Why is this woman smiling?

Moi, je suis une luddite. So in fact, the smile may be a grimace…

I created this site for writing and art about belonging.

I thank those who helped me become the co-author of an internationally best-selling anthology, Karen

heart line-drawing kjwatson.ca

Heart Blog

NEW 02/22/2022, Caregivers story in Voices5: “Memory and Acceptance, Lessons from my mother” (02/02/2022)

02/27/2021, Heart story in Voices4: Voices of the 21st Century: Resilient Women Who Rise and Make a Difference; PURCHASE

Heart Blog: Heart sisters, Women@Heart of CWHHC, Bicuspid Aortic Valve – Open-heart surgery survivor at UOHI, Heart genetics, Caregivers, living with uncertainty

01/2021, Heart story video: Video interview with publisher of Voices of the 21st Century, Gail Watson (11 mins)


BelongingGenealogy/family genetics – comparative DNA testing plus genealogy research of mostly Celtic, French and Québecois (See “Watson Family Tree” on MyHeritage.com; “Watson Family Tree” on Ancestry.com; and DNA tree on 23andme.com) – August 27, 2021, RIP Cousin Margaret Mary Salome O’Neill Timmons (a proud 100 years and 10 weeks old); June 23, 2021, RIP Uncle Redmond Charles Hamilton Quain (93 years young).

Still kicking! Aunt Mary Watson Hayes Burns, 94; Mum, Joan Wendy Lynn Quain Watson, 87

Twins research and art installation ideas, Generations art installations (see Portfolio page)

08/2021, Writing video: Karen Joan Watson – Interview “on writing” (20 mins) by Canadian Military Spouses Book Club 

See NEWS for new writing and art projects


Eco-art installations like “Crown of Thorns,” “River Stone Work, Ireland,” landart, environmental awareness, sense of place, belonging, language, geology, growing awareness of indigenous peoples’ history and culture (see Portfolio page and About)

NEW 01/2022, Featured in Tree Songs 3 festival, video presentation Crown of Thorns” (1o mins)

Featured in eco-art (ecoart) book, 2003, Art for Earth’s Sake: The Millennium Project: “Crown of Thorns”

2021, Eco-art and heart story video: Video interview by artsvlogger-Multiple Arts: “Karen Joan Watson, Eco-Artist and Author, Ottawa, Canada” (45 mins)

Not all those who wander are lost.



Karen Joan Watson, writer, author, visual artist, eco-artist

(aka Karen J. Watson, aka KJ Watson, aka K. J. Watson)

Belonging: heart, genetics, geography


Ottawa, Canada

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