A new day is coming.

I know, I know – I’m Canadian… BUT that doesn’t mean I wasn’t dancing in my kitchen at the Biden/Harris victory announcement yesterday!! Us Canadians are used to constantly living America-adjacent, and while political decisions don’t DIRECTLY affect us, they definitely affect us down the line. And even though I’m not American, I love aContinue reading “A new day is coming.”

Bly Manor paint studies.

I’m not one to gravitate towards “horror” TV/films, but I love creepy, suspense stuff. Especially during the month of October, bring it on! (Otherwise I just watch “Hocus Pocus” on repeat, guys.) We discovered “The Haunting of Hill House”, and I enjoyed it with many screams and a pillow in front of my face. “TheContinue reading “Bly Manor paint studies.”

Falling for the colours.

Lately I’ve been working seven days a week on two shows Monday to Friday, and illustrations for “Still Stace” on the weekends. In between furious sketching and painting, I escape for mini hikes, walks and bike rides around our neighbourhood. It is for my literal mental health, and helps to reset my soul. It’s Fall,Continue reading “Falling for the colours.”

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.”

“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!”

Robson-inspired sketches

Since I have been home taking care of Robson the last few months, AND trying to keep up with my full-time gig – doing any additional sketching seems like a pipe dream! BUT… once in a while, I am able to carve out a precious hour or two to do some art for myself. HereContinue reading “Robson-inspired sketches”

Painting a Norma

In doing my own sketch series for “Orange is the New Black”, I thought I would do Norma in a bit of a different media – watercolour. I need to get back into the real paints!! Here is how she turned out, step-by-step: 1 – Rough sketch: 2 – Blocking in the skin colour: 3Continue reading “Painting a Norma”