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HAPPINESS
Sara Helm

First Illustration Friday post of the semester!

The end of August means the end of summer, and I am not happy about it. I started August in Montreal for Osheaga and ended it in Northern(ish) Ontario at a cottage, so understandably I never wanted the month to end. August had a lot of perfect moments, the best month of summer by far. But I can’t help but wonder, did I get enough sun? Did I eat enough donuts? Trying to make a point of enjoying September, despite school (my last year ever, potentially) starting up again. 
(From top: Osheaga mainstages, day two, Montreal, QC; last soft serve of summer, Simply Scoops, Port Burwell, ON; Jack; my favourite breakfast meal, The Bag Lady, London, ON; some clouds as seem through my shades, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; the infamous Bala Bites, Don’s Bakery, Bala, ON; sunrise view, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; coffee cream; breezy boat selfie; sun sets on summer, Dorchester, ON.) The end of August means the end of summer, and I am not happy about it. I started August in Montreal for Osheaga and ended it in Northern(ish) Ontario at a cottage, so understandably I never wanted the month to end. August had a lot of perfect moments, the best month of summer by far. But I can’t help but wonder, did I get enough sun? Did I eat enough donuts? Trying to make a point of enjoying September, despite school (my last year ever, potentially) starting up again. 
(From top: Osheaga mainstages, day two, Montreal, QC; last soft serve of summer, Simply Scoops, Port Burwell, ON; Jack; my favourite breakfast meal, The Bag Lady, London, ON; some clouds as seem through my shades, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; the infamous Bala Bites, Don’s Bakery, Bala, ON; sunrise view, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; coffee cream; breezy boat selfie; sun sets on summer, Dorchester, ON.) The end of August means the end of summer, and I am not happy about it. I started August in Montreal for Osheaga and ended it in Northern(ish) Ontario at a cottage, so understandably I never wanted the month to end. August had a lot of perfect moments, the best month of summer by far. But I can’t help but wonder, did I get enough sun? Did I eat enough donuts? Trying to make a point of enjoying September, despite school (my last year ever, potentially) starting up again. 
(From top: Osheaga mainstages, day two, Montreal, QC; last soft serve of summer, Simply Scoops, Port Burwell, ON; Jack; my favourite breakfast meal, The Bag Lady, London, ON; some clouds as seem through my shades, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; the infamous Bala Bites, Don’s Bakery, Bala, ON; sunrise view, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; coffee cream; breezy boat selfie; sun sets on summer, Dorchester, ON.) The end of August means the end of summer, and I am not happy about it. I started August in Montreal for Osheaga and ended it in Northern(ish) Ontario at a cottage, so understandably I never wanted the month to end. August had a lot of perfect moments, the best month of summer by far. But I can’t help but wonder, did I get enough sun? Did I eat enough donuts? Trying to make a point of enjoying September, despite school (my last year ever, potentially) starting up again. 
(From top: Osheaga mainstages, day two, Montreal, QC; last soft serve of summer, Simply Scoops, Port Burwell, ON; Jack; my favourite breakfast meal, The Bag Lady, London, ON; some clouds as seem through my shades, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; the infamous Bala Bites, Don’s Bakery, Bala, ON; sunrise view, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; coffee cream; breezy boat selfie; sun sets on summer, Dorchester, ON.) The end of August means the end of summer, and I am not happy about it. I started August in Montreal for Osheaga and ended it in Northern(ish) Ontario at a cottage, so understandably I never wanted the month to end. August had a lot of perfect moments, the best month of summer by far. But I can’t help but wonder, did I get enough sun? Did I eat enough donuts? Trying to make a point of enjoying September, despite school (my last year ever, potentially) starting up again. 
