Category Archives: Work

A day with Rhonda: Cape Breton Miners’ Museum + more in Glace Bay

This past winter I got an email from a lady in California who was thinking of coming to Cape Breton. She had found my blog by Googling “Cape Breton,” found the blog interesting, and wondered if I could help her … Continue reading

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my new job! at Horizon Achievement Centre

So I can finally! tell you all! about this new job! Can you tell I’m excited? Yeah. Just a little bit. I’ll lay off the exclamation points from here on out, I promise. Especially since I think I used my … 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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just keepin’ it real

Today I don’t really have much in terms of a post, but I’m going to jot a few words down anyway, because I do want to post something. I guess it’s for the sake of “keepin’ it real”? Cuz, that’s a thing, right? … Continue reading

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the in-between

Last night on my way in the door after yoga class, I took a picture of the almost-full moon. This morning, sitting out on the deck with my coffee, listening to all the birds, I took a picture of the … Continue reading

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“Green With Envy” Family Hair Salon

It feels a bit like cheating on my longtime hairdresser to see another one, but I really wanted to check out this new business in Sydney! I had met Ann and Chris, the proprietors, at the Women in Business dinner … Continue reading

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jobs, plants, breathe, repeat

So, here I am, still here, just on the other side of some things! School being the main one. Classes have been over for a month, and as of this past Friday, my five-week work term at the Gaelic College is … 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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four simple goals // figure out the next step

Back in January I got feeling rather ambitious and I set out four simple goals for myself for this year. They were: use my sketchbook more, plant a garden, move every day, and ‘figure out the next step’. My intention was … Continue reading

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Risk Takers / Denise Arsenault

I’ve started a new interview series here on the blog, called “Risk Takers.” The reason is that I’m feeling “poised” these days, on the edge of whatever will come after I graduate in June from my two-year design program at NSCC. (I’m … Continue reading

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