Transforming Public Space: Exploring Street Art in Four Cities

"It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look. To affect the quality of the day - that is the highest of … Continue reading Transforming Public Space: Exploring Street Art in Four Cities

Cultivate Your Joy!

Pretty exciting news, friends! I've officially had a couple of pieces published in Sprout Magazine's latest issue about Joy! Here's my interview about the ways that I cultivate joy in my life (even within the heavy, dark, messy, lonely places) Amanda Fall is the gorgeously dedicated creator behind the publication. She's got a huge heart … Continue reading Cultivate Your Joy!

Love is…beautiful friends & committing to what you love

The 120 Day 'Do What You Love' challenge by Pollyanna Darling. I've got more than enough challenges and projects going on, but if anyone is interested in taking this inspiring challenge on, go for it!  What do you love? What do you want to commit yourself to? buying a stainless steel water bottle with a moose … Continue reading Love is…beautiful friends & committing to what you love

Love is…Brief Escapes & Entrenched Narratives

This weekend, armed with a pretty generous gift card, my partner and I escaped to the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake for a couple of whirlwind days. We stayed at one of the vintage hotels - an adorable and relatively unassuming Inn with a lot of history within its walls. As we began to explore the … Continue reading Love is…Brief Escapes & Entrenched Narratives

Love is…simple childhood pleasures and leaning into fear

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. -Anais Nin tiny purple & yellow wildflowers in grass that you wouldn't notice if you weren't truly looking kicking … Continue reading Love is…simple childhood pleasures and leaning into fear

Jeanette Winterson & Newfoundland Adventures Part One

Creativity is when two seemingly separate and distant things can be merged together to make something meaningful. Last summer, we went on a wonderous adventure, traveling around Newfoundland - a rented car packed high with cheap supermarket food, camping gear, clothing for all seasons (the mighty Atlantic plays unpredictable tricks!), and hearts full of spontaneity. … Continue reading Jeanette Winterson & Newfoundland Adventures Part One

Love is…Art & Community

This week, I'd like to place the focus around these two words, the concept of community more specifically. This week, a lot of passion and hard work finally materialized into an incredible event that I feel so privileged to have been at the forefront of (with the collaborative effort of a beautiful, talented, compassionate and … Continue reading Love is…Art & Community

Love is…self-expansion & bright colours

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

Love is….a whole lot of uninhibited, gushing out laughter

"we stretched out side by side on the bed and began. By pretending, of course. Forced laughter. Laughable laughter. Laughter so laughable that it made us laugh. Then it came, real laughter, total laughter, taking us into its immense tide. Bursts of repeated, rushing, unleashed laughter, magnificent laughter, sumptuous and mad...And we laugh our laughter … Continue reading Love is….a whole lot of uninhibited, gushing out laughter