ideas, critiques, musings, discoveries



What if? (part 1)

A couple of months ago my mind was racing so much in the night with an idea, at 3 am I had to get up and write it down, and i've been mulling and working on it ever since! I... Continue Reading →

Pealing back the layers

My web design course with Kevin McMillan at Emily Carr University of Art and Design is all about uncovering the layers behind a web site, with a focus on responsive adaptive design. Kevin has been teaching web design since the... Continue Reading →

Looking forward (on the web)

On my weekly hike up the Grouse Grind, I've been listening to podcasts about anything related to web design and this past week I encountered yet another new term: Responsive Design! Ahhh yess! Karen McGrane on The Web Ahead talked... Continue Reading →

Helpful design sites (and blogs)

Which which is learning curve keeps escalating, an ever invigorating ride up! So, along with the books I'm reading and the podcasts I'm listening to, here are some of the sites and blogs i've become hooked on as they... Continue Reading →

Learning while hiking

My 21-year-old son told me recently that on his 30-minute walk to work/school each day he now listens to books or podcasts. Learning while commuting...great idea! So now instead of just listening to music as I hike my beloved Grouse... Continue Reading →


IN February I had the opportunity to try something new that has ignited a spark...teach the Fine Art of Letting GO! I had taught psychology courses during my graduate work, i had led elementary school classes in the fine art... Continue Reading →

Sharing time and love of art with students

I recently signed on as a volunteer at the Vancouver Art Gallery. It's been a great way to venture out of my studio to meet new people, share my love for art with children and expand my knowledge of contemporary... Continue Reading →

Dale Chihuly’s incredible blown glass at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

I made my annual pilgrimage to my hometown of Montreal this August with a dual-purpose: to take my eldest off to Bishops University and to see the Dale Chihuly exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts with my mother!... Continue Reading →

Colorful works at West Van’s Harmony Arts Festival

On the long weekend in August, I joined the 5enses artists in a 10ft x 20ft tent at the annual Harmony Arts Festival' Art Market in West Vancouver. Although the rain drizzled down on us as we set up on... Continue Reading →

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