Secret Garden Door

Secret Garden Door

Twisted Beauty

Twisted Beauty

A Gift of Light

A Gift of Light

Sharing Secrets

Sharing Secrets

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

The Awakening

The Awakening

Dot Harapiak

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Email: dothara@primus.ca

Phone: 1-204-990-6944 (Please Dial 1 First)

Website: https://blackbirdcottagearts.com/

First comes the dream…

My Art has evolved over the decades of my life. Now in my 70’s I have given into a new interpretation.  Covid has changed the way we all behave and think about life, and for me, it has opened a portal of sorts, to channel and interpret my dreams.   My art and writings are my mirror.

 

Then writing is the journey through…

After my retirement from an administration and retail background, I simplified my life and creativity has taken root for the last twenty years. While living in the Interlake, it was an honour to be a part of the WAVE artist tour.  As well, as an active group facilitator; I guide the creative and sharing process in workshops on art, writing and women’s empowerment circles.  Creative arts have been for me and many others, catalysts for spiritual growth and overall healing. During COVID, I have re-focused on my own art journey.

Paint brush in hand, the images take flight on canvas and the healing begins. 

Dream interpretation, symbology through visualization and meditation are some of the tools used in my workshops. I have borrowed from these techniques enhancing my art and writing.  I am a self-taught artist, and I love to experiment with all types of techniques, mediums and styles; many of which I have tweaked and just had fun with. Over the past 40 years, I have painted wall murals, on canvas and on all types of wood, furniture and vintage doors.  However, my specialty now is painting on reclaimed wood rescued from the fire or old barns.  Initially designed for display outdoors- in yards, gardens, on fences, decks and garage walls; many enjoy them in their homes, offices or cottages.  I use acrylic paint and protect each creation on wood with multiple coats of exterior varnish for outdoor display making them suitable for all kinds of weather.  Visit me in my studio, make an appointment to view my outdoor gallery.

What I create on wood, I can also paint on canvas, so please visit my website to view my gallery of past works and current available paintings.  As well, check out my blog posts where my dreams take flight as writing and art combinations are highlighted.   Art commissions are welcome. 

 

“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art”

Leonardo da Vinci

 

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