Hey, guess what? I still spend at least one day a week on the coast watching the ocean. I gotta be me. But I also spent a year of Wednesdays volunteering at Marine Mammal Care Center LA as a docent. I learned a ton about the issues facing our seal and sea lion friends and plan to find even more ways to help moving forward.

Outside of that, I put together a new resume, polished up this here portfolio and am actively looking for new work adventures. Stay tuned!

I realized that yesterday was ONE FULL YEAR since I packed up all my Canadian belongings and moved to Los Angeles to be with my lovely bearded (now) husband. Spending my free time watching the ocean because that is a thing you can do here!

How have I kept busy while waiting for my US work docs to come through? Well, I hunted high and low for new throw pillows and whipped up this poster frame for a favo(u)rite print. Our apartment is looking much homier and I love the touch of Canadiana in with the tropical vibe.

Let’s flash forward a wee bit like they do in the movies! It’s now September 2016 and I live in Los Angeles with my husband Josh. He is very nice and has a great beard. I’m a few days away from being able to work in the US of A so I’m dusting off all of my online thingies. Here is me in a big hat trying to keep the sun from crushing my life force. Cute!

All’s whale that ends whale! I wrapped up another 8 week screen printing course with this homage to my dear ocean friends. I kept the artist proof and made it into an edition of seven. I have no problem telling you that I am very pleased with myself. They turned out beautifully even with a few bumps along the way. Now I guess I’ll start sending them to people!

It’s decorative gourd season, motherflippers.

This is me being a real creepster while hanging out with the Carbonmade dorks in real life. HI MIKE HI!

I like faces on things. Probably will forever. And so, I added a chummy little face to my plant pot. Lookin' good, my friend!

It's not always about wordsmithin'. Sometimes I do other delightful things like reach out to people about featuring the folks at Carbonmade in some fashion. We went from sponsoring the first edition of Offscreen Magazine to pitching a feature to appear within its pages. Not only were we chosen to pull together a "Where The Magic Happens" pictorial for Issue No3, but our shot of Timo pretending to work graced the cover. A solid team effort and genuine source of pride!

I've been spending time polishing up this here portfolio and trying out our swaggy new features. In digging through various archives, I found this great write-up we got from .net magazine in November 2011. The Carbonmade Clubhouse is no longer online but it's nice to have a reminder of one of my favourite projects. I especially love that they used a pull quote from our designer Timo. He's the greatest!

I think I finally found the perfect desk accessory for my goldfish brain. The pen even has a foam eraser built in! It beats wasting notebook after notebook on my To Do lists. And I loooooooooooove making To Do lists. Hello, I am boring. Hi.

Let's just say that the previous tenant in my little glass terrarium has gone off to plant heaven. RIP, succy! And so, I planted some bb ferns this weekend and got out my hot gloo gun to perch some teenie tiny lucky owls on a rock. They are pretty cute. Green makes dreams come true, white brings happiness and yellow brings peace. I like it.

I'm pretty sure I will never take a better photo in my life. This moment was everything and I will think of it forever. Taken in Santa Barbara on my birthday in November, 2014.

I travel a lot because that is a nice thing to do. This is California. There's more to it but these are some of my favourite parts. If I can see the ocean, I'm a very happy gal.

The workspace prettification marches on with the addition of an art ledge. I have put some of my favourite arts on it. In this case, some pretty little birds by the super-talented Geninne.

In the continuing series of FINGS WOT I MADE TO MAKE MY WORKSPACE LOOK PRETTY... this is a little hedgehome for plants and rocks and whatnots. It's pretty cute, no?

Working on some things to pretty up my workspace. I'm really pleased with this lil terrarium I pulled together in about 30 minutes. BLAMMO!

Keeping my neck warm and my copywriting life on track! At least that's the plan. Wakka wakka.

I live in a really pretty place and that's a fact.

Have you been here? Big Sur is my happy place. Lots of places are but LOOK AT THIS PICTURE. Okay, thanks.