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A Birthday Message from Nova Scotia — Feb 24, 2019

A Birthday Message from Nova Scotia

Halifax: I heard it’s a certain someone’s birthday today…

Pictou: So I baked this cake for her! It’s our province’s flag with the number 24 on it, because she’s 24 today! And the filling is coloured blue!

Truro and Yarmouth: Awesome! Our first birthday as a couple!

Judique: I’ll play her a special song on my fiddle!

Everyone: Happy birthday to our creator!


Sabrina Gardiner: a love affair with Canada – Digital Media — Feb 20, 2019

Sabrina Gardiner: a love affair with Canada – Digital Media

My love of Canada has now made it to the prestigious Courtauld Gallery at Somerset House in the heart of London! ️

For almost ten years, I have had an intense love affair with Canada. Why exactly I love Canada has always eluded me; maybe it’s the friendliness of the people, or the vastness and natural beauty of its varied landscapes from sea to shining sea, or the numerous films and TV shows that are reeled out every year.

Read more at: Sabrina Gardiner: a love affair with Canada – Digital Media

Valentine’s Day 2019 — Feb 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day 2019

It’s the day of loving! And this Valentine’s Day is a bit more special than others, because…

Truro Deuville and Yarmouth Clements' Engagement
Truro Deuville & Yarmouth Clements’ Engagement

…Truro and Yarmouth (of A Nova Scotian Way of Life) are finally getting married! 👬💗💍

They are the second couple of mine to get married, after Amherst and Springhill a few years earlier. In celebration of their upcoming marriage, several other (already) married couples – namely Amherst x Springhill and Port Hawkesbury x Stellarton – have gathered to witness this historic moment, as Yarmouth goes from being Truro’s long-time friend and boyfriend to his fiancé. This is also an historic moment for me, as I’ve never really drawn a couple in the process of proposing before; up to now, you’ve only really seen the aftermath (of sorts).

I chose the ruby for Truro’s ring so it could match his jacket, but the red colour also suggests love and passion, which is what today is all about. As if he’s opening up a box of his love for Yarmouth, I appropriately stamped some hearts that appear to be emerging from the box – and possibly even the ring itself. They’re planning to have their wedding in the summer on a beach overlooking the big blue sea.

This from Truro himself:

“Happy Valentine’s Day from me – and my soon-to-be-husband, Yarmouth!”


Nova Scotian Valentine Cards — Feb 10, 2019

Nova Scotian Valentine Cards

’Tis the season to be loving! In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I’ve made a collection of Valentine cards starring the cast of A Nova Scotian Way of Life (ANSWOL). They can be downloaded, printed out and sent to your Valentine, or any loved one!

Love doesn’t just have to be of the romantic kind. :love:

small heart - pink small heart - hot pink small heart - red small heart - orange small heart - light orange small heart - yellow small heart - light yellow small heart - lime green small heart - green small heart - teal small heart - aqua small heart - blue small heart - dark blue small heart - darker blue small heart - purple small heart - magenta  Flag of Nova Scotia Emoji


Canadian Provincial and Territorial Emojis! — Feb 5, 2019

Canadian Provincial and Territorial Emojis!

After seeing that there were many flags of Canada on DeviantArt, but none of the Canadian provincial or territorial flags had been made into emojis, I decided to make them myself! They’re all free to use without needing my permission or credit for Canadians and non-Canadians alike. I still hope there’ll be official ones someday, along with beaver and moose emojis.

Flag of British Columbia Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Alberta Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Saskatchewan Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Manitoba Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Ontario Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Quebec Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of New Brunswick Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Nova Scotia Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Newfoundland + Labrador Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Prince Edward Island Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Yukon Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Northwest Territories Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Nunavut Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld

And while I know these aren’t technically provinces in themselves, I like to either think of them as provinces-within-a-province, or they have historical significance in a community.

Flag of Cape Breton Island Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Newfoundland Republic Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Labrador Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Acadia Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld

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