Bits From The Edge

Newsletter 3

February 2016

Hi everyone! Here we are, well into 2016.

I ended 2015 with an in-house art show and sale in mid-December. Thank you to all who stopped by, and congratulations to Sandy and Muriel who took home the original painting of Royal. She now hangs proudly over their fireplace.


Also in December I attended a Christmas party at the Creative Hands workshop of the Phoenix Network. This organization provides a team based, brain health rehabilitation service with expertise in working with individuals who have experienced brain injury as a result of impact or organic trauma, traumatic stress or toxic exposure. I was happy to donate a framed print of Red for raffle at the party. In the photo, Jim, the raffle winner, is being presented with his prize.

A huge “Thank You!!” to all of you who have encouraged and supported me in my art over the past year. Your excitement, your positive feedback and your suggestions are all wonderful! I love these confirmations of my efforts to bring joy-filled, empowering images into the world.

In January, I was busy with a couple of commissioned art pieces. I produced a stylized family portrait of Floyd and Christine’s family, in celebration of Floyd’s 40th birthday.


Then Philip and I produced a shadow-boxed felted and bejeweled heart piece for Holly and Scott’s friends’ 40th wedding anniversary. Both were very happy with their gift.

I placed my first order for the 2016 Spring Collection of cross-body messenger bags, in new spring colours and designs. I was super excited to unpack them when they arrived. The large bags are the perfect size for the iPad Air & the iPad mini fits into the small bag; both have plenty of room for other necessary items. Have a look at them on the web site ( Please email me should you wish to place an order.

In the upcoming months, I will be producing a themed series of art pieces and perhaps producing a few fabric designs.  I have started working on the first pieces, but there will be much more to come as the months roll by. Also on the calendar will be some great spring shows for which I will forward details and relevant information as things come together. Stay tuned! And remember to dream, explore and discover -- everyday!




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2015 was a great year filled with many creative adventures - I took a wild step into the world of oils! and yes I'm hooked... There were various art & fashion shows that were exciting to be part of in the beautiful city of Ottawa. It was a privilege to be able to give back to the city in donations of art to some great organizations that are doing awesome work in the community eg. Hospice & Creative Hands.


You are invited to celebrate my 3rd year in Ottawa at my last 2015 art, decor & fashion show.

Art, decor and fashion show this weekend as below:

Saturday, 12th December 2015                       10 am - 4pm

Sunday, 13th December 2015                          10 am - 4 pm

address: 55 Newborough Crescent, Barrhaven, Ottawa

Refreshments will be served.


I look forward to seeing you over the coming weekend. If you are unable to attend but would like to see the artwork available please go to

Please contact me on should you wish to reserve an item

Thank you to all my loyal supporters and encouragers over the last year. I appreciate your patronage and interest in my creativeness.

I wish you and your family a Christmas & New Year filled with Joy, Peace and Love.




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Exciting news as I send out my first monthly newsletter...

I have been invited to participate in the very exciting

"Art in Fashion 613" in Ottawa, on Saturday 17th October @ 6pm, at the National Archives & Library.

I have spent the summer in preparation for the upcoming show.

Please click the link below for advance tickets and to see more info on the event.

I have applied my art to handbags, messenger bags, cross-body bags and canvas totes (see below for a taste of what to expect :)

These will be modeled in the fashion show and available for sale the same evening.

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This summer I discovered the joy of oils

(Please visit my website -- -- to view my latest work).

I will be bringing a few of these new pieces to the "Art in Fashion 613" event. They will be on display and for sale at my booth.


I look forward to seeing you at what promises to be an excellent night of fashion, art and retail therapy :-)