When Someone Copies Your Idea

The handmade community can be a very inspiring place. In the last couple of years, through my work helping to organize the Etsy: Made in Canada market for Calgary, I’ve been super-charged in focusing on my own handmade business. People around me are doing such creative things and it’s pushed me to think outside the box and come up with some products I’m particularly proud of.

In the last little while, I’ve come up with some particularly unique pieces & ideas. My work is no longer just printing out my images on high-quality photo paper (though, I will continue to do that!). It’s changed and now, I use the tools in my workshop to make new products from scratch. Happy to be creating something that is particularly unique, I’ve launched forward in the prototyping process and posted my progress to my followers on Instagram. Continue reading “When Someone Copies Your Idea”

Alberta’s Ghost Towns

Several years ago, I took a trip with a friend of mine to see if we could locate some of Alberta’s ghost towns. After a lot of driving and a long day, I came home with some of my favourite Alberta photos.

Last weekend, myself and two photographer friends decided to do the journey again. Thankfully, since 2009 I’ve acquired a smartphone, which makes it immensely easier to locate derelict towns when all you have are GPS coordinates. Continue reading “Alberta’s Ghost Towns”