Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sunny flowers for a rainy day :: Fleurs jaunes pour une journée pluvieuse

L’expérience est une lanterne que l’on porte sur le dos et qui n’éclaire que le chemin parcouru – Confucius I would say that my greatest challenge in painting is deciding on “what” to paint. When I enjoy what I am … Continue reading

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Service is love :: Le service est l’amour

In my experience, you will truly serve only what you love, because, as the prophet says, service is love made visible. If you love friends, you will serve your friends. If you love community, you will serve your community. If … Continue reading

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Dreaming of warmer climes :: En rêvant de chaleur

After another gruelling weekend of correcting and prepping, where I had no time to relax, read, paint or draw, I sat down under the beautiful waning sun just now and daydreamed of having my two feet in the warm sand, … Continue reading

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Colour swatches :: Pastilles de couleurs

This exercise might seem and look futile for many, but it is not. As during the work week I doodle and draw more than I paint, the colours seem to leave my eyes. By doing this exercise, it helps me … Continue reading

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Shadows :: Ombres

As the snow is melting everywhere, there are many remnants in my backyard… we still have at least 2 feet of snow on the Mountain of Rigaud and I am grappling with the idea that I want spring to arrive, … Continue reading

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Intertwined :: Entrecroisés

These two trees seem to have lived for a very long time, side by side, looking over the beautiful Lake St. Francis (now thawing) and perhaps having at one moment in time, only the wind, birds and a few human … Continue reading

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Snow is melting fast :: Le neige fond vite

The temperatures have soared this past week and we had a high of 14C and the snow is melting fast. So I hurried out today for my last snow scene painting of the season as by this weekend, the fields … Continue reading

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Champlain’s Dream :: Le rêve de Champlain

• Pour bin finir, o faut bien commencer. — To finish well, start well. • Meûx vaut parder un pain qu’ine faumée. — Better to lose the loaf than the oven. • Avant de feire in fagot, o faut bin commencer. — Before … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauties :: Les beautés somnolentes

In the province of Québec, hockey is a passion. Every saturday night, when hockey season is ongoing, especially when the Montreal Canadians are playing, my husband and Pyper (our dog) get settled down to watch the game… and within a … Continue reading

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