Published Artwork and Design:
Literary Crows; in "The Raven Chronicles", Volume 15, No. 2 Corvidae, series of nine artist trading cards
Boho Skirt in Craft Challenge: Scarves, 2010
My original skirt design (with instructions and construction diagrams) made using two long decorative scarves appears in this publication by Lark Press.
Creative Non Fiction:
A Tale of Two Snowfalls, in Chicken Soup for the Soul Oh Canada, 2011
There have been two Valentine’s Day snowstorms since I’ve lived in Vancouver. The first was when my husband and I had just started dating. The second was about five years later when we were newly married. These are the only two times when we have had plans to go out for the occasion and both times, our plans did not at all go as we had anticipated. You’ll have to read the story to find out what did happen.
Copping a Feel at the Beauty Parlour, in Hip Mama issue #47, 2011
This is a story about a rather unusual breastfeeding incident. I sent it to Hip Mama because I have very fond memories of The Hip Mama’s Survival Guide by Ariel Gore. It was the most “real” parenting book I ever came across. I feel very proud to have been able to contribute to their publishing endeavours.
How it Began, in Robot Hearts, 2010
How it Began is about how my husband and I dated on-line in 1991. Did you even know there was an internet back then? Well there wasn’t, not the way we know it today anyway. The story is about the convoluted way we communicated via computer while he was away at grad school. We got married a few months after he came home. Robot Hearts is an anthology of on-line dating stories published by Pinchback Press.
Lessons in Parenting in Chicken Soup for the Soul, What I Learned from the Cat, September 2009
When Kootenay came to live with us, my husband and I joked that we could practice our parenting skills on him. If we couldn’t even keep a cat alive, we’d know we wouldn’t be fit parents. At that time, we couldn’t have known that Kootenay would live with us for less than a year, and have many adventures in that time. We did learn A LOT about being parents from him though.
Articles and videos about my work:
Weaving Cultural Identities Documentary about the weavers and the graphic artists involved in this
Vancouver Biennale project
Weaving Our Way, Shared Stories another video about the Dunbar Centre weaving project. I start at about 9:05
Creative Weaving, Series II, Who Are We? Short video about the Creative Weaving Project with Debra Sparrow, organized by the Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society. I start talking around 1:17.
Art and the Give and Take of Social Engagement. Jill Schuler of Creativi-tea wrote about a conversation we had over lunch one day.
Saori-kudonta sopii kaikille Article about my weaving on a Finnish craft website (in Finnish)
Literacy New West Provides Free Books and Builds Community in Brighter Tomorrows, Fall 2014 Vol 2 No 2, page 11, article about one of my community initiatives
Raise-a-Reader: Flash mobs invade parks with books, Vancouver Sun, Wednesday, September 18, 2013 article about one of my community programs
Articles and reports I've written:
Early Fundamentals for Immigrant Families from "Mind-Body Connection"issue of Visions Journal, 2014, 10 (2), p. 27. Based on an interview with Ada Sin, Multicultural Early Childhood Program Worker.
New Westminster Community Literacy Plan 2014-15 - Report and plan for the Literacy New Westminster task group activities.
Is It Ever Too Early To Talk About Disordered Eating, from "Families" issue of Visions Journal, 2013, 8 (3), pp. 26-27, co-authored with Mimi Hudson. About a parenting program aimed at preventing eating disorders.
New Westminster Community Literacy Plan 2013-14 - Report and plan for the Literacy New Westminster task group activities.
New Westminster Community Literacy Plan 2012-13 - Report and plan for the Literacy New Westminster task group activities.
Pencil It In in ATC Quarterly, Winter 2010
It Starts With A Pencil a collaborative mailart project.
Still Giving Back in Canadian Immigrant magazine, December 2008
An article about Vancouver area resident Daughty Preena and her volunteer efforts to help a Sri Lankan village decimated by the 2004 tsunami.