Saturday, 31 August 2013

Here I go again...

Me again! Sorry it has been so long since my last entry. Many experiences since my art show. I have had such positive feedback from friends, family and new contacts about what I am doing! I am extremely grateful to everyone for the support and encouragement.
I got a phone call the other day to ask if I would speak at the CNIB golf tournament in Calgary on the 9th of September. I am a little nervous, but excited too! I will not even have to imagine everyone in the room naked, as I will not be able to see them anyways! Speaking out for an organization that has given me back so much hope and help for my disabilities is an honor. The CNIB is not just for the blind, but for anyone with any form of vision loss. There is so much out there to help anyone get their life back. So wish me luck....not a great public speaker.
Another update is concerning the High River Flood. Wow, it has been a long few months and it is going to be a long while before it all comes back together. I have witnessed many acts of kindness, witnessed many discouraged neighbors, witnessed many selfless people come and do what they can for our community. I am so lucky to be living in a town that is pulling together and doing what they can to be STRONG. My heartfelt thanks go out to every stranger who has provided a meal, to every stranger and friend that has aided Darren and I in the clean up, to every family member who has been so generous to us and to those who have just given me a smile or a hug along the way. Our road to recovery is going to take time. I only hope that we all band together and keep on with our acts of kindness to one another.
As soon as school starts up again I am back at it! I have a couple of really exciting NEW friends who have given me stories that they have written. I am going to get my books done and off to printers asap and then go hard. Now that I am an unemployed graphic designer I will have some time to get focused and get published!

Sunday, 7 April 2013

A Night to Remember

What a night. Took a chance and it was a huge success!  Everyone was busy doing something Friday...taping canvases, making meals, driving here, making signs, printing signs, organizing an otherwise disorganized mother! Saturday came and so did the butterflies...a couple of meltdowns later and the show went on without a hitch. I think I speak on behalf of LeeAnne and myself that we have great friends. Some that I have known for most of my life (yes, there was a small JT Foster reunion) some I have known since college ( Mary and Linda) and lots of supporters from my faith and from around the High River area. I was overwhelmed by the amount of people that were there, all the kind words of encouragement and the chance to show you all how I "see" the world. One thing I am learning to do is take chances. Not to be afraid to challenge myself anymore. Nothing like jumping right in!
So thanks to all who came and those that were there with me in spirit, I had an absolute blast!

Virg - thanks for believing in me and helping me get noticed. Any girl would be lucky to have you as her bff, but I am so glad that you are mine. Sandy -  thanks for all that you did for us this weekend. You were a massive help and I love you for it. Mom - we all enjoyed the baking very much!

 “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

Saturday, 30 March 2013


Good Morning!
What a beautiful day this is going to be! Just made breakfast for my man who is laid up on the recliner. He feel a week ago and had to have a plate and pins put in his leg. Feel a little helpless because I can't do much for him. :(
The exciting news is I was interviewed on CBC news this week! Nothing like deciding to share my art with my friends and now the whole community. Can't wait to see where this all goes.
Off to buy more paint for some pictures I am working on. A reminder that the show is next weekend in High River at the Culture Center from 6:30 - 9:30pm.
Looking forward to having a fun night and seeing all of you.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Sleepless in High River

Good Morning!
Two weeks until our little Art Show....getting very excited!

Yesterday my wonderful hubby slipped on some ice. He's at the hospital waiting for surgery right now. No wonder I couldn't sleep, he's not beside me!

Working on a Saskatchewan sunset this morning. Many thanks to Shelbie Goodsman for the beautiful picture that I am using for my inspiration! Enjoy your day everyone!

Friday, 15 March 2013

saying good bye!

Make sure the important people in your life know how important they are before its too late.

