Category Archives: Art

Shopping in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Shopping in Niagara-on-the-Lake is not just shopping; it’s an experience … delightful shops, unique things, sidewalk cafes, art and entertainment, nature by the lake, a beautiful park all in walking distance. Wine tasting, antiques and the lavender shop are within … Continue reading

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Lavender and Romance

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a charming town surrounded by lavender fields, vineyards and a spectacular view of Lake Ontario. On a clear day you can see the Toronto CN Tower in the distance. First stop, on the edge of town, is the … Continue reading

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The Canadian National Exhibition

The CNE or EX in Toronto (since 1879) is Canada’s largest annual fair; a family tradition that started when my grandmother took me there as a child. Toronto is a great day trip from where I live, only an hour … Continue reading

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The Metropolitan Art Museum in NYC

Art enriches our lives. The imagination and artistic expression of human beings fascinate me. This really sets us apart from animals, although being sentient beings, they do not possess the ability to design or create (other than functional dwelling places, … Continue reading

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Like Daughter – Like Mother

My daughter Jean inspired me to start blogging, which has been a fashionable and fun hobby. She influenced me to become vegan and I’m healthier and happier for it. She gave me courage to get my ears pierced (I’m very … Continue reading

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Is it spring yet?

I envy my daughter Jean who is enjoying spring weather in Seattle, but we here in Ontario are covered in ice and snow so deep, you can come out in the morning and not find your car!! Spring arrives next … Continue reading

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Flowers and Fuchsia

One of the centres where I teach dance has a beautiful art display. These florals are painted by local amateur artists and they capture the spirit of the summer season so vividly! Amazing talent! I can only paint by numbers, … Continue reading

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Getting Over Sticker Shock

Reblogged from Jeanofalltrades My dad taught me a neat trick and I am so impressed with it I just have to share. Have you ever bought something with an annoying price tag that you can’t peel off? Maybe you peel … Continue reading

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