Saturday, February 9, 2019

Quick post

Just taking a few minutes to touch base with my blog. I appreciate the email messages I get from you and the feedback to the posts. Right now, I am so busy in the studio but feeling grateful for the work. I am about to launch into my busy travel schedule and booking in to 2020 and 2021 at the moment! I am working hard as wellon a  new workshop release in drawing, painting and gilding Acanthus ornamental designs. It should be fun! I always find it quite enlightening to try and figure out how to put my process into words.

It will be interesting to see how it all unfolds. I learn so much in the process of creating the classes and I love to dive into study and research.
I also had the tremendous pleasure to work on a special anniversary Enchanted Letter commission for someone that I met through the blog! It was a pure delight to work on this project. This piece will be incorporated into a lace wreath for her anniversary celebration. The artwork pictured at the top is the original design and the two others are prints of the original. The prints and the orignals are all gilded with 23K gold leaf as well as touches of Shell Gold. Of course, I had to add Swarovski crystals!
It is such a tremendous honour to work on pieces for special celebrations. I have so much fun, this never feels like work to me! Happy February everyone! 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Welcome January

 Happy 2019 dear friends! I am having a bit of a late start getting my blog updated, but wanted to send out a New Year Greeting.
I do believe that there is a magic in beginnings! I hope your New Year started out well and that you enjoyed a wonderful holiday season. I don't feel as if I took much of a holiday break but I love being busy and hard at work. Lots of commissions as well as some big projects are on the horizon and I will keep you updated. My 2019 teaching schedule is available if you email me. I will be visiting lots of Canadian locations this year which is always exciting for me. I have kept most of April and May free from travel so I can work with more private students. If you are interested in talking to me about the possibility of a private course of study, just email me at for details.
I am not really big on New Year's Resolutions but I do like to set goals. One of my thoughts this year is to be more appreciative of the friendships I have cultivated over the years and to be sure to write to people as they cross my mind. I used to do this as a regular practice every Sunday but slowly, other things began to take over my time. This year, I do hope to keep up with my correspondence.
Enjoy a wonderful weekend and hope you find time to relax with  your pen and ink! Big hugs all around.