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Makers Market and CHTV

So… this morning my Hamilton landscape photography was shown on CHTV’s morning show!  In 2011 I sold my very first art print (kinda by accident) and couldn’t then imagine that some day I would showcase my work on television.  I am thrilled to be part of the Maker’s Market again this season and will be at the Cathedral on Dec 7th with Randell Neudorf.  We’ll have Ivor Wynne shirts available as well as prints and photography session gift certificates.  Stop by next Saturday and check out all the local, Hamilton vendors!

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This one’s for you, J.P.!

At the last Art Crawl there were a few people who were commenting on my industrial series – including J.P. who used to work in the steel industry.  He noticed that I didn’t have any of Stelco (now US Steel) and jokingly wondered about my favouritism.  Truthfully, I should be a Stelco gal, if anything, as that’s where my grandad found work when he relocated my mom’s family from New Brunswick to Hamilton.  So, a few weeks ago on a bright, sunny morning, I made by way north. Ignoring a whole bunch of really important signs, I snapped some pics of the yards.  This one’s for you, J.P.!  Thanks for the inspiration!


O Hamilton

O Hamilton how I love thee!  Sometimes I get up early in the morning, just so I can gaze upon you. I even love your cloud making stacks along the harbourfront, though wish that you would stop smoking…it’s not good for you! I love the busyness of your trucks and giant monstrous machinery that move steel and move me to remember visiting my dad at work with that chemically smell of recycled tin. You are beautiful.  Today you will be crawling with people on James St as your Open Streets brings people together in creative community.  You’re the best.  Thanks for being home.

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I Love Hamilton

This week I spent some time chasing the delicious light all over Hamilton to see some of my favourite spots.  Some a bit rough, some outstandingly beautiful.  It is clear though, I love this city!

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Like a Vintage Leather Jacket

I love Hamilton.  Not just cause I grew up here, but I love the whole vibe of this city.  Real. Beautiful. Raw.  As my friend Adrian said a few weeks ago…

Hamilton is like a vintage jacket. Tattered in areas perhaps, but also boasts some VERY nice pockets. Depends on what you’re looking for I guess.


I like that sentiment.  You could choose to see the frayed bits and the scars from past wear or you can choose to see how those things make this city into a treasured, vintage item.  Personally, I choose the latter.