A Creative Soul in Truro, N.S.

I have been doing a bit of travelling with work lately and every time I find out where I am going I always try to get a bit of an inside scoop as to where I should go while I am there. I know there is always TripAdvisor and websites that have the most touristy places to visit but those are not the places that I am particularly interested in. Being a creative soul I like to try and find local gems and since I don’t usually have a ton of time to explore, it would be nice to get some leads. Well, I never seem to be able to find this information so I decided that it might be fun to start sharing ...

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Monday Journal – Mermaids

I was snooping through some artsy blogs looking for inspiration the other day and came across this awesome mermaid photograph. I wasn’t sure what I was looking at until I went over to the article here. I love the colours and the texture.  I then discovered it was all done with recycled bottles. The artist Von Wong, wanted to bring attention to the overuse of plastic bottles.  He knew that plastic pollution was a boring topic and he had to find a way to make it more interesting. So he borrowed a warehouse, 10,000 plastic bottles and gathered a large group of volunteers to create a gorgeous ...

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Wild Birthday Party

Our youngest was turning 6 this year and insisted on having a wolf birthday party.  She is obsessed with them for some reason at the moment, she says they are her spirit animal, haha. I figured it would be hard and not to mention a bit much, to have a full on wolf party so I managed to convince her to have a Wild Birthday Party with other animals as well. This is the invitation I created to set the mood. I love getting creative with the girl’s birthdays (and any event really, haha) but I don’t like to spend a lot.  Having a pretty party doesn’t have to break the bank. My colours were ...

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Monday Journal – Jane Davenport Products

I don’t know about you guys but I have been dying to get my art on.  I have been looking for some inspiration and finally came across some Jane Davenport Products at Micheals.  People in the art community have been raving about them since their big release.  They seem to be selling out everywhere.  Look at all this goodness… So many awesome and beautiful things.  I wanted almost everything but since we are still recovering from the holidays I decided to get the Mermaid Markers… and the Flower Stencil.  It was hard to take a photo of this one so that you could see the pattern ...

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Christmas House Tour – Mountain View Farm

I have been getting plenty of requests for a house tour of our new place from family and friends so I thought I would take the opportunity over the holidays to get some pictures taken, finally!  The house is almost a 100 years old and was built in 1920.  There was an addition built in 2008 but they did a great job keeping within the aesthetic of the original farm house.  We have five acres of land, a barn which will soon house some chickens and my studio which hasn’t been winterized yet.  It was an incredible amount of work and perseverance to get this place but is was all worth it. In all of ...

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