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Vive les amis!

May 19th, 2009

Last Friday, two of my dearest friends and my sister brought me to Montreal as a birthday surprise — 24 hours of overeating, strolling the streets, shopping (!!!) and a plain ol’ great girls’ getaway… something I haven’t done in far too long. A few pics of our antics and sights below…

Posing in front of a vent that created a crazy crosswind on the sidewalk we were walking along:

Ah, I’m so easily amused…

Delish dinner at “Au cinquième péché” (which I believe translates to “At the fifth deadly sin” — which is, of course, gluttony):

My sis and me, with our cherry blossom halos:

What a lucky lucky gal I am to be surrounded by such wonderful people. I gushed the whole time we were there. And did I mention I shopped?

The next day, John and I photographed his friend’s wedding — I was second shooter/assistant. I have a new appreciation for this job; it was TOUGH, and the frigid weather only added to the challenge. We took over 3400 shots between the two of us. This one I caught is one of my favourites — it’s of the couple’s 2-and-a-half-year-old near the end of the night… pooped!

I was thankful it was a long weekend because I needed half of Monday to recoup! All good things…

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The re[VERB] line is he-e-ere…

May 5th, 2009

I was a printing fiend from last Thursday ’til Sunday, and am relieved to be ready for this weekend’s sales. Above are the four designs I’ve printed for my 2009 re[VERB] line of wears so far (shout-outs to my Dad and Meredith for tons of help!).

I can’t quite remember why it was that I started obsessing about words beginning with “re-” a few months ago. Maybe it’s because I say that I’ll try anything twice. Maybe it’s because I like to fancy myself a little green. Maybe I’m just a word geek (I did a bunch of research with my Official Scrabble Dictionary, yo!). Whatever the case, I wanted to use everyday “re-” words but put a bit of a twist of what they mean.

There are a few more word and illustration pairings up my sleeve, which I aim to have out in the next couple of months — but suggestions (and feedback too) are always welcome!

In the meantime, have a scroll through some pics from an impromptu photoshoot John did for me, where some wonderful friends came out and did some outstanding modelling:

I played the part of pizza-doler-outer, and also provided light and wind for some shots:

More photoshoot shots here.
While I’m at it, if you’d like to join my facebook group, please click here.

I’ve begun listing some of these to my etsy shop — woohoo!
Like I said in my last post, You’re as excited as me, right?!

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