What did you do over the long weekend? We went to Quinte Conservation Area for the second time and it was a-amazing. Once again.
By the time we got there on Saturday Jane and Doug had been there for a few days already. Pepper, ever the adventurer in the beginning, was exhausted by then.
Sean scraped all the crap off the windows of our Trillium. Let there be light!
Amaaaaaaaazing! Next let there be a bed and a table and a paint job! I want to camp Hillside in sweet 70s style this summer.
PS – The lineup for this year is making me crazy. I can’t [...]
Do you feel how much it feels like June? Last night was the perfect weather for a bike trip. And today was full of summer storm wind and sun showers. Who can help but think of camping at a time like this? Especially in light of the most recent addition to the family.
Since she [...]
I’ve had a ton of writing in the last week or so. As such, I’ve been working from home more often than from the studio.
This has its downsides, but it also has its upsides. One of these was being home when the mailman came by with my new backpack from Sketchbook.
I’ve been slinging [...]
If you’ve never visited the Depot Lakes managed by Quinte Conservation, you need to.
This past weekend, Sean, Jane, Doug and I pitched tents on one of the larger islands at Second Depot Lake – about four hours from Hamilton, north of Napanee.
Believe it or not, we were the only campers on the island’s [...]
For the days when wanderlust wants to drag you down a northern-heading highway, but real life sticks you in the city…
I was not expecting to wake up this morning and spend money on a piece of art, but have I ever in my life been so enamored of a painting? No is the answer to that question! So I justified it to myself in two ways…
#1) I have never purchased an original painting. As [...]
I’ve been waking up at 7am and working straight through to midnight for weeks without a break.
And you know what else? Now that I think of “relaxation” in general, every vacation I’ve taken in the last two years has been a working one – either as a volunteer, researching a story, running around to [...]
Setting the tone for this post, the Campfire Necklace – a tooled and hand-painted blaze strung on my favourite vintage brass filigree.
An in-the-works strap that combines chocolate brown leather with my latest fabric acquisition. Yet to be stitched, but you get the idea…
And an oldie but a goodie – [...]
My piece on the GWTA is up at Canadian Geographic. Click the image for the whole piece.