the power of a clean pen drawing

it never ceases to amaze me how many wonderful things exist in books. today, heids and i ventured downtown to have some breakfast, run some errands, and peruse through book stores. at novel idea we found this super cool book called london unfurled – a simple multi-panel book that depicted the north and south banks of london in black and white. i really liked it. and now i want to do something similar for kingston. originally, i thought about doing princess street. now that i think about it, though, it would also be really cool to rent a kayak or something in the summer and sketch from the lake. hmm…


goals for 2012

it’s that time of year again! here are my goals for the new year – as i accomplish them i will update or add more :)


  • bring my TFSA to $5000
  • pay off all the financing i have
  • take on the full mortgage by the end of the year
  • have $5000 in savings by year end


  • keep an updated resume and portfolio
  • attend 3 workshops or conferences
  • take an AQ course
  • grow my twitter PLN to 100 people


  • complete my bible reading plan every day
  • read at least 5 Christian books
  • update my worship binder
  • actively search for a mentor


  • buy a bike or a scooter
  • bring my BMI down to 21.7
  • practice guitar regularly (at least 3x/week)
  • communicate with my family at least 2x/week