A collection of random musings about life, creativity, humour and wellness

October 6, 2019

I'm really really really proud of these. It has taken me 3 years to figure out how to take this idea of gold wood rings in encaustic and make it a reality. Honest to goodness I needed to be an encaustic artist, a photographer, a printmaker, a mixed media artist....a lo...

May 24, 2019

Today I’m gonna talk to you about Mental Health…STOP…don’t run away…this applies to EVERYONE. Seriously.  Read…it will be well worth your time.

The Canadian Mental Health Association says

“Mental health is a state of well-being, and we all have it. We might have a menta...

May 1, 2019

Today I wanted to share a current #Encaustic #WorkInProgress (4 more hours of work to go) and the story behind it.


A year ago I would never have dared to think about creating pieces on the scale that I've decided to take on recently. I have a hoard of massi...

April 12, 2019

Oh how I love Encaustic, lemme count the ways:-

1. The lusciousness of the medium moving and dancing on the canvas.

2. How cathartic it is using a propane torch to paint your feelings into a molten mix of wax, pigment and damar resin.

3. How surprising it can someti...

January 12, 2019

2019 has been a bit of a fun rough health start so far. This flu/bronchitis thing kicked my butt and I am humbled by the power of a teeny tiny virus.  But lemme be honest....after weeks of being hacky McHack face, I'm tapped out of all my usual optimism and I am more t...

July 20, 2018

My brain has been feeling nostalgic lately.  I keep having flash backs to life back in the “normal times”, before my head injury (Bertha).  Of late I’ve been dwelling on a 5 year old physician’s consult note that reads, “Patient reports feeling exhausted and having low...

April 5, 2018

Finally! After over 8 months of trial and error I was finally able to figure out a way to do my Abstract Critters entirely in beeswax!! Two full days of slow steady work and 'Philbert' the Rhino makes his glorious entry into the world (bear with my dramatics...this is...

November 24, 2017

Thank you to everyone that joined me at Octopus Studio for the East Side Culture this past weekend.  Not only was it a blast, but it was very validating for my artistic soul!

Now, I know not everyone could make it down to Vancouver for the Crawl, therefore, as promised,...

November 18, 2017

For four years now I've been peddling my wares at the East Side Culture Crawl, "A four-day visual arts, design and crafts festival receiving more than 30,000 visitors to 500+ artists in their studios across 80 buildings in the area bounded by Columbia Street, 1st Avenu...

July 14, 2017

922 / 1096 : Work in Progress. I keep wanting to add more and more and more and more to this encaustic painting. Solution...put it on the shelf for a few weeks and leave it alone.

12 × 12 Oil Paint and Encaustic on Cradle Panel 

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