(From top: Osheaga mainstages, day two, Montreal, QC; last soft serve of summer, Simply Scoops, Port Burwell, ON; Jack; my favourite breakfast meal, The Bag Lady, London, ON; some clouds as seem through my shades, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; the infamous Bala Bites, Don’s Bakery, Bala, ON; sunrise view, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; coffee cream; breezy boat selfie; sun sets on summer, Dorchester, ON.) The end of August means the end of summer, and I am not happy about it. I started August in Montreal for Osheaga and ended it in Northern(ish) Ontario at a cottage, so understandably I never wanted the month to end. August had a lot of perfect moments, the best month of summer by far. But I can’t help but wonder, did I get enough sun? Did I eat enough donuts? Trying to make a point of enjoying September, despite school (my last year ever, potentially) starting up again. 
(From top: Osheaga mainstages, day two, Montreal, QC; last soft serve of summer, Simply Scoops, Port Burwell, ON; Jack; my favourite breakfast meal, The Bag Lady, London, ON; some clouds as seem through my shades, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; the infamous Bala Bites, Don’s Bakery, Bala, ON; sunrise view, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; coffee cream; breezy boat selfie; sun sets on summer, Dorchester, ON.) The end of August means the end of summer, and I am not happy about it. I started August in Montreal for Osheaga and ended it in Northern(ish) Ontario at a cottage, so understandably I never wanted the month to end. August had a lot of perfect moments, the best month of summer by far. But I can’t help but wonder, did I get enough sun? Did I eat enough donuts? Trying to make a point of enjoying September, despite school (my last year ever, potentially) starting up again. 
(From top: Osheaga mainstages, day two, Montreal, QC; last soft serve of summer, Simply Scoops, Port Burwell, ON; Jack; my favourite breakfast meal, The Bag Lady, London, ON; some clouds as seem through my shades, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; the infamous Bala Bites, Don’s Bakery, Bala, ON; sunrise view, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; coffee cream; breezy boat selfie; sun sets on summer, Dorchester, ON.) The end of August means the end of summer, and I am not happy about it. I started August in Montreal for Osheaga and ended it in Northern(ish) Ontario at a cottage, so understandably I never wanted the month to end. August had a lot of perfect moments, the best month of summer by far. But I can’t help but wonder, did I get enough sun? Did I eat enough donuts? Trying to make a point of enjoying September, despite school (my last year ever, potentially) starting up again. 
(From top: Osheaga mainstages, day two, Montreal, QC; last soft serve of summer, Simply Scoops, Port Burwell, ON; Jack; my favourite breakfast meal, The Bag Lady, London, ON; some clouds as seem through my shades, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; the infamous Bala Bites, Don’s Bakery, Bala, ON; sunrise view, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; coffee cream; breezy boat selfie; sun sets on summer, Dorchester, ON.) The end of August means the end of summer, and I am not happy about it. I started August in Montreal for Osheaga and ended it in Northern(ish) Ontario at a cottage, so understandably I never wanted the month to end. August had a lot of perfect moments, the best month of summer by far. But I can’t help but wonder, did I get enough sun? Did I eat enough donuts? Trying to make a point of enjoying September, despite school (my last year ever, potentially) starting up again. 
(From top: Osheaga mainstages, day two, Montreal, QC; last soft serve of summer, Simply Scoops, Port Burwell, ON; Jack; my favourite breakfast meal, The Bag Lady, London, ON; some clouds as seem through my shades, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; the infamous Bala Bites, Don’s Bakery, Bala, ON; sunrise view, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; coffee cream; breezy boat selfie; sun sets on summer, Dorchester, ON.) The end of August means the end of summer, and I am not happy about it. I started August in Montreal for Osheaga and ended it in Northern(ish) Ontario at a cottage, so understandably I never wanted the month to end. August had a lot of perfect moments, the best month of summer by far. But I can’t help but wonder, did I get enough sun? Did I eat enough donuts? Trying to make a point of enjoying September, despite school (my last year ever, potentially) starting up again. 
(From top: Osheaga mainstages, day two, Montreal, QC; last soft serve of summer, Simply Scoops, Port Burwell, ON; Jack; my favourite breakfast meal, The Bag Lady, London, ON; some clouds as seem through my shades, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; the infamous Bala Bites, Don’s Bakery, Bala, ON; sunrise view, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; coffee cream; breezy boat selfie; sun sets on summer, Dorchester, ON.)

