Owning the artist in me

I made two still life paintings this weekend using acrylic. Nothing fancy – Dollarama canvas boards, cheap paint, and old brushes. It’s been a while since I’ve taken the time to play with paint and do some art. It’s just a hobby that I like to do from time to time. I realized that I get in the zone when…

Life Reminders

When things don’t go your way and it feels like whatever you do it just won’t work out, what do you do? Honesty Face the facts. Admit to yourself your shortcomings. Are you really working hard for what you wanted or just doing busywork to preoccupy yourself? What is preventing you from what you need to do? Is it lack…

Game Over. Start Over?

Starting over is hard – people say that all the time but unless you go through it yourself, you don’t really know how hard it is. Maybe some people are more suited for change than others and I am not one of them. I moved to Saskatoon a few months ago – weather change, total strangers, unemployment. All that came in…

When I grow up…

When we were kids, we get asked what we wanted to be or who we wanted to be like when we grow up. Personally, I can’t remember what the heck I said when I was asked that. Growing up, we were raised by a single mom on minimum wage working 6 days a week with overtime so all I could think of…