18 Sep 2020

Mireille Lebel + Vancouver Opera

Born and raised in Vancouver, mezzo soprano Mireille Lebel studied music at the Universities of Toronto and Montreal before going on to win international awards and perform with opera companies across Europe and North America. . . Here she is with Opéra-Théâtre de Metz performing Massenet’s Air des lettres, Werther

13 Sep 2020

A Stink of Perfume and Decay

A dear family friend wrote to me this weekend – a quick email before venturing out into the lung-charring air. This writer and retired librarian had been re-reading one of Dad’s books of poetry: On the Broken Mountain, published in 1979. She had been particularly struck by his: A Christmas

08 Sep 2020

Dina Goldstein

i. I am: DINA GOLDSTEIN ARTIST. b.1969. East Vancouver. I  photograph large scale narrative tableau. In my work I tackle the common (collective) imagination and inherent beliefs. I subvert iconic characters and dogmatic thought patterns set by societies and popular culture in order to promote critical thinking. I was a photojournalist

06 Sep 2020

Ingrid Rose Floral Artistry

Natalia Solis Vermette i. I work as a: florist ii. I do this creative work because: Flowers are something that found me after many years of searching for what I can only describe as the missing piece of my soul. I rely enormously on the creative process of working with

28 Aug 2020

Kerry James Marshall

For we magazine addicts, the September issue has always been notable, particularly in the world of fashion. Just how thick will it be? What kind of new fashions will be featured inside? And, highlight, who will be on the cover? Vogue Magazine has led the way for September issues. So

16 Aug 2020

Jane Friedman: The Writer’s Life

The Guardian asked 15,000 Brits to identify their dream jobs. Which job came in as most desirable of all?  ‘Author’, said 60% of respondents.  ~ The imagined literary life is an appealing one indeed. Sitting about in one’s pyjamas (check!), dreaming up new worlds, raking in Rowling money, then resting immortal

14 Aug 2020

Deagan McDonald

i. I work as : a furniture and product designer, working primarily with wood. My wife Kelsey and I founded Origins back in 2015 as a bit of an evening/weekend hobby (we were both working full time otherwise) and as a platform to discover our own voices in design. It has

31 Jul 2020

Francesca Albertazzi + Emma Kelly

i. We work as an: Interior Design & Project Management Firm – Rudy Winston Design. ii. We do this creative work because: Francesca: What a weighty question… why do I do what i do? Because It’s what I do, I mean – it’s in me. I’ve always walked into a space and thought about

28 Jul 2020

Amartei Armar +

i. I work as a film director currently working in the Ghanaian film industry. I create various multimedia works such as short narrative films, corporate documentaries, music videos, and commercials. ii. I do this creative work because: I’ve always been drawn towards stories and storytelling. Stories are impactful. They shape

26 Jul 2020

Nikki Alagha

i. I work as an Industrial Designer, maker and artist. ii.  I do this creative work because: It brings me joy! I thrive on seeing an idea come to life. I have tried different jobs, but being creative just keeps me balanced. iii. A ‘typical’ day for me under Covid lockdown