Walk or drive down a tree lined street with the leaves ablaze with autumn magic Eat really ripe fruit and let the juices run down your arm Listen to the chirps and steady piercing hums of the crickets and cicadas in the evening Watch a no-words-are-adequate-to-fully-describe sunset on the lake Have a creative retreat with … Continue reading 33 Ways to Have a Vibrant Day
Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of doing a short writing residency at this amazing 87 acre farm just outside Picton, Ontario. Small Pond Arts is a wild, sprawling space that includes an arts retreat centre, an art studio, and a ridiculously charming residence with an open kitchen, peaceful rooms, and a huge front … Continue reading Adventures at Small Pond: A Writing Retreat for the Soul
Journal Prompts (inspired by Jeanette Winterson) How do you "live in the space between chaos and shape"? How do you interpret that? (One of my favourite paragraphs from my favourite book) Where do you explore? How do you explore your body or the body of others? If you were writing a poem, how would you … Continue reading Jeanette Winterson & Newfoundland Adventures Part Two: Explorations of Land, Writing, and Self
community gardens and new blooms spending a day off doing a circuit of the downtown coffee shops, consuming lots of caffeine, writing, reading & networking. graffiti in the washroom: "for a good time, try knitting" girl on the street with punctuation printed tights! grammar nerd love! (i'm not a fan of american apparel, but there are … Continue reading Love is…self-expansion & bright colours
A new direction.... Once you get out of the habit of updating regularly, it becomes really easy to completely lose momentum and motivation. Schedules become busy, focus is elsewhere, time is used up on other things and space is limited. I think in celebration of trying to learn to keep things simple, I will be … Continue reading banjos & beer, forests & friends
this means, (indoor) garden update! my pepper plant got its first flower! (anything is a success from the viewpoint of someone who has never grown anything before and has a history of killing most houseplants...) I don't know if I will actually be getting any tomatoes this year, so I may just end up visiting everyone else's … Continue reading It’s officially summer!
Day 18: Today I made some lip balm. It's fun and simple to make, trust me. So much, that you won't want to buy it from a store again! I've made lip balm before, but thought I'd spice it up this time (ohhh witty). Here is a simple recipe from this awesome book if you're … Continue reading Honey Orange Spice Lip Balm