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The Meaning of Life

Posted on Aug 14, 2015 in Quotable



Posted on Aug 12, 2015 in Quotable

What's changing in your life? Change just keeps happening to us all! How can you adapt and grow?


Cottage Retreat

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 in Creativity

I have rented a cottage for a week in September, and hired a live in chef. How about joining in on a week of painting at a beautiful quiet location just south of Bayfield? Check it out here: Cottage Art Retreat

Bouquet of light


Posted on Aug 5, 2015 in Quotable

Painting by Duy Huynh.


One Day Saturday Workshop

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 in Creativity

You can paint step by step through this painting with me on Saturday August 22 at Westmount Branch Library. Details here: Art Courses with Cheryl O


Mountain Man

Posted on Jul 31, 2015 in Creativity

This is a painting that was done in the recent Wet and Wild class - acrylic collage. It is available from the artist.


Blue Moon

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 in Outside the Box

MoonTThe expression is "once in a blue moon" - so does the moon ever go blue? Apparently it can. I've seen some marvelous red moons, known as "blood moons". They are really spectacular. I've never seen a blue one though. Here's the science  behind it on: The Weather Network.

Fruit, Flowers, & Crystal

Posted on Jul 27, 2015 in Creativity

Don't be intimidated by the idea of painting crystal. In this 5 day course, Cheryl will take you step by step through one of her paintings that includes crystal - it's easier than you think! And if you love painting flowers, this is the course for you. More information here: Art Courses with Cheryl O

Still Life

Science Shows What Art Can Do For Us

Posted on Jul 24, 2015 in Creativity

sun-spots290Art has many benefits. Studies show that an hour wandering an art gallery can reduce the level of hormones that indicate stress. You don't have to be an art history buff or artist to benefit. When viewing art, your brain automatically goes into a mode that has to do with processing emotions and activating pleasure and reward centers. And those who benefitted the very most? Those who actually made art. Definite benefits for the areas of the brain that have to do with introspection, self-monitoring, and (that biggie we all worry about) memory were found for those who made art. More reasons than ever to consider an art class! Although I don't mind at all if you come simply because it's a lot of fun.

Here's the full article at Arts.Mic. And here's the link to upcoming art courses: Art Courses with Cheryl O

Wet & Wild Painting Class

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 in Creativity

What a wonderful group of students last week!

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