Mouse in House Video

Here is a video put together by the wonderful people at Art In House.  Watch and see how the show was created, from the painting of the mice to the setting up … Continue Reading →

Show is Down

This week the installation was taken down. All the mice were packed away, books were boxed, furniture returned, floor disassembled and television turned off. What a wonderful experience it has … Continue Reading →

More on Vending Art

    I came across another example of how art is being sold in vending machines. In a small town in Germany unused cigarette vending machines will be filled with … Continue Reading →

Mouse Devotion

In a past post, More than Just Mice, I talked about art, mice and symbolism. Surfing the web for interesting mice paraphernalia I came across a web page by Lorna Owen about the … Continue Reading →

More than Just Mice

Art is a very personal experience. One way we can experience a piece of art is through symbolism. Carl Jung from the book Man and His Symbols  believes that “Man, with … Continue Reading →

Before and After

Here are two photographs.  One is a group of rocks before they are painted and the other is when the rocks have transformed into mice.   It took two attempts … Continue Reading →

Three Blind Mice

Look who showed up for the show!  Not only do I remember this nursery rhyme from my daughter’s early days, but from mine as well. My favourite memory is singing … Continue Reading →

On the Rock

There are many ways of putting creatures on rocks.  Here is one of my favourites. This rock is located at Misery Bay on Manitoulin Island in Ontario. It is one … Continue Reading →

Vending Art

Art in House was recently the venue for “Tales from Tuscany”, a show of pottery by Wendy Hutchinson. It was such beautiful work, inspired by her recent trip to Italy. I … Continue Reading →

Cross Stitch

My Grandmother was born in the Ukraine and I grew up with a multitude of items which reflected her heritage. Items such as crocheted covered clothes hangers, knitted slippers and … Continue Reading →

My Reflections

Although it seems lately that all I do is paint on rocks, I also paint on canvas. One theme that I continually work on through my paintings is reflection. In … Continue Reading →

Cecily Brown and Mice

  Contemporary artist Cecily Brown visited Barrie’s Georgian College in 2012 and delivered a stimulating artist talk.  She was an inspiration for all us art students. Brown enlightened the audience … Continue Reading →

Mice are Nice in a Poem

Two blog followers have reminded me of one of my favourite mice poems.  Thanks Tammy and Bernadette! Mice I think mice Are rather nice. Their tails are long, Their faces … Continue Reading →