The end of August means the end of summer, and I am not happy about it. I started August in Montreal for Osheaga and ended it in Northern(ish) Ontario at a cottage, so understandably I never wanted the month to end. August had a lot of perfect moments, the best month of summer by far. But I can’t help but wonder, did I get enough sun? Did I eat enough donuts? 
Trying to make a point of enjoying September, despite school (my last year ever, potentially) starting up again. 

(From top: Osheaga mainstages, day two, Montreal, QC; last soft serve of summer, Simply Scoops, Port Burwell, ON; Jack; my favourite breakfast meal, The Bag Lady, London, ON; some clouds as seem through my shades, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; the infamous Bala Bites, Don’s Bakery, Bala, ON; sunrise view, Grey Owl Lake, McKellar, ON; coffee cream; breezy boat selfie; sun sets on summer, Dorchester, ON.)

Mood board for something I’m working on.

July was a fantastic month for me, even if it did include several weeks spent completely bedridden with strep throat. I was able to spend a lot of time at home with my family, as well as finish both seasons of Orange is the New Black. I ate a lot of pizza and cherries, developed a few more freckles, and enjoyed many sunset drives to the beach. August is already shaping up to be just as good, if not better. 
(From top: Sunset from my bedroom window at my parent’s house, Aylmer, On; Rainier cherries and the Kinfolk Volume 12; a watercolour birthday card I made for my father; Diet Coke on train 87; Jack with cherries; Hazelnut French Toast for brunch at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo, On; beautiful field on a perfect day, Aylmer, On; porch hangs in mom jeans, Kitchener, On; London Fog Latte on a particularly stormy morning, The Bauer Bakery & Cafe, Waterloo, On; Emma looking adorable after her swimming lessons, Aylmer, On.) July was a fantastic month for me, even if it did include several weeks spent completely bedridden with strep throat. I was able to spend a lot of time at home with my family, as well as finish both seasons of Orange is the New Black. I ate a lot of pizza and cherries, developed a few more freckles, and enjoyed many sunset drives to the beach. August is already shaping up to be just as good, if not better. 
(From top: Sunset from my bedroom window at my parent’s house, Aylmer, On; Rainier cherries and the Kinfolk Volume 12; a watercolour birthday card I made for my father; Diet Coke on train 87; Jack with cherries; Hazelnut French Toast for brunch at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo, On; beautiful field on a perfect day, Aylmer, On; porch hangs in mom jeans, Kitchener, On; London Fog Latte on a particularly stormy morning, The Bauer Bakery & Cafe, Waterloo, On; Emma looking adorable after her swimming lessons, Aylmer, On.) July was a fantastic month for me, even if it did include several weeks spent completely bedridden with strep throat. I was able to spend a lot of time at home with my family, as well as finish both seasons of Orange is the New Black. I ate a lot of pizza and cherries, developed a few more freckles, and enjoyed many sunset drives to the beach. August is already shaping up to be just as good, if not better. 
(From top: Sunset from my bedroom window at my parent’s house, Aylmer, On; Rainier cherries and the Kinfolk Volume 12; a watercolour birthday card I made for my father; Diet Coke on train 87; Jack with cherries; Hazelnut French Toast for brunch at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo, On; beautiful field on a perfect day, Aylmer, On; porch hangs in mom jeans, Kitchener, On; London Fog Latte on a particularly stormy morning, The Bauer Bakery & Cafe, Waterloo, On; Emma looking adorable after her swimming lessons, Aylmer, On.) July was a fantastic month for me, even if it did include several weeks spent completely bedridden with strep throat. I was able to spend a lot of time at home with my family, as well as finish both seasons of Orange is the New Black. I ate a lot of pizza and cherries, developed a few more freckles, and enjoyed many sunset drives to the beach. August is already shaping up to be just as good, if not better. 
(From top: Sunset from my bedroom window at my parent’s house, Aylmer, On; Rainier cherries and the Kinfolk Volume 12; a watercolour birthday card I made for my father; Diet Coke on train 87; Jack with cherries; Hazelnut French Toast for brunch at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo, On; beautiful field on a perfect day, Aylmer, On; porch hangs in mom jeans, Kitchener, On; London Fog Latte on a particularly stormy morning, The Bauer Bakery & Cafe, Waterloo, On; Emma looking adorable after her swimming lessons, Aylmer, On.) July was a fantastic month for me, even if it did include several weeks spent completely bedridden with strep throat. I was able to spend a lot of time at home with my family, as well as finish both seasons of Orange is the New Black. I ate a lot of pizza and cherries, developed a few more freckles, and enjoyed many sunset drives to the beach. August is already shaping up to be just as good, if not better. 
