Did you know that the Victoria Art Gallery features Family Sundays? https://aggv.ca/events/family-sunday-30/ The program happens on the third Sunday of the month and provides an opportunity for hands-on art making activities for all ages.
Sunday, January 19th from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Victoria Art Gallery at 1040 Moss Street.
What do you like to do on Sundays? Share in the comments!
Here’s a wonderful event that we are so lucky to have here in Sidney! On now through March at the Sidney Museum, there is a popular Lego Exhibition. https://sidneybia.ca/calendar-event/lego-exhibition/
Have a look at all of the displays and be inspired to see what you can create. At our house, we have quite a lego collection and though some of it is sorted into actual sets, much of it is a jumble. That really is no matter, though because the random pieces allow for new projects to emerge; ones that don’t match the picture on the box. And for some of us, it is best to work without an end product in mind and just see what unfolds.
So take your family to the Sidney Museum and see what creative potential may emerge. Do you have a photo of your own lego creation or one done by your kids? I’d love it if you’d share! Let’s see your lego creations.
Here’s a great community event coming up. Did you know that Grinched – The Panto is on at Mary Winspear in Sidney? You can get tickets for under $20 dollars per person. It will surely be a great family event during the holiday season. December 26, 27 and 28. http://www.marywinspear.ca/event/grinched-panto-1
In this night time adventure, big sister Kelsey is always her brother’s hero. She bravely helps with lost teddy bears, scraped knees, and favourite picnic foods. But when Thomas can’t sleep because of the lullaby monsters, Kelsey isn’t sure she can help, especially since monsters are the one thing she fears. When Thomas’ precious lullaby box is stolen, Kelsey must face her monstrous fear and in doing so, she discovers that the lullaby monsters are a lot like Thomas.
After a delay in the cover design, we now have The Lullaby Monsters nearly ready for publication, thanks to Paula Nasmith.
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I’m super excited to go to the Last Chance Craft Fair at the Mary Winspear in Sidney. December 14 and 15. Admission is $5 at the door. https://www.firstandlastchance.ca/
I love getting inspired by the handmade items and it is so much more interesting than the mall. There are so many delicious sights and smells. What do you love about the craft fairs?
Today is #10pbfor10 day! This is the day to pick 10 picture books you cannot live without. Here are mine!
And…I have some exciting news! In my upcoming giveaway, I’m giving story stretcher ideas for all of these beauties! I hope you’ll enter! Giveaway starts here August 14th. You can enter via Facebook too!
Hello and Happy Wednesday! I’m giving weekly writing updates to keep myself motivated. Writing consistently can be a challenge when there are so many distractions. This is my way of keeping myself on track so please humour me here.
So this week I’m feeling incredibly grateful for my online critique group, who have given me some amazing feedback to help move my story forwards. I’d left this one aside for several months while working on other projects but I’m still very passionate about the story. It is a fiction picture book that features an autistic main character whose sensory challenges make it very difficult for him to enjoy something as simple as going to the beach with his family. It is a super challenging story to write because if you know much about autism, you know it presents itself quite differently in each individual.
Yes, it is getting dark and I’m still working.
Anyway, thanks to Tara Perkowski, Tasha Hilderman, Sue Macartney, Akilah Pikou and Emma Wood, I have a new direction and inspiration for this story. I’ve written a couple of new scenes to develop the story and main character further. Revising this story hasn’t been easy but I know it is getting closer to where I want it to be.
How do you keep yourself motivated to get things done?
“When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.” -Creighton Abrams