Picking up the paddle…

About a year and a half ago, I was working full-time and feeling completely drained of energy and unhappy. My job was too much and not enough at the same time. I work for an excellent company, one that wins “best employer” every year. I have a good salary, benefits and adequate vacation time. SoContinue reading “Picking up the paddle…”


Cherry Pound Cake

My intention for this blog was and is to write about art, my art, other inspiring creative projects. On family day this year I found myself thinking about my father and baking a cake. Cherry Pound Cake is the birthday treat I made for him for many years. Often, he said there weren’t enough cherriesContinue reading “Cherry Pound Cake”

Custom Content

I have very mixed feelings about customized/targeted marketing. The pinnacle of great marketing of late seems to be the ability to give customers exactly what they want without any barriers. In my day job, I hear discussions heralding the NetFlix and Amazon experience as the ultimate goal of any commercial service. Isn’t it fantastic thatContinue reading “Custom Content”

Happy 2021!

Well, that was certainly a year like no other. We have seen remarkable acts of humanity and inhumanity through 2020. I am so fortunate to work from home, to have a home, to have friends and family. As a Canadian, I found that in spite of restrictions, or even because of them, there were manyContinue reading “Happy 2021!”

catrionasplace — a work in progress

I’m trying to build this site up a little every week in my spare time — like the shoe maker who’s kids haven’t any shoes. When you are a professional designer, illustrator, photographer etc. you are so busy working on material for clients that you often leave your own promotional material / marketing campaigns toContinue reading “catrionasplace — a work in progress”

I’m ready to make a difference

After a brief creative hiatus, I’m back with renewed inspiration and energy. Internalizing many quotations from great leaders and thinkers…. “be the change you want to see in the world”… “keep calm and carry on” etc. has led me to the realization that indeed, “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and revitalizing my website andContinue reading “I’m ready to make a difference”