Highlights of the week

I have a lot of things to chat about...where to start? On Instagram I recently joined a group of artists who do artist pen pal exchanges. We are to mail something handmade that is small maybe 4"x4" along with a note. I received my package the other day all the way from New Zealand! The artist Helen Dean made me a wonderful abstract painting. 

The colours are lovely & it looks perfect in this simple white frame.

The colours are lovely & it looks perfect in this simple white frame.

I've been painting a lot lately. While creating this new body of work I've discovered a few things. My youngest daughter is very interested in gems, geodes, and rainbows. These images keep repeating themselves in my paintings, without premeditation. A relative recently bought them some FANCY crayons & before they lose their shape I took a quick photo.

The brand is Kid Made Modern if you are interested.

The brand is Kid Made Modern if you are interested.

The sun has finally come out in Ontario & Spring is in full effect. The chalk is back & rainbows are where it's at.

The sun has finally come out in Ontario & Spring is in full effect. The chalk is back & rainbows are where it's at.

I've been teaching a lot more art classes lately which is keeping me busy. This set up is in a local restaurant in town.

I've been teaching a lot more art classes lately which is keeping me busy. This set up is in a local restaurant in town.

If you are local, stop by & say hello at Burrow on Hunter St. in Peterborough Ont. Wednesday April 20th they are hosting a Meet the Artist event from 5-7pm. Drinks & treats will be provided! I've made some new pieces on wood panel that will be the perfect gift for Mother's Day. 

All of these original pieces are 8x10" & will be available at the event for a promotional price of $60. After this date they will be regular $75. Don't miss out!

All of these original pieces are 8x10" & will be available at the event for a promotional price of $60. After this date they will be regular $75. Don't miss out!

I just finished this painting right before I wrote this post. It has been on my easel all week & feels so good to finally have it complete. In the next few weeks there will be 3 giveaways I am taking part in. Yes I said 3!! If you love my art then start following me on Instagram so you don't miss out on these contests!

I just finished this painting right before I wrote this post. It has been on my easel all week & feels so good to finally have it complete. In the next few weeks there will be 3 giveaways I am taking part in. Yes I said 3!! If you love my art then start following me on Instagram so you don't miss out on these contests!