Daily Quote: March 7, 2020

Art is the path to being spiritual.
~ Piet Mondrian
(Dutch – Artist March 7, 1872 – February 1, 1944)

It was very difficult to find any National or International Observances for March 7th, so in keeping with the current Novel Coronavirus pandemic, I’m going to declare the day as “self quarantine” day.

Daily Quote: December 24

If you want to be happy for life,
love what you do.
~Mary Higgins Clark (Born: December 24, 1927)

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is when I celebrate the season with my children and their growing families. Leaving Christmas morning for my children to celebrate with their families and Boxing Day for them to celebrate with their in-laws.

At the very beginning of Christmas holidays I make supper for them.  This year we’re having ham, meatballs, cheesy potatoes, and creamed corn.

Gifts for the grandchildren of books to read during their holidays are opened.  I’ve prepared a small gift of homemade jam and dish clothes for our children with a universal gift certificate of cash included.  But the best gift of all is the one my husband and I receive of just being together with our family.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas filled with love and memories.

~ Deborah Porte


Studio Series #4 Presents Glenna Green

After finishing 19 VIA Rail round trip tours to BC, Glenna Green performed live to an intimate group at the Studio on Williams Street in London ON.  It was wonderful to see my old friend again.  We worked midnight shift together 38 years ago at CPC, London Mail Processing Plant.  Glenna’s performance was excellent as she drew on personal experiences to share with the small group.  Glenna’s voice is “as sweet as sugar” and “as smooth as silk”.  It was wonderful to hear a combination of oldies and originals.

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My favorite Glenna Green original works include: The Batfish Boy and Smokers on the Train


Daily Quote: October 8

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“Sculptural form is not the imitation of natural form
any more than poetry is the imitation of natural conversation . . .
While a piece of sculpture may contain visual forms with which we are acquainted by daily experience, it is essentially a design worked out by means of the juxtaposition of masses in space, just as poetry is a design wrought by the sounds of words in time.”

~ Elizabeth Wyn Wood (October 8, 1903 – January 27, 1966)

Yom Kippur

“Day of Atonement”

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Greenhouse Expressions

Arts Festival

September 14, 2019

Wonderful free event to see local Strathroy and Area Artists.  The location was changed from Art in the Park to inside the Greenhouses at Zimmermann’s Garden Centre.  What a smart idea, using the greenhouse tables for art displays.

Below are just a few of the artists and displays I saw:


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Daily Quote: September 11

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Statues and pictures and verse may be grand,
But they are not the Life for which they stand.
~ James Thomson (September 11, 1700 – August 27, 1748)

9/11 Remembrance Day – September 11

There are some events that occur during your lifetime that you never forget where you were when you first heard about them.  The tragedy of 9/11 and the twin towers is one of those days and times for me.  I was pumping gas on my way to visit my son for his 18th birthday when the news came over the radio.  The images that later flooded the TV screens burned into our memories forever.  My heart goes out to my American friends and relatives on this 9/11 Remembrance Day.

Daily Quote: August 29

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Every man has a property in his own person.
This nobody has a right to, but himself.
~ John Locke (August 29, 1632 – October 28, 1704)

Individual Rights Day

In honour of John Locke.

The photo I used from my collection is goal posts at the end of a tunnel.
Aiming for freedom and equality as the goal posts of life and mankind.

Daily Quote: August 27

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Poetry is the mother-tongue of the human race.
~Johann Georg Hamann (August 27, 1730 – June 21, 1788)

August 27th is Global Forgiveness Day.

Forgiving doesn’t mean to forget,
lifting a burden from your shoulders,
allowing you to move on without regret.
clearing your path of all large boulders.