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I live just west of Toronto with my brilliant illustrator husband and our two children-in-fur, making jewelry by hammer and fire in my tiny, cosy studio. Current experiments in blacksmithing and extensive studies in fine arts and design have given me the smarts and skills to work in a wide variety of media, and while jewelry design is my primary preoccupation, graphic design, oil painting and watercolor illustration remain constant flirts.
I grew up in the Quebecois countryside, just north of Ottawa, and so will remain a country girl at heart, despite spending my last decade and a half in the 'burbs, and it is this yearning for the country that endures as my primary focus as an artist. I am constantly 'lit up' by nature, be it from a weekend spent camping, or simply watching the birds and the ditch grasses on my drive to work, and hiking with my husband is a favorite pastime. My time spent outdoors inevitably inspires more jewelry,…

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  • Born on February 18
  • Joined December 8, 2008

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I live just west of Toronto with my brilliant illustrator husband and our two children-in-fur, making jewelry by hammer and fire in my tiny, cosy studio. Current experiments in blacksmithing and extensive studies in fine arts and design have given me the smarts and skills to work in a wide variety of media, and while jewelry design is my primary preoccupation, graphic design, oil painting and watercolor illustration remain constant flirts.
I grew up in the Quebecois countryside, just north of Ottawa, and so will remain a country girl at heart, despite spending my last decade and a half in the 'burbs, and it is this yearning for the country that endures as my primary focus as an artist. I am constantly 'lit up' by nature, be it from a weekend spent camping, or simply watching the birds and the ditch grasses on my drive to work, and hiking with my husband is a favorite pastime. My time spent outdoors inevitably inspires more jewelry, more paintings, and much more day-dreaming.

Being able to make pretty, shiny things is a dream come true, and I have my husband to thank, from the bottom of my heart, for supporting me in living this crazy cool dream (and for being the best part of it.) When we aren't working on our current creative endeavors, we earnestly practice our cosy lessons with our two cats, drink coffee, dream of Vikings and Newfoundland, and read comics with impunity.

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