Safe Places to Create

We all need a place to stretch our wings and give ourselves permission to be vulnerable and create. It might be a specific location that feeds us. It might be time eked out from our busy lives. It might just be a state of mind – a stillness that allows...

Transitioning

2019. One hell of a year. It seems that a number of people I know have had to confront big changes in their lives – the heartbreaking deaths of partners, retiring, aging, transplanting, uprooting. Some have had change thrust upon them, some have made the leap...

Jealousy as a Motivator

About 19 years ago I visited the Elm Street Studio of artist Susan Tooke in Halifax NS. Her home was full of art and she was venturing into the world of children’s book illustration. She had a very tiny work space, half of a small room, sharing it with her...

Resilience

Just thinking about resilience and tenacity and how, without them, many talented creators may have fallen by the wayside. Had the opportunity this past week to attend a reading/conversation in Sackville NB with the uber-talented writer, Sheree Fitch, who has delighted...

The Incredible Budge Wilson

Yesterday I drove to Halifax to meet up with writer friends, Mary Jane Copps and Budge Wilson, for a long overdue visit. For a few years we made a point to meet up so that May Jane, with all her quiet, tender care, could read our Tarot cards. We had missed a few years...