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Winter Sunrise

Winter Sunrise From My Window in Calgary

Sometime ‘life’ is dominating my thoughts and work. Sometimes these little windows into my world don’t fit neatly anywhere else so they get listed under ‘This and That!’ Sometimes an issue requires a rant. Or I just feel like sharing something that is important or has touched me in someway.

Where has all the art gone?

Posted by on August 27, 2017 in Community & Family History, Featured Flag, This And that!, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Where has all the art gone?

Last winter and spring I was laid low with a series of viruses followed by a bout with pneumonia. Let me just say that my art required too much energy and wasn’t on the agenda!  Being a person who can’t sit still without doing ‘something’ I decided that although the only way to control the cough was to sit still, I could tackle the second of my life goal and could sit at the computer to update the family genealogy and start writing a book on the family history. Sorting Genealogy Resource Material As part of our...

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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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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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Attack on My Someday Pile!

Posted by on September 12, 2016 in Featured Flag, This And that! | 1 comment

Attack on My Someday Pile!

  I disappeared for a few days… to my sewing machine!  Every September, after a summer of this’s and that’s, I have a mind that dances all over and has trouble settling on art priorities and letting me get down to business. I’ve discovered a bit of a pattern developing. I turn to my Someday pile.     In 2013 I spent the summer making quilts – I think it was seven quilts to be exact that I completed before turning to my art ! I think that summer was thinking time as I tried to find a focus for my...

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