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The Maker’s Grant

3 Apr

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 11.53.55 AMThe best online marketplace for handmade, Etsy, partnered up with an innovative social network, Ten Thousand Coffees, to graciously award a Maker $5,000 to fund their creative business, product, or idea. I was beyond giddy this week when I found out that Nature’s My Friend was short-listed into the top 20 for the Maker’s Grant! If I was lucky enough to win, this money would help me finally outfit the studio with an etching press! All I need now to make this dream a reality, is a little help from you my friends. I need you to vote for my project; all you need is an e-mail address or a facebook account and you only need to vote once.


Currently I’m in 3rd place but I need YOUR VOTE to make it to #1!!! VOTING ENDS APRIL 6TH SO PLEASE VOTE NOW!

sprouting new ideas

16 Feb

New ideas have been sprouting out of my brain like crazy… my sketchbook pages especially have been sprouting some new things. I’m super happy to have my creative groove back, and a new body of work that has been on the forefront these days is a series all about mushrooms. I AM IN LOVE! The shapes, the texture, the colors… they are adorable and absolutely fascinating. I’ve been playing with line drawing and relief printmaking so far, and truly have enjoyed just making and experimenting. I might want to try my hand at painting or sculpting a few of these cuties too, but I’ll make sure to keep it simple if I do. Who knows where this new series will take me!? Thought I’d share some photographs of the process, exploration and results thus far. Enjoy! mush1 mush2 mush3 mush4 mush5 mush7 mush8 mush9

too good tuesday #4

5 Mar

Incredible to think that I have been doing too good tuesdays for a month now; time sure flies! This weekly post has been a nice go-to post for several reasons:’s uplifting to count your blessings 2.having a record of the positive activities in your life that so that you can look back on them 3.being able to quickly share a link, without the need for a lengthy post. Here’s what was too good to me this past week:

Taking one of my favorite photos of the West Kootenays, during my early morning nature walk: Screen Shot 2013-03-05 at 9.14.46 AMAnnouncing my big news with Etsy Canada and seeing them promote the upcoming show in their recent newsletter: Screen Shot 2013-03-05 at 9.29.06 AMCurrently too busy to reply to any mail art, so I’m getting my postal fix from Jaime’s fantastic blog send more mail: Screen Shot 2013-03-05 at 9.13.25 AMKale chips; who needs chips or crackers when you’ve got this perfect snack recipe for tasty, crispy & healthy greens? I’ve been experimenting with different spices to like garlic and oregano to jazz them up even more:Screen Shot 2013-03-05 at 9.21.25 AM Major progress on two new editions of hand-printed journals to soon join these guys in the shop: Screen Shot 2013-03-05 at 9.20.42 AMScreen Shot 2013-03-05 at 9.20.32 AMAny links or happy moments you’d like to share this week?