Thank You … Curator, Art History Teacher, Friends, and Family

Grateful to all the “likes” from family and friends, plus from my George Brown College art history teacher and the Georgian Arts Centre and Gallery curator.
 
I am grateful too for what I was able to create with a left over piece of plywood, 21″ x 72″ and a small can of unused wood stain, dollar store acrylic paint, and clear acrylic.
 
Initially the work was created on the one board, but when done I could see the pieces separately and cut the work into sections.
 
Two smaller pieces I named, Bronzed Gold #1 and #2, found homes into the two identical Bombay company frames someone had discarded on the side of the road during a yard sale.
 
The larger piece I later named, Conception, because of what I see in the painting … my pregnant form as a creator of artworks … was custom framed for the Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery’s “It’s About Me” juried art exhibition that I won third prize for last week.
 
A few small pieces remain and one day will be framed also.
 
Currently on display for sale at Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery, the two small pieces are $275.00 each or both for $450, while the larger piece and winner is $1750.00.
 
I look forward to the day when I have my own studio to work in year round as well as the materials to create the colorful as well as monocromatic pieces, plus finish the 36 x 48″ piece “Autumn Dancers” I have started, but had to stop when the weather turned cold, and all the other works just waiting for the right time and place to be born … because then I will be able to create enough artworks for solo exhibitions again!
 
Once again though, thank you for your enthusiastic “likes” and kind words.
Conception in GAC&G Third Prize Winner
 
Sincerely,
Kaitlin
 
In the meantime, it’s back to creating with words! Only 3 days left to finish the next book for its upload date! Details to follow!

 

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

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The Other Primary Reason for My Company’s Move to California

Several years ago I discovered that of all the states in the United States of America, California is the place of the wealthiest and the poorest. And the article in the link below, reaffirms this truth, while also showing how vast the disparity is in the “Golden State.”

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/15/america-extreme-poverty-un-special-rapporteur

What I will show in the upcoming book release, “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … The Why, The How, and The Benefits” is how raising the wealthiest’s “RESPECT LEVELS” will empower their to make choices that ultimately will make their lives better also.

Releasing January 1st 2018 and for one day only will be 50% off!

December 16, 2917

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

 

A WARNING, Particularly for Anyone with Grey Hair

A WARNING, particularly for anyone with grey hair.
At 6 pm last night just outside the Keswick Walmart two teenage girls, about my two nieces’ ages, felt compelled to be mischievous and swarmed me before running off into a small dark sedan laughing hilariously.
After exiting Walmart, I had just passed two men who were walking slow, laden down with parcels. One of the men was talking rather slow and awkward so I gave them a wide space as I passed them.
Moments later, I heard thundering running footsteps behind me and the two teenage girls closed in on each side of me, one brushing my left side before they both ran quickly to their cars, though the girl on the left turned back and looked at me laughingly, so I have her description, though it was dark and I didn’t get the make of the car or the license plate.
Fortunately, my new belief that God is my shield and keeps me from harm, kept fear at bay. In fact, they are lucky I didn’t deck one of them or both of them with the five pounds of frozen fish I was carrying.
But even before my belief, I’ve lived and walked a lot in the GTA, Etobicoke to Oshawa, long enough to pay attention and act as needed. Have even been swarmed by a group of boys in an Oshawa grocery store parking lot, in broad daylight. And while living in Kincardine, where I had to walk by the high school, I was repeatedly challenged by the high school students, whose entertainment was playing chicken on the sidewalk with me, with the intent to make me have to go off the sidewalk and go around them … which I refused to do.
Problem for me has been I’ve had such a low “Respect Level” for myself, I did not report any of the incidences, which I realize I should have done for myself, for anyone else the youths are intimidating, and for the youths themselves because they could one time challenge the wrong person and pay dearly, even with their lives.
The women at Tai Chi last night reminded me someone could also have a heart attack by the surprise of the aggressive act … again since I am used to being treated aggressively over the years, I am no longer surprised, but used to standing up to it, in not the best way to protect myself either, but I realize God’s had my back so many times throughout my life when I have been in danger, even grave danger. From that perspective, it was also good that I, versus another more vulnerable person, was targeted,
Anyway,this morning, the woman at the York Regional police desk told me I should have gone back into Walmart and talked with their security, plus called the police so they could have acted quickly, but since I did not, I am writing and sharing this with you, plus I also informed all the Tai Chi participants, as well as the Club 55 staff, and next I will inform the Walmart store too.
Just another reason for raising “Respect Levels.”
Be safe by being aware and doing the right, respectful things!

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

December 14, 2017

Revealing Friendships

Joel Osteen talked about friendships a few weeks ago and because of what I have gone through the past twenty years as I have worked diligently on discovering, healing, and growing myself, his talk on friendships resonated deeply with me.
 
Most of us have heard the saying that when things get rough, we discover how our true friends are, but he also said sometimes that isn’t the real test because people can act of our sympathy and pity.
 
What he said was the most revealing friendship test is the one where when we start to succeed and achieve our dreams, we discover who our true friends are because they cheer us on, congratulate us, are excited for us, etc.
 
I am grateful for those kinds of friends in my life, yet I am also very grateful I am one of those kinds of friends because I am not jealous of anyone anymore now that I am living my life based on who I am, my talents, and dreams.
 
Hoping the same for you.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

December 12, 2017

WON 3rd PRIZE!

Blessed to have been awarded 3rd prize yesterday by the Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery’s judges for the juried art exhibition for my artwork, Conception, shown below.

Conception in GAC&G Third Prize Winner

On exhibition and for sale at Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery until January 21, 2017, along with a few other of my artworks.

Sweet! Thank you!

December 11, 2017

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015