Author Archives: choleena

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

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New Show Launched in Westport, Ontario

🎉🎉🎉 It’s been (or should I say ‘bean’?) a long time coming… I have a whole new show up at Vanilla Beans Cafe & Creamery in Westport, ON! The preeminent proprietors have obligingly offered their endearing establishment to show and … Continue reading

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“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

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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

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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

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Tax Deductions for Buying Canadian Art

Supporting local artists and buying Canadian art just got even better! If it meets the following criteria, it qualifies as a tax deduction. Perhaps it’s finally time to invest in your home office/work space? The art must be: created by … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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Arts/COVID; COVID/Arts

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

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