New River Beach in New Brunswick and learning to move forward without fear

I traveled to New River Beach yesterday with Vikki, Gus and his little guy. It was a beautiful day, albeit too cold for swimming. I had my hoops with me and spent a good hour hula hooping up and down the coastline. Vikki wondered off photographing most of the coast… Hopefully she’ll upload the photos […]

Beachy Beachy Beach

They are all complete now; a set of four individual ink drawings that I coloured digitally using Adobe Photoshop. I am very pleased with how they turned out. From left to right: 1. The Wise Barnacle 2. Starfish no.2 3. Ocean Coral Fingers 4. Sassy Sea Urchin Each is for sale in my shop individually […]

Walking the railway… down by the bay

Before the rains came over this last week and began turning most everything green we set out in the mid-evening crossing Bayside Drive and entered into the mouth of the Marsh Creek area where it meets the Bay of Fundy on foot along the railway tracks. We walked along and then down to the shore […]

You Can’t Handle The Truth

So I’ve learned something. I went to Kauai to find answers, not really even knowing what my questions were, but feeling like there was something I was missing that I needed to find. Or maybe I needed to be found. One of those. I don’t know. I wait for answers too often. If I want […]

Loneliness – The Burden of Artists

Don’t get me wrong — Being a self-employed artist is absolutely the most rewarding and fascinating journey I have ever undertaken. It lights my soul on fire and makes me happier than I ever thought possible. I feel empowered and capable. I absolutely love getting up every morning. I adore my job. That doesn’t make […]

Introducing Shayla Maddox – contributing writer

I met Shayla a while back in early 2008 on Etsy. We quickly become friends and even exchange handmade Christmas balls at Christmas each year with each other. While we have never met in real life, she is as dear to me as the friends I have in real life. And above that, she understands […]

The Amelia Mandala Series Locket Set and happy Springtime!

Very pleased to announce the fourth locket set that features the Amelia Mandala Series. This is a collaboration between jeweler Polarity and myself. This locket set can be purchased on Etsy or from HandmadeCloud. The locket sets ship directly from Polarity’s studio in the USA so that you are not paying double shipping costs. I […]

Traffic noise amidst the winds of change

The life was sucked out of me on 12th Avenue. The incessant traffic noise I wrote about on more than one occasion in my journal. It didn’t ebb and flow there but rather marched no cannon balled and madly screamed back and forth along that magnificent tree lined East Vancouver Street. I remember mere moments […]