We will be saying goodbye to Grandpa McDougall tomorrow. My mother-in-law, Carol was by his side on monday morning and I have been thinking about this quote. Death is final. No more opportunities to let the ones we love know how much they mean to us. So here I am letting everyone know how thankful I feel this morning for my friends and family. I am completely surrounded by people who are such an encouragement and always there to pick me up when I am down. I am not perfect and have had lots of bumps along the way, but it's nice to know that I can be forgiven and loved in spite of my many imperfections. So I hope that if you are thinking about someone you love today, you will just give them a call or drop them an email while you have the chance to do it! Have a great weekend everyone!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Here I am in Medicine Hat for the weekend and loving every minute! Marissa and I have been having some long overdue 'girls' time! Some groceries were bought, cookies were made, a few chicken dishes were cooked and put into containers for future used and quality time together enjoyed! She is currently studying away for another mid-term tomorrow morning. All I can say is this....drawing is MY thing and she can have her nursing textbooks!!!! I spent the day yesterday finding some of the craziest, unique and colorful animals and insects I could. God is definately the most talented artist around!
Last week I finished another page and thought I would share it with you all! I'm almost finished!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Here is the official invitation to all and anyone that can come. Love KJ

Saturday, 2 March 2013

The artful procrastinator!

Good morning guys!
So excited about today! Routes magazine is out and I am on the cover! I haven't seen it yet, but my good friend Lee-Anne just called to assure me it looks good. Neville I am sure did wonders with photoshop!!!!
Our art show is in a month.....
What can I say. Oh boy, lots of work to do. For some reason I still after all these years continue to feel that it isn't fun until the pressures on.
1.   I have almost completed another page for my froggie book
2 .  Trying to do some illustrating and painting for the show
3.  Pretending like I  am a great house keeper and wife......

 I have also started a facebook page, karon argue. I have to admit keeping up with social media is hard, so thanks for your continued patience with me. Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Hope everyone had a good night! Just thought I would let you all in on an event that is happening on April 6th...I am going to have a little art show with a good friend, Leeanne!!!
I haven't exposed myself to the art community and friends like this before and would love to have your support. It will be at the High River Cultural Centre from 6-10 pm. There will a variety of original artworks, photographs and prints. My only request is everyone has to be positive!!!! Yes, I am still a little sensitive from art school critiques (I am sure I speak for a few us when I say this). Anyways, I have put on my big girl panties and am now committing to lots of paintings in the very near future! ;) If you are interested in coming I would love it if you could message me here. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

What a busy morning! Excited to be helping out the Wrestling team again. Once a parent always a parent volunteer! Plus I have been chatting to various people on the phone and want to say that I have the most amazing support team backing me up. Thanks to everyone who is encouraging me on! Here is a small sample of the children's book that I am working on. Have a great day!

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

An after thought!

Including a few other images today. One of my favorite artists is Georgia O'Keefe. Her flowers are exceptional and she had a style all her own. Not sure where my love of flowers comes from, perhaps the fact that my parents have loved gardening all my life. While I am certainly no O'Keefe I love to paint - Flowers!
Painting is like stepping out of my comfort zone and it is a great way to relax. Enjoy!

Patience, right?

A few posts in and already I'm forgetting to put the picture in....oops! Here is the picture I intended to be shown yesterday. It works fabulous!
Today I am working on another page of my children's book, "Smooch!"
I will share a little as I go, just enough to keep it a surprise for when I finally get it done.
Have a TERRIFIC day!

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Good day everybody!
Just wanted to show my new equipment from a 'new' friend. I recently had Pat Fream in my home who is writing an article for Routes magazine. After showing her all of my projects she told me about a magnifier a friend of hers bought at an auction. That next weekend Pat dropped this off to me at home! Painting is going to be so much easier now!

Sunday, 27 January 2013

One Eyed Art?

Why "oneeyedart" as the name of my blog? I've been an artist and designer my whole life. Unfortunately, two years ago I lost my vision - literally.

Rather than giving in and giving up, I have persisted in pursuing my passion. Here is a picture of how I create art with the help of some wonderful technology.

We are back in business!


Hi Welcome to my new blog! I've officially joined the blog-o-sphere!