Category Archives: History

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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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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project process // hand-lettering part 2

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 … Continue reading

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happiness is a frozen lake

A few days ago, my friend Jocelyn Bethune posted some wonderful photos on her Facebook wall, that Simone Carmichael had taken. I shared one of them in the Dream Big Facebook group, and after that Jocelyn wrote to me to … Continue reading

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project process // hand-lettering

So I was thinking it would be fun to share some of my design work with you all. I’m going to start by sharing a project that’s actually just starting, and share weekly as it goes. It’s a little scary … Continue reading

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Q+A with Bill Conall

I first met Bill about five years ago when I decided I wanted to have a writers’ group in Baddeck. I had put up ads around town, including in the credit union, the library and the laundromat. Not long after … Continue reading

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Out Of Black Cove

Last night I went to the Gaelic College to see the play “Out of Black Cove” by Bev Brett. Reason #1 being that my brother was in it, but reason #2, a very close second, being that I love everything … Continue reading

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