Driving has never been all that enjoyable for me, as I usually find it to be quite time consuming or stressful amongst traffic. Perhaps this is why I have gravitated to the quieter small town lifestyle that involves more bicycling than motoring. However, there is one road that I always enjoy cruising in car, no matter what: Highway 93. Beautiful rock walls, endless forest and stunning mountains that pierce the sky make me forget about all of the troubles that usually come along with being behind the wheel.
I visited the radtastic gallery & studio Blackstar while on my trip to put some lovely new pieces into their showroom. Jen Abra did an amazing job hanging all of my work above and to the right of the fireplace. New etchings, screenprints, altered books, magnets, pins, coasters, necklaces and postcards have been stocked! Make sure to pop in if you’re in the area so that you can have a look at my new stuff and also see the incredible pieces created by some of the other fantastic Canadian artists they support.
There are a few places in the world that I am proud to call home and one of them is my beautiful cabin at Windermere Lake. Designed by my incredible architect parents and built by the hands of my entire family, it has been a second home for us for over a dozen years. Out here, I’ve spent countless summers and holidays with my loved ones, worked at some great jobs, met my gorgeous fiance and forged some incredible friendships; every time I arrive, it’s impossible not to feel love and memories rushing towards me. I just had a wonderful yet very short 36 hours where I was endlessly spoiled by good food, great company and gorgeous views. Since moving to the Cariboo I’ve missed the good old Invermere days when these many wonderful blessings were the everyday norm. I suppose this is the reason why I especially enjoyed my limited time in the Columbia Valley and can’t wait to return again later this summer.