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Happy Holidays!

It is the time of year we reach out to friends, bring our families closer together if we can, and are extra nice to strangers.  Even if we are remiss in some areas the rest of the year, at least we do it the once!  And what a year it has been.

For me, it has been a good year.  I have painted a number of paintings I am happy with, I am happy to have sold several pieces of my art, I’ve been lucky enough to do some traveling to far away places, I’ve made new friends, and I’ve been able to spend time with several of the special people in my life.  I hope your year has been good too.  But if it hasn’t, remember:  a new year is coming, and when things are bad, they will get better.  They will.

Now I am going to share with you one of the pieces I painted as a result of my trip west.  This was a scene on one of our hikes.  It was in the Valley of the Five Lakes – the same hike I talked about in “A watercolour inspired by this summer’s trip to Jasper“.  This painting is called Fourth Lake, Jasper.  It is amazing how the scenes change along a single hike and depending on the direction you look.

If by any chance you are still gift shopping and you wish to browse my gallery (watercolours and fractal art available!), please know you are welcome – just contact me here or send me a facebook message, or phone me (519-879-9903) (be sure to leave a message if I don’t answer!).  Don’t hesitate to ask for an evening appointment.  If I don’t see you, I wish you all the best this holiday season.

Fourth Lake, Jasper. Watercolour on Paper. 11×15″. Artist Lianne Todd. $280.00

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Wearable Art!

I am now a designer of wearable art!  Please visit my other blog, fractaliart.com to see the details of this new part of my artistic career, or just click on the image below to start shopping!

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Welcome Back to Otterville

This won’t really be news to you if you read the last post but it never hurts to put the reminder out again…. it’s less than three weeks until Welcome Back to Otterville!  If you’ve never made it out here maybe this is the year.  We all certainly welcome you, whether you are just touring, a collector, an artist, a gallery owner, a decorator, a homeowner with too much empty wall space, or someone who needs that perfect gift.

We have some new additions to the tour this year which are slightly outside the village but very close by. One is Ralph Moore & Sons, a local business specializing in bird seed and feeders and all things birds.  Another is In Bloom Designs, featuring unique jewellery by Jillian and Kaleb Driedger at the old general store in Hawtrey.

For a preview of the stops on this year’s tour, you can visit our website’s Shops & Studios page, or you can go to our Facebook page.  To find us, there is a convenient map available.  Once you get here, look for the yellow flags to help you find each studio.

I will look forward to seeing many new and many familiar faces the weekend of November 21 & 22.  If I’ve met you before, please remind me, as I have a really hard time with faces and names going together, especially when outside the context of originally meeting someone.

See you here!

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Christmas Emporium Show and Sale at the Station Arts Centre

So, it seems that every time I help hang a show at the Tillsonburg Station Arts Centre, it has to be snowing and blowing.

It doesn’t look too bad in the photos, but the snow really was piling up quickly yesterday.  We were just glad we weren’t in Buffalo!
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Anyway, the five of us who volunteered to hang the show had a good time doing it and I think it turned out pretty well. It opens this Friday.  Here is the info, and a few glimpses of the exhibit.  I’ve got eight pieces in there.

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Welcome Back to Otterville

It’s that time of year again!

Today I will be taking down my exhibit at the Ingersoll library, and in the next week I’ll be rearranging my gallery at home so I can show studio tourists the most art possible during Welcome Back to Otterville, November 15 & 16, 10 am to 5 pm.

I have never had this many pieces of art to exhibit in my home gallery, (due to the addition of a great deal of fractal art!) and it’s going to be a challenge – good thing I have high ceilings, and a few extra wall panels!  I still think it won’t all fit, so if you arrive and you don’t see something you thought I had, please let me know – I may have it stored in my studio.

Here is some information about the tour.  (Click for a larger image).  This is available in postcard form at many places around the area, and all of us on the tour will have some.  Look for the yellow flags when you get to town.  This tour will be very do-able in an afternoon, and we’re only an hour from London, an hour from Stratford, an hour from Hamilton, an hour from Kitchener/Waterloo.  In the middle of nowhere and the centre of everything!

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(Note this map has one more stop than the one on the printed postcard due to the addition of one more studio on the tour after they went to print)

 

Also, I have a new sign out front!  Looking forward to everyone’s visit.

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Welcome Back!

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This Weekend is the Oxford Studio Tour!

I hope to see a lot of visitors this year, old and new!

For complete detailed maps to all the studios, including maps of each cluster in towns and cities, visit the Artists 2013 – By Location page at the tour’s website.   There is also a map of the complete tour.

Brochures with full artist listings and a map of the whole tour are located throughout the county at places like libraries, tourist centres, art supply stores, and local businesses.  Look for the red signs to direct you while on the tour.

My studio is Stop #6, GPS 42.926174,-80.605402

Have a great weekend with some friends or family touring the newly greened up countryside and enjoy all the creativity Oxford County has to offer – especially at the south end of the county! 😉

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