• visited 12 countries and learned a little of the language in each one• lived in 4 of those countries• made many good friends• learned more history that I ever did in high school• had amazing cultural experiences• milked goats• turned 30 in Paris• produced a ton of new work, more than I have ever produced before in a year• continued to develop my ...

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• the big one: decided to move forward with our plan to live in Europe in spite of the fact that it didn't seem like the best time (recession, no good job prospects, not a great time to sell a house...) It still ended up being the best time for us to do it in terms of where we are in our lives.• sold our house, our car and most of our furniture• q ...

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• I unexpectedly fell into a way of drawing that has been keeping me inspired and motivated. It also renewed my desire to illustrated for children.• got some new illustration clients (including another American one)• started teaching a class at the Alberta College of Art and design - which I love• learned how to cook Indian food - yum• started lea ...

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• I've felt more motivated and creative than ever before• steady increase in illustration clients and work • got my first illustration client outside of Canada (Utne Reader)• illustrated and designed my first children's book • my closest girl friend returned after spending a year in Australia and stayed with me for about a month and a half which w ...

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