstract

I love to take photos but don’t have much confidence in most of the images I take (and I have a BFA with a major in Photography, go figure!), so I’ve never managed to make a business out of it.

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Auntie in the Wings

Must add here just how much I love to see what my sister will paint next.  We both paint from a place of play and exploration — in other words we really haven’t a clue what will come through till

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Auntie in the Wings

Must add here just how much I love to see what my sister will paint next.  We both paint from a place of play and exploration — in other words we really haven’t a clue what will come through till

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C’Est Finis!

I did it folks. After my post “In Need of a Creative Kick in the Pants” I launched into a painting project that was long and arduous. Not that I didn’t have fun painting it, but because it was for an

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C’Est Finis!

I did it folks. After my post “In Need of a Creative Kick in the Pants” I launched into a painting project that was long and arduous. Not that I didn’t have fun painting it, but because it was for an

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Ekphrasis

Hello all, I’m still alive and kicking, just overwhelmed by life at the moment. Vieve was going to break it to you, but I’ll do it first: I’m preggers. Big life changes are coming down the line. The pressure is

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Ekphrasis

Hello all, I’m still alive and kicking, just overwhelmed by life at the moment. Vieve was going to break it to you, but I’ll do it first: I’m preggers. Big life changes are coming down the line. The pressure is

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Back from the Visit

Home, again.  I am readjusting to Canadian winter weather — even though tomorrow is officially the first day of Spring.  I spent three whole weeks soaking up the bright Spring sunshine in Northern California with, Lynsker.  We never did do

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Back from the Visit

Home, again.  I am readjusting to Canadian winter weather — even though tomorrow is officially the first day of Spring.  I spent three whole weeks soaking up the bright Spring sunshine in Northern California with, Lynsker.  We never did do

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New Year

I’m finally getting over my cough — got sick right after Christmas and have been coughing up a storm ever since. Good way to exercise my stomach muscles…and exhausting.  But enough complaining on my end, back to work/play!  I did

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New Year

I’m finally getting over my cough — got sick right after Christmas and have been coughing up a storm ever since. Good way to exercise my stomach muscles…and exhausting.  But enough complaining on my end, back to work/play!  I did

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In Need of a Creative Kick in the Pants

I’m on the committee and am participating in an art event thrown by my local art center called “Ekphrasis”. “wa?” you say. Ekphrasis as defined on Wikipedia is : a rhetorical device in which one medium of art tries to relate to another medium by

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In Need of a Creative Kick in the Pants

I’m on the committee and am participating in an art event thrown by my local art center called “Ekphrasis”. “wa?” you say. Ekphrasis as defined on Wikipedia is : a rhetorical device in which one medium of art tries to relate to another medium by

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It’s a New Year and We’re Crawling Back on the Bandwagon

It’s been a while! Sorry about the lag. Vieve and I have been tidying off 2012 and taking a little break. That’s not to say that we’ve stopped creating, but photographing and posting was sort of the last thing on

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It’s a New Year and We’re Crawling Back on the Bandwagon

It’s been a while! Sorry about the lag. Vieve and I have been tidying off 2012 and taking a little break. That’s not to say that we’ve stopped creating, but photographing and posting was sort of the last thing on

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2012 in review

This is totally neato. Stats from our year of blogging just arrived in my inbox. I love WordPress. I love that Vieve and I started this blog together in 2012 and we intend to keep on going with it and

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2012 in review

This is totally neato. Stats from our year of blogging just arrived in my inbox. I love WordPress. I love that Vieve and I started this blog together in 2012 and we intend to keep on going with it and

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Holidaze

Hi folks, Vieve asked me to check in and just let you know that we’ll be a little lax in posting over the holiday season, as no doubt some of you will be lax in checking blogs in the midst

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Holidaze

Hi folks, Vieve asked me to check in and just let you know that we’ll be a little lax in posting over the holiday season, as no doubt some of you will be lax in checking blogs in the midst

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One More Open Studio

I have one more Open Studio days this Friday and Saturday(see the “Where You Can Find Us” for more information)and then I really am going to clean this house and take long mid day naps!  Nothing quite like a lovely

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One More Open Studio

I have one more Open Studio days this Friday and Saturday(see the “Where You Can Find Us” for more information)and then I really am going to clean this house and take long mid day naps!  Nothing quite like a lovely

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Cobden Christmas Market

I’ve been feeling like one of Santa’s elves making, making, making things in the workshop. My fingers are getting a little tender from all the knitting and crochet and sewing …and my eyes a little bleary from the drawing .

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Cobden Christmas Market

I’ve been feeling like one of Santa’s elves making, making, making things in the workshop. My fingers are getting a little tender from all the knitting and crochet and sewing …and my eyes a little bleary from the drawing .

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Ceramic Pendants

I got a mini kiln passed on to me by a friend a while ago. I wasn’t sure how to work it, but I forged ahead with the help of my mother-in-law. Together we gathered the necessary kiln furniture and

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Ceramic Pendants

I got a mini kiln passed on to me by a friend a while ago. I wasn’t sure how to work it, but I forged ahead with the help of my mother-in-law. Together we gathered the necessary kiln furniture and

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Open Studio

Well the long silence from my end has been for the sole reason that I have been trying to make my studio/workshop/disaster zone/storage unit into a space that people can enter and look around and not trip over a stack

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Open Studio

Well the long silence from my end has been for the sole reason that I have been trying to make my studio/workshop/disaster zone/storage unit into a space that people can enter and look around and not trip over a stack

