Zipping up the suitcase

I’m a notoriously early packer. It usually stems from a combination of excitement, and terror that I’ll forget something important (besides, two or three extra outfit options couldn’t hurt, right?). One week out from the start of the ICON conference, and I’m 60% ready to go! Workshop materials? Check Business cards? Check Notebook and pen?…

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A crafty caturday afternoon

I believe that as a creative person it’s important to get out of one’s comfort zone and explore other forms of expression. It can help you get out of a rut and think about different ways to approach a creative problem. I’ve always been someone who loves to try new art and craft, and I…

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Comics and Culture

Working from my home studio is fantastic for focus, but really limits my interaction with others, so when opportunities come along to get out to have some fun I’m first in line. This week provided not just one, but 3 events, and they all happened to be united by a common theme: comics. Seth’s Dominion…

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Movin’ and Shakin’ Things Up!

My world is a bit chaotic right now, but all for a good reason! I’m in the process of moving home and studio, and also decided to switch things up a bit on the site. I’m looking forward to getting back to a more regular posting schedule soon.  

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Inktober 2015

  In 4 days December will be upon us and I realize I’m long overdue for a post about this year’s Inktober! Here’s a quick recap for anyone unfamiliar with Inktober. In 2009 illustrator Jake Parker set himself a challenge to draw something in ink every day for one month with the goal of improving…

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Bud Vase

Sometimes it’s important to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. A few years ago I went to a local pottery-painting studio with a networking group and had the BEST time customizing this simple bud vase. When the glaze was wet, the colours were muted and looked like a bit of a…

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Studio Sunday: The Skeleton Twins

I love it when a movie defies my expectations. When I saw the trailer for The Skeleton Twins, I was expecting a heartwarming and quirky comedy. Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader are known for getting laughs, and the marketing leaned heavily on that reputation. What I got instead was a dark comedy with some truly crushing, well…

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Rainy Days Make Great Studio Days

When I woke up this morning the rain was pouring down and thunder was rumbling in the distance. Lucky for me, it was a studio day so I got comfy, put on some tunes and got to work. I have a list of projects I’ve been wanting to tackle that has been getting longer and longer…

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