Posted in Grateful for

Grateful for budding artists.

My locker door at school is full (both sides). It’s full with original pieces of art from some budding artists. I adore that they care enough to share these little bits of their imagination.


They light up when I take the minute to listen to their explanation of the colours and lines on the page. It’s such a treat be given these pieces of light. I’m grateful for being given these little treasures.


“Children need to know more about the world than just what they can learn through text and numbers. Art education teaches students how to interpret, criticize, and use visual information, and how to make choices based on it.”  ~  Dr. Kerry Freedman, Head of Art and Design Education at Northern Illinois University.

Kindly visit Colline’s Blog to see what she was grateful for this week.

What are you grateful for this week?


Posted in pondering

WP Photo Challenge: Life Imitates Art

NPC Spring birch

A couple springs ago my hubby and I were wandering through the Botanical Gardens in the Niagara Parks, Niagara Falls ON. It was a stunningly beautiful day after a long cold winter. Spring’s first flowers were just starting to bloom; it was a wonderful day to take photos.

When I was wandering through paintings by Canadian artists I found several of birch trees. The painting that I’m highlighting today is by Susan Barnett-Jamieson.

Susan is from Burlington, Ontario, Canada.  She says,

I try to capture a sense of simplicity and energy in my paintings. What I enjoy most about painting is the feeling of sinking happily into the process….

Spring Birch Grove by Susan Barnett-Jamieson via

I love this painting by Susan Barnett-Jamieson. She indeed captured the energy of a Canadian spring day in this painting!

Kindly visit WordPress’ photo challenge page to see other photos and pieces of artwork.