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Keeping Up With The Shenanigans At Ainsworth Hot Springs, BC

Keeping Up With The Shenanigans At Ainsworth Hot Springs, BC

DSC02062Easter Weekend I fund myself  swimming in scorching hot mineral waters with extended family at Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia.

P4200102Mist and Pip inside one of the cave tunnels.

The natural springs include eery caves and an icy cold pool to shock the system into health.

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Mist, Pip and I inside one of the super hot cave tunnels (the water in waist deep inside the caves).

We had so much fun…

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Inside My Digital Studio

Inside My Digital Studio

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Here I am in my studio working on a painting (forgive my hair—I’m trying to).

Times have changed in my studio. What used to be a giant wooden easel, canvases on stretcher bars and tubes upon tubes of oil paint, has been replaced by a computer, tablet and 2 screens. I decided to quickly (ha ha) add 3 more illustrations to my junior fiction novel before e-publishing it (digital painting isn’t…

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The Wondrous Wildlife of Lac Du Bois

The Wondrous Wildlife of Lac Du Bois

Join me on the most wondrous hike through the beautiful arid landscape of Lac Du Bois, BC. Our hike will be filled with wildlife and the first signs of spring. The photographs below were all taken by me, this past weekend on March 29, 2014 at Lac Du Bois, BC. Mountain Blue Bird at Lac Du Bois, BC. Mix Hart 2014

Mountain Blue Bird at Lac Du Bois, BC. Mix Hart 2014

I just returned from hiking in one of my most favourite spots on earth: Lac Du Bois,…

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Check It Out: Mix Hart Author Website is Up!

Check It Out: Mix Hart Author Website is Up!

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My Mix Hart author website is up! Take a sneak peek! mixhart.com You cannot yet purchase Peter Not-Pizzaface and the Decrepit Caboose as I am adding a few more illustrations before its true release date.

However, and get psyched for the official release date coming very soon! Feel free to explore the site. I’ll keep you posted on the exact book launch date. Hope you enjoy the browsing the site…

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Road Trip To Miyazaki

Road Trip To Miyazaki

We’re big Hayao Miyazaki fans in my family!

This past Halloween many of my family members dressed up as various anime characters from his movies.

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Mist as Princess Mononoki, From My Neighbor Totoro: Tabs as Satsukie and Pip as Mai

 First of all, for those who were worried Miyazaki has retired for good, fear not! He didn’t actually retire as promised; he’s already out of his premature retirement…

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Dogs on Duty…You Gotta See It To Believe It

Dogs on Duty…You Gotta See It To Believe It

Watching Out the Window Just Got A Lot More Fun…

Every morning I walk my youngest daughter to the school bus stop. Our two dogs Fernando & Pablo (Pug and Old Boston Bulldog) miss me while I’m gone. They jump onto the leather sofa back and patiently watch for me out the window, guarding the premises until my return.

Peter captured their latest guarding position on his iphone while I was gone this…

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3 Habits That Make Me Love Winter

Living in Canada leaves one with no option but to embrace winter. I live in one of the most mild regions of Canada yet we too have our fair share of winter.

3 Habits That Make Me Love Winter

Living in Canada leaves one with no option but to embrace winter. I live in one of the most mild regions of Canada yet we too have our fair share of winter.

Weird Games We Play

The Catcher Lives On It is one of those weeks when I have deadlines looming and I am under editing stress…

Weird Games We Play

The Catcher Lives On It is one of those weeks when I have deadlines looming and I am under editing stress…