Category Archives: Art History

The masters of art continue to teach us long after their death. The documentation of their; personalities, art style and business help identify what it means to be an artist, teaching us how to progress in developing our own history

This also includes the awareness of preserving art..

Small Sketches or Doodles have Appeal

A Friend – A Bird – A Memory Many years ago my good friend Lorne knew how much I liked birds so he did a few sketches of the birds outside his kitchen window and gave me one. I was … Continue reading

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Framing Original Canvas Art – Canvas Part III

You have a portrait of your dog on canvas and because it is so special you want to put some time and effort into the display for it. There are options on how to display a work of art, one … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas – Children’s Book Review

Written by Tony Wilson, Illustrated by Sue deGennaro Ah, so the hockey season is coming to a close, in honour of that lets hear it for Henrik and his “unreal princess” Pippa. Author Wilson has a great sense of humour … Continue reading

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Black Dog – Children’s book review

Black Dog by Levi Pinfold Sometimes when we are unsure of things or NEW events are happening in our lives they can seem sooo BIG. Our mind can exaggerate the situation and make us feel afraid. Have you ever heard … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mothers around the world are Very Special Let us always celebrate them, but in Canada on May 11th share something special with them. thearttree.ca  

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Reframing an old photo

A Pastime to Treasure for a Lifetime               Before                                                       After This wonderful photo of my neighbour’s grandmother was in a ready-made frame, (store bought with easel back). It hung … Continue reading

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TEN BIRDS Meet a MONSTER – Children’s Book Review

TEN BIRDS Meet a MONSTER by Cybele Young What a joy it is when you find a fantastic book about so many creative ideas. Cybele Young, Canadian illustrator that has multiple artistic talents. I couldn’t say it better than PATTISON … Continue reading

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Handcrafted Italian Picture Frames

Handcrafted Italian picture frames make great gifts. The craftsmanship on the frames are a work of art, enhancing the sentimental value of the gift. When you find that charming old photo of you and your sister from 2o years ago, … Continue reading

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Mr. Flux – Children’s Book Review

Mr. Flux written by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Matte Stephens This is a great book for the beginning of a NEW YEAR, enjoy. Author Maclear has written an art lesson for us on “Fluxus”  an art theory based on George … Continue reading

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The Night Life of TREES – Book Review

The Night Life of TREES Handmade book by Ram Singh Urveti, Bhajju Shyam and Durga Bai, each page is silk-screened on black paper, and every page of this book is an original numbered art print. If you love art and … Continue reading

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