Vroom Vroom …. Here I Come!

I have never been a lover of cars. Buy one and once its yours, a quarter of its value disappears within the first year?!? The ability to use it means you are tied to a volatile energy source that is often linked to wars and is terrible for the environment. It is an expensive monthly habit, that in a city like Toronto, causes more pain than gain. That said. I love my car rentals and auto share programs. Road trips are amazing and somethings you simply can’t carry on your bike.

One of my goals in life was to make it to 40 without owning a car and over the past 20 years I have made choices to protect that goal. I will be turning 40 in August and just bought my first car. I am a little early on the calendar but for me this is a victory and for the first time in my life I am super in love with a car. My car.  Check out number 9!

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Touchdown!

DJNDN-MascotLove that this keeps moving in the right direction.

Congrats to Ian Campeau and our First Nations Neighbours.

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This is my 11th home in Toronto.

I have loved them all but this one I love the most.

As of now I have 2 more months here.
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Meet Andy. 

This past Christmas, a friend introduced me to felting and I fell in love. My cat was the lucky recipient of my first work. Catnip Cupcake!!

I have been telling my friends and family to get excited for the felting gifts coming their way.

After going to the 1 of a Kind Show and seeing the work of Wendo Van Essen they should get really excited.

Her Vegan Taxidermy just took felting to another level!!

Meet Andy, my felting companion and inspiration.

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Dave, the Artist

My good friends, Dave and Mia have been staying with me on and off since the beginning of February. They bought a house and are currently trapped in renovation hell…. its now known as the Death StarShip.

I live without a TV and within the first few nights Dave asked me what I do all of the time.

Simple answer, Arts & Crafts.

He took to no TV life like a champ and the results blew my mind!

 

Dave – the artist

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The final result!

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The smallest travelling me, ever

Over the last 20 years I’ve been fortunate to see as much of the world as I have.

Most times when I travel, I shop. I’m a sucker for pretty things and love bringing art home from far away places.

The goal of my 14 day trip through Panama and Costa Rica was to bring home only memories and I am happy to report I did just that.

One small backpack, everything  was used, I stayed on budget and have nothing to declare. Mission accomplished.

Small space living here I come!

April’s Fool

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I have worn a uniform my entire working career and for the last 8 years I have sat in a decorated cubicle.

I did not see that coming.

Luckily, I have had great jobs and the most amazing co-workers so it’s never really been work.

So April Fool’s on you, Mr. 9 to 5!

 

My condo closed last week.

I just moved all the numbers around and it looks like I can say goodbye to 9 to 5.

Hello Ms. 24/7!

 

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