Category Archives: Musing

Scratch-frost Art

I never would have guessed that Jack Fost was a scratchboard artist  (or is that “scratchfrost” arist?)    Scratchfrost. Digital photograph. Copyright 2015, Tania Nault. 

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Courage, my friends…

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful, and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” ~ Jack Layton (1950-2011) Canadian politician and democratic socialist.   Canadians, of … Continue reading

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Making Art is About Getting Happy

Whenever I feel at loose ends with my artistic self, I find it helpful to read (and, yes, re-read) books about the creative process. One of my favourite books about creativity is Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. And, pray … Continue reading

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The Hole in My Heart

“Closure is a myth. You learn to live with the hole in your heart.” ~Renee Rodin in The Heart Does Break: Canadian Writers on Grief and Mourning. Today is May 28th and, were she still alive, would be my grandmother’s birthday. Grandma … Continue reading

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You Put Your Arms Around Me and I’m Home

This weekend I was walking Grover down College Avenue when a sign for a new condo development caught my eye.  The sign encouraged me to “Love where you live”.  As my husband, Kevin, and I are looking to move in … Continue reading

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