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Sisters Far Away

Lynsker and I talk each week to keep each other motivated and to just keep in touch.  A recent move on her end and the general craziness of an art/craft business coming up on the holiday gift giving season has

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Sisters Far Away

Lynsker and I talk each week to keep each other motivated and to just keep in touch.  A recent move on her end and the general craziness of an art/craft business coming up on the holiday gift giving season has

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Fall Trees

I have been busy in my workshop, like a good elf, but have not taken the camera out to document anything.  I’ve been making purses and rings and drawings and thinking thinking thinking about how I am going to get

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Fall Trees

I have been busy in my workshop, like a good elf, but have not taken the camera out to document anything.  I’ve been making purses and rings and drawings and thinking thinking thinking about how I am going to get

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Magnet Winners

Both Lynsker and I have been so busy lately that we have been ignoring our blog.  We did draw for the magnet sets last week but I have just sent out e-mails to the winners.  I won’t post their names

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Magnet Winners

Both Lynsker and I have been so busy lately that we have been ignoring our blog.  We did draw for the magnet sets last week but I have just sent out e-mails to the winners.  I won’t post their names

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Mini Pet Portraits

Hello folks! My kind sister has been filling in the blank spot where I should be…life is hectic at the moment. But I thought I’d share my most recent work, some mini pet portraits. I realized that I love to

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Mini Pet Portraits

Hello folks! My kind sister has been filling in the blank spot where I should be…life is hectic at the moment. But I thought I’d share my most recent work, some mini pet portraits. I realized that I love to

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Faery and Veggies

I can’t believe it is already October — that means that our magnet draw will be happening soon.  If anyone wants to add their name( no one’s been interested in #2 thus far)we will draw after this long weekend(Thanksgiving in

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Faery and Veggies

I can’t believe it is already October — that means that our magnet draw will be happening soon.  If anyone wants to add their name( no one’s been interested in #2 thus far)we will draw after this long weekend(Thanksgiving in

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Hand Drawn Faery Pendants

These are something I have been playing with lately and bringing to my shows.  I draw on watercolour paper and then glue and layer with varnish to protect them.  The metal pendant was a little more ornate than I wanted

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Hand Drawn Faery Pendants

These are something I have been playing with lately and bringing to my shows.  I draw on watercolour paper and then glue and layer with varnish to protect them.  The metal pendant was a little more ornate than I wanted

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Gone To A Good Home

Yesterday, a wonderful lady walked into my booth, very carefully took in what it was I do artistically, picked up a small but cherished painting I had done of a cat, and said, ” I wasn’t going to buy anything

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Gone To A Good Home

Yesterday, a wonderful lady walked into my booth, very carefully took in what it was I do artistically, picked up a small but cherished painting I had done of a cat, and said, ” I wasn’t going to buy anything

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My Alter Ego –Vieve Bug

Growing up sisters, Lynsker and I spent a lot of time drawing together and we began to notice that each of us had slightly different styles and interests. Lynsker, has always had a fantastic mastery of the comic image —

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My Alter Ego –Vieve Bug

Growing up sisters, Lynsker and I spent a lot of time drawing together and we began to notice that each of us had slightly different styles and interests. Lynsker, has always had a fantastic mastery of the comic image —

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A Big “Thank You!”

Lynsker and I have been doing this blog for about six months now and have been really inspired and awed by the creative and friendly and interested/interesting people out there — you!  We wanted to do a little something as

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A Big “Thank You!”

Lynsker and I have been doing this blog for about six months now and have been really inspired and awed by the creative and friendly and interested/interesting people out there — you!  We wanted to do a little something as

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Charms Now with Chains

I make these small ceramic charms. Most of them look like abstract faces. I always thought they’d look good on a chain but couldn’t find a good supplier of chains at a reasonable cost. Then I realized I could buy

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Charms Now with Chains

I make these small ceramic charms. Most of them look like abstract faces. I always thought they’d look good on a chain but couldn’t find a good supplier of chains at a reasonable cost. Then I realized I could buy

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To Market, To Market

I’ve discovered that the magnets with animal faces are most popular. Since I have an upcoming show in November that will feature only pet portraits and pet related items, I thought I’d tailor a few. I’ll have them at the

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To Market, To Market

I’ve discovered that the magnets with animal faces are most popular. Since I have an upcoming show in November that will feature only pet portraits and pet related items, I thought I’d tailor a few. I’ll have them at the

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Tree ~ Acrylic on Canvas

This is an older acrylic on canvas that I did – the only focus in my approach was “flow”.  With the markets and shows, I have been focusing on smaller items that sell easily and purses and bags and cards

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Tree ~ Acrylic on Canvas

This is an older acrylic on canvas that I did – the only focus in my approach was “flow”.  With the markets and shows, I have been focusing on smaller items that sell easily and purses and bags and cards

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Octo Card Set #2

As promised, I’ve uploaded my most recent set of Octo cards. Here they are: The intent is for these cards to span a few different occasions, such as the “Together” one, which can be used for friendship, siblings, romantic partners

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Octo Card Set #2

As promised, I’ve uploaded my most recent set of Octo cards. Here they are: The intent is for these cards to span a few different occasions, such as the “Together” one, which can be used for friendship, siblings, romantic partners

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Still Alive and Kicking

We’re still here, though it’s been quite a while since we turned our minds towards uploading our creative work. For me, it’s because I am a busy mom now and creative time is a rare event. For Vieve it’s because

Still Alive and Kicking

We’re still here, though it’s been quite a while since we turned our minds towards uploading our creative work. For me, it’s because I am a busy mom now and creative time is a rare event. For Vieve it’s because