joannaLiving in Saint Colomban (in the Laurentian area, just north of Montreal) I appreciate the four beautiful seasons offered by “la belle provinceQuébec, Canada!  Thanks to the best husband and three awesome grownup children, I have been encouraged to play with my paints.  Their precious critics have allowed me to grow as the creative person that I have become.  Drawing has been part of my life since childhood and, when I turned 40, my hubby strongly encouraged me and bought me  watercolours and classes as a birthday present.  This self expression is truly a blessing that makes me HAPPY!

As a Registered Nurse, I worked for mining companies in northern Quebec as an Occupational Health Supervisor & Consultant.  Then my hubby was offered employment as an expat in Chihuahua, in northern Mexico, where I was surrounded by beautiful art expressions.  Rapidly learning Spanish, I was able to take various drawing and painting classes which I love to practice.

When my youngest left for college, I created this blog to keep my creative juices stimulated and disciplined.  Although I love doing watercolour paintings, my love for card-making allows for self expression within a very short time frame.  These projects are like little creations that my family and my friends truly appreciate, so I hope that in some way, they’ll inspire your own card-making.  Thanks for stopping by 😉