I’m Back!

Well, on June 22nd, I left Netherby, Ontario for the summer to go to the Burin Peninsula located in the south of Newfoundland. My car was packed with camping equipment, pots and pans, food, coffee, tea, clothes, art supplies, maps, gps, first aid, Cole, my Standard Poodle and his blankets, his food, his torn stuffed toys and pet carrier. The pet carrier was needed for the ferry. Not knowing how my dog would “enjoy” the trip, he did very, very well! He proved to be a great companion and traveller. First, we went to visit my Sister Susan and her husband, Brian and their new dog Daisy in Shrewsbury, Mass. Two days later, I headed for Maine and then over to New Brunswick and finally to North Syd-ney, Nova Scotia, camping along the way. We were rained out most nights but managed to stay dry once in the tent, mud and all. I waited in between rain clouds to operate my propane stove and made my much desired tea and in the morning much needed coffee. I know I could have looked for a coffee shop and easily buy breakfast or any meal for that matter. But, once settled in a camping site, I did not wish to move anywhere else. This gave me time to do a little mini reorganizing in the car and trunk. I might have left with every-thing in place, but as soon as I took out the tent, the propane stove and searched for some food for dinner and organized Cole’s dinner, the trunk didn’t look anything like what I started out with. To tell you the truth, I froze during most nights because I left my cozy sleeping bag at home because it could not fit into the car. More on the sleeping bag later. When we got to the port in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, we waited in line to set sail for Argentia.  Find out more about my trip in the upcoming Autumn Newsletter.  Download a copy from the widget at the bottom of the right hand sidebar or read it online at Autumn 2014 Newsletter

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Click the ‘spring newsletter 2014 link below to read an online copy of my latest newsletter.

Spring newsletter 2014

I’ve just published the two part lecture that I recently gave at Arts Place
Gallery, Port Colborne, Ontario, on the creative muse. To read them click the links below or click the buttons “OUR CREATIVE MUSE” & “OUR CREATIVE MUSE Pt. 2”  above my name at the top left of the page to read them.




I am giving mixed media classes titled Heart & Soul at the Burlington Art Centre
Sundays, February 9 through March 2, 2014, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

The student will experiment with various art materials and methods to identify why you are attracted to certain colours and shapes in two and three dimensional creations.
This course will surprisingly reveal personal history from the past and present with unexpected results. You will be creating subliminal and automatic responses to traditional and non-traditional art making through ideas and mixed medium.

Fee: $125


Go to the link to read my latest newsletter online or download a printable PDF of the Autumn Newsletter from the Box.Net widget in the right hand side bar.

Autumn Newsletter 2013 Vol. 3, Issue 1


read Allan Benner’s Welland Tribune article about Linda’s exhibition at the link below:

http://www.wellandtribune.ca/2013/09/20/hankins-paintings-tell-a-storylindahankinweb copy


I would again like to thank the Edwin Mellen Press
for the artists in residence grant that allowed me to
paint in Wales for 3 weeks in the fall of 2012.
Enjoy the results!

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