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Wow, I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted – or done art for that matter..!

When my son went back to school, it was a hectic week of paperwork and getting back in the swing of things for the new year (and preparing my son’s birthday party). So, that half week went by in a flash.

I stupidly thought that I would be back doing art this week. I was really looking forward to it but.. I got sick. And Cole got sick. Sigh. Thankfully, Ross (my husband) is not sick yet!

So, I took advantage of my time on the couch to go through thousands and thousands of pictures that I will be able to use as references for future paintings. I have a lot of pictures to go through. Although several super talented photographers have allowed me to use their photos, I much prefer to work from my own. I will most likely end up doing a mix of both!

Soooo… will I be back next week? Well, possibly. I only have three days (two really) because I’m leaving for a little trip to Calgary. Cole has a diving competition over there. That kid is really keeping us busy!

On the plus side, I will use all the time that I will have by myself in Calgary to have a mini-retreat in order to come up with my plan of attack for the year!

À bientôt!

I have been working with glass since 2004 and I love it! However, I have recently gone back to my first artistic love: painting. Since I have not painted in almost 12 years, I’ve given myself the challenge to paint once a day. Then, I plan on mixing my two artistic love and create mix media pieces with glass and paint.. stay tune for those!

I’ve been reading a few awesome books about acrylics and I came across a “movement” (? – I guess you could call it that) where artists have decided to do one small piece of art a day as opposed to a big overwhelming piece every once in a while. Instead of agonizing over a project that takes a lot of time and soul and might just not work out in the end, the APAD strategy allows artists to develop their talents and skillz (yup, with a z) in a quicker and more steady way. If a painting sucks, then, no big deal! It was only a day project on a small canvas. Next!

Hopefully I will be able to keep up :) Thanks for reading and checking my page!