so long...

After much consideration, I have decided to close double happiness.  As much as I have enjoyed these years of creating and meeting great people - both in person and through my blog - I felt that my inspiration was waning for quite some time.  Although I love books and paper - and always will - I found myself increasingly drawn to food and cooking.  I began to wish that the time I was spending in the studio could be spent in the kitchen, and decided to find a way to make that happen.  I am starting a new venture called Honey Spoon Baking Co. - we will be specializing in artisan granolas and other good things, with an emphasis on local and organic ingredients.  We will be launching at Halifax Crafters on May 5th and 6th, and spending our Fridays at the QEII Partners for Care Farmers Market after that.

Thanks again to all my customers and supporters - your kindness over the years has meant so much.  I genuinely appreciated every sale, conversation or nice comment I had from you all. 


getting back to it...

It's been a bit of a slow starting new year, with some illness thrown into the mix.  But, I'm slowly getting back into things, including listing a few items in my Etsy shop today.  More to come, including some dayplanners and artwork.


holiday market blitz

It's holiday market season! We'll be at the NSAC Festive Craft Market in Truro (November 12 - 13, 2011), the NSDCC Designer Craft Market on Pier 23 in Halifax (November 18 - 20, 2011) and the Halifax Crafters Yuletide Cheer Market at the Olympic Centre in Halifax (December 3 - 4, 2011). Stayed tuned for more possible dates. Look forward to seeing you soon!


pinterest addiction

I am a bit addicted to Pinterest these days. It's a place where I keep track of all the interesting things I like on the web, plus discover what other people like - eg - super cute t-shirt above. A dog in glasses? Well, I never! Check out all my pins here, and follow me if you'd like. I'd love to see what you are pinning!


TIBS Family Dinners

A couple of weeks ago, we had dinner at our favorite local cafe, Two if By Sea. TIBS is not normally open for dinner, but periodically co-host "Family Dinners" with chef Renee Lavalee (aka the Feisty Chef). The dinner we attended was in celebration of Canada Food Day, and was fully vegetarian. I was wonderful to have a whole meal full of delicious vegetarian options, like the amuse bouche of wheat berry and quinoa salad with baba ganouche, sour cherries and gooseberries pictured above - yum!
The dinners really are served family style - we shared huge bowls of food with our lovely table mates at large communal tables, and like a typical family dinner - there were even leftovers to take home at the end of the night! Thanks to the team at TIBS and the Feisty Chef for a wonderful night. We can't wait to do it again!


Art vs. Craft

I will be selling my work at the inaugural Art vs. Craft Halifax next weekend.  It is at the Halifax Forum from 11 - 6, and there will be 45 tables with talented crafters from around the HRM and Nova Scotia.  I will have a few of my little bird artworks there, and am working on something new that I hope to have ready to debut by next weekend.  Look forward to seeing you there!


Arcade Fire

Saw Arcade Fire at Alderney Landing ( just a 15 minute walk from my house!) on Thursday night.  They were absolutely amazing.  I went to the concert really liking their music, and walked away absolutely loving it.  If you are not familiar with their music, check out their CBC Radio 3 page.  You won't be sorry.