Sunday, December 30, 2012

Quattro done and dusted!

Our show Quattro gets taken down tomorrow. It was a load of fun putting it together. Can't believe I haven't really posted anything about it. This was the band Epiphonics that played at our opening reception.

There were four of us displaying our works in this show in the Chase Exhibition room at the Nova Scotia Archives. A hidden gem of a gallery.. Daina Scarola, Joel Sullivan, Lori MacDonald and myself!

Lots of folk turned out for the opening.  Here we all are feeling pleased with ourselves and grateful for the positive reception it received.
One of my fave paintings... 4 feet by 3 feet

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hope your holiday is happy and peaceful!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


My latest painting.........Blue 12 x 24"

Sunday, December 16, 2012

December dawn

Amazing how the same place can look so different depending on the day. This is Point Pleasant Park at sunrise taken about a week apart.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Yesterday I took my mum out to lunch! We stopped in at Heartwood Bakery and Cafe, a cute little spot at 6250 Quinpool Road. Now open 10-10 seven days a week! It was  taken over this year by new owners and the entire place has a fresh new look and a yummy revamped menu!!! (now licensed too)
Cosy and welcoming, Heartwood serves up fresh organic, local (as much as possible) vegetarian food. They also sell their delicious bread (wheat free varieties too) baked daily in their wee kitchen AND cookies and sweets.
I had a hard time choosing what to order for my lunch because everything sounded so good and refreshingly for me, there were a TON of choices for this new Vegan. Every day they also  have different meal specials, one of which is their "wild card". Yummy creations that  the chef whips up daily depending on what is fresh, tasty and seasonal in the kitchen! Gluten free options available too.

 I finally decided on a lentil roasted squash burger with a spicy cashew mayo served on their fresh foccacia bread.YUM! Steamed greens on the side too.....BONUS!
 Mum had a tomato avocado sandwich with some pesto on top!
The walls are covered with amazing metal creations by Joel Sullivan, so it is also a place to come and enjoy the art as well as the food...... It was busy when we were there, a good sign on a Monday:)
I was really full after my meal but saw this........and wanted to have a closer look.......
Whoa!  AND cookies of all kinds too! Heaven. Means I have to come back
My mum loved her meal too and said she plans on making this healthy place one of her regular hangouts:)
 Yes, I would agree. Pop by for a visit! This restaurant has been given new life!
We finished off with a pot of tea.......ah..... 
Oh, and all of these pictures were taken with my iphone! Not too bad huh? I forgot my camera and had to make do. Not quite as crisp but better than I expected:)

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Gosh where has the time gone. I can hardly believe the year is almost over. It has been a busy one for sure. A year full of changes for me. Some challenging ones and some great ones:) Physically, artistically, emotionally, you name it......
My show at the Chase Exhibition Room started on Thursday night. There are three of us showing our art and the opening reception was a blast. So much fun.  I am happy to have all the large paintings out of the way!  I'll post some pics soon. Here is an article that was written in a local paper just before the event.