Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Our dear Ella turned seven a couple of weeks ago. We celebrated with Tannis's family in Canmore, and she had a party with her buddies the following week. In some ways it seems like she's been seven for a couple of years already, but other times we're reminded that she's still a little girl. She's got a sweet soul, this one -- kind and generous with a dollop of silliness and a love of laughter. She really does brighten our days with her running commentary and willingness to help out.

Ella appears to be thriving this fall -- schoolwork comes fairly easily, she's loving her voice lessons with Rochelle, her HLP and AIM classes seem to be going well, and she's been very social. I'll have to scan some of her recent art, as she's been drawing up a storm. Graphic novels seem to be catching her attention lately -- stuff like Babymouse, Copper, and Amulet.

Happy birthday, Ella Pearl.





Monday, October 25, 2010

Okanagan Abstracted

I finished my newest photography book a few weeks ago. It could be considered a catalog for my upcoming show at Red Rooster, although I'll only be displaying a subset of them in the gallery (details on the show available on my main site). Even aside from the show, I think the book stands alone pretty well. This is the type of photography I've found most stimulating lately: