Jeff Hamada

I think this piece by Jeff Hamada is going to sum up the next few weeks quite well.



Another slow week on the thrifting front, despite the fact that we hit up three of our favourite Burlington haunts. We were disappointed, but it's probably for the best since we're both on a bit of a cleaning & organization binge. I think these three items are a testament to the fact that my preferred 'interior style' - if you will - is changing. I think the three are really charming together!

The birds will be posted in our shop, but the the photograph and the planter I'm still so gaga over. I'm elated every time I look at them, which is probably unnatural but not altogether negative, so I'll take it. I saw the boat photograph at the Salvation Army in September but it was (somewhat) outrageously priced at $10, so I decided to leave it. This week was the first time we'd been back to the store and I ran for the picture frames. I think I squealed when I found it, and promptly turned around and had the most awkward run-in with an old high school acquaintance. Nevertheless, I'm so happy to have it sitting on my desk.

Also, this happened. I couldn't resist these cacti seeds that I spotted at Canadian Tire this week, despite my crazy financial situation. I planted 5 different pots with these seeds in hopes that a few of them would actually grow. They take up to two months to germinate, so I won't be holding my breath. But I will update when they do!


bamboo doodles

I bought a Wacom Bamboo this time last year, and returned it for fear that the learning curve might kill me. And then I received one for Christmas and stashed it in the back of the closet for the same reason.

I decided to suck it up and finally give it a try over reading week. And guess what? It's the best. Honestly. No learning curve, no frustrations - just super fun times. It's been a long time since I've been this excited about drawing! Here are a few of the things I've been up to.