Kayla’s Carefully Curated Home

Kayla’s Carefully Curated Home

Creating a “serene, calm and peaceful space” was the inspiration for this stunning home. Originally from Toronto, Kayla studied, worked and traveled all over the world before moving back 3 years ago. Kayla spent over a year looking for the perfect house before finding this East end gem. The natural light in the house and…

Art Prints On View at CocoaLatte in Toronto

Art Prints On View at CocoaLatte in Toronto

Seven of my new limited edition art prints are on view at CocoaLatte in Toronto. CocoaLatte is a super family-friendly brunch spot located at 671 St. Clair Avenue West. The small cafe rotates showing the artwork of local artists. I love eating at CocoaLatte with friends and family (see my favorite dish recommendations below!). I’m so…

3 Great Reasons to Be an Artrepreneur

3 Great Reasons to Be an Artrepreneur

Last summer I participated in Artrepreneur 2015 and wrote about the experience in a series of 20 blog posts. The Artrepreneur program is meant for artists, arts groups and non-profits working in the York Region and Toronto area. Artrepreneur 2016 Applications are now open! So if you’re interested in being an Artrepreneur, here are some good reasons to…

6 Months of Daily Drawing

6 Months of Daily Drawing

Last month I reached 6 months of daily drawing in a row. Since February I drew toys and stuffed animals from life every single day! Below are some of the benefits of daily drawing and my reflections on 6 months in a row. Are you interested in starting your own daily creative project? Whether it’s daily drawing, writing,…

Happy Birthday Colouring Card with Dog

Happy Birthday Colouring Card with Dog

Free Birthday Day Colouring Card with Dog (Download Now) My adorable dog Cassidy turns 7 this month. In honor of Cassidy’s birthday, I made this Happy Birthday Colouring Card with Dog. Get the Free Birthday Card Now (Click Here) The dog in the colouring card is modeled after my dog Cassidy. I have plenty of practice drawing…

Dog Swimming, Rapallo, Italy

Dog Swimming, Rapallo, Italy

Sold Artwork: Dog Swimming, Rapallo, Italy, Charity Art Print My first charity art print sold! Shown here is a photo of the sold print (Rachael Grad, Dog Swimming, Rapallo, Italy, Ink on Canvas Limited Edition Print, 24″ x 18″, 1 of 25, $200) installed inside of eforea: spa at Hilton Toronto/Markham. From the sale of the charity art print…

Read Anything by Elena Ferrante

Read Anything by Elena Ferrante

Summer reading advice: Read anything by Elena Ferrante. Last year my world changed when I came across the work of Elena Ferrante.  I’m a lifelong bookworm and obsessed with Italian art, food, literature and culture. My love of Italy comes through in my artwork and art projects. Once I found out about Elena Ferrante, I quickly devoured…

Copycat Painters, Artist Forgers, & Art World Scandals

Copycat Painters, Artist Forgers, & Art World Scandals

Copyright Infringement and Artist Copycats scare artists who want to share their artwork online. When another artist admitted to copying one of my paintings, I started collecting news about other copycat painters, artist forgers, and art world scandals. Below are some of the most interesting art copycat stories I’ve found. Topics include Historic Art Forgers, Contemporary Art Forgers & Copycats, Protecting…

10 Easy Ways to Organize Toys

10 Easy Ways to Organize Toys

With a kid in the house it can feel impossible to keep things organized. As soon as you clean up, the toys are out and everywhere. Do you want to keep that toy mess in check? Here are 10 easy ways to tackle the mess and organize your kids’ toys so that your home doesn’t look like…

Art Toronto 2015 Fall Art Fair

Art Toronto 2015 Fall Art Fair

Art Toronto announced the galleries showing at its upcoming 2015 Fall Art Fair. Art Toronto takes place October 23rd to 26th, 2015, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and includes Canadian and International Art Galleries. This is the largest art fair in Toronto and a highlight of the fall Canadian art season.  Why You Should Attend Art…

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