With over 100 original designs, I have enjoyed re-creating them in different forms. My graphic art has been transformed into hand-cut linoleum relief stamps, ink prints, ceramic tiles, book illustrations and rug hookings.  My inspiration comes from gardens, poetry, my faith and travel.  (To view image descriptions, just hover/click on the centre image in each box below). Enjoy exploring, there is a lot to see!

The Second Eve lino-cut print

The Second Eve lino-cut print

The Second Eve © 2016. All rights reserved

Harmony Notecard

Harmony Notecard

Harmony Beauty Serenity Spirit design ©2000. All rights reserved.

Musica ad Vitam art poster

Musica ad Vitam art poster

Musica ad Vitam poster design © 2004. All rights reserved.

Alberta ink relief print

Alberta ink relief print

Alberta design © 2004. All rights reserved.

O Canada notecard

O Canada notecard

O Canada design © 2004. All rights reserved.

In Fields of Gold relief ink print

In Fields of Gold relief ink print

In Fields of Gold design © 2005. All rights reserved.

Dragonfly notecard

Dragonfly notecard

Dragonfly design © 2004. All rights reserved.

Elevator notecard

Elevator notecard

Hope springs eternal elevator design © 2003. All rights reserved.

The Garden Way Art Posters

The Garden Way Art Posters

The Garden Way of the Cross Art poster set © 2014-15. All rights reserved. (Set of 15 frameable 11" x 17" art posters).

If Friends notecard

If Friends notecard

If Friends Were Flowers design © 2000. All rights reserved.

Garden Rhymes® logo rug hooking

Garden Rhymes® logo rug hooking

Garden Rhymes rug hooking design © 2000. All rights reserved.

Louise rug hooking.

Louise rug hooking.

Garden Rhymes® logo being hooked

Poppy Rug rug hooking

Poppy Rug rug hooking

Poppy rug hooking design © 2007. All rights reserved.

Rise & Shine Rooster rug hooking

Rise & Shine Rooster rug hooking

Rise & Shine Rooster rug hooking design © 2002. All rights reserved.

Finishing edges of my rooster rug!

Finishing edges of my rooster rug!

Our Lady of the Prairies design

Our Lady of the Prairies design

Our Lady of the Prairies © 2011. All rights reserved.

Close-up of Our Lady rug hooking

Close-up of Our Lady rug hooking

Our Lady of the Prairies design © 2010. All rights reserved. This rug took a year to complete from designing, to transferring the pattern onto burlap, dying the wool and then hooking (a few hours almost every day) 2010 - 2011.

Trinity Care Manor Installation

Trinity Care Manor Installation

Our Lady of the Prairies © 2011. Chapel Installation - Louise & Archbishop Donald Bolen.

Grandma's Flowers rug hooking

Grandma's Flowers rug hooking

Grandma's Flowers design © 2009. All rights reserved.

Tulips rug hooking in progress...

Tulips rug hooking in progress...

Tulips design © 2004. All rights reserved.

Elevator rug hooking

Elevator rug hooking

Hope Springs Eternal Elevator ©2010. All rights reserved. Pattern available through Honey Beehive Rugs (go to products for order information).

Home Sweet Home rug hooking

Home Sweet Home rug hooking

Home Sweet Home © 2004. All rights reserved. Pattern available through Honey Beehive Rugs (go to products for order information).

Stacks of wool fabric for hooking

Stacks of wool fabric for hooking

New dyed wool and recycled wool skirts, scarves and fabric for using to hook rugs.

The Garden Way Story

The Garden Way Story

Watch the flip pamphlet which outlines the story of how The Garden Way of the Cross art tiles, book and art posters came to be...

The Garden Way Art Poster Set

The Garden Way Art Poster Set

A set of 15 (11 " x 17") frameable art posters to be used in conjunction with the book, The Garden Way of the Cross. The set (which comes in an archival PolyZip folder) includes the art posters, a signed copy of the book, an outline for meditative group prayer. Cost: $89.00 per set + shipping and is available by contacting Louise.

The Garden Way Poster Sample

The Garden Way Poster Sample

Holy Trinity Parish, North Vancouver

Holy Trinity Parish, North Vancouver

The Garden Way of the Cross art posters displayed by the Holy Trinity Catholic Women's League during Lent 2016. Photo by Kelly Bond.

Station VIII-Jesus Condemed to Death

Station VIII-Jesus Condemed to Death

Holy Trinity Parish Catholic Women's League,Vancouver, BC. The Garden Way of the Cross art poster. Photo by Kelly Bond.

Testimonials for Garden Way

Testimonials for Garden Way

Support of Marian charities

Support of Marian charities

Garden Rhymes® Logo art tile

Garden Rhymes® Logo art tile

Garden Rhymes © 2000. All rights reserved.

