Thank You

I want to send a warm Thank You to all the wonderful friends and supporters who have been faithfully voting for me every day on Aviva. It is good to know how much support there is for artists in our community.

During the month of November I will be busy working on writing a novel. CLICK HERE if you are interested.

If you wish order my book at the special price of $20.00, please contact me through the contact link at

Thank you for your support.

A Special thank you to Aimee who has been especially encouraging. In order to help me she has taken precious time out away from writing her second novel.

Thank you Bathurst and Sackville friends of past and present, Dolores, Lyn, Gail and Dianne for being the first to respond to my new personal artist page HERE.and here I am

So as I take on the challange of writing my first novel, thank you in advance for your continuing support.

Now what will this novel be, one might wonder … Will the author be writing one of those modern one foot in the grave semi-sorta-what used to be called gothic romance? Will it be a shot at singularity? Will she perhaps indulge in a bordeline bio because being a first-time novelist, even at her advanced age, she lacks the experience of writing about anything outside her closed little life? If it is to be that final genre, will she reveal the reason why finally, after all these years she decided to forgo slick professionalism and pimp herself on FB?
Who knows …

Health, Sport, Active Living VS the Arts

The Eureka Notion


A woman senior is especially vulnerable.
100% of 0 is 0. That appears to be how the world has balanced her worth.


A contest George? You think that life is a contest between Health, Sport, & Active Living on one side and Arts on the other? Really? You think the only active healthy people are hockey players ... Might depend on how much bench time they occupy ... ice-time? That too.
Let's face it George. We canna all be hockey stars. Nice job if ye can get it. Or as they say around here "GO MAN GO"

Or maybe ...

Go mamm go ... Are there any women on the TITAN TEAM?


Health, Sport, & Active Living
So ... You asked ... What does art have to do with Health, Sport, & Active Living?
Think George ... Think ...
Not sure huh? No George ... Martial Arts is not quite what we are all about. However, I did once design a poster for a local martial Arts Club. That was many years ago George. Sigh ... Just one more in a long list of volunteer efforts to support healthy activities in my community. Artists do that sort of thing, did you know, George?

There were other periods in my life when I visited people who were in hospitals and special schools. The idea was to share my art gifts with them, teach them to draw or share conversations that perhaps only an artist might be willing to share. One of these people had never gone to school, living his entire life in a bed or a wheelchair. I encouraged him to draw and read and think outside his small room in the institution where he lived. I pushed his wheelchair on walks outside the building when the weather was fine. The only other activity provided by the institution was the occasional game of Bingo, which is hardly more of a healthy sport than Art, do you think George?

Think of Arts as one more option George.

Seed Spreader

Won’t need that where we are going they say

As every wanna-be earthy, homegrown farmer will tell you …seeds won’t grow without a little help

So … We looking for help … Hardly a quiverin’ whisperin’ blade to be found (more on this later, maybe)

So we are are on our own … Left to our own devices so to speak … So how do we grow our home grown economic base … Hmmm yeah I thought that sounded good too.

What we did find was fertilizer … You know … The natural kind that springs forth … And no not always from contented cows … As we were saying … Well any do do is better than no do do at all.

Well aged do do From 2011:

Aged even more … Think about it … Where do Atlantic Canadian stores get all those carrotts and onions and corn and … well besides California …
That good old old very old genuine made in Quebec do do

Did you see this pile? Hmmmm appears to be a mixture from 2012 … Some traces well matured … Sniff sniff … Hmmm yess 1989 I do believe.

No no George … It’s too late … Lets forget all that old do do and just do art

The Garden Party? Well no it’s not off … But we do need help.

Help me put up the flags will ye George?
Hire somebody! Heeheeeeehaaaaaahaaaaa … Hilarious George! Don’t you realize that’s not how things happen these days … Besides … While I do realize that some operators operate on what they call … Hmmmm … Is that deficit financing? … No George I have no idea how it works.

Kraft Dinner? George, why is it that every time I try to get something good going … Well it seems you want to stop and eat … And no George I have no Kraft Dinner … Here’s the best I can find …

Pressure Cooker?

What pressure cooker?
Besides … What self-respecting Yankee Doodle Dandy would consider cooking up a mess of Kraft Dinner using a Pressure Cooker. Only a crazy Canadian Magpie … George … You must stop this foolishness.