Hi there! I'm Leah and this is my blog. "Dream Big Cape Breton" is about my life on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.
It's about looking for, and finding, inspiration + joy all around me.
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Yesterday some of my classmates and I went to visit Patsy MacKinnon in her studio in New Waterford. My instructor Heather Kennedy MacIsaac arranged it for us as part of the third semester, this little short bit on the end. … Continue reading
I’ve known Angelo for over ten years now, ever since I used to work for Deanie Cox when she ran her shop “Shape Shift” in North River. My best friends Will and Claire and my brother Mat worked for Angelo … Continue reading
When Michelle Richards added me to her Facebook group “Artaeology”, I was immediately intrigued. I knew it had something to do with art, old buildings, photography and Cape Breton. Four things that mean so much to me. But what the heck … Continue reading
So as I’ve said, NSCC (the school I attend) graciously paid for myself and my fellow Graphic Design students to attend a conference last week. Brilliant move on their part. As it was for anyone who attended the conference, really: … Continue reading
I love when I get to the end of a day that I’ve spent at a conference or something, and I realize, “Whoa! I was too busy today to even read my favourite (three or four) daily blogs!” It’s like … Continue reading
George and Cora-Lee Eisses-Smith are two people that never fail to delight and inspire me. From their literary-themed dinners, which you’ll read about in this Q+A, to George’s art, to random chats with them either at their home in Middle River … Continue reading
Next week (March 25-27), the Cape Breton Centre of Craft and Design is putting on a rad conference in Sydney. (Click here to read my blog post from last week about why conferences are important to take the time to attend, … Continue reading
Let’s go beyond buzzwords to the real stuff of life. To food, to happiness, to being able to make a freaking honest living here on the island we love. OK, you say, that’s a dream, but how do you get there? … Continue reading
Lately in some of my classes we’ve been working with shadows. The top photo is of an India Ink illustration we had to do. The specs were: an object in silhouette, with a shadow that is of something different. 8″ … Continue reading