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Urban Sketching along Riverfront Avenue

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I thought it would be fun to share some of my progress sketches to show a bit of my process as an extension of what you can typically see of my finished work on Instagram. Summer is in full swing now and I have been taking more steps to get outside, get over my shyness […]


the Kitchen Cabinets!

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I know, I know, it’s October, I should share the Calendar girl.  But why don’t we talk about my kitchen reno instead?  Because I’m still not over how happy I am with how the entire thing turned out! We re-did the floors, countertop, backsplash and undermount sink in our kitchen back in 2012.  It was […]


a mid-summer’s July

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To quote the white rabbit: “Goodness me!  I’m late I’m late I’m late!” The last two weeks have been unintentionally spent travelling from coast to coast in Canada.  My dad, sister and I ventured out to Regina beach the last weekend in June to spend some time with my mom’s side of the family.  Late […]


Life, Lately

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  I should really be updating more now that the blog has been cleaned up! I keep realizing too that I mean to write up posts and forget entirely.  We were in Mexico a little while ago – I could write about that.  I completed the third year of the Vitality Awards for the Downtown […]


Days of May

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And a lovely day and half so far it has been! Are things looking a little cleaner around here on the site?  Yes they are.  Are they going to get even better?  I think so! My wonderful husband and I were up at the crack of 7:30AM-ish (on a Saturday!) ready to carpe-the-diem in all […]


back in the swing of things?

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I know, I know…the blogging schedule really does leave something to be desired. I’m still on a bit of a leave from work.  The normal Type-A part of me thought I would be efficient as all get out, maximizing the time off, working tirelessly on new pieces and maybe even finally following through on the […]


In most loving memory…

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February and March were two of the hardest months of my life.  In some ways so short, but as one person put it, that time will probably stay in my memory better than many other periods in my life. March 16th, very early in the morning, my beautiful mom finally surrendered in her long battle […]


Birds and BABIES

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  It’s not really a secret.  My husband and I have been trying for a baby for some time now.  I’m doing my best to trust the path I’m on now, and not worry too deeply about why it’s taking the time it is.  Maybe I’m meant to discover something about myself.  Maybe there’s a […]


Sweet, sweet September

September

Finally, finally life can slow down just a little.  I write these words having just returned hours ago from Vancouver following three intense weeks of capoeira which culminated Sunday in receiving my next belt.  I feel good.  I was exhausted and just breaths away from tears most of Saturday evening, but I’ve worked so hard […]


Spring…is that finally you?

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The weatherman promises it will finally get above zero today.  He’s even gone so far as to say we will see 15 glorious degrees this weekend.  Can you believe it? I am just so tired of my winter boots.  And my big puffy winter coat.  Do you plan your outfits for work the night before? […]


March! March!

March

I was still preoccupied with the idea that I didn’t have anything new scanned to post and I almost forgot it’s a new calendar month!  This sketch was born of a myriad of things.  A cute image of a girl in a toque, an impossibly skinny model in slightly ridiculous but cute boots, and the […]


Staying Warm, and 4 December Goals

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Well this cold snap certainly is determined to hang around, isn’t it? It was a very quiet week for me.  I feel like in my new-found 30 year old wisdom, you have to learn to draw the line on things sometimes, and set your limits with what you want.  The temperatures have been in the […]


New Studio!

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Yet another day that I cannot brag that the calendar is ready!  We are SO close!  Everything is painted and has been touched up in photoshop.  I’m on the last step of the calendar now, moving everything into InDesign to set up the layout for print.  It’s trickier for me still because I’ve only used […]


Weekend at Home

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As promised…I’ve talked a lot about projects I’ve taken on around the house since starting this blog.  I thought I should start following through on a few things and show what I’ve been up to! My husband and I are very definitely colour people.  You know those amazing Pinterest boards you sometimes see of the […]