Friday, November 13, 2015

Be Awesome!

©Holly DeWolf- Be Awesome!

Always remember you are awesome no matter how many times you stubbed your toe, spilled your coffee or tripped up the stairs. You have to be odd to be number one! 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Chase dreams!

Don't follow your dreams; chase them!
©Holly DeWolf- Chase dreams! 
Some things I've learned about following your dreams: 

  • Dreams are not designed to wait. Wrestle with them and make them yours. 
  • Chase your dreams like a hungry animal.
  • Don't follow people, follow dreams. 
  • Chase the vision, not the money. 
  • Your dreams are not designed to please others. That is why they are yours. Chase them anyway. 
  • Don't follow dreams, run after them regularly! 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The 13 Ghosts!

© Holly DeWolf 
We have three days to go before Halloween. Although I'm not sure if I believe in ghosts, I do find it creepy that someone died in the house we moved into. I'm not sure when and what the details are but it certainly added to the spook factor this October.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

It's a Pumpkin Spice world!

©Holly DeWolf- It's a Pumpkin Spice world! 
We are getting pumpkin spiced out here with Second Cup Coffee, Starbucks, our candles and even pumpkin Oreos. I even made a pumpkin spice cake. Time for something different like spiced apple cider. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Happy pumpkin everything

© Holly DeWolf
Another Thanksgiving came and went with much relaxing along with pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin cake and pumpkin pie. It truly is the best month of the year!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Book Reading!

Book reading by Tim Turnell along with Champ the seal and Narcissus Twelve and Wet Winds Trio-Saint John, NB.

It's not every day that my illustrations are accompanied with music. This was part of a family show and a reading of the book I illustrated with Tim Turnell along with Champ the seal and Narcissus Twelve and Wet Winds Trio. Love it!


House Warming! ©Holly DeWolf 
Ahh, home sweet in progress home! 

What is a home? It's a place to sit, stretch out and relax in. It's a place where you can wear pj's in all day without judgement, it's a warm bath with tea and where the cookies are. Where I throw my junk is home. Sometimes it's really the cat's house - we just pay for everything. A home is where the office is. And sometimes home can be a person or people. 

A new home is a lot of work, a lot of unpacking mixed with dust and dirt. It's a time when new neighbours introduce themselves and in an instant, you forget their names. It involves new bus routes and rerouted mail. Your new house starts off looking like Stonehenge with towering boxes, clutter and piles of stuff you cannot believe you kept. Then slowly, everything finds a place even if it means putting it back into a box for storage. 

We will be having a housewarming soon. I decided to play up the occasion with an illustration card for the invite because we're getting into Fall. Interestingly though, this has been the hottest September here on record. Last time it was this warm was approximately a 100 years ago, so I read. 

It will be nice to do something a little different than unpacking for a change. Plus I get to break out some new Fall recipes I've been meaning to try. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Oh my stars!

© Holly DeWolf- Adventure

Stars are always fascinating! I love the summer when the girls and I can can just stop and stargaze without worrying about being up late. 

But really, who doesn't love stars? Great things are written about stars:

"Look at the starsLook how they shine for you" - Coldplay

"I have loved the stars to fondly to be fearful of the night." -Sarah Williams

"If you be my star, I'll be your sky." 

"We're all made of stars" -Moby

"My God, it's full of stars!" -Hal, 2001: A space odyssey 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

You're my lobster!

Today is National Lobster Day. Whenever I think of lobsters, I always remember that scene from the show Friends and Phoebe's demonstration of lobster love. We all have a special lobster we can hook claws with.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

I joined SCBWI

This past May I treated myself to a very beneficial gift: a SCBWI (Society of Book Writers and illustrators) membership.