Saturday, March 30, 2013


A friend of mine linked me to this up and coming workshop here in the Blue Mountains.
Be creative and inspired on your wedding day!
~ a.

Day In The Country,a series of workshops.  The Ultimate Wedding Workshops provide insider tips and tricks to planning that perfect day, which will prove to be useful whether you are hosting a DIY wedding or hiring a wedding planner.  The Re-Imagining Workshops will surely inspire the creative spirit in all as Panache guides its participants through whimsical garden projects.

I whistle whilst I work:

Elegant brood
instant need
reluctant mood
encouraging feed
stepping a beat
an impulsive treat
rhythm is a seat
toe tapping feet.
~ a.

Bonobo - "Noctuary"

Man on Life:

"A man's true delight is to do the things he was made for." 
- Marcus Aurelius


Friday, March 29, 2013



9 are framed in this
Late Nite Series...
(March 2013)

The common theme is the hour I draw, after the exhaust of days' tasks
are tucked between my sheets and I rest, propped against fluffy pillows.

Each piece is a character; 
Each tree has a name.
Art is story,
Their story is their name. 

Most of my drawings are inspired by current states-of-mind.
However, there is a propensity from childhood that lingers in everything I do.
I hold the hands of all the skins I have ever broke through
and I admire the brevity of their touch like flickers of light trace the memory of heat that remain in the ashes of last nights' fire.

Learning is not forgetting,
and remembering is a gift.
Today I am stretching in my skin. 
There are no words when basking in the company of yesterday's sounds.
~ a.


Für Elise

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Just Start!

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Late Nite Series
black ink on paper

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Woman on Man:

That snake! When he smiles, he rattles.  - Doris Day, That Touch Of Mink, 1962

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"Night Shade"
Late Nite Series
black ink on paper

The Shack Up Sessions

Something for the soul and a sensational room.  Cozy up to the bass and pour yourself a cool glass of company. Spring is here, but I'm smiling because the sounds of the night sing into my day.   

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

While visiting University of Toronto, I was inspired:

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Late Nite Series
black ink on paper


"I am by nature a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity."
 - Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1936

Saturday, March 23, 2013

New Exhibit Page!

A big ThankU to all my supporters and tree lovers! 

{Image by}

For current exhibits and future exhibits, please follow Andrea's Gallery at:

Also, more in store for our PomonaLIFE community.  
Coming soon.... The Log Book: Carving an Artist....

Be well,
~ a.

Out of context, in context, Woman on Marriage:

You have now arrived at the crossroads that every woman eventually arrives at:
You can either be an honest old maid, or a happy liar.
- That Touch Of Mink, 1962

{Inspired by Peggy Guggenheim}

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Out of context, quote of the moment:

Everything gets old if you do it often enough. 
- The Last Picture Show, 1971

Tree of Uncertainty
Carving an Artist Series
black ink on paper

WorkInProgress: Unknown

Part of my Late Nite Series....
Title: Unknown
black ink on paper

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” 
― Edgar Allan PoeEleonora

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A theme:

"You have to be careful... Everyone is looking to play an angle." - Glenn Close, Damages, Season 2, Ep 2.

I started with the idea 
for a tree of knowledge, 
and then my pen and paper told me different story...
~ a.

"Tree of Uncertainty"
Carving an Artist Series
Black pen on cotton canal paper

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March is, the Late Nite Series

Inspired by:
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, 1944
Betty Hutton plays a small-town girl who attends an party and suddenly finds herself "in the family way" -- but she can't remember who the father is.     
- directed, Preston Sturges         
Late Nite Series
black ink on paper

Evening Drawing

Nick Drake: 

Three Hours /Five Leaves Left 1969

I'm listening and drawing.
Finding a truth to the wisdom of uncertainty.
~ a.

"Tree of Wisdom"
black ink on cotton canal paper
1.5 hrs

"Fashions fade, style is eternal." — Yves Saint-Laurent

Donna Michelle Jewellery

Monday, March 18, 2013

Today you own it

“Give me a place to stand, and a lever long enough, and I will move the world. ” 

Late Nite Series
black ink on paper

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Hello Again!

Thank you to Danielle LaPorte for her inspiring article: 
11 Flexible Truths on Creating Great Work, as inspired by Bowie & Beck.  
To read the article, find the link on my twitter @CurrieLIFE.
or, better yet, 
Follow Danielle LaPorte:

Out of context, quote of the day: Man on Woman

"In one way I just think woman are smarter than men." - Peter Stamm, CBC Podcast, Interview  with Eleanor Wachtel, 01.20.2013

From Switzerland, the highly-acclaimed novelist, playwright and journalist, Peter Stamm. His latest book to be translated into English is called "We're Flying."

Click the link below to listen to the interview:

.....................Art should open our eyes and make us see something.

