Monday, 18 August 2014


I'm happy to announce the opening of my new storefront on! Minted is a company dedicated to supporting independent artists and designers with a wonderful collection of wall art, cards, stationary, invitations and more for sale on their site. I have long been a fan of their products and philosophies, so I was thrilled when they asked me to join their team. In addition to the standard sizes also available in my Etsy shop, Minted offers minis and oversize prints, so it's a good place to go if you are looking for something tiny or huge.

Top Left: Soaring Bird by me. Top Centre: Abstract Muted 3 by Kelly Nasuta. Top Right: Birch Woods in Winter by Four Wet Feet Design. Bottom Left: Rural Midwest by Robin Ott Design. Bottom Right: Out to Sea by Carolyn MacLaren
Top Left: Flora in Peach II by Yao Cheng.  Bottom Left, The Rapids by Rose Lindo. Right: Soaring Bird by me.


Monday, 9 June 2014


Meet Buddy my new favorite dog, who let me share his porch with him for the weekend. The first weekend of the tour was great...beautiful weather, charming visitors, and of course, Buddy! We sold some paintings and pottery, I visited with people I haven't seen in years, and even got some sketching and knitting done. Looking forward to a repeat performance next weekend.

Monday, 2 June 2014


A lot of time has passed since I last posted...I got bogged down in various projects and activities which, along with the normal requirements of family life, took up all of my time. However, there are now several exciting updates to post, as well as lots of new work, since at least some of my recent activities have been creative ones. First, next weekend, June 7-8, is the first weekend of the Pontiac Artist's Studio Tour! I will be showing at Studio 6 (of 14) with Valerie Bridgeman, a talented potter and printmaker and long time studio tour participant, who has kindly offered me space to show with her since I currently lack space of my own.

I have been painting and framing like crazy to get ready, and am super excited to share the work of the long winter months with you all. A map with all 14 studio locations plus information on each participating artist can be found at

In other news, I will be participating at the first ever Capital Pop Up! artisan fair on July 12 at the Bronson Centre in Ottawa. Shannon Peck of the Littlest Bird Workshop is the co-organizer of this event, which combines an artisan fair with a charitable fundraiser in a unique way. Part of the money raised through table rentals, plus a percentage of the sales from each artist, go to charity: either to Gabriella's Groupies and The Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, or to others chosen by each participating artist or artisan. I haven't nailed down my charity yet, so if anyone has any ideas feel free to post them in the comments section. There are other events and developments upcoming, but that will do for now. Good Night!

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Some updates...

I'm very pleased to share that my print Nocturnals is now available on Minted:
In other news it is Urban Craft time again–the Spring Edition, which sounds about right since I think everyone is getting pretty sick of winter.
A complete list of vendors is available at Hope to see you there!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Friday, 14 February 2014

A New Year

Obviously things are a little behind if I am just now posting about 2014...things are busy, and that makes finding time to blog somewhat of a challenge. However, 2014 is off to a promising start, and that is good. I am taking part in a studio tour in the Pontiac, where I grew up, this coming June, which is very exciting. I am also attending the spring edition of the Urban Craft Market on March 15 with lots of new cards and prints and possibly a new stuffed creature if I can get one finished in time. Kokito, a lovely little shop in Bloomfield, Ontario that specializes in Canadian Design, is now carrying Butterbean Design's iconic creature, the yeti! And last, but not least, two of my submissions to Minted's  State of the Art Challenge back in November were selected as Editor's Picks and will soon be available in the Minted shop. Thank you, Minted!
It has been a long and cold winter here in Canada, which is the way it should be, but spring is hopefully on the way. Here are a couple of bird pictures to put you in a spring mood:
 These are available in the Butterbean shop as cards, along with some other new cards and prints. Happy Valentine's Day!