THE BLOG

A collection of random musings about life, creativity, humour and wellness

June 26, 2020


I've had acquaintances and friends ask what it takes to get a great doggo portrait. And there are really 2 answers to the question. The first applies 90% of the time...you need a sound understanding of photography and dog behavior...and a willingness to crawl on the f...

June 21, 2020


Today I thought we could all use some more Carmela and Fred dressed up photos. .

The hubby and I feel so lucky to get to live with this comedic pair 24/7. So....as usual every post deserves an interesting story to go with it. Today's is about our little girl Carmela.


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July 16, 2019

I was listening to the Thrive Art Studio today and was really moved by what their guest The Jealous Curator aka Danielle Krysa Art said…she said

.....“This art that I’m making wouldn’t exist in the world if I hadn’t made it.”....

And even though it seems so obvious we al...

May 30, 2019

I freely admit I’m the kind of Doggy mama who makes people shake their heads. I speak incessantly about them…I cuddle them, kiss them, baby talk them and think nothing about ascribing beliefs, and attitudes to each pup. I’ve been known to have conversations with both p...

April 6, 2019


If you asked me yesterday how Bertha (my brain injury) I were coping with the stresses and demands of this week, I would have told you I was a boss and had Bertha well in hand..... then again, part of living with a brain injury is that you often miss cues and signs th...

August 11, 2018

Carmela insisted on wearing her new Crinoline / Tutu / Thrift Store / Monstrosity thing to the studio today...something about dressing the part of the fashionable Art Director...then she forced me to take these images using her magical short legged cute faced ways. You...

July 10, 2017

918 / 1096 : I may or may not have a plant "rescuing" problem. I can't help buying every sad lonely unloved plant in the "clearance" section...am I the only one? 

June 16, 2017

94 / 1096 : When I found out part of my Bertha (my Brain Injury) journey would involve a multi day intense assessment of my functional capacity...well, I'll be honest; I did my fair share of creative cussing. Why?!? Because part of my success at keeping Bertha under lo...

May 24, 2017

872 / 1096 : Freddy's bathing suit region has sunburns....True Story

May 21, 2017

869 / 1096 : Born/Hatched May 20 2017; 100's of baby spiders to Mr. and Mrs Patio Spider

869 / 1096 : Born/Hatched May 20 2017; 100's of baby spiders to Mr. and Mrs Patio Spider

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