(From top: Sunset from my bedroom window at my parent’s house, Aylmer, On; Rainier cherries and the Kinfolk Volume 12; a watercolour birthday card I made for my father; Diet Coke on train 87; Jack with cherries; Hazelnut French Toast for brunch at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo, On; beautiful field on a perfect day, Aylmer, On; porch hangs in mom jeans, Kitchener, On; London Fog Latte on a particularly stormy morning, The Bauer Bakery & Cafe, Waterloo, On; Emma looking adorable after her swimming lessons, Aylmer, On.) July was a fantastic month for me, even if it did include several weeks spent completely bedridden with strep throat. I was able to spend a lot of time at home with my family, as well as finish both seasons of Orange is the New Black. I ate a lot of pizza and cherries, developed a few more freckles, and enjoyed many sunset drives to the beach. August is already shaping up to be just as good, if not better. 
(From top: Sunset from my bedroom window at my parent’s house, Aylmer, On; Rainier cherries and the Kinfolk Volume 12; a watercolour birthday card I made for my father; Diet Coke on train 87; Jack with cherries; Hazelnut French Toast for brunch at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo, On; beautiful field on a perfect day, Aylmer, On; porch hangs in mom jeans, Kitchener, On; London Fog Latte on a particularly stormy morning, The Bauer Bakery & Cafe, Waterloo, On; Emma looking adorable after her swimming lessons, Aylmer, On.) July was a fantastic month for me, even if it did include several weeks spent completely bedridden with strep throat. I was able to spend a lot of time at home with my family, as well as finish both seasons of Orange is the New Black. I ate a lot of pizza and cherries, developed a few more freckles, and enjoyed many sunset drives to the beach. August is already shaping up to be just as good, if not better. 
(From top: Sunset from my bedroom window at my parent’s house, Aylmer, On; Rainier cherries and the Kinfolk Volume 12; a watercolour birthday card I made for my father; Diet Coke on train 87; Jack with cherries; Hazelnut French Toast for brunch at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo, On; beautiful field on a perfect day, Aylmer, On; porch hangs in mom jeans, Kitchener, On; London Fog Latte on a particularly stormy morning, The Bauer Bakery & Cafe, Waterloo, On; Emma looking adorable after her swimming lessons, Aylmer, On.) July was a fantastic month for me, even if it did include several weeks spent completely bedridden with strep throat. I was able to spend a lot of time at home with my family, as well as finish both seasons of Orange is the New Black. I ate a lot of pizza and cherries, developed a few more freckles, and enjoyed many sunset drives to the beach. August is already shaping up to be just as good, if not better. 
(From top: Sunset from my bedroom window at my parent’s house, Aylmer, On; Rainier cherries and the Kinfolk Volume 12; a watercolour birthday card I made for my father; Diet Coke on train 87; Jack with cherries; Hazelnut French Toast for brunch at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo, On; beautiful field on a perfect day, Aylmer, On; porch hangs in mom jeans, Kitchener, On; London Fog Latte on a particularly stormy morning, The Bauer Bakery & Cafe, Waterloo, On; Emma looking adorable after her swimming lessons, Aylmer, On.) July was a fantastic month for me, even if it did include several weeks spent completely bedridden with strep throat. I was able to spend a lot of time at home with my family, as well as finish both seasons of Orange is the New Black. I ate a lot of pizza and cherries, developed a few more freckles, and enjoyed many sunset drives to the beach. August is already shaping up to be just as good, if not better. 
(From top: Sunset from my bedroom window at my parent’s house, Aylmer, On; Rainier cherries and the Kinfolk Volume 12; a watercolour birthday card I made for my father; Diet Coke on train 87; Jack with cherries; Hazelnut French Toast for brunch at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo, On; beautiful field on a perfect day, Aylmer, On; porch hangs in mom jeans, Kitchener, On; London Fog Latte on a particularly stormy morning, The Bauer Bakery & Cafe, Waterloo, On; Emma looking adorable after her swimming lessons, Aylmer, On.) July was a fantastic month for me, even if it did include several weeks spent completely bedridden with strep throat. I was able to spend a lot of time at home with my family, as well as finish both seasons of Orange is the New Black. I ate a lot of pizza and cherries, developed a few more freckles, and enjoyed many sunset drives to the beach. August is already shaping up to be just as good, if not better. 
(From top: Sunset from my bedroom window at my parent’s house, Aylmer, On; Rainier cherries and the Kinfolk Volume 12; a watercolour birthday card I made for my father; Diet Coke on train 87; Jack with cherries; Hazelnut French Toast for brunch at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo, On; beautiful field on a perfect day, Aylmer, On; porch hangs in mom jeans, Kitchener, On; London Fog Latte on a particularly stormy morning, The Bauer Bakery & Cafe, Waterloo, On; Emma looking adorable after her swimming lessons, Aylmer, On.)

