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Tuesday
Jan042011

Magical

Here it is. My favourite photograph of the year. I took it on the day we went to Keji. I took a lot of photos that day. There were the fall colours, the treats, the fairy homes and so many more. But for me this one is leaps and bounds above all of those. And more than any other photo I took all year.

I haven't posted it before now because I sort of fell in love with it. It's funny how the things that truly mean something to us are harder to share. Putting it out there makes me more vulnerable than I care to admit. I took it while standing in a small clearing in an ancient growth forest. The air was still and every chirping bird seemed to echo through the silence. In the middle of all that stillness there was undetectable movement. It seemed like a breeze that had no substance, it just wrapped itself around us all. I can't really describe it any better than that. With no hopes of capturing what I was seeing or feeling I lifted my camera straight into the sun and took a picture anyway. And there it was. Just like magic. I captured every second of the entire day in just a few pixels.

I was going to say I love it when that happens but honestly this was the first time.

Saturday
Jan012011

December

I love how the darkest month of the year was all about the light.

Thank you to Maegan for hosting the 365 Day Project.

Monday
Dec272010

Double Word Score

I only managed to squeeze one letterpress related word into the game but it was a good one. Twenty-eight points.

Quoin [koin, kwoin]–noun
In relation to
printing: a wedge of wood or metal for securing type in a chase.

Friday
Dec242010

Wishing you all the sweetest of holidays.

Micheline

Brad

Emily

Geneva

Agatha

Monday
Dec202010

A Moment to Myself

The holidays are a crazy time. You would think after years of cookie baking frenzies, last minute gift-giving and too many late nights to count I would be better at organizing my time. The funny thing is, after years of handling the holidays like a recently decapitated chicken, it's that craziness that lets me know the holidays have truly arrived. My Christmas spirit is at it's height when the million-mile-an-hour free-for-all kicks into high gear. Even though I've come to terms with my crazy ways, I still crave a few minutes to myself here and there. Over the last few weeks, I've been lucky to squeeze a few in.

So far, my favourite few moments are the ones I steal away to go to Covet Garden. It's a recently released online magazine and it's my favourite new distraction. I look forward to it so much that I don't rush right over when the newest issue comes out. I wait for the perfect opportunity that allows for a warm cup of tea, a few cookies, and an indeterminate amount of time to explore. It's so much more rewarding than a traditional lifestyle magazine. Each issue focuses on one household and really gets to know them: their design tastes, their passions, their favourite books and funny little tidbits that show us their unique spirit. It feels so much more like meeting new people over coffee than reading a magazine. And the luckiest thing for me? They put out two issues this month so I was able to indulge twice during this crazy season. You should hop over and have a look. The cover of the latest issue was illustrated by my very talented friend, Katy Dockrill. But don't stop there. There are four more beautiful issues to lose yourself in.