I started this painting with the idea of doing a loose sky and play with the palette knife and while I did start with the knife, I soon abandoned it in favour of the large bushes. I may need to clean it up a bit but I am done with it for now as I am just wrecking things instead of improving anything. So, off to the observation rack it goes! -
19 of 30: The Red Boat - 6x6 - Oil on Cradled Panel.
Comencé este cuadrito con la intencion de hacer un cielo con la cuchilla y sí empecé usandola pero enseguida la abandoné para seguir con pinceles. Tal vez tenga que cambiar algunas cosas pero pr ahora he terrminado ya que en lugar de mejorar, lo empeoro asi es que pasa al estante en observación! - 19 de 30: El Velero Rojo - 15x15 - Oleo.
Meet your neighbours // Coffee lovers, meet @kootenaycoffeeco partner Tommy Clark! Tommy has been roasting organic coffee in Kelowna since 1985, and as one of our monthly wine club members, he loves wine just about as much as he loves a perfect cup of coffee. His favourite? Our Small Lots Two. #sandhillwines
Happy Louis Riel Day! While, as of 2016, BC honours this day on November 16, it is celebrated as a Provincial holiday today in Manitoba.
Métis have been documented in BC as early as 1793, when Sir Alexander Mackenzie’s Expedition traversed the Rockies and established a signpost marking at North Bentinck Arm [near Bella Coola, BC] on July 22nd, 1793. Courtesy Metis BC Nation
I am a warrior. I am strong. I am powerful. I am worthy.
How often do you tell yourself these positive things? How often do you practice a mantra or gratitude or self affirmations? How often do you make time to love yourself and empower yourself? Do you invest in relationships (and by this I also mean friendships) that help empower you to be the best you can be and that give unconditional love?
Self love has fallen on the wayside in our culture and society. In fact most people think a self loving act is “selfish” or “treating yourself” when really it’s essential to our happiness and feeling worthy in life.
Scheduling time for yourself and what brings you joy is so important. And ensuring the practice of self love every day can change everything.
It’s important to feel strong and confident in who you are and as women it’s even more powerful and life changing to be able to stand strong in your feminine power. To push against the billion dollar industries trying to convince us we need to change things about our body and ourselves to appease other people.
When we stop looking to please society and start asking what pleases ourselves we begin a journey that brings us to a new level in our lives. There is nothing stronger, sexier, and more beautiful than being confident in who you are even if it’s not societies ideals of beauty.
Yoga and nature have always helped me to feel reconnected not just with my body but with my mind. From bringing that awareness back to myself and away from the hustle and bustle of life I’ve felt happier, healthier, and more free. It’s why I love this picture of me in nature in the warrior pose feeling strong in who I am!
This is my type of winter: lodge to lodge. We are currently up in Northwest Territories at Blachford Lake Lodge but here’s a shot from last weekend at Mount Assiniboine. Also, who saw my story where I crashed my drone? 😑 #explorecanada#explorebc
Bear cub 1 salmon 0 .... It's amazing to watch a mother bear teach her cubs how to fish. The first time we saw her bring the cubs to the river they didn't quite know what they were supposed to be doing. Then they got a taste for salmon.
We watched the cubs many times paw at the water or jump at the salmon trying to be like mama. However at this age they were too young to catch such a heavy fish.
Time for their next lesson... on this particular day mama brought the twins a salmon except this time the fish was still alive. She promptly dropped it off then walked away to catch another. The salmon was flailing back and forth in the pile of leaves, both cubs seemed spooked by the quick movement of the fish, Spirit ran to mama unsure what to do next.
But Sawyer was much better at passing mama's lessons than his sister. He put his paws on the fish trying to keep it from moving which must have been tough for a young cub.
He finally got one of the fins in his teeth and held on for dear life while the salmon continued to struggle. In the end the salmon met it's demise and the cubs learned another valuable lesson about fishing.
Unfortunately after passing part 1 of the lesson he failed the next test as he couldn't figure out how to tear the fish open and eat it without mama's help...
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02/19/18 || We got to spend less than 24 hours with my parents before they made the final trek back home and it was filled with stories of their adventures and looking through a ton of photos and videos. This is one of my fave videos as I’m amazed at the way nature can build and manipulate itself into something so mesmerizing. A literal hole in the wall. #NatureIsAmazing#PortAlberni#beautifulbritishcolumbia