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A candelit power outage evening. Thanks windstorm

Yesterday the windstorm howled up some major gusts which took out power to many Lower Mainland homes. I drove home about 5pm and hit my block in complete darkness. There went supper plans. So I drove right past my house to the neighbourhood organic…

November 18, 2015
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Announcing a new drawing challenge: calm

Hi everyone I was driving with Chloe today and we were talking about the obvious distress on everyone’s minds, and that led me to thinking about the one obvious question. How are we supposed to live in this fear based society? What power do…

November 16, 2015
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Carving stamps on Sunday

One of the things I bought at yesterday’s pop up store, was this deer head. I mean to use it to give the house a Christmas feel…even though I’ll be in England. And this morning, that beautiful deer head put me in mind to…

November 8, 2015
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I brought down the Christmas map to hang above the fireplace, but it didn’t feel right just now. What did feel right is the vintage mirror, so I hauled it in from its garage storage and bribed C into helping me heft that solid…

November 4, 2015
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Helping to save the world one blue tree at a time

Blue trees! A round the world installation to raise awareness about deforestation. It’s a treat to live in this forest rich country of mine, and sometimes I don’t see the forest for the trees…you know what I mean? It’s a treat to be able…

October 30, 2015
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Happy Friday

Hello from Friday evening round here in Vancouver, where the sun continues to shine. I’m almost afraid to say it because I might jinx it, but we’re having a wonderfully beautiful autumn. I was looking at Morgan luxuriating in the sunshine and thinking how…

October 23, 2015
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Ariane’s Drawing Challenge: Cover

Finally some peace and some time for a full day up in my studio. Oh man, I didn’t think I’d get to some art for the rest of the year. So, completely ignoring anything nagging, (read: dishes, laundry, vacuuming, gardening since it’s supposedly the…

October 16, 2015
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Oh these glorious local tomatoes

There’s a lot of red in my life in the best way possible. I actually love red and, in my world where I don’t go for too much colour, I do live with a lot of red. So looking at these boxes of tomatoes…

October 15, 2015
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More progress on the studio

Well, over 40 holes in the walls, insulation all over the place, dust sheets, white plaster footprints! Yup, about as big a mess as can be. But cozier and warmer and quieter already. Now to begin the repair work. Repairing gyprock never seems like…

October 3, 2015

How to make a huge mess! Aka: The AttiCat system.

Time for a good catch up round here, but first you probably need a lovely, calm photo because the rest of this post will be rather chaotic and over-the-top messy! So here is some sunlight and a gentle breeze coming thru my bedroom curtains.…

October 1, 2015