Launch of Women at Work exhibit at Toronto’s Urban Gallery

The ScotiaBank CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto is underway and so too my exhibit, Barn Mavens, at the Urban Gallery, 400 Queen Street East.

Visit FordhamPR for a review of the opening reception and a glimpse of the works of all four fine artists (including me!!) represented at the Urban Gallery’s showcase Women At Work.

The Sprinkler Marked

“The Sprinkler” … from the series Barn Mavens presented at the Urban Gallery in Toronto, May 2018

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2018 … Aimwell CreativeWorks

No Fly Zone

Dust Storm

Flashback Friday …

Shakespeare had just been put outside, freshly bathed and sprayed with a specially formulated natural fly repellent, when he decided my efforts were just not good enough. Within moments of being released, and to my dismay, he dropped to the ground at his favourite rolling spot and gave himself a delicious dirt bath, creating his own no fly zone.

Look closely and you’ll see a toothy grin and an expression that seems to say, “Don’t worry, mom, I got this.”

I wasn’t smiling … or was I? (Hmmmmmm …. )

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2018 … Aimwell CreativeWorks

Weekly Photo Challenge: Smile

Cheeky Boy

Cheeky

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This moment was captured about 10 years ago.

My horse Bear (left), recently and suddenly passed away due to severe colic. We journeyed almost 12 years together. Photo memories, like this, help me to remember what a cheeky, happy boy he was.

I miss him terribly.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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Image: Dorothy Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2017

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cheeky

Hello, again …

out-of-the-mist

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The fog is finally lifting.

Another section of the healing journey behind me.

It’s all good.

Thanks for stopping by …

Dorothy

©Dorothy Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2017

Weekly Photo Challenge: Repurpose

The big, old century cow barn (background), dating back to 1850 or so and the focal point of our 100-acre farm, was repurposed 20 years ago for equestrian use. The ceiling was raised and the barn widened to accommodate a horse breeding operation, and an addition was built, including 12 more stalls, common areas and an indoor arena.

We purchased the property 18 months ago for my emerging Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning (FEEL) practice, repurposing this beautiful farm as a place of sanctuary where people can escape their worldly cares and heal their broken hearts in the company of horses.

The journey continues …

Equine Landscape

Wither

The beauty of the horse is the sum of its many divinely orchestrated parts.

This mountain of wither connects the hills and valleys of shoulder, neck and back through the notched ridge of the spine. An emerging winter coat textures the hillside while wisps of salt and pepper mane garland the mountain face like a protective cloak.

Just one detailed section of the exquisite equine landscape.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2016

Weekly Photo Challenge: Details