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Since 1995

Speedpaint: Mega Pearl’s Fusion — Apr 1, 2020
Speedpaint: We’ll Always Be Your Family — Mar 30, 2020
My First Speedpaint! — Mar 29, 2020

My First Speedpaint!

I’ve recently joined the online art streaming community, and I’ve now made my first speedpaint!

Picarto is a free-to-join art streaming site where artists and other creatives can broadcast the process of creation to audiences around the world, like a creative version of YouTube or Facebook Live. You can find my Picarto channel here, and I’ll be sure to broadcast regularly whenever I draw something new.

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Nova Scotian Valentine Cards (New for 2020) — Feb 14, 2020

Nova Scotian Valentine Cards (New for 2020)

Love is in the air, and my Nova Scotia-themed cards for Valentine’s Day are back! I’ve also made some new cards for the new year. πŸ’Œ

To save these to your computer for writing on and sharing, simply click on a card, right-click and select “Save image as…” Then you can either print them out or post them on social media, and send them to your Valentine! πŸ’πŸ’˜πŸ’•

 

Nova Scotians on Bonfire Night (2019) — Nov 5, 2019

Nova Scotians on Bonfire Night (2019)

Nova Scotian Bonfire Night
Nova Scotian Bonfire Night

Bring out the fireworks and sparklers – it’s Bonfire Night again! πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡

In case you didn’t know, Bonfire Night – AKA Guy Fawkes Night – is an annual celebration held every 5th of November in the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth territories. It commemorates the day Guy Fawkes and his gang of conspirators failed to bomb the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605, in an attempt to assassinate King James I of England. (I go into more detail on the origins of Bonfire Night in this post.)

With Canada being part of the Commonwealth, a leftover from the days of the British Empire, I was surprised to see that – with the exception of Newfoundland – Bonfire Night is almost relatively unknown across the Atlantic. While it’s not really about them or their parliament, I had wrongly assumed that it was a shared celebration across the Commonwealth, as they are all tied to Britain.

But geography doesn’t really matter, as some of the cast of A Nova Scotian Way of Life (ANSWOL) have come together for a fireworks show of their own. The fireworks were drawn with glitter pens, giving the impression that they’re “popping” out of the night sky. Westville and Parrsboro even have sparklers sizzling away while the bonfire burns bright. This is also Truro and Yarmouth’s first Bonfire Night as a married couple (it feels like it was their wedding just yesterday!)

If you’re having a bonfire or a fireworks display of your own, or are going to a public one, safety is always important. Why not see these safety tips?

http://www.bonfire-night-safety.co.uk/

Remember, remember the 5th of November – and to protect and enjoy yourself!

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