Highlights of the week

I've been sick for the past few weeks, therefore lots of time has been spent sitting on my sofa surfing the good old internet. Here are some things that I'm excited about, in no particular order.

I recently discovered a new artist that I admire; Jeanette Sperone. She currently lives and maintains a studio in Northern New Jersey. The simplicity of the subject matter is what attracted me at first. Then I really fell in love with her colour palette and composition. These prints are wonderful and affordable.

"The Ever-Present Feeling of Neglect" prints starts at $40

"The Ever-Present Feeling of Neglect" prints starts at $40

"Avuncular Knots" prints start at $50

"Avuncular Knots" prints start at $50

Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors has amazing style and her designs are timeless in my opinion. This piece available in her shop is stunning!

The Lounger Daybed in natural.

The Lounger Daybed in natural.

We no longer have an Ikea store close to home. We visited friends out of town during March Break and made a pit stop. We left with only a handful of items, very proud of myself as I loved a lot of the plants they had.

Ikea's Mastholmen collection has some great pieces like this loveseat.Β With the popularity of rattan you could style it in an indoor or outdoor space.

Ikea's Mastholmen collection has some great pieces like this loveseat. With the popularity of rattan you could style it in an indoor or outdoor space.

I just re-watched Season 3 and can't wait for next week's premiere! If you haven't watched this show your missing out, it's hilarious.

I just re-watched Season 3 and can't wait for next week's premiere! If you haven't watched this show your missing out, it's hilarious.

Design & photograph by Holly Hickey Moore.

Design & photograph by Holly Hickey Moore.

This photo really makes me want to go outside and do all of the yard work that needs to be done when Spring arrives. Our daughters are eager to go play in the back yard, but I have to clean up some remaining winter dog poop first! I have a few more Plant Studies to finish before I tackle it. May 1st I hang my show at a local Craft Beer Cafe, if you are local, details will be in my next newsletter.

This week I did something I'm quite excited about. During both of my pregnancies I developed Varicose veins in my legs. I still suffer pain in one leg as a result five years later. I've finally booked laser surgery to remove it in early May. If you don't know what they are I won't go in to detail, I'll just say they are green swollen veins. If you are still reading this, I need to add that I don't wish them upon anyone!! They are no fun. Unfortunately the procedure is not covered by OHIP (insurance) and quite expensive. 

I've donated this painting for a local fundraiser this Saturday April 22nd at Holiday Ford. The proceeds will go towards Hospice and St. Catherines Public School (Peterborough, ON).