Category: mayBE 2015

  • mayBE 2015: fourteen.

    Today my good friend Marisa is guest posting!  I have known Marisa for over 20 years and she is also a part of the “I married my high school sweetheart” club. ( She actually is a member of “I married my grade school sweetheart club”). She has been a constant source of creative inspiration.  I…

  • mayBE 2015: thirteen.

    “Numbers have life; they’re not just symbols on paper.” –Shakuntala Devi One of my all-time favourite courses in university was statistics.  I loved collecting data and analyzing it.  I loved finding trends and patterns based on the numbers.  In fact, I still do that.  I look at the kids’ rhythm and track the times of…

  • mayBE 2015: twelve.

    Today I am featuring Rowena, an inspiring entrepreneur, who runs the etsy shop Paper + Cloth.  Technically we have known each other for a very long time, maintaining a casual acquaintance as we travel the periphery of shared family and friends.  Lately our paths have crossed more online, a feeling of kindred spirits and mutual admiration for…

  • mayBE 2015: eleven.

    “A map tells you where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going — in a sense it’s three tenses in one.” ― Peter Greenaway My kids love maps. I love maps. I make maps for them to find things and for adventures all the time. For the end of a geography block on…

  • mayBE 2015: ten.

    But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin. – Mitch Albom, For One More Day…

  • mayBE 2015: nine.

    Today I am featuring historian and author, Suzanne Desrochers, who also happens to be my cousin-in-law.  Her book, Bride of New France: A Novel, became a national bestseller.  I am very grateful she took the time to answer my questions and share her thoughts on creativity as a writer and as a mother.        Thanks Sue!…

  • mayBE 2015: eight.

      Before you jump into this drawing prompt, read the quote below from Milton Glaser, the legendary graphic designer that can be found in Imagine by Jonah Lehrer, as he talks about what he learned after sketching the face of his mother: “We’re always looking, but we never really see.  When you draw an object, the mind…

  • mayBE 2015: seven.

    Today I have a guest post from my good friend Lynn who is also a local artisan. After knowing Lynn for a number of years now, I have watched her make and create.  Actually, whenever I am with her, she is always making or thinking about her newest project. She makes handmade wool products and you can see more…

  • mayBE 2015: six.

    “It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look. To affect the quality of the day–that is the highest of arts.”…

  • mayBE 2015: five.

    Today, I am featuring one of the people that have made it possible for me to live a courageous life.  Her existence completely changed the course of my life. She has inspired me to push me past my preconceived limits – physical, psychological and creative – and has become a force of creativity in her…