• Schomberg! Ya Pretty

    October 21, 2017 Kate

    On a scale of 1 to dream house how off the charts is that first home. I mean seriously. And are you seeing the little trinkets in the windows? These people are my kind of people. Took a wee gaunt out to Schomberg today to admire pretty and/or deteriorating things. You know, as one does.…

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  • Because, Public Accountability

    October 14, 2017 Kate

    In which I ramble about being an artist who doesn’t make art and how I’ve tried absolutely everything to overcome the whole creative rut/fear thing except, you know, actually making art. And then I pledge (with great conviction) to make and share something every day for the rest of 2017. That’s it. That’s the whole…

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  • 2017 Was The Year You… What?

    September 6, 2017 Kate

    PSA: It’s September. Meaning there are four more months of 2017. Yep, four. That’s it. I’m not bringing this up to guilt trip you into feeling like you haven’t done enough this year, because if you’re anything like me you’ve got that more than covered. I bring it up because September feels like a good…

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  • What if it Doesn’t Work?

    August 26, 2017 Kate

    What if it doesn’t work?  What if I’m not good enough?  I invested a lot of energy into trying to make those thoughts go away. Not realizing that pushing them away only made them stronger. Saying to myself, “Think positive, Kate! Stop telling yourself you’re not good enough!” only did one thing… it kept me focused…

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  • Feel Like You’re Passionate About Too Many Things? Read This

    August 20, 2017 Kate

    I’m not a specialist. And that’s OK. I’ve given up trying to find my calling.  Dare I say I’m finally embracing, not just accepting, all these interests of mine. I listened to Emilie Wapnick talk about this on the Quote of the Day podcast and it was sweet, sweet vindication to my multi-passionate ears. In case…

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  • Clarity Comes From Action, Not Thought

    August 19, 2017 Kate

    I’ve spent my entire life trying to make sense. Make sense of myself. So I can make sense to others. I’ve always… “had a lot of interests”. I thought that made me confusing, and people don’t like to be confused. I wanted to be easy to understand. “Wait, she’s studying financial planning? Wasn’t she working…

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  • Yes, You Can

    December 31, 2016 Kate

    A quick and largely unoriginal New Years thought for you… I’m not big on New Years resolutions—January 1st doesn’t feel extraordinarily more promising than the start of any other day—but I do like to reflect on the year that’s passed. (Unoriginal already, told ya.) This little shift in thinking has had the biggest impact on my life recently. I pay attention to all the…

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  • Pilling Problems With Malabrigo Merino Worsted Yarn?

    December 20, 2016 Kate

    Let’s have a chat about yarn. And pilling. I knit this lovely Brooklyn Tweed Bray Cap a year ago from Malabrigo’s Merino Worsted yarn, and while it continues to be my favourite hat, it’s started to pill considerably. Which is a bummer. I loved how ‘crisp’ it looked when I first made it. Now with…

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  • The Family Farm in Preeceville, Saskatchewan

    December 15, 2016 Kate

    I know you’ve been on the edge of your chairs waiting for this since that first post about Preeceville Saskatchewan a few months ago, so without (even) further ado, here it is… Visiting Preeceville was one of the primary reasons for my Mum and I’s trip out West this past summer. As I mentioned, it’s where my…

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  • Carl Larsson Cards

    December 13, 2016 Kate

    You know the stack of miscelaneous greeting cards all Mums have somewhere in their house? Ya. Turns out, you can find some pretty good stuff in there. Like these — picked up at The Swedish Christmas is Toronto many (20?) years ago. They’re prints of Carl Larsson paintings. He was a rather famous Swedish artist (1853-1919)…

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