Author Archives: Hedda G. Sidla

About Hedda G. Sidla

Certified Coach / Professional Artist / Art and Creativity Instructor

August 3, 2016

It’s been months since we spoke…I’m sorry for the absence, but appreciative of my presence of mind to hold back…and today I decided to not let one more moment pass. I began this blog at the beginning of a ¬†old … Continue reading

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awakened doing

This title and contents are pulled from Eckhart Tolle’s book “A New Earth”. Re-reading this wisdom has inspired me and confirmed my Being. Grief has stages, they say. But this kind of grief is not in the books. I am … Continue reading

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we’re never too old…

to play with dolls. Alejandra was bought from The Rocking Horse here in Owen Sound…she was the last one. I decided to knit her a winter coat and take her outside for a photo session…although she loves her new coat, … Continue reading

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oh give me a shelf….or two

Well, this is a nesting kind of post…I had a cheap shelf unit that I rescued years ago, laying dormant in my garage. My kind neighbours helped me bring it into the house…and suddenly I knew…this would be the place … Continue reading

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anniversaries

So it’s coming on three days of my one year anniversary of living solo in my new home. I’ts been a year of transition, growth, learning. No regrets, though probably have spent too much time on the sofa… In between … Continue reading

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B E D

Bed is a sacred place…it’s where we put our head down and surrender to the night. Where do we go when we’re asleep? How do we wake up in the morning…groggy or energized. I have to say this hot summer … Continue reading

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creative sharing

I received a gift from a long-time friend, Carolyn, in the mail a few days ago. They are gifts of photography and her eye/heart of seeing. I framed them and hung them near the entrance of my home to remind … Continue reading

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art and socialization

I recently had the opportunity to facilitate two volunteer art classes at an Owen Sound school. One was a grade-2 level, the other a grade 6-level. What I learned…the grade-2ers needed no art lessons…they just needed prompts and off they … Continue reading

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painting

A friend recently asked me what it is that makes me want to create…paint…make. This photo below is what I showed her…going to the studio and mixing up colours, oils, into big mounds that I can draw from. There is … Continue reading

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inspired memory

Many years ago I met a heartfelt artist, Olivier Toupin. I remember the first visit to his Ile d’Orleans (near Quebec City) home/studio. I entered by the front door into a spacious room flooded with afternoon light, that led through … Continue reading

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