The objects are the context from which I draw clues.

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.

The importance of the vintage photograph as creative resource.

  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.

Delightful local Vancouver artist: Amy Tom

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

“These messages are real answers…” My first ever tarot card reading with Madam Patricia. #skepticonvacation

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

Why use seemingly unrelated vintage photographs as sources for a true crime story?

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?

It doesn’t stop him. My death stops him. #graphicnovel study

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

With a faery, hand in hand… photo shoot for the #graphicnovel at Salmagundi West!

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!