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.”

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”

Quarantine art club

Sheesh, friends. This new normal, this quarantine life – it’s not easy, right? I don’t do well with unknowns, with large fears, with missing people. I am thankful for so many things, and also struggling with so many things. I know we all are. For me, music helps. Dancing helps. Working out helps. Hugging myContinue reading “Quarantine art club”

“Rainbow Boy” book announcement

Friends, I have some exciting news! With the help of my agent Claire at The Bent Agency, I’ve been hired by Beaming Books to illustrate a really adorable picture book entitled “Rainbow Boy” (written by Taylor Rouanzion)! I’ve been working on it for a little while, but it was officially announced this week in Publisher’sContinue reading ““Rainbow Boy” book announcement”

“Stranger Things” S3 art!

Oh my word, who else loved the most current season of “Stranger Things”, in all of its’ 80s mall glory?! It was just so fun! I was really inspired by the first season to do my own Golden Book concept – you can see that here. I also just really loved the characters, so IContinue reading ““Stranger Things” S3 art!”

“Dear Younger (gay) Me” Book Update

MARCH 2020 UPDATE: We accepted a book deal from Beaming Books and it was announced on March 5, 2020! Details below: https://staceychomiak.com/2020/03/24/announcing-a-dream-come-true/ My agent Claire and I have been working hard on this for the last few weeks, and hopefully soon I will have more news to share! This project has just poured out ofContinue reading ““Dear Younger (gay) Me” Book Update”