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They call her a dreamer

A couple of years ago I did a mixed media painting course run by Portland-based artist Kelly Rae Roberts. It was my first foray into that world and I just loved it. During the course we created six "angels". What I most enjoy about this sort of art is the complete freedom to just...

They call her a dreamerMargaret

What Stops You?

What stops you from living your dreams? Someone shared a great video with me today and it gave me pause to consider all the ways in which I don't pursue my dreams. And then I began to wonder why it is that so few people seem to follow their dreams. In the final analysis isn't...

What Stops You?Margaret

Life in a Northern Town

Do you dream of escaping the grind of city life? I did too. However, I had no idea that when I finally did escape it would be to a remote community in Canada’s far north. I'm originally from Australia and had fallen in love with Canada during a year in Toronto while on a company transfer....

Life in a Northern TownMargaret

Waterfall Wonderland

Maybe it’s all those negative ions floating around but somehow everything seems better when I’m standing next to a waterfall. There’s something thrilling about hiking a trail when you start to hear the rush of water. It’s a hike with a purpose: that moment when you come upon one of nature’s most in-your-face exhibitions of...

Waterfall WonderlandMargaret

Photoshop is not a moral issue

A recent forum conversation on an art site has got me thinking. The question posed was regarding the digital enhancement (aka 'photoshopping') of images. Sigh. I can't believe that in this day and age we are still having this conversation. But it seems to be one that won't go away. At a recent fair you could see...

Photoshop is not a moral issueMargaret

Art from the Heart: Letting Go

  About 4 years ago I decided to abandon my career in the tourism industry and pursue a creative life. I had no real plan, but a definite idea of what I DIDN'T want in my life anymore - and that was hours and hours (and HOURS) sitting in aircraft seats heading to or from...

Art from the Heart: Letting GoMargaret

Exploring Victoria – Playfair Park

One of the most threatened ecosystems in Canada is the Garry Oak meadow. So it’s no small feat that a small pocket still exists in the midst of Victoria’s urban sprawl. Playfair Park is a tiny city park tucked away in Saanich. It’s about 15 minutes by car from downtown and somewhat tricky to find. Although...

Exploring Victoria – Playfair ParkMargaret

Chasing Waterfalls on Vancouver Island

I love the sounds and the power of pounding water, whether it is the waves or a waterfall. Mike May Even though TLC begged us not to do it, chasing waterfalls is one of my favourite activities. Fortunately, here on Vancouver Island, we have access to some spectacular and stunningly beautiful waterfalls. And for these ones...

Chasing Waterfalls on Vancouver IslandMargaret

5 Free Places to Photograph Flowers in Victoria

Victoria on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in Canada is known as “the garden city”. Gardening here is a serious business! So serious we even count the flowers in the annual Victoria Flower Count. For the record, a whopping 25,864,976,064 blooms were counted in 2017. Actually the flower count was started as a...

5 Free Places to Photograph Flowers in VictoriaMargaret

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They call her a dreamer

What Stops You?

Life in a Northern Town

Waterfall Wonderland

Photoshop is not a moral issue

Art from the Heart: Letting Go

Exploring Victoria – Playfair Park

Chasing Waterfalls on Vancouver Island

5 Free Places to Photograph Flowers in Victoria

Hatley Castle Gardens

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