Creativity and Inspiration

Angels in our midst

I've always been a big believer in angels. I'm certain that they are with us all the time...wandering among us and watching over us. And, like a lot of artists before me, I am captivated by angel art. From the Masters to beginners, they're an endless source of fascination and inspiration. I like to imagine...

Angels in our midstMargaret

Photoshop Artistry

In terms of my artistic and technical development, one of the most valuable things I ever did was sign up for an online course called Photoshop Artistry. About halfway through that course I also decided to go further and join the Awake course which is for those who want to dive even deeper into...

Photoshop ArtistryMargaret

Latest Work

The Christmas break has been the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with Photoshop. Here are some of my latest works. And here's to a magical and creative 2018!

Latest WorkMargaret

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

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

The Butterfly

I've always been drawn to watercolour painting but its an art I have yet to master (I do try, but generally give up in frustration!). I began thinking about ways I might be able to incorporate a watercolour effect into my photographs without simply heading to Photoshop and applying a filter (they don't tend...

The ButterflyMargaret

Wild Geese

One of my favourite poems is by Mary Oliver. In the fall, in Northern California, huge flocks of water birds including cranes and eider ducks gather in a raucous, lively community. I've been fortunate to photograph there a number of times, and I always think of this poem as the skies overhead fill with...

Wild GeeseMargaret

Follow your Bliss?

“Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in...

Follow your Bliss?Margaret

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Angels in our midst

Photoshop Artistry

Latest Work

2018 Calendars are here!

They call her a dreamer

What Stops You?

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