Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I am an artist and creator of many things including paintings, photography, graphic design and whatever else catches my eye along the way. I invite you into my home in the Canadian countryside to partake in some of the beauty and whimsy that brings me joy.
From that first cup of coffee in the morning, until we shut our eyes each night, we are bombarded with bad news all around us. It drains our souls. Like many of you, I have lived through a fair share of emotionally draining and depressing things. In order to find my center amidst all of the turmoil, I have learned that I need to find joy in the simple beautiful things. For me, it's the natural beauty of the wild aspen parkland forest that I live in. The dramatic living skies of a summer storm. The humbling awe of the Rocky Mountains. The enduring brilliance of the wildflowers that grow along the roadway, even in severe drought. And of course, the adorable cuteness of my little zoo of critters here on the farm.
I believe that our creativity is inspired by the beauty and wonder around us.
So when life presses in with scary news, it is imperative that we stop and pause for a few moments every day to appreciate the beauty around us. Don't let it pass you by. It not only makes life more bearable, but possibly even pleasurable.
“Next time a sunrise steals your breath or a meadow of flowers leaves you speechless, remain that way. Say nothing, and listen as heaven whispers, "Do you like it? I did it just for you."
“Aesthetic Pleasure is not to be taken lightly; it's very important for the spirit and therefore the health."
“Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it."
“The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful."