Wednesday, November 30, 2011

please note

due to some technical difficulties i had to do some re-tooling on my blog. essentially i had to re-add myself as an author. so if you note any problems please let me know. thank you!

Friday, October 7, 2011

my fifteen minutes of fame for thirty-one days...

for the month of October my artwork will be on display at the Cha Island Tea Co. if you are in the area stop by to enjoy a relaxing drink, the jammin' music and the artwork.

© photos and artwork by JAQ.

Friday, September 30, 2011

perhaps i need a flag

still in the process... however i have managed to get my studio in the attic up and going. painting most of this week away. it is cozy and has a great view. making it easy for me to paint and write. granting me more creative freedom. a place to claim so to speak. my room, a room of one's own.

© photo by JAQ.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

red dragonfly

silently soaking up the sun
in the blades of grass
the sun blazing your vibrant red hue
perched and pebbles of sand
tiny reflective grains of glass
wings burnished bronze tissue paper
subdued stain glass windows
beam after beam
through the dreamcatchers weave
sifting dreams in the afternoon

© copyright written August 2011 by JAQ. publishing prohibited unless with the author's permission. ** this poem has appeared in the Stroll of Poets Anthology. **

Friday, July 15, 2011


went to the Andy Warhol exhibit at the AGA yesterday with friends. it was a fantastic display of Warhols works. really enjoyed his early works with watercolour. they even had his wigs on display. on the fourth floor was the interactive exhibit Silver Clouds. a room filled with silver pillows to which you got to bump and toss in the air. at first they were just balloons but after awhile when you were watching them float and collide things seemed to transform... disappear and other things were emerging. well at least it was for me. simple yet deep!

after awhile you felt as though you could float...
"i like boring things" - Andy Warhol

Thursday, April 21, 2011

yesterday i picked up my copy of the annual Stroll anthology. my poem "pushing the undercurrent" is featured on page 101.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

i don't know who she is...

but she's fantastic! this drawing is a departure from what i "normal" do. i wanted to try something different and this is how she turned out.

© copyright artwork by JAQ. charcoal on 11x14 sketch paper, April 2011.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

for the luck of the Irish

as the revellers started revelling. i was tucked away cooking dinner. tofu stir-fry. chopped all the vegetables, turned to the stove and turned back to the cutting board. the vegetables were just laying there waiting. the day being St. Patrick's Day i stood staring at the veggies and thought, hmmm... green, white and orange. really wasn't going to do an Irish theme post but there it was. no green beer for me. i enjoyed a glass of red wine as i read Oscar Wilde!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

a burst of colour

everything is white. everything is cold. the wind cuts. sometimes there is sunshine and sometimes there is blue skies. vivid green and a vibrant palette. a gentle breeze.

© copyright watercolour pastels on 11x14 sketch paper, February 2011. artwork and poem by JAQ. publishing prohibited unless with the author's permission.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


... lonely sheep

© artwork by JAQ. charcoal on 11x14 sketch paper.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Napoleon's war

about a year ago i read my poetry at Greenwoods and my blog post about that reading was titled "Churchill's got my back." the reason... when i got up to read there was a book display and standing there facing toward the audience was a book on Churchill. his face staring out in that famous Churchill stare. so i couldn't help but think as i read that Churchill had my back throughout my reading.

well this past Sunday i read at Greenwoods again and again i read in front of the book display and this time there was a book on Napoleon staring out towards the audience. of coarse i mentioned to the audience how the last time Churchill showed up and now Napoleon and that i am not sure if i am progressing or digressing... which got a round of laughs. my reading went very well. i had a good set filled with three other women. it certainly was a great afternoon. very inspiring and you just never know who might show up!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

poetry reading

this week i have been gearing up for my poetry reading at Greenwoods Books this Sunday at 2. i'll be sharing the stage with other fellow poets from the Stroll of Poets. it will be great to listen to the other poets and read my current poetry as well. should be a great afternoon!