Hi ya. I hope you had a great weekend? Today I wanted to show you a spot dear to my heart.
This is one of my most favorite places to spend my time...
It's my coloured pencil work area in my upstairs studio.
I love it on sunny days. I love it on rainy days.
I love it during the daylight hours & as much at night.
I love that Jaks sleeps by my feet the whole time I am here.
I love seeing people walk by, the snow falling, plants in the front garden moving in the breezes...
Ahhhh...it's a happy space for sure.
I love being surrounded by the colours of my beloved pencils.
I love that this room is jam packed with plants.
I adore the 'heating board' that my honey made for me for my last birthday,
it melts the pencils just enough to make them feel like butter
and it's heavenly on my always achy wrist.
I especially like that it's right off the kitchen so I can keep working whiles my hon makes dinner.
Or I can peek into the living room & see the tv or a roaring fire. Ahhhh.
I am lucky. I have many desks and work spaces set up for my art work! something like 10 maybe!
That doesn't count the comfy couch or all the spots I set up for myself outside in the summers!
Well, what is that old saying... "Too Much Of A Good Thing Is Wonderful" ha ha!
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I am Mandy Saile (pronounced Sigh-Lee), I am a maker of whimsical artwork & handmade lovelies. I am a multi-disciplinary artist but my oh my how coloured pencils make my fingers tingle. My work is meant to inspire & act as a reminder towards all the abundant joy & beauty in life whiles also telling stories about kindness & connection, espeacially between us & the animal kingdom. My artistic journey is not an easy one by far for I am a chronic & acute migraine/headache sufferer but I can now see a serendipitous connection between the pain I live with & the whimsical work that I make. When I am not creating artwork or nursing head pain, you'll likely find me just being with my handsome beloved, doting on our wonderful warren of 9 rescued house rabbits, working on our cozy little abode, curled up with books, soy lattes, jazz & chill step or out in my kayak. I make my life & art amongst the green sea of trees, sparkling lakes & crisp fresh air of North Bay, Canada.
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WOHOOOOOOO I was in the Winter 2017 issue of Artful Blogging
with a beautiful 6 page spread...it's a dream come true.
And Guess What Else???
I am was in the Winter issue of The Coloring Studio magazine with 3 of my coloring pages, YAYYYY
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