Beauty in barns.

I love being an artist. If I wasn’t an artist, I’d be a musician, a horse trainer, or a backup dancer for P!nk. (I’ll settle for kitchen dance parties with my kids for now.) Being an artist allows me to observe the world differently. It encourages me to see beauty in all things, to learnContinue reading “Beauty in barns.”

My Octopus Teacher.

Wow. Have you seen this stunning film? Wow. I have always been enraptured by the beauty and mystery of everything under water. The impossibly saturated colours of all that swims, the astounding design of the creatures. I have always felt more connected to my own life, somehow, when I’m under water. Which is why IContinue reading “My Octopus Teacher.”

Popsicles.

Last week the heat was surprisingly tenacious here in BC. My kids and I gathered on a beach towel in our backyard after they had jumped in their kiddie pool for the 76th time. I brought out popsicles for them and smiled as they dripped gleefully all over themselves, reminded that even though 2020 hasContinue reading “Popsicles.”

Getting unstuck.

The manuscript for my YA memoir, “Still Stace” is DONE. I can’t believe the metamorphosis this story has undergone since my very first pitch (and I am so grateful for my editor!) The version I originally pitched in Feb 2019 (which got me my agent) was about 1200 words. I envisioned it as a pictureContinue reading “Getting unstuck.”

Queer colouring pages!

I did something fun with OutChristian – an awesome organization that works to connect LGBTQ people of faith! They asked me if I would want to design & draw some queer-themed colouring pages, to remind us all that we will once again be able to gather with friends in our communities. Of course, I neverContinue reading “Queer colouring pages!”

Dog days of summer.

This week was International Dog Day (I would never know if not for hashtags), and it reminded me of my dog growing up, Denny. His fav thing was to waddle out into the sun (he was rotund, guys) and lay in an empty flower box in the sun. I mean, it’s not a BAD wayContinue reading “Dog days of summer.”

Close encounters!

GUYS. I believe I encountered a UFO whilst riding my bike last night. I have drawn this photo-realistic evidence as proof – see my arm in the foreground to see how close I came to the creature. Please forward to your nearest FBI or X-Files agent asap! Unrelated note: People are funny things, hey? (PLEASEContinue reading “Close encounters!”

Schitt’s Creek fanart

I know I am late to the fanart train for this show, but I have loved this clearly Canadian classic since it started airing here – well before it got wider acclaim! I grew up in Winnipeg watching Eugene Levy & Catherine O’Hara and their amazingly brilliant antics on SCTV. I would curl up atContinue reading “Schitt’s Creek fanart”

Local travel posters

Since I work full-time in children’s animation and illustrating kids books, sometimes I love to dust off my graphic design skills for fun. I have always loved those vintage-esque travel posters – but who is traveling anywhere right now?? Well, they are opening up some local things around us, which helps ease the Groundhog DayContinue reading “Local travel posters”

Human DOING.

This quarantine time has made me see I am way better at being a human DOING, rather than a human BEING. I like to be busy. I don’t like to be still and feel hard things. It’s ugh, and uncomfortable. But this time is teaching me that’s exactly what I need to do. Slow down.Continue reading “Human DOING.”