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Community Arts – There IS Art After Gentrification!

Community Arts – There IS Art After Gentrification!

Community Arts – There IS Art After Gentrification!    When I was in my 20's, I dreamed of becoming a famous artist, and landing that proverbial NYC gallery gig. As I gained more insight into the art world and became more connected with local artists in group shows, my focus on stardom faded and I became more entrenched in "real life" with artists who were not "famous" but nonetheless happy and creative within their own community. Eventually, I too became a community artist.  A vibrant local arts scene can really enrich and add financial and cultural value to any neighbourhood. As we all know, many “gentrified” neighbourhoods,...

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C'mon Get Happy!

C'mon Get Happy!

Some of you may know that I am working on my psychology degree toward becoming an art therapist.  Here’s some wonderful and practical advice that really stuck with me. Evidence Based Suggestions for A Happier Life.  Your happiness, like your cholesterol level, is genetically influenced. Yet as cholesterol is also influenced by diet and exercise, so happiness is partly under your control (Layous & Lyubomirsky, 2014; Nes 2010). Here are 11 research-based suggestions for improving your mood and increasing your satisfaction with life. Realize enduring happiness may not come from financial success. We adapt to change by adjusting our expectations. Neither...

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Next Up: The Artist Project 2018

Next Up: The Artist Project 2018

I am excited to participate for the second time at The Artist Project in Toronto on February 22-25. This wonderful contemporary art fair is one of the city's biggest and features 250 Canadian and international artists, and is a great way to spend a cold February weekend in Toronto. For more information about this exciting arts event and for tickets, go to www.theartistproject.com,    Look out for my recent whimsical works at Booth 141.  The Artist ProjectBetter Living Centre195 Princes' BoulevardExhibition PlaceToronto, Ontario.   Here's an animated preview of one of the paintings I will be exhibiting at this show:...

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My First Sponsorship! Swansea Craft Sale!

My First Sponsorship! Swansea Craft Sale!

I am happy to be included as a sponsor of an annual local event, the Swansea Craft and Bake Sale that takes place right here in my own community. I will not be a vendor, but I am proud to support this event, which features local artisans and local, fresh baked goods, and raises money for Swansea community families in need.  It's happening this Saturday, November 18, at 207 Windermere Avenue, Toronto, 10 am - 3 pm. Come on out! Support this local tradition and buy some goodies for the holiday season!

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I've been V-logging!

I've been V-logging!

I've been having fun creating some silhouette painting speed videos and posting them on my You Tube channel when the mood strikes. These paintings are like candy to me, painted in under 2 hours and inspired by anything I see that strikes a whimsical chord. They are short, sweet and musical. Check in every month and see what I've seen.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do making them!

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