Author of Make It Mighty Ugly, due out in fall 2014. Also, writer and editor, pusher of Mighty Ugly (the workshops), lover of nachos and summer camp.

Video: By All Means Create

I’m just so chuffed to be part of @opusartsupplies’s video series By All Means Create. WATCH:

Opus Art Supplies was the sponsor of the Creative Mornings talk I gave last month, and they asked me to be part of a video series they’re doing that’s inspired by something Van Gogh said:

“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

 

Well that’s pretty much perfect, right?

Can I hear that a little louder?

I mean, come on. You…

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First batch of the epic winter soap experiment! Tea tree oil, made with green clay for colour. I used sodium lactate (a salt) for the first time, to see if it’ll harden the palm-oil-free batch (palm is super for hardening soap, but it’s a disaster ethically, so I’m no longer using it). We’ll see Thursday morning when I unmould it! 259/365 #yearofmaking #soap #soaping #soapmaking #coldprocess

First batch of the epic winter soap experiment! Tea tree oil, made with green clay for colour. I used sodium lactate (a salt) for the first time, to see if it’ll harden the palm-oil-free batch (palm is super for hardening soap, but it’s a disaster ethically, so I’m no longer using it). We’ll see Thursday morning when I unmould it! 259/365 #yearofmaking #soap #soaping #soapmaking #coldprocess

A truly atrocious photo of yesterday’s making: tie dye! 257/365 #yearofmaking #tiedye #lookaway

A truly atrocious photo of yesterday’s making: tie dye! 257/365 #yearofmaking #tiedye #lookaway

Having to wrap up 200 bars of soap over the next couple months means I need some kinda label. STAT. 258/365 #yearofmaking #soaping #soapmaking #labels #text #pipersoapwerks

Having to wrap up 200 bars of soap over the next couple months means I need some kinda label. STAT. 258/365 #yearofmaking #soaping #soapmaking #labels #text #pipersoapwerks

I want this done! 256/365 #yearofmaking #knitting #knitstagram #gaenor

I want this done! 256/365 #yearofmaking #knitting #knitstagram #gaenor

Aw yeah. #colorrun #happiest5k #vancouver #igersvancouver  (at PNE/Playland)

Aw yeah. #colorrun #happiest5k #vancouver #igersvancouver (at PNE/Playland)

Current status! #colorrun #happiest5k #vancouver #igersvancouver #ridiculous (at PNE/Playland)

Current status! #colorrun #happiest5k #vancouver #igersvancouver #ridiculous (at PNE/Playland)

Today’s making time is about research. For in case you haven’t heard, I’m going to be making a metric crapload of soap. 255/365 #yearofmaking #soapmaking #soaping #book

Today’s making time is about research. For in case you haven’t heard, I’m going to be making a metric crapload of soap. 255/365 #yearofmaking #soapmaking #soaping #book

Book Tour Events: Facebook RSVPs

Book tour is fast approaching! Here’s a list of events with links to RSVP (or buy tickets)! See you next month!

Please soothe my excitement/panic about how soon our book tour is by letting us know if you’ll be coming to our tour events! Leanne has spent hours and hours this week creating events on Facebook so we and our hosts can sorta kinda know how many people to expect. (I know, Facebook. Ugh. But their event feature allows for super easy RSVPs and invitations, so there you have it. Note that the…

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