Sore Hands and the Space to Create

I’m not the type of person to vent about the challenges I’m facing but lately they’ve been slowing down my art pursuits immensely so I’m of the opinion this deserves some thought today. I’ve moved, as some of you may know, and am busing upgrading the house we moved into. Usually that’s bad enough, but…

Snow Sculptures for 2016

Each year, provided we get enough snow, I pile it up and carve it up for the kids. Ok, two lies right there. We ALWAYS have enough snow, this being Winnipeg and all, and it’s more for me as I don’t let the kids touch/play/near the sculptures till the melt happens. Scroll down to see…

Why I Wear a Poppy

We’re going to go back in time a bit, just to last Remembrance Day for my post today, I want to tell you why I wear a poppy, but to do that, we have to go back a bit further… During World War 2 Japan’s military entered into war with China, Vietnam, the Phillipines and…

If you’re going to fight, do it in the cage

I didn’t start out wanting to fight in a cage, I just wound up there. Read along and I’ll tell you how stepping into a cage fight was the best thing that I’ve ever done in my life.

I Want The Tooth Fairy to Die

I did the math awhile ago. On average kids loses 20 teeth. Multiply that by three kids times the payout the tooth fairy provides. Just so everyone knows, I’m not paying out $300 to the kids tooth fairy account with the $5 a tooth reward other parents are offering. Toonie a tooth. That’s the deal,…

You Won’t Do That Again

I’m a big fan of the parenting style of “you won’t do that again, willya?”. It’s served me well throughout my life with many valuable lessons learned the hard way. For example, no more finger in light sockets (learned that one when I was six) or into car lighters (fourteen) to see if it’s cooled…

St-Boniface Museum: A WordPress Theme Design

Working for and with the incredibly talented Brent Toderash I designed this WordPress theme for Le Musee de Saint-Boniface. His beautiful implementation of the sliding menu bar allows the images from the museum to take up as much real estate as possible, which is perfect for this client, as they have a large collection of…