Nanaimo Artwalk and Cheeky Monkey Glassworks

I have been happily engaged in my creative art practice and art biz....most recently I was invited to be a guest artist at Cheeky Monkey Glassworks during the Nanaimo Artwalk


 I was there with several other artists, including the owner of Cheeky Monkey, skilled glass artist Brenda Mcintyre,  fabulous bead maker Damaris Oakley and Gail who painted fused glass ornaments. Also there was a singer songwriter named Callinda....I love live music at an Art Show......

I am sharing a few pix of the paintings that I created while I was hanging with the gals.....lots of blues, turquoise and yellow....

as well, I have my show of mixed media work still showing at Artzi Stuff in Nanaimo till late December....

I had a really sweet creative weekend and I am grateful for the many opportunities this year......

"blue buffalo" detail mixed media painting
Blue Buffalo mixed media painting

Wild, mixed media painting with horses

detail, mixed media painting with wild horses

Wise Blue chicken, Mixed media painting

What's Not Wrong, thich naht hahn, mixed media painting

Joyful Effort

i have been a regular user of the word "busy" in the past but i am the process of dropping it from my vocabulary...at least in terms of myself.....i have come to see it as being an ego reinforcer....as in "I'm so busy" having a secondary meaning of "I'm so important".....so i am working on dropping it....

my story today is that i am grateful to have all the opportunities to create and share my artwork....and i have been very happily occupied with many new things.....here are a few with links....

1. Sandwell Slough Show.....this is a local show with several artists creating work based on raising awareness of a beautiful and threatened area on our lovely island....my pieces were of my "Heron" series of glass art

2. Glass Christmas ornaments to Crafthouse Gallery in Vancouver

3. New glass art to Vernon Public Art Gallery

4. 3 New paintings to Resolution Gallery in Calgary for an event called "The Tea Party" in conjunction with "The Naked Leaf Tea Company"

5. Preparing new mixed media paintings for a solo showing at Artzi Stuff in Nanaimo in early
November....

and working on orders for commissioned pieces, flower bouquets for The Shayne Gallery

and many more things including travels and family....

Gratitude Every Day mixed media painting

May you inner self be secure and happy mixed media painting

This Sacred Land mixed media painting