Welcome to my world of painting and creating…

… and a marshmallow world outside.  The Ides of November has marked our first significant snowfall this winter in Milton, ON.  Feast your eyes!

What a heavenly feeling to wake up to the hush and majesty of such a beautiful scene.  When it was first beginning to snow in the afternoon, my husband and I took a break from setting up our Christmas tree and stood transfixed at the window watching the frenetic activity around the feeders in the backyard. Squirrels so stuffed they looked like they were wearing parkas, miraculously still able to dart up and down the trees, blue jays swooping in for peanuts, and more cardinals gathered together than we could ever imagine … no clearer signal to us that we would be in for something big.

See if you can find my table in this photo!

And there is nothing like the magic of a first snowfall to put us in the right mood for Christmas and all the holidays coming up soon.

Sneak peek at a new mini-painting underway for Artful Treasures

To keep the magic alive, mark your calendars for this year’s Artful Treasures Show on Fri. Nov. 31 and Sat. Dec. 1 at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Open from 10 am to 4 pm each day, this is the best place to find holiday gifts for those who appreciate unique and beautiful objects crafted by local artists and artisans. I will be there with a selection of smaller paintings and greeting cards, mini-paintings, and other gift ideas for the special people on your list.

Flourish, 28″x22″, $400, on display at the FASM Gallery

Many thanks to the Town of Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre for giving me the opportunity to run a very successful Zentangle Workshop.  Stay tuned for more of these workshops coming your way in the future, or if interested, contact me.

Deep Summer, on display at the FASM Gallery

My exhibit continues at the FASM Gallery in the Milton Mall, just down the street from my home in Milton, ON, where you can find several of my more recent paintings such as November Sky, the Garden Irises Set, and many more. I will be there until the beginning of January.

The Niagara Shores Artists Exhibit and Sale , still on at the charming Town of Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre (4996 Beam St., Beamsville, ON), will continue until the end of December. Read the article about us in Niagara This Week.

November Sky, 9″x13″ framed, acrylic on hardboard, on display at the FASM Gallery

While you are in Beamsville, consider taking a walk through the pretty downtown along King St. and enjoying a delicious lunch at The Olympia Restaurant.

It Happened in Hawaii, 36″x 24″, gallery canvas, $450 – on display at The Town of Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre

Beamsville is along the Niagara Wine Route and there is no shortage of boutique wineries to choose from, including The Good Earth Winery, offering delectable vintages from the enviable soil and climate of the Beamsville Bench.

I plan to send out another post soon.  You can receive all of my posts by email – simply hit the “Follow Tina’s Paintings” button at the top of this page and follow the directions there.   

Gingerbread and more holiday baking coming soon!

If you have missed previous posts you can find them in Blog Posts, under Easel Tales on this website.   At any time, feel free to leave comments on the pages of the website, or email me – see Contact.

In the meantime, read about my latest art escapades in Easel Tales, find all the details on my current and upcoming shows in Exhibits and Shows, and keep checking My Paintings for the many new additions to my inventory.