Back when I lived in Halifax, my neighbours had a tradition of inviting friends over every Easter to eat snacks and make pysanky, or Ukrainian Easter-eggs. It was always such a lovely time, creating designs by candlelight with friends.
After moving to BC, I missed it so much that I bought myself a kit at the cute Ukrainian Canadian Cultural Centre gift shop and taught Seán & his mom how to make them, to try to recreate those warm feelings and have fun playing with dyes and wax.
We're excited to be collaborating once again on an illustration for Metchosin Art Pod's Bird Cards, co-presented by the Rocky Point Bird Observatory. Keep an eye out in late May for the full reveal and more details!
While making a large batch of granola last night, I thought it might be nice to share this simple recipe which has become a staple for me over the past couple of years. Kate originally introduced me to making homemade granola, and once I learned how easy and versatile it is, there was no turning back. It’s also something that can easily be made in large batches and keeps well in the pantry for a couple of weeks (at least! But it doesn’t usually survive being eaten longer than that in our household, so I can’t vouch for beyond that). Apparently you can also refrigerate or freeze it, but I’ve yet to try that.
Confession: I’m much more of an intuitive cook/baker who’s more comfortable experimenting with food than writing out recipes, but here goes:
When I saw the call-to-artists for an upcoming show at the Metchosin ArtPod for 'art using photographs as a base', I figured I could manage to put something together for it (considering the massive pile of digital photos we have of things around Hum Hill from over the last two years, heheh).
Looking through the photos, I was inspired by several close-up pictures of various fungi and lichens. They seemed to scream, “you must adorn us with creatures!”, and so it began:
The first in hopefully a series of creatures digitally plopped atop photographed micro-scenes.