make a little birdhouse in your soul…

Collage work really helps to stretch my creative muscles when I’m working with new ideas in my writing. This first piece – Miss Understood, became my contribution to the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts “Secret postcard” fund raiser this past autumn. It has since found a new home, but I saved an image of it to remind me of how stifling and oppressive expectations can be. It takes inspiration from many sources… the lives of women during the Victorian Era, turn-of-the-century sideshow posters, and my own personal battle with trying to balance my writing life with the rest of

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Thank-You, OLA!

Just back from a short trip to Toronto where I picked up this gorgeous Evergreen Award from the Ontario Library Association (in the middle of a howling snowstorm, I might add…) We maritime mommies shrug off such weather with a hair-toss and a giggle, (especially when we’ve got lots of tomato soup in the pantry and no place to be) – so I didn’t think much about the forecast before I left home. Imagine my surprise when I turned on the TV after my arrival and found the meteorologists of the T-dot absolutely manic over said weather event. Overall, I

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