Author Archives: choleena
“Cute as a Button” mosaics support stray cats
As you might know, at Christmas, I collaborated with the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue to develop “Tip Toe Through the Tulips”, a variable edition of mosaics featuring tulips and cats. That was quite a story that began with an internet … Continue reading
A-paw-ling Internet Scam Precipitates Pet Rescue Partnership
**UPDATE: “Cute as a Button” edition created!** In late October, I received an Instagram alert that I had an incoming message from Texas. A follower of my Art By Choleena account was asking if I take commissions. They wanted a … Continue reading
Welcome to Art By Choleena!
Welcome! I am a full-time Canadian artist on a mission to help you live artfully. In addition to the art here, I love creating special orders/commissions, so please contact me if you have any ideas for a piece that you … Continue reading
Upcycling a cupboard into a Little Free Library
As part of my large project to have a mini cabin for rent at the back of the property, I wanted trails and little playful things for guests to find in the forest. I decided to have a mini lending … Continue reading
Rent our cabin and campsite!
We are thrilled to have finally realized one of our dreams to share this place with you! Beautiful 270 acres of mixed forest, open field, and biodiverse marsh all for yourself! In the wild countryside just North of the Historic … Continue reading
Here’s What I’m Working on Right this Minute!
Just a little post to show you what I just finished! 😀 The little nails/tacks in the ‘leather’ of the mask are from my late Grandfather’s shoe-making tools, and the screen in the mask filter is from a window that … Continue reading
Grape artwork commission
Just finishing up this special order (commission) of a mosaic of a bunch of grapes. It contains about 525 tesserae (cut pieces). It is paper-based but I create a multi-layer, raised surface with heavy gloss to make it look like … Continue reading
These tragic times are affecting us in so many ways. Some of us have lost loved-ones, some of us are in isolation, and some of us fear for our family, health, livelihood, and housing. It is difficult to keep hopeful … Continue reading
Artful things to do while self-isolating at home
Keep kids occupied doing art activities for the family. Experience virtual tours of Art Museums from around the world Play creative video games with the kids. See this adorable miniature art museum for their pet gerbils. Read up on your … Continue reading