Musica Ad Vitam art tile

Musica Ad Vitam art tile

Music Ad Vitam - Music for Life © 2004. All rights reserved.

Old Gardeners art tile

Old Gardeners art tile

Old Gardeners © 2000. All rights reserved.

Carpe Diem art tile

Carpe Diem art tile

Carpe Diem - Seize the Day © 2002. All rights reserved.

Christmas art tile designs

Christmas art tile designs

Merry Christmas ©2003; All hearts...©2004; Christmas hanger © 2002; Baby's 1st Christmas © 2000. All rights reserved.

Faith Hope Charity Love art tile

Faith Hope Charity Love art tile

Faith Hope Charity Love © 2001. All rights reserved.

Flower Power art tile

Flower Power art tile

Flower Power © 2008. All rights reserved.

The Sun Shines Upon All art tile

The Sun Shines Upon All art tile

Sol omnibus lucet ©2002. All rights reserved.

Attack Cat art tile

Attack Cat art tile

Attack Cat on Duty © 2001. All rights reserved.

Remember Always Poppies art tile

Remember Always Poppies art tile

Remember Always ©2007. All rights reserved.

Saskatchewan art tile

Saskatchewan art tile

Saskatchewan art tile ©2003. All rights reserved.

Hope springs...elevator art tile

Hope springs...elevator art tile

Hope springs eternal (Pope)...on the prairies © 2003. All rights reserved.

House Number art tiles

House Number art tiles

House Numbers © 2000. All rights reserved.

Art is the flower art tile

Art is the flower art tile

Art is the flower; Life is the green leaf. (Mackintosh) © 2006. All rights reserved.

Garden Face art tile

Garden Face art tile

There is a garden in her face...(Campion) ©2000. All rights reserved.

Louise painting in her studio.

Louise painting in her studio.

Pineapple Welcome Mosaic

Pineapple Welcome Mosaic

Pineapple Welcome © 2004. All rights reserved.

Birdhouse Mosaic

Birdhouse Mosaic

Birdhouse © 2000. All rights reserved.

Musica Ad Vitam art tile

Musica Ad Vitam art tile

Musica ad vitam - Music for Life art tile © 2004. All rights reserved.

Carpe Diem Mosaic

Carpe Diem Mosaic

Carpe Diem art tile © 2002. All rights reserved.

Mosaics being made in the studio.

Mosaics being made in the studio.

Various art tiles

Various art tiles

He is Risen Cross mosaic

He is Risen Cross mosaic

He is Risen Cross © 2002. All rights reserved.

Harmony Mosaic

Harmony Mosaic

Harmony Beauty Serenity Spirit art tile © 2000. All rights reserved.

The Garden Way of the Cross©2010-11.

The Garden Way of the Cross©2010-11.

First in the set of 15 ceramic art tiles by Louise and framed by Larry Tessier.

St. Thomas More Gallery, Sktn.

St. Thomas More Gallery, Sktn.

The complete set of The Garden Way of the Cross art tiles displayed at STM Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

Father Thomas & Louise in 2010.

Father Thomas & Louise in 2010.

Father Thomas Stanley S.M., who wrote the meditations for The Garden Way of the Cross, was happy to meet with Louise in 2010 at his home in Dayton, OH. Father passed away in November 2013 at the age of 91.

With Larry at the Shurniak Gallery

With Larry at the Shurniak Gallery

The Garden Way of the Cross shown at the Shurniak Gallery, Assiniboia, SK during Lent of 2012.

XI - Jesus Dies on the Cross

XI - Jesus Dies on the Cross

The XI Station, depicting poppies surrounding the cross, is the stamp image selected by Novalis Publishing to use on the cover of the book, The Garden Way of the Cross (2013).

The Garden Way of the Cross Book

The Garden Way of the Cross Book

Released in August 2013 at the National CWL Convention in Regina. Published by Novalis in Toronto, one of Canada's premier publishers of religious books.

Quote from Novalis Publishing

Quote from Novalis Publishing

Louise & Maria (Novalis)-Book Launch

Louise & Maria (Novalis)-Book Launch

In August 2013, The Garden Way of the Cross book was launched by Novalis at the National CWL Convention where Louise was one of the Keynote Speakers on Faith and Art.

Book signing!

Book signing!

Louise with her son, Eric.

Louise with her son, Eric.

Book Signing at the National CWL Convention, Regina, SK (August 2013).

Moved by the Spirit Exhibition

Moved by the Spirit Exhibition

Moved by the Spirit Group Exhibition listing the 13 new works created by 12 different artists working in rug hooking, book arts, glass, ceramics, silversmithing, textiles, wood working, stained glass, painting and iconography. Toured in North American galleries from September 2011 to April 2015.

Christmas Triplet © 2010-11.

Christmas Triplet © 2010-11.

The Birth of Jesus: three framed rug hookings by Doris Fulmore, Regina, SK.

