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My Art Journey: How I found a way to pursue my passion in arts

For those who are in similar positions as I am, currently unable to go to art school due to the lack of finances, time, and/or the need to priorities responsibilities, I have found a possible alternative to still be able to pursue your passion for arts (or any passion for that matter) and that is to take individual online courses. I will first talk a little bit about my background in order for you to understand why I have chosen to take online courses instead of going to university, then I will talk about what I am doing to pursue my passion, as well as the courses I am taking. This is going to be a series about the courses I am taking and how much improvement I have gained from them. My Background: I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Global Business Management and I currently work full-time as a paralegal. I have been taking continuing studies since graduating university: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design                Introduction to Digital Photography Introduction to Adobe …

The Last of Winter

This year was one of the worst winters I’ve ever experienced. Icy roads, sidewalks that disappeared underneath a foot or so of snow, and sometimes piercing ice cold winds. (It’s a good thing I don’t have to shovel, or I would definitely hate winter). Despite all that, I still do love the way winter changes our surroundings, like fresh snow on the trees. I love the way snow falls slowly from the sky and sometimes I just have to stop and watch (and try to catch some on my palm). These photos are from my last project in the Introduction to Photography class. My professor said looking at these made her like winter a little bit (and that’s a compliment!).       A father and daughter, taking a stroll at the park. There is still colour and warmth in winter. Beauty in white. Trees covered in snow. Birds on a post. A winter tree.    

Souls at Sea

Steadfast journey to the great unknown the red and white boat, it carries hearts filled with excitement and awe danger and mystery create no fear for the young look at death with innocent bravery And those on land left behind wait in anxious agony Time passes and the red and white boat returns red with blood white, their souls surrendered and left at sea

Nanowrimo

It’s already the second week of Nanowrimo! If you don’t know what Nanowrimo is, it is the National November Writing Month where the objective is to write a 50,000 novel by November 30. In the first week I have written 750 words. Not a good start! Anyway, the reason why I am joining Nanowrimo is so that I could finally complete a novel. I won’t be editing my work too much, since I have to complete it as fast as I can. I will edit it afterwards. My drafts I will place under Nanowrimo, and once I have completed editing them, I will place my entry under Novels. The Lighting Hour Synopsis: Blake recalled an incident where she had met It, a strange person she found in her kitchen, who she could not describe as either male or female. She never saw It again, but when she opened her planner years later, a note from It appeared. In her planner were details of a meeting she did not remember arranging and when she decided to pursue this meeting, her life takes …