A Haiku Deck on Inspiration

I have always thought a lot about inspiration and where the inspiration comes from. From talking to other people that is pretty common amoungst all types of artists in all types of genres to think and search for inspiration.

So Here It Is! Welcome to my Art Blog

Welcome! In between loads of laundry, lesson plans, grocery shopping, attempting to exercise, chauffeuring to the pool and back and a multitude of other chores I have squeezed out time to spend time in my studio to paint and create.  Just as many of my friends and family I search for balance in my life. How does…

Saturday Studio Time

It has been has been a fairly productive Saturday studio time. I have been working on one pelican mini close ups that are a lot of fun! 8×8 acrylic on wrapped canvas Cal 10×10 acrylic Harold 

Feels like the Arctic

With temperatures at -44 today I was inspired to switch from Pelicans to Polar Bears just for fun. 

Coffee, Markers and Pelicans

A few of my favourite things…. Coffee, markers and Pelicans… Nothing could be better on a -30 degree Celsius day then dreaming of warm summer days watching the Pelicans. This is my latest closeup mini drawing of Spike. He is one of my favourites. 

Line and Marker Drawings

Carving out some time today to play with my new markers. For inspiration I went back to my summer pelican photos. In some of the drawings I was working on a continuous line. 


I felt like I had to name this fellow. 

Fly Away

Fly away is an 18×24 inch watercolour. It is still in progress. I miss finding these Pelicans on my beach walks as I am sure they have flown south already this fall.  

Pelican Close Up

This pelican has really captured my heart. He is a big one! 

Portrait of a Pelican

This Pelican in particular caught my eye because of the  light and shadow on him. 

 Pelican in Progress

Still in progress. I am enjoying the individuality of each pelican I draw. They are just so fascinating.