tinkering and tea

Happy Weekend, indeed! Flowers amidst the storm … And tea. Always, tea. Advertisements

back to bed

Lately, pulling myself out of bed to meet a work day morning has been a true test of my superpowers. The alarm pierces the quiet of a room still cloaked in darkness. And… Continue reading

pens and needles

Izziyana (“Izzi”) Suhaimi is a Signaporean artist who layers embroidery against a backdrop of illustration and watercolour to create refreshing, vibrant and textural portraits. She pays homage to the meticulous tradition of needlework… Continue reading

shadow and light

Happy Sunday, friends! We’re slowly, lazily unfurling around here. Tea has been made and sipped and some of us are already back to napping … I’m looking forward to printing some photos today,… Continue reading

creative space: Gisèle d’Ailly van Waterschoot van der Gracht

What can you say about a woman whose name alone is as illustrious and artful as her 100 years? Gisèle d’Ailly van Waterschoot van der Gracht is an artist whose life story unfolds… Continue reading

we break for tea

Number Four is home today. We both need a respite from sickness, from busyness, from everything that seems a bit much of a muchness right now. We need TEA. And one of us… Continue reading


I’ve gone from one weekend to the next without a word or photo left here. So, a little about my “lately” seems a good idea! Last week was spent ushering all manner of… Continue reading

weekend bits

The Weekend. How I love the sound of those two words! Mine was spent tempering busyness with doses of vitamin C and herbs to blockade the cold symptoms burrowing in my chest—I’m the… Continue reading

creative space: heather alexander

My long-time friend, Heather Alexander, is an artist who continually inspires me to lead a more fully engaged, creative life. She leaves an artistic imprint on everything she touches: her home, her garden,… Continue reading

Brickworks in winter

My weekend road trip included another visit to Evergreen Brickworks. It’s an oasis of tranquility, green space and artistic energy right in the heart of Toronto, with a year-round Farmer’s Market that’s always… Continue reading

that friday feeling

Thanks to my ever-prepared friend Ursula (the kind of woman with power tools for every job) I have a sander that will hit the surface of my drafting table this weekend. Creative project… Continue reading


My New Year’s eve was spent at home with way too much chocolate, music and a political documentary. I know. Not exactly fireworks-and-glass-raising, and not even what I would have expected, but there… Continue reading

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