Winter. It’s been cold out there and there are lots of reasons for staying inside. Mostly I’ve been finishing off projects that have been lying around for too long. I’ve also started a new novel; YA science fiction. More to come on that soon.

‘Times Three’ a new acrylic painting is finished and few more canvases are waiting for me at the Rimbey Art Studio.

At home I’m back working with fabric. This mixed media fabric art started with a print in gray and white. I added appliqued butterflies, branches and quilted leaves, which were then painted with acrylic paint that had been thinned with medium, then heat set with an iron. The whole piece was then attached to stretcher bars, just like a canvas. Here’s a detail of this piece, title “Blue Butterflies”.

‘Blue Butterflies’ mixed media 16″ x 32″





Secrets, Lies & Rodeo, a novel by E.M.Schumacher
Secrets, Lies & Rodeo, a novel by E.M.Schumacher

‘Secrets, Lies and Rodeo’ is available on Amazon and on Kindle.

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Elma Schumacher

I’m Elma M. Schumacher, artist, writer and late-blooming geek.  This website includes my visual art, writing and my blog. Some of my other interests include SciFi and Fantasy, technology and science.

I’m forever exploring new ways to be creative and because of that especially enjoy working with mixed media.

Some of my artwork can be found in Canada Council’s Art Bank collection as well as in private collections in Ontario and across western Canada.

My novel ‘Secrets, Lies & Rodeo’ is now available on Amazon and Kindle. Some new short stories as well as another novel are also in progress.



You can reach this site’s admin at artist at elmasmixedmedia dot ca.