Wednesday, 22 January 2014


My future suddenly became extremely real to my today. I have two days of classes left in my entire high school career (I'm finishing a semester early), I made a bucket list, my 18th birthday is in 7 days and my grad photos came in the mail. I'm getting extremely nervous but excited to see what this year has to offer and so far it seems pretty promising!


Currently looking for a source because I found the copy of this on a friends twitter. But I just wanted to share this truth. Stop victim blaming, we need to change our cultures view on rape!

Be Still.
This is a challenge of mine at the moment, I have realized I talk a lot more than I listen and it's hard to recognize the wonderful ideas and views around you when you don't give them a chance. So over that next view weeks, I want to be a little more silent and learn about the stories of people around me.

Inspired by music

The following two are both based off and have lyrics from songs I've been moved by. The two artists of the songs David Crowder and Tenth Avenue North have helped me through many hard moments in my life. Through their lyrics I was able to paint these pieces as gifts and help encourage the people around me.

Older Work.

Two old pieces from art, first a copying the master project based on Salvador Dali's Meditative Rose and the other a mixed media expiement to try out some new techniques.


Having a proud moment and wanted to post some of my paintings from over the last year. 
Starting with the most recent, inspired by Revelations 2:4.


Tuesday, 21 January 2014

The Buried Life

When I began to work on this project I admit I was a bit hesitant, I have never been really into the whole bucket list idea. But as I began to brainstorm list items I was surprised how many things I really want to do. I've always had big dreams of traveling the world, doing exciting things but I never really thought they could be accomplished. This project put my life into perspective for me though, I realized this is only high school and I have so much time left, and I have become motivated to cross all 50 items off my list. Some items on the list are about facing frees, or discovering something new and I know ultimately these will make me a better person. I'm excited to see where this list will take me and can't wait for the adventure it holds.

Before I die...
1. Go to New York
2. Adopt a child
3. Go to more than one music festival in a summer
4. Swim in the Dead Sea
5. Learn to play a sport & enjoy it
6. Work in a orphanage overseas
7. Work for an NGO
8. Travel to New Zealand
9. Visit The Shire (Matamata, New Zealand)
10. Plan someone else's wedding
11. Get married
12. Road trip fro coast to coast
13. Cage dive with great white sharks
14. Stargaze in the middle of no where
15. Get a tattoo
16. Climb a mountain
17. Finish my sketchbook
18. Visit Disney World during Halloween
19. See a musical on Broadway
20. Live on a boat
21. Learn fluent sign language
22. Open a bakery
23. Go in a submarine
24. Gowhite water rafting
25. Hang glide in Rio de Janeiro
26. Have my artwork put on display at a gallery
27. Ride an elephant in Thailand
28. Visit the Musuem of Modern Art & see Van Gogh's Starry Night
29. Be an extra in a zombie movie
30. Mail my own postsecret
31. Run in an election 
32. Hike in the redwood national park
33. Take part in a protest/rally about something I'm passionate about
34. Watch the World Cup live
35. Live somewhere other than Winnipeg
36. Go to school in a different country
37. Dye my hair
38. Write a children's book
39. Run a marathon
40. Learn to drive
41. Sleep on the beach
42. Plant a tree
43. Cook a meal for a homeless person
44. Experience weightlessness 
45. Scuba dive
46. Pull off the perfect prank
47. Backpack through Europe 
48. Go to Blue Lagoon Iceland
49. Donate blood
50.Teach a child to ride a bike

Now what? I've decide to start with #5, learn to play a sport and enjoy it. This sounds simple but for me not so much. I love the idea of a team and trying something new but every sport I've ever tried I've never been able to get into. This new year I decided to start fresh on a new healthier lifestyle and this fits perfectly in with my plan. The goal is to join a team sport at the school before I graduate, this gives me the chance to accomplish the bucket list item and connect with new friends around our school. Spring is coming up and I have numerous opportunities, I have been looking into rugby so far but I'm keeping my options open, but I am determined to find something new that I love!