Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, I’m definitely a Canadian West-coaster. You can occasionally catch me saying, ‘eh’, but that’s probably the extent of my obvious Canadianness. No, I don’t live in an igloo!
The various jobs I hold are: mommy, wife, writer, site administrator/webmaster (I own and run The Official Jeaniene Frost Fansite), graphic artist (cover art/author promo work), chauffeur, maid, tech-nerd, waitress (or as my daughter likes to call out while eating dinner — SERVER!), hopeless romantic, star gazer, storm watcher, sensitive crab.
Graphic Design/Cover Artist
I’m still amazed and delighted by the fact that I can put the skills I’ve always had to such creative use. Growing up my mom put me in all sorts of classes – clay sculpting, pottery, watercolor painting, oil painting. She also definitely catered to my need for sparkles as evidenced by our permanently bedazzled coffee table. It was a dream come true for an only child and I cut, created, painted, glued to my hearts delight.
Later on in my youth, I moved on to bigger scopes of design. Specifically interior design. I had an infinity to arrange and rearrange any room someone would let me. Bedrooms, living rooms…anything I could reorganize and “make better” I did. And I did this every few months, much to the dismay of my husband who became my official mover.
These days I rearrange text, images and lighting on a digital canvas. No more heavy lifting for hubby or sparkly tables. Usually 😉
I didn’t realize I needed to be writing until the summer of 2007. Wow, that was a shocker! And not because it was such a stretch but because I hadn’t thought of it sooner. No wonder secretly my favorite class in highschool was English, despite the typical response of all jocks — GYM! That year I read a book that inspired me to write some embarrassing *mumbles* fanfiction, but let’s not talk about that! Later that same year I was talked into doing NaNoWriMo and I won! 50K words in 26 days. It was a religious experience and I knew that I needed to be writing.
I’ve put writing on hold while I focus on my graphic design and cover art work, but it’s never far from my mind. When the voices in my head (that’s normal, right?) don’t let me sleep, I use this blog for a creative writing outlet.
So here I am – blogging about: being a mommy, eating well and my Vitamix, adoption and loss, reading and writing, and my graphic design work. I hope you find something you like! Comments and sharing are totally welcome and absolutely appreciated!