July was a fantastic month for me, even if it did include several weeks spent completely bedridden with strep throat. I was able to spend a lot of time at home with my family, as well as finish both seasons of Orange is the New Black. I ate a lot of pizza and cherries, developed a few more freckles, and enjoyed many sunset drives to the beach. August is already shaping up to be just as good, if not better. 

(From top: Sunset from my bedroom window at my parent’s house, Aylmer, On; Rainier cherries and the Kinfolk Volume 12; a watercolour birthday card I made for my father; Diet Coke on train 87; Jack with cherries; Hazelnut French Toast for brunch at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo, On; beautiful field on a perfect day, Aylmer, On; porch hangs in mom jeans, Kitchener, On; London Fog Latte on a particularly stormy morning, The Bauer Bakery & Cafe, Waterloo, On; Emma looking adorable after her swimming lessons, Aylmer, On.)

June ended a while ago, but a bout of strep throat kept me from posting my favourite pictures. Admittedly, I did very little aside from hosting a series of dinner parties for my birthday. Hopefully July is more eventful.
(From top: Garbage wreaths, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; Teenage things, poolside; Lone peony of the season; putting my boots to good use, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; A picnic in Waterloo Park; Birthday walk in Springwater Park, Aylmer; My birthday cake; Wheat fields, Aylmer; With my sissy, Springwater Park, Aylmer) June ended a while ago, but a bout of strep throat kept me from posting my favourite pictures. Admittedly, I did very little aside from hosting a series of dinner parties for my birthday. Hopefully July is more eventful.
(From top: Garbage wreaths, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; Teenage things, poolside; Lone peony of the season; putting my boots to good use, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; A picnic in Waterloo Park; Birthday walk in Springwater Park, Aylmer; My birthday cake; Wheat fields, Aylmer; With my sissy, Springwater Park, Aylmer) June ended a while ago, but a bout of strep throat kept me from posting my favourite pictures. Admittedly, I did very little aside from hosting a series of dinner parties for my birthday. Hopefully July is more eventful.
(From top: Garbage wreaths, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; Teenage things, poolside; Lone peony of the season; putting my boots to good use, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; A picnic in Waterloo Park; Birthday walk in Springwater Park, Aylmer; My birthday cake; Wheat fields, Aylmer; With my sissy, Springwater Park, Aylmer) June ended a while ago, but a bout of strep throat kept me from posting my favourite pictures. Admittedly, I did very little aside from hosting a series of dinner parties for my birthday. Hopefully July is more eventful.
(From top: Garbage wreaths, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; Teenage things, poolside; Lone peony of the season; putting my boots to good use, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; A picnic in Waterloo Park; Birthday walk in Springwater Park, Aylmer; My birthday cake; Wheat fields, Aylmer; With my sissy, Springwater Park, Aylmer) June ended a while ago, but a bout of strep throat kept me from posting my favourite pictures. Admittedly, I did very little aside from hosting a series of dinner parties for my birthday. Hopefully July is more eventful.
(From top: Garbage wreaths, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; Teenage things, poolside; Lone peony of the season; putting my boots to good use, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; A picnic in Waterloo Park; Birthday walk in Springwater Park, Aylmer; My birthday cake; Wheat fields, Aylmer; With my sissy, Springwater Park, Aylmer) June ended a while ago, but a bout of strep throat kept me from posting my favourite pictures. Admittedly, I did very little aside from hosting a series of dinner parties for my birthday. Hopefully July is more eventful.
(From top: Garbage wreaths, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; Teenage things, poolside; Lone peony of the season; putting my boots to good use, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; A picnic in Waterloo Park; Birthday walk in Springwater Park, Aylmer; My birthday cake; Wheat fields, Aylmer; With my sissy, Springwater Park, Aylmer) June ended a while ago, but a bout of strep throat kept me from posting my favourite pictures. Admittedly, I did very little aside from hosting a series of dinner parties for my birthday. Hopefully July is more eventful.
(From top: Garbage wreaths, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; Teenage things, poolside; Lone peony of the season; putting my boots to good use, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; A picnic in Waterloo Park; Birthday walk in Springwater Park, Aylmer; My birthday cake; Wheat fields, Aylmer; With my sissy, Springwater Park, Aylmer) June ended a while ago, but a bout of strep throat kept me from posting my favourite pictures. Admittedly, I did very little aside from hosting a series of dinner parties for my birthday. Hopefully July is more eventful.
(From top: Garbage wreaths, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; Teenage things, poolside; Lone peony of the season; putting my boots to good use, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; A picnic in Waterloo Park; Birthday walk in Springwater Park, Aylmer; My birthday cake; Wheat fields, Aylmer; With my sissy, Springwater Park, Aylmer) June ended a while ago, but a bout of strep throat kept me from posting my favourite pictures. Admittedly, I did very little aside from hosting a series of dinner parties for my birthday. Hopefully July is more eventful.
(From top: Garbage wreaths, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; Teenage things, poolside; Lone peony of the season; putting my boots to good use, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; A picnic in Waterloo Park; Birthday walk in Springwater Park, Aylmer; My birthday cake; Wheat fields, Aylmer; With my sissy, Springwater Park, Aylmer)

