Monday, 31 December 2012


Wishing you a healthy, happy and creative new year!

Acrylic and mixed-media on canvas
6" x 6", 15cm X 15cm

Artwork created using some of the backgrounds below

Friday, 21 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Village sous la neige
Acrylic and collage on canvas

Painting created using one of the backgrounds from this POST and inspired for the colours by Marie Claire Idées magazine.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Great art books for children, teens and adults too...and art supplies kids love!

I order and read (a lot) of art related books from to prepare art classes and for my own enjoyment.
Here are some of my favourites.

For young children, any colouring books from Prestel publisher.
More than a colouring book. Children learn about the artist and his/her life and are encouraged to try the artist's style

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An inspiring true story about the life of Henri Rousseau.
Beautiful story, fantastic illustration in the style of the artist. (My favourite artist).

I read all the reviews on and could not wait to receive the book. I was not disappointed.

Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
  •  The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau







Lovely stories inspired by the painting of the artist, amazing illustrations.

  • Klimt and His Cat

    Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

  •  Journey on a Cloud: A Children's Book Inspired by Marc Chagall 

    Publisher: Prestel

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For Teens:
  • Hundertwasser for Kids: Harvesting Dreams

  • Paul Klee for Children

    Publisher: Prestel

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Art supplies kids would love to receive!

Mungyo artist soft pastel box of 24 (de Serres)
Mungyo soft square artists' pastel - Box of 36
 Creative paper clay (Wallacks)
Creative Paper Clay

Gedeo Self hardening clay kit (Wallacks)

Pébéo Colorex watersoluble ink (de Serres)
Pebeos' Colorex range is the ideal watercolour ink for professional illustrators and draughtsmen who appreciate a bright yet velvety finish and perfectly uniform solid colours. The vividness of the colours as well as their intense concentration have made this range a reference in art schools around the world.


Pébéo Gouache (de Serres)







 Brush: Wallacks White Taklon serie 970


Wallacks Ottawa and on line:

De Serres Ottawa and on line:

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Artwork by my students at Kanata Montessori school

Have a look at their wonderful artwork!

Grades 7 & 8
Workshop on watercolour
Houses inspired by Friedensreich Hundertwasser's artwork

Grades 4, 5 & 6
Rain forest theme
Clay reptile and ink painting
Look at the details!

Grades 1, 2 & 3
Birds in clay

Monday, 3 December 2012

Ottawa Originals Christmas show

I will be part of the Ottawa Originals Christmas show for the FIRST 4 days of the show, from December 6th to 9th,  booth # 20.
Hope to see you soon,

We’re back for 10 days only in our NEW LOCATION!
The 38th Originals Ottawa Christmas Craft Sale has moved! This Christmas shopping tradition lives on at our new location in the CE Centre, located at 4899 Uplands Drive at the corner of the Airport Parkway.
Originals Ottawa Christmas Craft Sale is the place to find unique Canadian handmade gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Enjoy a pleasant holiday shopping experience offering the festive ambiance of 200 specialty boutiques all under one roof. Hostess gifts, gifts for the hard to buy for, special gifts for your loved ones, holiday wear for yourself, toys for the kids and gourmet treats to complete your holiday menu are all at Originals.
This year shop Originals, gifts worth giving!
December 6 - 16
CE Centre - 4899 Uplands Drive at the corner of the Airport Parkway
Weekdays 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Weekends 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed Monday, December 10 to receive new exhibitors.

click for show details including who’s at the show!