Lady Mac Happy Hour on the road!

IMG_4690Took the Lady Mac Boa out for some conversation with my mentor’s sisters Diane and Wendy!IMG_4692Then off to Second Chapter for a wee tasting  and to check out the lovely Dianne Gibson who has a job at 60!



Need we say more . . .

IMG_4697We invite you to come on up to Canada’s Wine Capital, Oliver BC, for some fun in the sun and a wee splash of many fine vintages!

Smile it is the Happy Hour!

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IMG_0158Flowers to heal by!

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Rainy Days . .

IMG_0149. . . and rainbows always tickle my toes!

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Happy Hour at the Lady Mac!


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Another fabulous day in Paradise

Blue skies . . IMG_0128Or prickly pears . . IMG_0109The attitude is my choice.

Day 4 off  Facebook and I mentally feel better!

So far today only the cat has told me what to do and I have not bit my tongue once while virtually disagreeing with a friend.

Best thing is no one has tried to sell me anything, tell me how to improve my life and I have not had tears of injustice for my fellow humans treatment of each other.

Sad I don’t miss the good stuff.

I am going to make it a lovely day!

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Happy Happy Birthday Michael Morpurgo!!

Day 2 no FB. Think I feel better already . .

Today is my friend Michael Morpurgo’s birthday!

We have been friends since 1984!

July 1th long weekend, skip the long story, I had a bottle of tequila and salt, but no lemons. That would not do! I spotted the Keg down the street and went in the back entrance with my bottle of tequila and salt in search of a lemon. I announced to the empty hall I had a splash of tequila to trade for lemons, cut please.

Out of the office came Michael! Bam a life long friendship!

Please accept this wee gift my friend!

IMG_0139“The Lady in Cairo” 1976 Oil on board

But there is a catch . . you have to come up and get her!


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I had to get off of Facebook!

IMG_0138“Mother Nature’s Garden” 12 x 24″ in progress

The world does not need to know my political opinion . .

I don’t want to give them my opinion . . .

I don’t want to disagree with people I don’t know!

I need to get back to my art . . to much attention to the world . . .

I havn’t been painting that much unless you count the fence.

It is best if I just paint what I feel.

and these days . . the world gives me heartache!


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Now where are we?

Granny PB280055“Granny, AKA Molly Burke”, 1976, 36″ x 36″ Oil on Canvas

Granny is my very fave painting, is in my private collection and the first painting I see when I wake up!

She was done during my first attempt at art school at the Okanagan College in Kelowna. Unfortunately or fortunately they showed the class the most boring film of Sir Kenneth Clarke giving a lecture on Michelangelo.

The sculptures were beautiful and I decided at that moment I was going to see a real Michelangelo. Off I went to see the world and find a Michelangelo!

And that is another story completely!

Granny was my Father’s Mom!Granny-Web-copy

I never met her. Her real was Mary Pickering and the legend has it she was a Scottish opera star. Works for me!

Make it a lovely day on day 43, I think of lockdown!

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Art in Oliver!

Oliver Art 2020! Arty Smarty started with a snowfall and temperatures about 10 below . .  like burr! And still the parents got their little ones to class. That’s work!

We are featuring a hat trick of great little boys today. A set of twins with an older brother, that’s a lot of energy to get to class and as we say . . incoming!  They were sidetracked today and not that interested in the  planned project, but  they totally entertained themselves building snowmen  . . .  . . . with backgrounds. I thought the addition of a background by 4 and 5 year olds was a rather sophisticated thought. However that is what happens when they hit the “stuff box” and come up with their own ideas.Art Leza MacdonaldOf course we needed a side of  rainbows with those snowy mountains and creatures. I’m thinking Pokemon!

Art One-oh One got off to a great start! The first hour – a study of highlights and shadows in black charcoal and white chalk on a beautiful brown midtone drawing paper. Second hour a blast of colour on canvas. We have room for drop ins this cycle!

And now a lot of fun at Jackson Triggs Winery with our hostess Danielle Hutton. Spring Blossoms was the subject for this paint session! A little contrast and wishful thinking to those parkas and freezing temps!  Remember the set of twins and big brother . .  Mom needed a bit of adult time. I love her composition!leza macdonald art oliver rec centreAll we need now is your signature! Beautiful!Leza Macdonald Paint night artAnd that begins the Art in Oliver for 2020 . .  Great start!

Thank you to Danielle and Oliver Parks and Rec for a great weekend! It’s going to be a creative year!


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Oh Christmas Tree

Arty Smarty ended the cycle on Trees with a little hanging Christmas Tree.IMG_9252Sparkly Pipe Cleaners, Little presents . . . IMG_9256Teddy Bears and Candy Canes!IMG_9263It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!

May the joy and peace of the season be with you!

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