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Sometimes sharing my work, sometimes musing on topics that have come to my attention, I blog about my life as an artist at Diane Duncan Art. Part diary, part conversation, I welcome the response of readers to my words.

I have recently added a new page and category Looking Back – Family & Community especially for those who might be interested in genealogy, family history and local history. It springs from a deep interest in the lives of those who have gone before and a desire to preserve their story for future generations.

2017 – Heading into a New Year

Posted by on January 2, 2017 in Featured Flag, This And that! | 0 comments

2017 – Heading into a New Year

Bear with me. There is a bit of 2017 introspection here… Looking Back to 2016 As 2016 wound down I found myself restless, rudderless in my art. For some time I’ve been wanting to branch out, expand into new ventures, try new techniques and perhaps define a new style of work. I have stuck a toe in the water here and there but nothing has super-charged my engines! It is one of the first years in some time that I have not picked my ‘word’ for the year.  All this started to puzzle me a little. I’m usually goal...

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Putting it all Together

Posted by on December 10, 2016 in Featured Flag, This And that! | 0 comments

Putting it all Together

I’m trying to pull all the bits together as we coast towards the end of 2016. We are in the middle of a deep freeze here in Calgary and I am being a wimp! If I don’t have to go out, I don’t! The ground is white, the weather forecasts are full of warnings and the accident count is high. One of the joys of being in ‘retirement’ mode is not ‘having to do’ a lot of things! Go Away Flu! I still have the lingering effects of a three-week flu that has methodically moved from sinus to ears to throat and back...

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Can I get there from here?

Posted by on December 6, 2016 in Featured Flag, This And that! | 0 comments

Can I get there from here?

During a summer of ‘arting’ while hubby was away, I turned the main rooms of the condo into my studio.When he returned we left for a month of travel with a couple of major show deadlines hanging over my head. Need I describe my past month? On my return I needed to prepare for my first-time-ever participation in an artisan show. The Contextural show in mid-November required me to create items that would mainly be in the range of Christmas present purchases. Among the items I offered were textile collage-covered studio journals in a...

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Preparing for the Botanical Reflections Exhibition

Posted by on December 4, 2016 in Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts | 0 comments

Preparing for the Botanical Reflections Exhibition

This is just an advance peek at what is happening in the studio. I’m battling a flu bug at the moment so haven’t taken the ‘official’ exhibition photos for submission to the Fibre Art Network (FAN) ‘Botanical Reflections’ exhibition and sale to open at Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver on 27 January 2017. These were quick shots taken with my tablet under low light conditions after I completed the framing this afternoon and better images will be forthcoming. Van Dusen Gardens is an internationally recognized...

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Thomas Poole – On the Other Side of the Atlantic

Posted by on December 3, 2016 in Community & Family History, Featured Flag | 0 comments

Thomas Poole – On the Other Side of the Atlantic

Introducing Thomas and Sarah Poole Thomas Poole and his wife Sarah Duffield raised a family of ten children in Lanark County, Drummond Township, Concession 4 Lot 6 (near Wayside). Thomas and Sarah are buried in the Elmwood Cemetery, Perth, ON. Sarah (c. 1803) died in March 1877, Thomas(c. 1797) in January 1888,  both after living long lives. John B. Poole, a son, was my 2Greatgrandfather. Thomas and Sarah were married January 1827 in the Anglican Church, Perth, ON. The death registers list Thomas’ age as 90 years, Sarah’s as 74...

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Reigniting my Blog Once Again!

Posted by on December 3, 2016 in Featured Flag, This And that! | 0 comments

Reigniting my Blog Once Again!

After major computer problems (two 8G sticks of RAM memory replaced), two bouts with human viruses, a month of travel and a tight art show deadline I am going to once again get back to my blog! In the near future I hope to have some website updates and to separate my art and my genealogy postings but for now they will both appear in my Diane Duncan Art Blog.  That said we are into the Christmas anticipation mode with a six year old visiting frequently! As well as my current art activities I am going to share travel pictures from our recent...

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