Friday, August 19, 2022

Your happy effect on me

The Weight of the Sky

Acrylic on canvas
24 x 48 inches
Norene Smiley © 2008
The large photo of the painting featured
on the Obrien's Pharmacy wall
in Pugwash, Nova Scotia
where Norene lives.

I'm thinking today about my artist friends who I see here in the
blog world, on Instagram, and on Facebook.  I don't look at
Facebook as often as I check out Instagram, but every time
I look at work by friends, and new social media friends,  I'm

In Nova Scotia I was lucky to see some artist friends -- such
a treat. Norene Smiley is a wonderful artist in any medium she 
works on.  Right now one of her portraits -- a portrait of her
father (see above) -- is blown up billboard size, and featured on
the wall of the Pharmacy in Pugwash.

And I visited my friend Flora Doehler's studio in Bear River,
which is always an inspiration.  It was so lovely to see
her work.  I especially loved the collage I'm showing you here.

In Grandmother's garden
Collaged watercolour images on
birch panel
20 x 20 inches
Flora Doehler © 2022

Thank you to all of the artists out there. I love your work, and
you keep me going.

Have a loving the artists' work you see day.

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A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!