Notes – A Collection of Poetry and Photography

Almost 7 years ago, I had my first unit on poetry. We covered limericks, haikus, acrostics and more. 5 years ago, I knew I wanted to publish a book one day. I had no clue what it would be about, or when I would do it, but that goal remained in the back of my… Continue reading Notes – A Collection of Poetry and Photography

Strawberries

Have you ever said something that you should not have? Whether it left a bitter or sour taste, it was a comment that lingered in the back of your mind and mouth — something you wished you could take back. Blood as redas strawberries,yet it doesn’t taste the same.Dripping down my tongue,as I bite my… Continue reading Strawberries

First Impressions of the Canon T70

In 1984, the Canon T70 (a battery powered camera that shoots 35mm film) was the camera of the year. 35 years later, I made the decision to purchase an old model from a local flea market.  This decision was made after my Mamiya, a film camera I had purchased at the same market about 2… Continue reading First Impressions of the Canon T70

Sunflowers, My Favourite

Sunflowers are my favourite flowers, hands down. With their bright yellow colour and beautiful form, how could anyone not like them the most? They are widely known as the “happy” flower, ready to bring positivity into people’s lives. While you cannot look directly at the sun (or at least, should not), a sunflower is the… Continue reading Sunflowers, My Favourite

5 YouTubers Worth Watching

YouTube. The online platform that some individuals have turned into their full-time job, one that can turn you into a social media star with a single video.  I joined YouTube in 2014 (admittedly, late to the party) and remember catching up on all of Ryan Higa’s creative posts and making quick edits of my favourite… Continue reading 5 YouTubers Worth Watching

A “Peace”-ful start to this series….

Many times I tend to base my poetry off of photos I have taken, or take a photo to accompany one of my poems. “Peace” was written based off of an image I snapped last summer, on my film camera using 35mm film. A peaceful scene is shown in that photo, of a couple enjoying… Continue reading A “Peace”-ful start to this series….

The Fashion Industry (Still) Needs to Do Better

Every year before birthdays, the first day of school, and class pictures, my closet would get a major reorganization. Clothes kept flying in and out as I fretted over what exactly I should wear. I put a lot of thought into the different components of my outfits (specifically for school). Throughout elementary school, for many… Continue reading The Fashion Industry (Still) Needs to Do Better

Supporting Local Artists

On June 30th I had the pleasure of attending Kingston’s annual ArtFest.  ArtFest is a 3 day event that spans Canada Day weekend, where vendors from local towns and cities come to set up booths displaying creations such as jewellery, art prints, leather bags, and sculptures. There are also live music performances and poetry readings,… Continue reading Supporting Local Artists