Posts Tagged ‘resolutions’

Trusting the Process

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So I can happily say some of those New Years Resolutions remain on track.  Actually I read a great blog post recently about not calling them Resolutions, because then it feels like way too big a deal when you fail.  I understand.  So I set best Intentions (yes with a capital I) for the year […]


Travel Sketches from Brazil

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Hello and happy Saturday!  It is our first normal weekend back home from Brazil.  I think we might have just the teensiest bit of jetlag still as we have both been out of bed since 7AM – something I love to do and my other half is not exactly known for.  I thought I should […]


Why I quit fashion illustration

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Okay!  End of January, almost the end of my trip and FINALLY time to write this post. Step one: Read the following article. But for me, it started long before that.  About two years ago now, I started looking for insight on the blog.  I asked a lot of my friends what they like about […]


Recommended Reading – any reading really…

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I read a new book a little while ago called Big Magic.  It was written by Elizabeth Gilbert, same author who wrote ‘Eat, Pray, Love’.  That was a great book too, about new beginnings. Big Magic imparted several lessons, and honestly after each chapter I had to fight with the desire to take notes on […]


Inktober: the Home Stretch

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We’re in the final week of Inktober and I wanted to talk about a few things I have learned over the course of the past month with it.  There is quite the disconnect, I’m finding, between my blog and my Instagram account.  The blog still shows the occassional fashion illustration and some other random musings. […]


Starting August at the end of July

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  Because it’s a long weekend and I say why the hell not?! I loved this calendar girl so much more before I sketched her background – and I suspect it’s because her background just doesn’t match her all that well.  I struggled a bit with getting that calendar out too mind you – and […]


Year 2

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Good Morning!  I was excited to get out of bed today.  I had the mission upon rising to get into the study to paint a brand new girl. The motivation behind that?  It’s been two years to the day since I painted my very first illustration.  If you ever feel like you are stuck in […]


Here’s to the New Year

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Hello internet world!  Sorry for abandoning ship for nearly a month.  It was needed and welcomed.  In my quest not to let Christmas get stressful this year, I just stopped one day.  Stopped blogging, stopped painting, I didn’t even finish a Christmas card.  I walked out of my study and to be honest, waited until […]


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 […]


April Showers

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A sunny Monday morning and a day off to boot, can this get any better? Sorry for being absent lately, last week was a frenzied struggle of putting together a poster for PaperGirl and creating my March submission for getdown.ca, the downtown Calgary blog.  I’ll let you know when it posts! We also drove out […]