'Undercurrents' © Janice Iniskimaki Tanton 2014. Oil on linen. 103"x133"
‘Undercurrents’ © Janice Iniskimaki Tanton 2014. Oil on linen. 103″x133″

Oki! Hello! 

Canadian Artist Janice TantonI’m Janice Tanton – Full Time Human Being, Artist, Wife, Mom, Breast Cancer Survivor…and lots of other things!

“What interests me?”
“What gets my goat?”
“How do I see the world on any given day?”

You’ll find that here.


"The Great White Mother Bear" ©2010 Janice Tanton.
“The Great White Mother Bear” ©2010 Janice Tanton.

I tend to be opinionated. I hope/expect the same from you. I like to learn, and usually I learn the most from those whose opinion is quite different than mine, so please…contribute, debate, question and be CURIOUS.

Sometimes I mis-step into something perhaps I shouldn’t, but with age comes a thick, high pair of rubber boots to wade through the barnyard. We should all have to get to the dirt and “muck out” at some point in our lives. Underpinning it all, is a deep concern and care for my fellow human beings.  I know there’s treasure buried on the farm.

Creatives are sometimes feared & ridiculed…and at the same time highly valued for their ability to see things that others do not. I see a portion of my job in this lifetime as trying to articulate the creative mind, process and creation.

It’s quite unedited.


BP:: Big Pig - The Hog of the Forsaken ©2010 Janice Tanton.
BP:: Big Pig – The Hog of the Forsaken ©2010 Janice Tanton.

I saw a great bumper sticker that read:
“Do something that scares you EVERY day.”

That’s really stuck with me. I try to live like that & I challenge YOU to do something that scares you each and every day. That’s how we grow and learn.  That’s how we understand our ultimate capability and capacity as human beings…..and that’s how we become agents of change in this world.

I love interesting conversation on meaningful subjects and am always open to learning new things, hearing the opinions of others and finding new ways to relate. Check out the links to topics of discussion on the right side or top of this page. Get involved in this blog. It’s as much yours as it is mine, and you are…in a sense, part of my artistic enquiry into our human condition. The thing I love about blogs is the interaction.  I want to hear from you! Comment away!



"Spilt Milk:: What's In Your Canoe?" ©2010 Janice Tanton.
“Spilt Milk:: What’s In Your Canoe?” ©2010 Janice Tanton.

I am confident. I am a mother. I am an artist. I am a Full Time Human Being, and I am ready to change things and be vocal and “out there” about it. I care about the human race, and I strive to understand it.

That’s about the most important “About Me” that you might ever need to know.


This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Zoe

    Hi Janice,

    I want to say thank you for your blog and your honesty. I am a perpetual student (apparently golidlock-ing my way through life as I swap from one institution to another). I am finally deciding to make a website/blog/portfolio thing to try and make sense of the work that I am doing, and am finding your clear and undeniably personal approach really useful. Thank you, I look forward for what’s to come!

    1. Janice Tanton

      Hi Zoe. Thanks for droppping by and saying hello. See you around the blog, and good luck with your online endeavours!

  2. theartyworks


    Thanks for the sharing this nice post keep sharing such kinds of content.

  3. Stephen

    Hello again Janice, our paths crossed briefly years ago as I tried in vain to create an event for a mental heath not-for-profit in Medicine Hat. You where not the undoing of it and I have visited your art works and activities sporadically over the intervening years on-line as I strive to do daily good things. My regret is not seeing that family dynamic of a shared all age group family multi-discipline art form you envisioned. I challenge you to keep your core goodness spirit and allow it to the surface more often for us mere mortals to witness. I thank you for your participation on this revolving barnyard and hope it doesn’t flood ya boots too often. Me? At 62 I’m not sure what I want to be when I grow up but enjoying planting, growing, witnessing and sampling the buffet of life.

    1. Janice Tanton

      Hello Stephen. Of course I remember. Sorry that it never came together. We do hold Community Fusion project sessions every now and then, but of course now, things have to slow down with interaction of people required for that prices. Perhaps in the future, new version of interactive, inter-generational/cultural masked event. Don’t grow up.

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