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Traditional vs Modern Colour

When I bought my watercolours in Italy almost ¬†two years ago, I was really, really excited. I had been told by an artist friend about the paints sold at, Zecchis, an art supply store that sits tucked away on a … Continue reading

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Searching for Chinese Picture Books

Last October, my father, sister, and I went on an amazing dream trip to China. My dad, who is the inspiration for Stephen and the Lake Monster, was born in Shanghai and moved to Canada when he was twelve. He … Continue reading

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Going Digital With Sketchbook Pro

I really love drawing and painting but I have to admit that colouring in my inked illustrations is my least favourite thing to do. Once that paint brush hits the paper, it’s done. No going back and sometimes that permanently … Continue reading

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A Room With a View in Tuscany! My mother and I went to a heavenly writers retreat in Tuscany last July. Tuenta di Spannocchia is a villa located on an expansive beautiful heritage farm that has existed since the twelfth … Continue reading

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How to Read Three Books a Month

Have a need to read but have no time? Here are my tips on how to squeeze in some extra reading time and what to read while multi-tasking. 1.) At the gym: Load the iPod with thrillers to help you … Continue reading

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