Ammonite Metaphysical Properties

A stone of abundance, vitality, prosperity & continual growth. A talisman of health, happiness, and protection. The ammonite has the souls path encoded within it—each chamber representing a different chapter. As the creature grows it retains its shape—remaining perfectly itself & closing off previous sections of its shell—perpetually living in the present. 

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Vancouver Mural Fest - Strathcona Street Party

ome photographs of the weekend's Strathcona Street Party hosted by the good folk at Vancouver Mural Fest as a little prelude to the city's second annual largest display of public art. Artists came together to create work for the city and wrap two buildings in murals from East Cordova between Campbell and Hawks Street.

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Butterfly House - Coffs Harbour

The Butterfly House offers a lush indoor subtropical rainforest in which visitors can walk amongst hundreds of live Australian butterflies. It's a bit of magic to observe the natural behaviors of these incredible creatures—seeing them fly, sip nectar, court, and show off their brilliant wings had us mesmerized for hours. 

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Fine Art Classes - Burbank

This is a look into an evening art class in the home & studio of Australian fine artist Philip Farley—a space straight out of a storybook surrounded by bushland and countless species of native wildlife.While studying upstairs I snuck down to snap a few shots of a cozy winter night of creativity, tea, and some fine art coaching. 

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Snag - Live Painting & Art Raffle

If you're looking for a good introduction to Vancouver's alternative arts scene then head over to The American (926 Main Street) on the last Tuesday of every month to witness Snag - Live Painting Exhibition & Art Raffle.  Snag provides an opportunity for artists to support, connect, and collaborate with the one another.

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Beer & Design 2.0 - The Red Academy

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending Beer & Design 2.0 at The Red Academy. It was a brilliant combination of cold brews and industry leaders coming together to speak candidly about brewing amazing beer as well as the opportunities & challenges of creating a unique brand in such a new and vastly competitive market. 

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Purple Thistle - Community Art Space

A night spent in the Purple Thistle—an artist run communal space in East Vancouver for youth to explore, play, and create together. Now closed after almost 15 years—although the space is changing hands, the spirit and projects launched out of the Thistle continue on. Thank you for nurturing our collective creativity. 

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The Chai Lounge - East is East

Enter into East is East - a restaurant saturated in warmth & irresistible fragrance, the sounds and flavours of the silk & spice route. This is one of our favourite restaurants in the city - a true gem for anyone with a palette for eastern spice, wholesome and humble food rich with culture.

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