On January 31, 2018, a beloved landmark and one of my most favorite places on the planet, Salmagundi West, will close its doors at its current location. No words suffice … Continue reading Thank you Salmagundi West and Anne Banner <3
What happens when a case is very old, when much of its physical evidence is deteriorated or destroyed, and its main players long deceased? How do we investigate? For me … Continue reading The objects are the context from which I draw clues.
There is no end to the inspiration I get from looking at vintage photographs- through immersion comes awakened imagination. The central characters in my graphic novel are real people but … Continue reading The importance of the vintage photograph as creative resource.
I received a preserved piglet from Salmagundi West to test out tattooing on it. An experiment. Anne Banner, the owner of Salmagundi, had sourced it, letting me know it had died … Continue reading “Porcus in vas unum.” Experimenting for Salmagundi West.
I am delighted to introduce an extraordinary Vancouver artist, Amy Tom. I was introduced to her through my friend Anne Banner, owner/curator of Vancouver curiosity shop and paradise: Salmagundi West. … Continue reading Delightful local Vancouver artist: Amy Tom
For more info or to host a workshop, contact me! DRAWN TOGETHER WORKSHOP SERIES with Katarina Thorsen: FULL DAY (6.5 hours) or 3 PARTS (2.5 hours each) In this therapeutic art … Continue reading Drawn Together Therapeutic Art Workshops
I was delighted to be invited for my first ever tarot card reading by ScorpioSun aka Madam Patricia this afternoon at my favorite place on earth: Salmagundi West. Journal notes … Continue reading “These messages are real answers…” My first ever tarot card reading with Madam Patricia. #skepticonvacation
I have coveted her for years. That first time I stepped into Salmagundi West with the my mom and saw her tucked in the cupboard (to your left as you walk … Continue reading I have coveted her for years. My doll from Salmagundi West
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There is no end to the inspiration I get from looking at vintage photographs- through immersion comes awakened imagination. The central characters in my graphic novel are real people but as … Continue reading Why use seemingly unrelated vintage photographs as sources for a true crime story?
Recall March 7, 2013, photoshoot at Salmagundi West for my graphic novel. I am struck by the ability of my model, Jocelyn Louise, to convey, in a simple glance, the pain of … Continue reading It doesn’t stop him. My death stops him. #graphicnovel study
On March 7, 2013, I was humbled at the generosity of Salmagundi West owner Anna Banner who allowed us to use her store as a back drop for our latest … Continue reading With a faery, hand in hand… photo shoot for the #graphicnovel at Salmagundi West!