I do. If I don't, I find myself stressed out about how I'm going to pay for all this stuff. Who needs gifts when you can spend time with friends, any MAYBE spend some money on food and drink. Ok, you can bah humbug me all you want, but don't think your friends aren't thinking the same, so why not paddle that same boat and just cheer on the season (and by cheer, I mean literally saying 'yay!' and then you're done).
I spent a nice morning a few weeks ago with the ladies who created the blog Love, Emoem, an ode really to moms (and dads!) to speak about their experiences, work and style (clearly I'm a goof on that one). They asked a lot of questions about my life and at times I found it difficult to answer because I personally found being a mom really hard, and I didn't do a very good job at juggling that with my illustration career at the time. I vividly recall that when Maggie turned one, it was less about her and more about my unexpected feelings that I made it through.
I'm no longer a new mom, but I'm still learning everyday, and I have my family and friends to thank for that.
Making just enough to enjoy the days feast and storing a few delicious leftovers that won't go un-eaten. Created for Reader's Digest.
A visual of my neighbourhood.
ah, to be a little kid again and take some art classes! Hey, wait a minute....don't have to be a kid, but there is an age limit for these particular ones that I illustrated for D magazine.
This is a slow grow my friends, but I'm really happy my new shop, Good Water Studio, is open for business.
I'm selling prints to start, but will soon be featuring another artist, my amazing dad, who makes the most beautifully rustic and simple wooden wall hooks.
Simply put, I've felt that our combined outlooks make for such good visual conversation. Rustic meets quirky, woodsy meets colourful. Together or apart, a good flow, a good mix.
Please visit and re-visit!
It's not even spring, but I missed the snow this winter in Toronto and was thinking wintery/holiday thoughts.