July and August 2017: A small selection of my work, courtesy of Darrell Bell Gallery, is available at Boffins restaurant (111 Research Drive, U of S campus) throughout the summer months.

November 10, 2016:
I was interviewed by Daily Paintworks as their Spotlight Artist for a week! Read my interview on the DPW News blog!


Ongoing: my 8x8" original oil paintings are available exclusively at Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon. For a limited time several of my large oil paintings are also available at
their new street front gallery on 21st Street (formally Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery).

Ongoing: a selection of my larger work is available at The Black Spruce Gallery at Northside on Highway 2 just before the turn to Christopher Lake.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter 2011... Not For Sissies!

I don't often make a post without some sort of art or photo, but today is an exception. In the last 5 days my kids and I have been ravaged by some devilish flu bug that took us each down one at a time. Easter in our house this year was not for sissies! I will have more art soon- I promise!

In the meantime, today, while I was housebound with my oldest in the throes of his misery, I slowly plugged my way through the not-so-clear set-up of my Facebook Fan-page! It is quite rudimentary right now- I am not finding it as easy to navigate as Blogger. It's a start. I will figure more out. I really meant to do this much sooner. You see back in the fall I came across this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: "Do one thing every day that scares you." I love that. It really inspired me. And I have- I've done some things that have pushed me out of my comfort zone- big time. However, I haven't done one scary thing a day as the quote suggests because, let's face it, that in itself is too scary! And setting up a Facebook page has been on my mind since reading that quote. It still freaks me out, but I am giving it a whirl. I'll let you know once it is really running smoothly.

9 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Poor you. I hope everyone feels much better tomorrow. The Facebook page -- Facebook or Facebook fan -- both are good ideas and really easy I suspect.

XOBarbara

Painting Tips and Tricks said...

This may be a late greeting, but happy easter! I just passed by...Daniel

Linda Popple said...

Hope everyone in your family is better now!

Love the quote and it really is true!

suzanneberry said...

feel betta!!! icky bug, not fun. we had one recently. take good care!

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

I am feeling much better and so are the boys. I hope it lasts.

I don't find Facebook that easy- I think I have some sort of block. My sister is coming over to talk me through some things and hopefully I'll twig onto these concepts!

Good luck with your New York show!

Hugs,
Nicki



Thanks Daniel! Your work is beautiful!
-Nicki



Thanks Linda. Hope you are well.

Nicki



Hi Suzanne.Not fun at all! Whew. It took a round out of us. Your recent work has been stellar!

Nicki

Judy Adamson said...

Hi Nicki - I really feel for your with your flu bugs! I also spent Easter indoors, feeling under the weather on account of the pollen. But I didn't have children to care for so I was quite glad to have the excuse to sit and make collages!

As for facebook - it took me a whole day to set it up last year and even then I got some things wrong which I haven't been able to change! More recently, I've been trying to take advantage of some of the recent changes to make my URL (for my 'Like' page)easier to remember - again, made a hash of it! Then someone suggested putting a 'badgefeed' on my GCU storefront. Had to google to find out how to do that and it took me a whole afternoon! Everyone says that the facebook 'help' is hopeless and better to google for answers so probably best I told you all these things after you set up and not before! Anyway, well done!I love that quote too!

Nicki said...

Hi Judy,

Those allergies can really make a person feel sick. Sounds like you made good use of your time.

That's a good tip to Google for help because I find that Facebook is not that self-explanatory. My sister came over this morning and gave me a quick tutorial and I feel like I get it a bit better now. I do want to add a badge to my page for this "liking" business, so I'll look to Google for answers.

Nicki

Judy Adamson said...

Hi Nicki - if you post your facebook URLs here, I'm sure we'll all come and 'like' you!!!

Nicki said...

Thanks Judy!