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Archive for March, 2010

Lookee here…

March 24th, 2010

A big happy thank you to Jen of Indie Fixx for featuring me in her “Designer’s Sketchbook” series — which shows a few of the steps in my process from doodle to printed tee. Indie Fixx is a blog-and-a-half: a huge resource and fun place to visit, all about life and art and living. She generously supports artists, including her showcase of handmade goods in her Galleria. Merci merci, Jen!

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Gratitude (albeit late…)

March 22nd, 2010

Ohhhh, Emily Post would be tsk-tsking us if she knew, but we’re only just getting around to doing our wedding Thank You cards now. I think the rule of thumb is that we have a year to send them out, but at almost four months post-nuptials, we feel like delinquents.

I used one of our favourite shots on the big day (taken by Jon Rennie), laid out a card, then got it output by a printer in town, and they came out terrifically! Now, to write them out, address / stamp / post them, and send a couple of photos to some of the relatives at the same time… we’ll get there eventually.

On a distantly related note, John had a terrific opportunity a couple of weeks ago to go on a plane ride (in a Cessna, to be exact) with a friend of ours. He, of course, took a whack of photo gear. Here’s one of many shots he got flying around the city:

That crazy-shaped building right in the middle of the image? That’s the Museum of Civilization, where we got hitched in November. For any plane or aerial shot fanatics, you can see a bunch of other shots John took on his flight by clicking here.

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Just call me Auntie Em

March 19th, 2010

My dear friends Steve and Eva are 1st-year university sweethearts. We all lived on the same floor in residence… I can’t believe it’s been 15 years since we all met, and how adult-like we all are now (pffft!).

Three years ago, when they were expecting their first baby, Steve told me they were going to name her Emily if she was a girl. I gave a nonchalant “Oh, that’s nice!”, not wanting to presume anything. He said something like “Uh, after you, ya dummy!” I think I emitted something like “Wheeeeee!!!!!” while kicking my feet wildly. Their firstborn turned out to be a beautiful boy, whom they named Nate.

Fast forward two and a bit years to this past Tuesday, and along comes Steve and Eva’s lovely baby #2: Emily. I went over yesterday to take some photos, and the one above is one of my favourites.

Here’s one of Nate, giving his little sis a bisou:

I couldn’t be more elated, proud or honoured right about now.

StEva, I love you guys, man… and you sure do make cute babies!

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