“Do you want to know what the difference is between a traveller and a tourist?” asked the guy working behind the counter at Zabar’s, the famous deli on New York City’s Upper West Side. I stopped taking pictures of their enormous cheese counter to nod at him. “The difference,” he said, “is that a tourist […]
This simple sign outside an antique store made me do a double-take. The statement is kind, but pointed. The things that we often desire to do – such as inviting children and dogs indoors, to photograph freely, aka the joys of life – are often hampered. We’re so used to these common rules they’ve become […]
Collected iphone pictures from a weekend in Winnipeg. Bottom right hand corner picture by Diane Farnsworth. I was thrilled to be part of my friend Kim Clarke’s book launch at McNally Robinson Winnipeg last weekend. Addie Sinclaire: Vortex of Doom is the second in a series of books that Kim has written for young adults. […]
It feels like summer has come to an abrupt end here in Vancouver – our long sunny October has morphed into rainy, dark days and there seems to be a Halloween costume pop-up shop on every corner. Now that the leaves on the trees are turning vivid colors and dropping to the ground, true winter […]
Isn’t she cute? Cynara and her cat Autumn. A few months ago, I wrote a little post on my experience of being a published craft book author. But, an author’s perspective is only one side of the story – there are many, many others involved in the process of creating a book: my editor, my […]
If you are in the Winnipeg area, do not miss the opening of this fabulous show!
June 9th is International Yarn Bombing Day! Never heard of such a thing? International Yarn Bombing Day was invented by Joanne Matvichuk who lives in Lethbridge, Alberta (Canada). It began last year when knitters from around the world all yarn bombed on the same day on June 11th, and it continues this year on June […]
I love bookstores, and I love stop-motion animation, so I double-love this book trailer that was shot at Type Books in Toronto. (Text link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKVcQnyEIT8&feature=player_embedded) Full disclosure, my book Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery has a tiny cameo. See if you can spot it.