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the north

23 Oct

IMG_0037 IMG_0047Last month I had the immense privileged of traveling to the North West Territories for a week to participate in an artist’s symposium. Aurora Arts Society graciously invited me to be a part of their week-long creative event known as Art’s Week. Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.17.19 AMIMG_9926I instructed a simple workshop on altered books, gave a little artist’s talk about my practice and how to set up your own shop on Etsy, and was also part of a panel of talented artists and business people who spoke about marketing yourself and your work. Rubbing elbows with “my people” and spending a week fully immersed in creative activity was such a well needed burst of wind in my sails. 1932396_10152577737167326_7481493611128818483_nSpending a lot of time with one of my dearest friends, Marcus, from my BFA days at ACAD, was the true highlight though. It was so wonderful to see his daily life first hand, meet the wonderful folks he calls friends, and see why the North has stolen his heart.IMG_9963 IMG_0051IMG_9941 Driving through the forests in Kyle’s Jeep, searching for roadkill to use in Marc’s practice, digging around for treasures at the dump, and watching the aurora dance in the night sky were some of the best parts of my adventure. I felt truly blessed to have seen the North amidst a change in season; the landscape was absolutely alive with color. IMG_9952IMG_9933 IMG_9924I am incredibly grateful to have been presented with such an amazing artistic opportunity, not to mention the trip of a lifetime. Thank you so much to Aurora Arts Society, Marcus Jackson, and all of the Northerners who I had the absolute pleasure of meeting!

more about nmf

20 Oct

Several months ago Etsy launched another fabulous way for buyers to get closer to the artists with the About page. After the move, lengthy studio set-up and just general hectic-ness of the summer, uploading images and writing out my shop‘s story took way longer than expected. However I am happy to say that I finally took sometime to sort out a little bio and some photography. If you would like to learn a little bit more about me and how the nature’s my friend shop came to be, click here and have a read.

work hard and rest easy

14 Oct

This weekend was spent putting in some hard work finishing up a big project with my father. Cedar saw dust was flying again and after all of the long hours designing and constructing, everything I’d been hoping for came together. With the wood-working all wrapped up, I was able to enjoy a delicious meal cooked by my mother and soaked up some serious relaxation in the Spa Berry outside amongst the trees with Buddha.