"November 2012"
black ink on cotton canal paper
A birch and cedar tree fused together

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Woman on Life:

“Nothing ever really goes away--it just changes into something else. Something beautiful.” 
- Sarah Ockler, Twenty Boy Summer
Late Nite Series
black pen on paper

Friday, March 15, 2013

My Man Ross

Meet my friend Ross.  He likes adventure, landscape and colour.  He hypnotizes and captures.  He beckons and stills.  Meet my talented and artistically fueled friend, Ross Tripp.
~ a.

photo by: Ross Tripp

photo by: Ross Tripp
photo by: Ross Tripp

"I’m going to keep this introduction short and sweet. I was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and I’ve been moving around and travelling ever since. Having said that, Whistler has been my home base since 2001. When people ask me what I like taking photos of, I always find it a hard question to answer. It’s because I like taking photos of anything, at any given time: I like colour; I like texture; I like people; it’s whatever catches my eye. With so many interesting colours and shapes in this world, I make sure to take my camera(s) with me at all times–that way I can document all of the amazing places I go to, and see how I perceived them at that moment in time." - Ross Tripp
“It’s about reacting to what you see, hopefully without preconception.  You can find pictures anywhere.  Its simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them.” ~ Elliot Erwitt
To read the article and see some more of stellar photos, click the link below:

To see more of Ross' photos and to follow his adventures, click on the links below.

Follow Ross on Facebook, LIKE on his page: Ross Tripp Photography

Seneca: “There is nothing the wise man does reluctantly.”


Another late night doodle, Work In Progress.
If it comes naturally, don't fight it.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

As the ice melts....

"Once you can turn pain into pleasure, you can endure anything." - Adam Phillips, Author

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Change your thoughts, change your life

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same – Carlos Castaneda

Music by: Fleischmann, B "Gain"

Monday, March 11, 2013

School for the Soul: Entheos

“We need not be afraid to touch, to feel, to show emotion. The easiest thing in the world is to be what you are, what you feel. The hardest thing to be is what other people want you to be.” ~ Leo Buscaglia


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Late Nite Series #5

Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life. - Lord Byron

Black ink on paper

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Brooding Whimsy

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

--Robert Frost

WIP: Unknown

White Walls

I love the idea that we are many many people. ... Of course we control and mediate the self we project outwards. ...But actually our psyche is kinda this roiling pit of many different people.... Art is one way we open that box and let them play. 
George Saunders

Listen to the podcast below:

Writers and Company with Eleanor Wachtel

The Log Book:
Carving an Artist

This is how it begins.
Ideas, questions and white walls.
Mapping the creative process is carving out who we are.
This is my art, and I'm going to show you how I got here.
~ a. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Out of context, quote of the moment:

Life has no structure. We impose something on it.
- Paul Fussell


Carving An Artist

This piece is the first in my next series called "The Log Book: Carving An Artist." 
The finished folio will be on display at the Dufferin County Museum & Archives
 September 8 - November 17, 2013.

As I map my experiences and inspirations, I invite some of my fellow artists to share their artwork with mine.  In a collaborative and engaging environment, this exhibit is a journey comprised of themes.  Each theme is a chapter. Each chapter is a visual representation and example of how we found our art.
Inspiration is life.  I call this PomonaLIFE.

~ a.

"Georgian Bay"
Fine tip felt ink on cotton canal paper

The soundtrack to my verse:

True Love Waits - Radiohead

Success wraps her lips around the fork 
Life's plate is piled high.
She hasn't found a knife yet, just a fork to stab and gnaw at what she's given.
Soon, soon
Soon, she'll be as civilized as everyone else
Cutting her meat delicately, and precisely.
Until then, she's an animal.
~ a.

Woman on Life:

We win some and we lose some.  Just keep winning. ~ a

(Late Nite Series)
Fine tip felt ink on paper

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

My New Gallery!

Check out my new gallery link at:

Limited Ed Prints available for all trees in my portfolio.  

Email: for details.

Late Nite Series

Lately, before crawling into bed, I have been dedicating one hour to sketching one tree a night for a collection called "Late Nite Series."
They embody a mood and are a reflection of my day.  A self portrait.
Lack of sleep fuel some artists, while others it's not necessarily a lack of sleep but a different clock they listen to. I bounce between awake, wide awake and sleep walking. 
Stay tuned for accompanying poetry descriptions.
Happy Night Walking!
~ a.
Fine tip felt pen on paper

Woman on Man:

If you carry a torch long enough it burns out. - Hold Back the Dawn, 1941


Monday, March 4, 2013

Norah's Head


Twenty pages past
No fiction reprint
Detailed by shaved legs that rub
Against newspaper print.
What a crisp resume
Feeding this curt stride
Against a temperamental deep
And its calming pride.
Lulled by perseverance
And traffic holler,
The fecund coin sounds change
Clinking in a purse off to the side.
From days’ security
Sincerity you grin,
Continuing further down your paved coastal holiday.


Printing Elegance

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” 
- Leonardo da Vinci
"Petite October"
Archival Paper, Print

Monday Romance

Marine Heritage

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

WorkInProgress... 8 Hrs...
"Georgian Bay"