Snippets of BC and Alberta

I recently returned from a lovely trip to Kelowna, British Columbia with a friend and we were certainly not disappointed with the beautiful views of this province! I always prefer painting in the moment rather than from photographs, because of all the other sensory details I am able to record and take in as I work.…

A Dog, a Tree, and a Kalanchoe

I’ve recently been reading and looking through the sketchbooks of various traveling artists, and it has inspired me to paint my own surroundings. I simply can’t wait until the next time I travel so that I can whip out my Moleskine and watercolours and just sit and study people, buildings, and whatnot. But I can definitely…

Painting Greece Part 2

There’s nothing like adding closure to a trip than doing some post-illustrated journaling. This was the perfect activity for me to occupy myself with before the whirlwind of school starts all over again! Here are some pictures and memories I captured of Rhodes, Kefalonia, Athens, and Santorini.

Painting Greece

After two weeks in sunny Greece with friends, I am finally home! While I was there, I was able to sketch and paint some scenes when I had a breather from the sightseeing. In the short amount of time that we were there, we visited Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Ephesus, Rhodes, Patmos, Corinth, Olympia, and Argostoli.…

Sculptures de Glace!

I’m currently teaching about Quebec’s Winter Carnival to my grade 7 class, and as an attempt to integrate culture into the classroom, I had my students build ice sculptures yesterday in groups of three or four. They ended up having a lot of fun planning what they were going to build and making their structures…

Pura Vida en Costa Rica

My family and I spent the last legs of our summer in hot and humid Costa Rica! Apparently, it is their winter season right now – I am afraid to know what their summers are like. But stifling heat and sunburns aside, I was awestruck with the beauty of this country (at least from what I…