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38710.28.14 The Set up crew

We set up on Thursday.  It always takes much longer than one ever thinks it should…but we do laugh and have a good time in the process.  Thanks Lynn for helping Kevin and I again!

10.28.14 Kevins wall

Kevin’s Wall

10.28.14 Shawnas wallShawna’s Wall

This year we separated our works and it really did work very well.  :)  We could stand by our work and talk about it.  My talks were about where I took the photos and the story around them.  I have paintings that I did from my photos from two continents and from 5 different provinces/territories across Canada.

We had a photographer taking photos for a few hours.  I can’t wait to see what Tara came up with.

Many of my paintings have gone to new homes!

1126 Everlasting Glow_Shawna Lampi-Legaree

This Peony was photographed at the Devonian Gardens in Alberta.  The day was hot and glorious.  And now “Everlasting Glow” will be returning to Alberta to live!
1133 Stephens Rose Shawna Lampi-Legaree

“Stephen’s Rose” was created from a photograph I took in my middle son’s garden.  He was thrilled to see the painting because a hail storm damaged the plant and it never recovered.  So we do have proof that he did have this beautiful rose in his yard.  Last night I delivered it to its new home and H. is completely happy to have it and will be putting it in her special room.

My sister was here for the weekend. She got to meet all my fabulous friends and be part of all the festivities.  It was very special to have her here.  We had a lovely lovely weekend.  Thanks Jill for coming!

10.28.14 Jill Lampi

So more photos of the show to come soon! Now I am off to bed…I am still exhausted.  Talk to you soon.


Shawna and Jill

We are just hours away from Dreaming of Colour Art Show!  My sister Jill is arriving soon.  The space is set up! The food is mostly completed.  Let the fun begin!  I can’t wait to show all Kevin and my hard work!  :)

 Here is a sneak peek at one of the paintings on display tonight and tomorrow.

1132 Summers Delight Shawna Lampi-Legaree

“Summers Delight”, 11×14 inches, available at Dreaming of Colour Art Show and Sale for $225 unframed.

See you later!

T minus 7 days


10.17.14 -7 days

This photo is of the beginning of doing the bark of the magnolias.  I had so much FUN doing the bark.  I loved the variations in it. :)  Definitely wish we had magnolias here in Yellowknife.

Today I got the last of my largest pieces completed for the show and down to the scanners!  Now on to 5×7’s for the next two days.  I learned something interesting that it is great to do two similar paintings side by side on one piece of paper and then cut them apart. The background matches and the colour/values are similar too since I can look from one to the other to ensure that it goes together.  I am loving the lazy susan because it makes it so easy to move from one side to the other.

Maybe I will see you tomorrow but most likely I won’t post until Friday or Saturday!  I will do a video again like I did last year.

Have a wonderful week.  Yahoo the sale is near.


I am back from a fantastic thanksgiving weekend with my son and his family.  I just played with my grandson and we ate yummy food and we laughed and just had a great time!  :)  I actually didn’t even think about the sale at all.  Such a great brain/body break.

Today I took the three of them to the airport, gave them a hug and came back home to get myself sorted out and back to painting.  Here is a bit of what I was working on.

10.15.14 Ten Days left

Sorry about the quality of the photo.  I hadn’t realized it was so blurry but, I am on to the magnolias.  Working on this painting does take me back to Vancouver in April!  I can’t wait to see how the two paintings look when they are completed and framed.  I will be framing them up early next week. I am working hard not to feel total panic about how little time is left for painting.  So much to do but  it will be alright in the end…for if it isn’t,then it can’t be the end!    (Do you know what movie that phrase is from?)

See you again tomorrow night.


A while ago I was asked to do a talk at the YK Quilters guild.  I covered the early history of the quilters guild.

10.09.14 First quilt ever

I showed work over the years.  I can’t tell you how much fun I had pulling out all my quilts. Some I forgot I had even made.  It was a FUN day!  :)  This is my very very first quilt!  I made it for my son Sean!
10.09.14 Last quilt of the evening


This piece I painted in 2011 but still need to quilt!  :)  I spend more time painting watercolour than quilting these days.
10.09.14 Shawna and LindaThe fun thing that was there were old photos and you could take them home.  So here is a photo of one of my favouritest women, Linda Kallos and me in about 2002.   Seems like a million years ago.

It was a fun evening.  And at the 19 minute mark my phone alarm went off and I apologized that I wasn’t done but I moved it along quickly enough to finish 10 minutes later.  I even did a demo…haven’t done that in quilting more years that I can remember!  It was a fun evening.



10.08.14 Day 38

Working on backgrounds today.  I think that I will have another two layers before this one is where I want it to be.  The pansies are completed but the background is just on layer two of 4!

The invites for my show are completed and ready to be mailed out in the morning. Frames that I ordered arrived!  I received a notice that my cards are on the way.

Day 38 is over.  Off to bed for this tired artist.

Tuesday – Day 37



I got all the pansies completed and I am happy with them.  Tomorrow I will start working on the background.

There is only 3 spaces left in my Drawing 1 course.  I had fun getting into my drawing books and creating a range of posters to put up around town to see if I can get this class filled!  :)

Day 37 was busy and it is done…

Monday – Day 36


10.06.14 day 36

Building the pansies up a bit at a time.  I spent a lot of the day at the computer.  There are so many tasks to do as I get prepared for the Show.  I have to say I seriously would LOVE a CLONE!  So if anyone has an idea on how I can get one, please let me know!!!  Though I can’t imagine living with another me in the house…I bet Ian can’t imagine it either.  :)

Tomorrow I am staying away from the computer completely!  I have paintings to get finished!!!!

So with that I can say Day 36 is done!!!


10.05.14 Day 35

Today I spent time doing little fussy corrections on the orange flower, it is squared off and put away!  And I got the next two 11x14s paintings prepped so I can work on the background tomorrow. :)  I got all the pansies first layer on.  One pansy is completed with the second one just about there!   I got more invites written up too.  It was another good day.

10.05.14 Calender

Here is a photo from last years calendar.  The calendar is 8.5 x 11 inches closed and 11×17 when it is open.  So it is a normal sized calendar.
10.05.14 Calender2

I will let you know when they arrive and I will put them on my website for purchase for $25.00 with postage (which in Canada will be 3 or 4 dollars. I will know what the postage will be exactly when I post next time.

 I think they will be here by the end of this week. :) I think they are really great this year.

Day 35 is done!

Saturday – Day 34


10.04.14 day 34

The orange flower is complete.  I am on to a new painting. I was lucky to get some great reference shots of Pansies right at the end of summer. I hope to do a larger painting in the new year from the images.    Now I am working smaller and this one is only 11×14.

I am still working on my invitations.  They go out into the post on Thursday.  Busy days in my life right now.

Day 34 completed…on to Day 35!  :)


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