Plants are so good for you, the environment, your soul, and your wellbeing. This may just be me being an avid plant mother, or it’s the spores slowly taking over my brain… Anyway, why have just plants in pots when you can trap them in a jar and watch them create their own ecosystem? What is a terrarium? a terrarium is a collection of plants … Continue reading How to Make a Terrarium!
Before I even begin, what are the main questions I am asked about portrait photography?: What makes a good portrait? What settings are best? How do I compose a portrait? What makes a good portrait? The photo captures your subject(s) in a flattering way. The subject(s) is the main part of the photo Your subject(s) LOVE the photo Lighting The background doesn’t distract from the … Continue reading Photography Tips #19: Portraits
Probably the most golden rule of golden rules within the art world, the rule of thirds is pretty iconic. But what is it? You can divide a frame into 9 equal blocks, the intersecting lines making up 4 key points of interest. Using the lines and the points, you can use them to compose an image to become more dynamic. By using the points, there … Continue reading Photography Tips #18: Rule of Thirds
I don’t want to mention the C-word here so here are some pictures from my garden! I used my own preset for these photos to boost the saturation, and at the same time give some muted accents and warmer tones to give it that summertime evening aesthetic. It’s somewhat amazing how much plants can revitalize your mood, from the little peep of a sprouting seed … Continue reading Snapshots #21: Garden in Springtime
As requested by like one person… Here’s my first blog of moving from Canada as a white girl to Rural as heck Normandy. Hold onto your hats as it’s windy here and always raining. January. New year, new me. That’s how it goes right? So my new beginning is moving back to Europe from the wonderfully snowy north known as Canada. Of course, I am … Continue reading Expat in Normandy #1: a White girl gets settled
Ottawa. Awatto. A what o to do with you… Continue reading Travel Bug #4: Ottawa
November 2019. The weather in Normandy is typical of the season, being a deluge of rain, whipped around by vicious biting winds. Of course, this typical day happened to be my birthday, and we just had to go to the beach. Stuffing ourselves full of delectable Hamembert baguettes, (Ham and Camembert) in the safety of the car, we decided that since we made it to … Continue reading Snapshots #20: Boss dog’s Beach Adventure
Military History is a huge part of my life. It wouldn’t be possible without the amazing actions taken by soldiers throughout the 20th and 21st century, and this year I would like to share with you my favourite/iconic poetry that has come out of conflict. *** In Flanders Fields BY JOHN MCCRAE In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark … Continue reading Remembrance
Betwixt the straight roads, scattered towns and confused moose in Eastern Ontario lies a bog. This bog is one of the biggest prehistoric bogs in Ontario, yet the people of Ottawa don’t really know much about it. I, of course, being the adventurous human that I am, and Canada having a distinct lack of castles, had to see the beautiful bog for myself. Was I … Continue reading Snapshots #19: Mer Bleue Bog
hockey season is back.
HOCKEY SEASON IS BACK Continue reading Canadian Things I Love #1: Hockey (Q&A post)