Luke 2: 39-52 © 2011.

Luke 2: 39-52 © 2011.

The Boy Jesus in the Temple papyrus scrolls and framed deer vellum manuscript by Kristina Komendant, Blaine Lake, SK.

Docheio © 2011

Docheio © 2011

The Baptism of Jesus: a concrete and fused glass bowl with base by Janice Stefan, Regina, SK.

Wedding at Cana © 2011.

Wedding at Cana © 2011.

The Wedding at Cana: porcelain coil pitcher by Cara Driscoll, Regina, SK.

All blessings...from the hand©2011.

All blessings...from the hand©2011.

The Beatitudes: a sterling silver neckpiece by Judy Zawacki, Regina, SK.

Plenitude © 2011.

Plenitude © 2011.

Feeding of the 5000: a clay sculpture by Barb Goretzky, Lumsden, SK.

Metamorpho © 2011.

Metamorpho © 2011.

The Transfiguration: a textile wall hanging by Anna Hergert,Buffalo Pound, SK.

Papillon © 2010.

Papillon © 2010.

The Raising of Lazarus: walnut funeral urn with ceramic art tile insert - urn by Larry Tessier and art tile by Louise Tessier, Regina, SK.

Triumphal Entry of Jesus © 2011.

Triumphal Entry of Jesus © 2011.

Triumphal Entry of Jesus to Jerusalem: stained glass on metal stand by José Ventura, Gibsons, BC.

The Garden Way of the Cross©2010-11.

The Garden Way of the Cross©2010-11.

The Last Supper, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus: set of 15 ceramic art tiles in hand-made mahogany frames - art tiles by Louise Tessier, mahogany frames by Larry Tessier, Regina, SK.

The Garden Way of the Cross

The Garden Way of the Cross

Shown at STM Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon: July - September, 2011.

Peace be with you © 2011.

Peace be with you © 2011.

The Resurrection Appearance of Jesus to Thomas: acrylic painting on canvas by Roberto López López, Regina, SK.

The Ascension (written 2011)

The Ascension (written 2011)

The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven: religious icon on wood panel with gold leaf over clay bole; egg tempera using ground pigments; linseed oil sealant by Jenny Ward, Cincinnati, OH.

Our Lady of the Prairies © 2010-11.

Our Lady of the Prairies © 2010-11.

Mary, Mother of Jesus: continuous-loop rug hooking using hand-dyed new and recycled wool fabric by Louise Tessier, Regina, SK.

Prosopon School logo

Prosopon School logo

The Prosopon School of Iconology is a school without walls based in the state of New York. It is committed to the writing of religious icons in the Orthodox faith tradition.

Mary (Theotokos) 2011

Mary (Theotokos) 2011

Mary, Mother of God icon written by Louise in 2011 (one of three in the Deisis set) under the instruction of the Prosopon School of Iconology. (Cincinnati, OH)

Christ the Teacher Icon (2012)

Christ the Teacher Icon (2012)

Christ the Teacher (Pantocrator) Icon ( part of The Deisis set) written under the instruction of The Prosopon School of Iconology in 2012. (Cincinnati, OH)

St. John the Baptist Icon (2010)

St. John the Baptist Icon (2010)

St. John the Baptist Icon (one of three icons making up the Deisis) written under the instruction of the Prosopon School of Iconology in 2010. (Cincinnati, OH)

Working on Guardian Angel halo

Working on Guardian Angel halo

Writing the Icon of the Guardian Angel in 2014 under the instruction of the Prosopon School of Iconology.

Preparing Icon Egg Emulsion

Preparing Icon Egg Emulsion

Fr. Mefodii preparing egg emulsion in the traditional way which will be followed with the addition of wine and distilled water to which ground pigments will be added.

Archangel Michael Icon (2013)

Archangel Michael Icon (2013)

Archangel Michael Icon written under the instruction of the Prosopon School of Iconology in 2013 (Regina, SK)

Guardian Angel Icon (2014)

Guardian Angel Icon (2014)

Guardian Angel Icon written under the instruction of The Prosopon School of Iconology. (Cincinnati, OH)

Guardian Angel Icon (2014)

Guardian Angel Icon (2014)

Close-up of the Guardian Angel Icon with linseed oil sealing the icon.

Oiling Angel Gabriel (2014)

Oiling Angel Gabriel (2014)

The reverant step of oiling the icon is likened to the holy chrism oil in the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Icon Blessing St. Anne Parish (2014)

Icon Blessing St. Anne Parish (2014)

The final step in writing an icon is to have the oiled icon present at Mass where is becomes part of the Liturgy. Once blessed at Mass, the Icon is a holy religious/liturgical object and it has the ability to be miracle working.

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Remember Always Poppies art tile

Remember Always ©2007. All rights reserved.