Honour your Mother – with a favourite story!

To write down a story is to create permanent, colourful evidence that a person lived and breathed, laughed and loved. We need to write more. Stories are important. Everyone has stories. I invite you to submit a favourite story about your mother, whether she is young or old, alive or passed on to another realm. It can be a touching …

wild spring crocus dripping with meltin snow

Oh Crappy Day! – Finding Inspiration in the Messiness of Life

I have a love/hate relationship with the end-of-winter season. It’s dreadfully brown, muddy, miserable and volatile – warm and sunny one moment, and snowing and blowing freezing rain in your face the next. Spring is messy…like life is messy. I find my soul taking on the struggle for Spring to break through, searching the hills for barely-visible, courageous fuzzy sprouts …

the lights of a Christmas Tree and a candle made to create multiple colourful treble clefs using long exposure and drawing with the camera

Taking Down the Christmas Tree

There is a certain sadness associated with taking down the Christmas tree. And yet, if you wait until the first week in January, when the children have gone, there is also a sense of “It’s time.” Time to put on a favourite Christmas CD and turn the volume up and listen to Jacob Moon’s jazzy but haunting arrangement of “O …

The Dog who Inspired my Art

THE DOG WHO INSPIRED MY ART – by Sharon Krushel, founder of DonaBonaCards.com It all started in the hills – which were alive with the sound of music.     In 1996, I played the part of Maria in the Peace Players’ production of “The Sound of Music”. Little Gretl was played by Rae-anna Koenig, and she started taking voice …

Rustle of Spring

I was listening to Sirius XM 75 today and was invited to post on their Facebook page my favorite classical song that describes some element of nature or the weather. I knew there must be one; it was calling to me from the recesses of my emotional memory, but couldn’t think of it. I went hiking in the hills with …

My First Blog Post Ever

Welcome to this new Canadian arts venue! C’mon in! We’d like the DonaBona Blog to be like a meeting place for artists and lovers of art. Imagine you’ve been enjoying the great outdoors with friends and you decide to drop in to this new art harbor. The entrance is through a bakery/deli with some comfy couches, a couple of musicians …