compass & hatchet

On the road to fortitude

Month: November, 2015

Sunday’s Photos

Ok, now I feel up to date. A few weeks ago I packed up some special bits and pieces and said a temporary good bye to my beloved (and freezing) Bus home and Farm full of Beautiful Babies. September marked the 2 year anniversary of my move from my Coastal home on the island to the interior of B.C. and I had really started to miss my beloved sea side dwelling friends and family. I am planning to spend the winter catching up, making art, doing some schooling and visiting all the nature.



Sunday’s Photos

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Eye Candy for bus lovers.

At some point in the last few months the Bus Life Adventure blog asked me some questions about my bus. It was a fun little chit chat that if you should find yourself interested you can read here:Buslifeadventure

I spent a lot of time googling my way around the world wide web snooping through photos of people who had converted school busses into homes and so it’s my duty to post and share photos of what I’ve down so far. I am constantly moving things around, and when I have extra $ I’ll start working on the bigger things that need to happen ( a kitchen, a real floor…) so here we are….



Flowers are Cute


Sunday’s Photos

Exploring the top of the world

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Tal’s Flowers

Talya Wood, a key member of the Rainshadow Growers Collective, has an extraordinary eye for floral arrangements. Being surrounded by her beautiful bouquets and walking through the garden full of colourful flowers was super pleasing to the old senses. She sure is gifted and I am so looking forward to watching her progress with her cut flower business in the future.

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Sunday’s Photos

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‘Lesh Fest

House concerts are one of my favourite things. This was when The Deep, Lexi Marie’s once fantastic ( now dis-banded ) band, and friends played on the front lawn of Fluster Cluck Farm.


July’s Sunday’s Photos (on a Friday in November)

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The Let Go

Carrying on with my habit of being totally vacant from this online space for months on end, and then showing back up to say OH hey, pay attention to me, I am here now. I proudly present to you ( over the next few days) a recap of the going’s on in my life since June. Summer flew by like some sort hungry winged beast on a quest to find lunch. The farm was beautiful. The markets were successful. We learned a lot along the way.

There were house concerts and summer romances and wasp stings and trips to the Alpine. There was lots of time to be creative. We were lucky to have Artist and Musicians on the farm, there was hardly a dull moment, and tons of inspiration.

There was some heartache too, some defining moments of suffering and confusion. I want to mention that as well, because we all experience bad days but its easy to feel like ( in comparison to how we see other peoples lives on the inter webs) we are the only ones. I am not going to launch into some advice or words of wisdom. Only that its important to let shit go, to move forward. Art is my #1 ally to dealing with stressful things. So I make art when I have the blues.