Category Archives: Art Activities

Sockrificed to the tide gods — I’ve always loved a good pun

I recently made a blueberry-themed artwork with a treeline and meandering tidal river in the background. The treeline reminded me so much of my time living in New Brunswick, Canada that I decide to make another piece with it as … Continue reading

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My first Triptych!

This special order, “Sunset Triptych,” is signed and numbered: edition #1 of 12. The total width, framed is 60”x26”. This is my first 3-panel mosaic. I NEED to do more! I am in love with it! It ships to California soon. … Continue reading

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Lake Louise mosaic on its way to framing!

Yay! Done! This 50”x26” (roughly) paper mosaic of Lake Louise (Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada) probably has (I’m still counting!) about 1600 pieces of paper in it. I tried to capture the correct colour of the water; the lake naturally … Continue reading

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Birthday Cards for near-Christmas Birthdays

I just finished this special-order birthday card for a December-baby recipient who loves cats. What a fun idea! Bonus, it supports Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue. Let me know if you need a card of your own with your own kitty! … Continue reading

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The ‘to-frame’ pile always has something in it!

My next batch of mosaics is on the framing table. LOVE is spoken for. I might keep the larger blue jay/sunflower for myself!

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Showing Every Friday in Carleton Place!

I’m thrilled to announce that I am part of the Art Gallery at Carleton Place Collective! The Carleton Place Collective lovingly provides a full spectrum of services to support Mental Health, Wellness, and Expressive Arts in the community. Open Hours … 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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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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