Tag Archives: fishing

mountain life

3 Jun

My pal Heather and I have been having quite a few conversations lately about what it means to live in the mountains. Naturally there are a lot of things that define what everyday life is like amongst snowy peaks and river valleys, but yesterday we lived the true definition of it. 1 3Good friends (and Castlegar natives) Kenny and Marcella, took us fishing in a fantastic spot on the Columbia River across from the pulp mill and a short distance from the dam. The water was an incredible teal blue and the forest stretched over the mountains for miles.2 5Luck seemed to be on our side, as we ended up with a gorgeous bounty of beautiful rainbow trout. The bird watching, cold cocktails, good company and sand between my toes weren’t too bad either. 4 6We got some great lessons on catching, cleaning, gutting and cutting the fish, plus some serious chef expertise about how to then cook those babies to perfection. The feast was a wonderful way to celebrate our successful venture; literally tasting the rewards of an entire day well spent with what the mountains have to offer.

far north, furry friends & fishing additions

15 Nov

Something almost everyone knows about me is that I am a sucker for Canadiana: kitschy, educational, valuable, or just plain weird!!! I truly appreciate all of the quirky images, objects, animals and people (be it beavers, mounties, maple leafs, hockey, etc) that collectively form this wonderfully diverse country’s identity. In particular I have a love for collecting Canadian stamps and I am proud to add these new beauties to my cabinet of curiosities. Although they aren’t nearly as old as some of my other collected philatelic lovelies, they certainly each have a unique Canadian charm that make them worthy additions.

the catch of the afternoon

26 Sep

As most of my readers know, I am super busy in production mode getting ready for the One of a Kind Show and Sale in Vancouver in December. Although it feels like I have too many projects on the go, and keep bouncing in between them, I did finally finish a new altered book yesterday and I am so proud!  I started with an old hardback book originally titled “special effects” & altered it with a mix of media including gouache, acrylic and watercolor. The found poem reads “The catch of the afternoon, just in time for dinner.”The background has an abstract pallet reminiscent of water with a mix of blues, teals and whites. There is a beautiful rainbow trout illustrated in the top left corner, and a woven fishing creel and red-handled fishing rod on the bottom right. Like all of my altered book pieces, it hangs directly on a wall like a canvas, open at the altered page. I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback in the comments! If you enjoyed viewing this style of work feel free to visit my portfolio site or this previous blog post about my solo show this past July to see more of my altered book work.