Getting Back to Blogging and a New Local Zine

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It unfortunately didn’t take me too long to fall off the #NaBloPoMo train this month. I suppose trying to post something each day was a bit eager for me. That’s ok, though! I’m going to try and blog once a week, which is a pace I think I can feel comfortable with. Wish me luck!

This week, I want to tell you about a fun and funky zine, created and curated by my creative friend Meagan, called Metazeen. The tagline for this self-described community log is “Words and Things for the Curious Mind”. It’s inaugural publication was this past September 2o13 and included a collection of short non-fiction works by various writers. I had the privilege of being published in Issue #1 for my reflective essay, Lost Friendship Rekindled.

This groovy Ottawa zine is looking for submissions. If you’ve got something inspiring to share in 300 words or in original artwork, consider submitting. I myself will probably be submitting again. Deadline is December 12, 2013. Go get your creative on!

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Adventures in Wildlife Photography: A Sneak Peak

My boyfriend has discovered photography…and “confiscated” my DSLR. I’m actually delighted that he’s picked up a new hobby. He’s set his sights on wildlife photography. As such, we’ve gone out to the woods two weeks in a row, in search for all things wild.

While the weather has been cool and the colours gray and overcast, we have managed to get some great shots. I haven’t gone through all the photos yet, but here’s a sneak peak. I’ll be sure to post more images later.

Bird's nest at Mer Bleu Bog
Bird’s nest at Mer Bleu Bog


Taking photos down by the water
Taking a photo by the water at the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary