Category Archives: Art

a quick strawberry sketch

Thought process: “It’s 7 am. What am I going to blog about today?” “Hmm, I like cherries. Maybe I’ll whip out my sketchbook and draw these cherries I’ve been munching on for a half hour while I made Adam’s lunch.” … Continue reading

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project process // hand-lettering part 3

Back in February of this year I started on an independent project for school, learning some hand-lettering. I’m a huge fan of Mary Kate McDevitt’s work and wanted to learn some of the techniques of the beautiful art of letters, so I signed up for her Skillshare … Continue reading

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links loved / june 21

This was Dominion yesterday, after I had dropped off my friend Hollie, and took a quick stop at one of my favourite beaches. (And took this video.) Today is graduation day! So I’m quickly getting some coffee into me before … Continue reading

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links loved / june 14

Every Saturday, inspired by Elise and her “weekend links“, I like to post some fun stuff I’ve seen lately, drooled over or otherwise just had to share. Today in North Sydney we woke up to sunshine! I shelved my plans … Continue reading

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CBC Cape Breton is too important to cut!

  This is my little radio, in its place of honour on the windowsill above the sink, this morning, broadcasting true Cape Breton content as I drink my coffee and make my breakfast. CBC Cape Breton, through its hard-working reporters … Continue reading

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and all that jazz!

Sometimes on a Wednesday night a girl just needs to go to fabulous, sparkly musical! After my workday at the Gaelic College ended up at 4:30, I hopped into my car and drove over Kelly’s Mountain, across to Sydney, picked … Continue reading

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links loved / may 24

Inspired by Elise Blaha Cripe’s series “weekend links,” each Saturday I post a list of fun things like articles, blog posts by others, and goodies that I got a kick out of, and I hope you will too. Spread the … Continue reading

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street art as opposed to vandalism

So yesterday’s post sparked some comments, which is great, because that’s when I know what I’m doing is working! On Twitter, Matthew Ingraham and I had a bit of a back-and-forth. To my initial tweet sharing the blog post, he … Continue reading

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making their mark: on downtown graffiti

On Saturday I was walking along the sidewalk in North Sydney, heading to the little office supply store that I buy from, Buffetts Office Pro. The main door is inset a little bit, and just off to the side there … Continue reading

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Colin’s painting

Colin Elliott, my boyfriend’s dad, worked as a mechanical engineer his whole working life, starting in England and then coming over to Canada, and then working as a salesperson in machinery. He’s also a talented carpenter, and in his retirement years … Continue reading

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