Taking a break

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You may have noticed that I’ve been taking a rather long blogging break. I’ve been focusing on my relatively new daughter who is all kinds of special to me. So for now, this blog archive represents my creative pursuits and inspiration from 2011-2015. If you care to read back in time, you’ll find recaps of local design events, notes and thoughts on gallery shows, and photos and stories from my travels.

I’ve been finding it hard to make time for creative pursuits, never mind blogging about them, so in the meantime, for my most current photography and sketches, you can check out my Instagram feed.

Thanks as always for the interest and comments. I always love to hear from you.

Please subscribe (if you like)

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As readers of my blog may have already noticed, I’ve added an option to subscribe to my new, yet-to-be released e-newsletter. The newsletter will be sent out in February, May, August and November of each year, and will include links to recent blog posts, showcase some of my fine art prints and introduce some creative printed products that are currently in development. Of course you are welcome to come to my site anytime, but if you prefer to have the content come to you, this is an option.

Subscribing is simple — just look for the “Subscribe to” heading, fill in your email address and click “Sign up”. You’ll be sent an email to confirm and have the option of unsubscribing at any time.

Thank you for your interest!

Explode. Escape. Exhale

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I wrote this a few weeks back, at the end of a long day that ended up with me feeling overwhelmed and anti-social. I’m an introvert in that I draw energy from being alone or in small groups. I can get through a regular work day, but if I have to add another group social obligation after that, I end up feeling pretty drained. It usually takes a strong dose of solo outdoor time to recover.

On a related note, Fast Company had a really interesting article on introverts/extroverts (worth a read).
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Merry Christmas!

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To all of my blog readers:
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas
filled with the people
that mean the most to you,
the decorations
that remind you of childhood…
and the peace
that comes from within.

Today I ran 5.75 miles

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I ran in the Manitoba Marathon today, as part of a 5-person relay team, running the full 26 mile course. I ran Leg 5, which was 5.75 miles. It took me one hour, and my average pace per mile was 10:33. I was pretty pleased with that, as lately, I’ve been running closer to 12 minute miles. Our team name was “Woot! Woot!” and it sounds like we all had a pretty good run. All told, it took us 4 1/2 hours and we finished 266 out of the 392 teams. It was a gorgeous day for running, sunny but breezy and good cloud cover as the day got hotter.
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