March 30, 2015

5 Songs I Loved During Maternity Leave: Part 2

As I mentioned in Part 1, I had a lot of time to peruse the internet while I was on maternity leave. My son and I always enjoyed listening to music while I was working on the shop, and we would often find bands and musicians that we had never heard of before through YouTube. I wanted to share with you five songs that I really enjoyed listening to -- and discovered -- while I was on maternity leave back in 2011/12.

I couldn't really tell you how I discovered Marina and the Diamonds. It was probably one of those random moments searching around YouTube, and I just happened to click on it because they thought it was related to some other songs I was listening to. Regardless of how I found it, I'm glad that I did. Marina Diamandis has such a beautiful and original voice, and my son and I enjoyed bouncing around the house to the song Primadonna. I also just found out that she has a new album coming out.

March 27, 2015


He has really gotten into painting this week. He did two very intensive pieces of work while waiting for supper. It has been so much fun watching the evolution of art within him. He has really been concentrating on painting an entire space lately. One night he convinced my husband and I to join him in painting our hands and stamping them on the paper. These are the family experiences I cherish.

March 23, 2015

Artist Inspired: Megan Carn

When I first saw this photo share on the Instagram account of A Beautiful Mess, I had to follow the link and find out where it came from. I was immediately drawn into the beautiful abstract world of this giraffe, and I had to know more. With the tap of a finger, I was instantly transported into the world of Megan Carn, and all of her magnificent work.

I have never encountered paintings of animals created in such an original manner, and it fascinates me that she is able to use so much colour in such an abstract manner and yet her work still looks like what she has intended to create. It really is such beautiful work, and I hope that you like it too.

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