Hang in there.

Last night was the longest night of the year. Yesterday new restrictions were announced here in BC. New variants, new worries, new boosters. Christmas is around the corner. It’s a lot. I don’t have any profound wisdom except to say what my soul keeps humming: Hang in there. Don’t give up. Even the longest nightsContinue reading “Hang in there.”

Dear Younger (Gay) Stace…

October 19, 2021 was truly an extraordinary day. My book “Still Stace“, my heart, my journey was published and went out into the world. I’m still catching up on all the wonderful messages, because I try to put my phone away for chunks of time to breathe this fully into my body. (Also I’m stillContinue reading “Dear Younger (Gay) Stace…”

Rain on me.

Covid-fatigue is hitting everyone. I feel it all around me. This has been hard, hasn’t it friends? Lately I have tried to allow this discomfort and fear and anxiety dust off the buried treasures within myself. I think there are extremely important lessons about life, and ourselves, that we can only learn in these typesContinue reading “Rain on me.”

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.”

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.”

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!”

Church.

Pausing along the Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows Dyke trails to breathe in the mountain fog. Right now, this is my church. On my bike, sweating down these trails, God and I have it out. Almost every day. This (quarantine) time feels uncertain, in more ways than one. So, I confess my scariest fears. MyContinue reading “Church.”