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quick update

18 Jun

As you know from my post last week, my life is in serious transformation mode right now and I am trying to keep my head on straight as I dive right into all of these crazy, exciting and quickly approaching changes. I am working on a big blog post about this past week’s adventures in the West Kootenays while road-tripping to do some house hunting… there are tons of great photos to show you! Plus I will be soon sharing a few personal reflections that have arisen since being faced with some things that are totally new and unknown. Before my own move was happening, I mentioned in a post a while ago about my parents recently selling their home of over 25 years, that I am a Taurus and therefore often find comfort in routine and simplicity; complicated unknowns aren’t usually my cup of tea… however when faced with them in the past I must admit that I have grown and learned so much from those experiences, and so I am learning to embrace this craziness as a chance for exploration and fresh experiences instead of viewing it as a forced upheaval. Moving to this area of the country has always been a dream for John and I, so I have also been keeping my eye on the prize whenever I start to panic about the piles of household and studio crap that have yet to be boxed. Wanted to also post quickly to let my wonderful readers know that my trusty Macbook of 4+ years finally bit the dust the second I got home from Nelson. So sad and such ironic timing. I’m not even going to sit here & pout, because honestly, there is no time to do so! I don’t even really have time to take it to an Apple store until after the move, so I just worked out the kinks of software downloads, operating systems plus uploading and editing on John’s (Windows) computer *shudders*. Luckily I am slowly getting the hang of it, and since there is so much to share with you right now, I will do my best to navigate the digital world with Bill by my side instead of Steve, so that I can continue blogging often, as I always have. Although I’ll admit, re-training the index finger to click everything twice is proving to be more difficult than I thought.Finally, some fresh blades of grass & I wanted to say a quick but BIG thank you to everyone for their outpouring of congrats, positive energy and general sweetness about all the recent exciting news! Your kind words and support mean a lot, and I can’t wait to experience this grand adventure and share it with you along the way!

the end of an era

4 Jun

I am a true taurus who is constantly resisting change… so I am sharing some news with both happy and sad feelings; my parents recently listed (and just SOLD) their house, as they are both retired and looking to move up to the mountains in BC full time. I have only ever lived in three homes my entire life: this one in 100 mile with John for almost 2 years, my cabin in Windermere for many many summers, and my childhood home in Calgary. Sad to think that when I was just home a short month ago, it would be the last time I’d sleep under that roof. My architect parents designed the home, and so it really is a work of art that is impossible not to admire. I recently placed a mixed media painting of this special house (that I did back in my second year of ACAD) on my bookshelf, to honor and help me keep close all of the wonderful memories and feelings that I take from that gorgeous place. This home will be lovingly remembered and forever missed.

typewriter triplicate poetry

21 Dec

There’s something about writing on my vintage typewriter that makes everything a bit more whimsical. I have loved poetry since a young age, probably because my grandfather is an amazing poet and he spoon-fed me on Ogden Nash and other various fantastic  verses… so writing some new lines down recently, felt really good. I decided to type onto some triplicate paper (gifted to me by justice bicycle) so that I could keep some of my lines and also send a few copies away in some upcoming mail art packages.