Monthly Archives: October 2012

How would you like to be served?

I have fun framing objects that I find interesting, and just recently I found these four spoons in my kitchen drawer. I vaguely remember where they came from, but why I kept them I am sure was for the unique … Continue reading

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“Finn Throws a Fit!” – Children’s Book review

The illustrations in “Finn Throws a Fit!” are visually entertaining, and inspiring if you’re an expressive artist. Author David Elliott and illustrator Timothy Basil Ering have worked well together in this drama story of Finn and his moods. Words don’t … Continue reading

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Dog Pile – Art in the works by Susan Fae

During the month of December I will be exhibiting “Dogs and their Walkers”at the Thornhill Library in Calgary, NW. I thought that I’d share a little of what I’m working on, so here is a pile of dog lino carvings … Continue reading

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Halloween Circus – Children’s Book Review

Halloween Circus by Charise Neugeuer, Illustrated by Robert Ingpen (first published in Switzerland) a children’s book with two fold out poster style visual stories and pages of poetry in calligraphy styled text. Start reading the book with the front fold … Continue reading

Posted in Art Education for Preschool, Art History, Children's Books, Dragons

Poetry in Picture Framing

I just completed a picture frame project, ten of the same subject with slight framing variations. Poetic in the sense that the frame and art with the prayer blend so nicely. The frame is Italian as are the Poor Clares … Continue reading

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Poetry and Art – Fall Season

It has been a wonderful summer, and it is difficult to let go of the warm days where I spent so much time outdoors in the garden and walking my dog. The leaves have changed colours, the days are becoming … Continue reading

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Scaredy Squirrel at Night – Children’s Book Review

This story is about how our imagination can go wild with fear of the night, and the logical resolutions for a happy ending. A story that is not about pumpkins or ghosts but will prepare us with courage for Halloween … Continue reading

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Simple Drymounting for artists

I have used a new product recently called Kool Tack for drymounting fabric prints and art papers. Then, I found another use for it; I beveled the edges of the foamcore with adhesive surface, attached a decorative tape and then … Continue reading

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Dragon’s Halloween – Children’s Book Review

Chapter One – Six Small Pumpkins It was October, and all the world was orange and brown. Dragon walked through the autumn leaves in search of a giant pumpkin. This colourful children’s book has three chapters, read all three at … Continue reading

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A Wall of History in the Making….

A wall in your home that is dedicated to family photos is a unique and personal statement of your family history. The family wall displayed below is gradually growing with visual stories of the past, as the interest and enthusiasm … Continue reading

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