I just wanted to pop in and quickly and apologize that the website and shop looks a little empty. I've been shifting a few things around and doing a lot of planning for the summer as well as travelling in the past month to drop off a new body of work (to be revealed very soon!) at a shop in New Brunswick.
I'm excited to create lots of new content this summer, e.g. ways you can care for your art, and a look behind the scenes at the creation process of a couple of recent commissions.
Please do leave comments here to let me know if you've always wondered something about my art or process, or just a general design question and I'll do my best to answer.
In the meantime, checking off to celebrate Canada Day with some French toast and maple syrup!!!
You definitely don’t have to be in a ‘traditional’ creative field to be pumping out creative energy. We do it all the time. Are you striving to find a cure for cancer? Are you a therapist? Are you a climate change advocate? Or perhaps you’re a human resources manager trying to figure out the best way to problem solve. All of us use creative energy to problem solve in the best way possible everyday. And it can be utterly draining.
Nadiya recently moved to a new city with her fiancé. Together they set up their home to be a place where they could unwind at the end of a long day and kick back with a glass of wine and some nibbles. Nadiya’s put out flowers in a vase in the entryway and hung a gallery wall of family photos in the hall. The space is all set up, both beautiful and functional but something is missing. There are blank spaces on her wall that are just… blank. Since moving to the city, Nadiya has walked past a small art gallery close to home a several times. A few beautiful pieces, both large and small have caught her eye. She knows from styling her wedding that decor makes a huge difference to the mood of a room. But as much as she wants to go into the gallery to inquire about a piece, she's just felt too intimidated to go in.
Okay, so I don’t know about you, but spring just makes me long to reorganize and redecorate.
In this post I’m going to share a few of my favourite interior decor styles, share an actual mood board put together by a client featuring a couple of my paintings for her home office makeover (Psssst her favourite colour is pink!), share some questions and resources to help you find your own decor style
Spring for many people bring on thoughts of spring cleaning and with that, thoughts of how to spiffy up a space, what to keep, things that serve you well and are well loved, and what to toss (maybe that old shirt that's been patched up too many times? I have a hard time with my absolute favourite items.
Exhibit A: Had this shirt for oven ten years, maybe twelve, maybe fifteen. Who knows. It's old, the straps have been repaired more times than I can count, I tore a mofo of a hole in it last year and walked around with skin showing... (the hole has been repaired, you may be relieved to know). It's also starting to not sit right but....