April Newsletter – Different Times

WARNING, I’m going to be very honest and vulnerable,THIS MIGHT GET A LITTLE WOO WOO. (skip ahead if itʼs not for you) This whole pandemic issue sent me on a bit of a roller coaster ride. I started out the month thinking I was going to host some fun paint classes and ended up with an empty (of clients) studio. When the stay at home order came, I knew I had a ton of projects, new and old that I could work on, I would never be bored. I was thinking how much I enjoyed being at home and this … Read more

Chat with Michelle

Michelle wanted to interview me about my business and about making art a part of our daily lives. How it can help relieve stress, get you to play again and taking time for ourselves as well as ways to play and create with our kids. Click on the link below to see the whole interview. https://drive.google.com/file/d/17GirmvV-4Ii1iOnC5lGP0GCyx_3h3_66/view?usp=drive_web Michelle and I met online a few years ago and we have been working as accountability partners. Michelle is creating the “Moms Nurturing Moms” FB group . You can check it out below if you would like to join her. https://www.facebook.com/groups/367851997172163/?ref=share Michelle is creating … Read more

CTV Interview

I am so excited to share this interview that was done by CTV news when I was in Winnipeg for my End of Life Doula Course. The link below will get you to the video, I haven’t figured out a better way to share this. Copy and paste it in your browser to view it. Give it a second too, there are usually ads at the beginning. https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/a-different-kind-of-doula-helps-you-through-death-1.4820836 WINNIPEG — People are waiting in Winnipeg to be apart of the next group of students to be trained in the ways of an end-of-life doula. “Like a birth doula, you let … Read more

Blueberry Girl

A little while after I started my business, I was looking for an old book called Blueberries for Sal, when I came across this amazing book by Neil Gaiman called Blueberry Girl. Though it wasn’t Blueberry Broad, I felt this book was truly extraordinary. It surprised me how much this book spoke to me, sounded like my life but was actually written for a baby who wasn’t even born. Even more surprising I think was realizing it was written by a man and also illustrated by yet another man. I love listening to Neil read his book as well. https://youtu.be/bKbyFrsQQ9w … Read more

My Path is leading me

I felt it was time to remind people a little bit about me and where my path is leading me. For those of you who don’t know much about my background, I have been a long time caregiver.  Over the years I have supported my husband after his back injury, his recoveries from surgery, medical appointments and long term pain management.  My mother had Parkinson’s for over 10 years before she died and I during her illness I advocated for her for years with doctors, medical staff, counselors and the seniors homes.  We experienced the loss of all of our … Read more

Saying Goodbye can be hard to do.

There has been one rather big change in my life and I wanted to update everyone on that.  After 10 years of being a member of the Naked North Art Gallery & Gifts in Dryden, I have decided to step away.  I’ve loved my time there and I’m grateful of all the years I was able to work with the other amazing artists.  It’s a pretty impressive accomplishment to have been in business for 10 years.  Especially when I look back at how we got started.  A group of artists got together, we found out a building was available to … Read more


I have a question, is Perfectionism stopping you from being creative?  For me, it’s a YES!!! We are often told we need to do it perfectly, get it right, don’t make any mistakes and reach for standards that might just be unattainable.For me Perfectionism has often kept me stuck.  I feel like I have to have it all figured out, laid out and make no mistakes.  This happens in many areas of my life. Just the other day I was talking to my sister about what we were taught growing up.“If you aren’t going to do it right, don’t do … Read more

It takes Practice

I had an interesting conversation with a lovely friend who is my accountability partner in business.  I was telling her how I struggle to explain what it is I do. That I offer paint classes but it’s so much more than that. It’s about coming out to play and create with paint, but that I find this actually scares people, especially if they have never done anything like it before. She told me the reason she hasn’t signed up for a paint party in her town is because she doesn’t think she is creative, she’s worried that it won’t be … Read more

January Is Already Gearing Up To Be a Fun Filled Month

I have this idea that I am going to take more time to do my art and get clear on what the rest of the year looks like for me.  How many classes, where, when?   I am excited to plan what I want for 2019.  I am looking forward to getting some unfinished projects completed as well.  Vision/ Dream Boards Workshop – I am going to create a new Vision/Dream Board for 2019.  If you would like to join me, just send me a message.  It will be a full day, 9 am – 4 pm, $65, all supplies included. … Read more

A Wonderful Day Celebrating my 3rd Anniversary in My Studio

Blueberry Broad Studio at Christmas

How time flies. I am so grateful for everyone that came out to celebrate with me. The winners of the draw were Juliette and Joni. Congrats! You can always drop in and say hi. See what I’m up to and what’s hanging on my walls. For those who still need a last minute gift, I have Chakra bracelets for sale ($30 + tax) and Gift Certificates for Art Classes ($50), plus a few paintings hanging on the wall to choose from. Just message me, we will figure out how to get them to you.

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