June ended a while ago, but a bout of strep throat kept me from posting my favourite pictures. Admittedly, I did very little aside from hosting a series of dinner parties for my birthday. Hopefully July is more eventful.

(From top: Garbage wreaths, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; Teenage things, poolside; Lone peony of the season; putting my boots to good use, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener; A picnic in Waterloo Park; Birthday walk in Springwater Park, Aylmer; My birthday cake; Wheat fields, Aylmer; With my sissy, Springwater Park, Aylmer)

May moved much too fast for me. I can’t (I refuse) to believe that June starts tomorrow and half the year has passed already! A lot happened this month and I’m very grateful to have been able to spend some time with my family and friends. 
(From top: Delicious gelato I picked up at Vincenzo’s, Waterloo; a champagne toast for a lovely lady on her birthday, at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo; Prom photos with my sisters in Dorchester; View of the Lake Erie shoreline in Port Burwell; Sparkling Rosé for morning mimosas, Aylmer; Lilacs in my parent’s backyard during the golden hour, Aylmer; Details of a pretty dress; the cold niçoise salad I finally made from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook; lounging at my parent’s house; a few of my plants in the morning sun) May moved much too fast for me. I can’t (I refuse) to believe that June starts tomorrow and half the year has passed already! A lot happened this month and I’m very grateful to have been able to spend some time with my family and friends. 
(From top: Delicious gelato I picked up at Vincenzo’s, Waterloo; a champagne toast for a lovely lady on her birthday, at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo; Prom photos with my sisters in Dorchester; View of the Lake Erie shoreline in Port Burwell; Sparkling Rosé for morning mimosas, Aylmer; Lilacs in my parent’s backyard during the golden hour, Aylmer; Details of a pretty dress; the cold niçoise salad I finally made from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook; lounging at my parent’s house; a few of my plants in the morning sun) May moved much too fast for me. I can’t (I refuse) to believe that June starts tomorrow and half the year has passed already! A lot happened this month and I’m very grateful to have been able to spend some time with my family and friends. 
(From top: Delicious gelato I picked up at Vincenzo’s, Waterloo; a champagne toast for a lovely lady on her birthday, at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo; Prom photos with my sisters in Dorchester; View of the Lake Erie shoreline in Port Burwell; Sparkling Rosé for morning mimosas, Aylmer; Lilacs in my parent’s backyard during the golden hour, Aylmer; Details of a pretty dress; the cold niçoise salad I finally made from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook; lounging at my parent’s house; a few of my plants in the morning sun) May moved much too fast for me. I can’t (I refuse) to believe that June starts tomorrow and half the year has passed already! A lot happened this month and I’m very grateful to have been able to spend some time with my family and friends. 
(From top: Delicious gelato I picked up at Vincenzo’s, Waterloo; a champagne toast for a lovely lady on her birthday, at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo; Prom photos with my sisters in Dorchester; View of the Lake Erie shoreline in Port Burwell; Sparkling Rosé for morning mimosas, Aylmer; Lilacs in my parent’s backyard during the golden hour, Aylmer; Details of a pretty dress; the cold niçoise salad I finally made from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook; lounging at my parent’s house; a few of my plants in the morning sun) May moved much too fast for me. I can’t (I refuse) to believe that June starts tomorrow and half the year has passed already! A lot happened this month and I’m very grateful to have been able to spend some time with my family and friends. 
(From top: Delicious gelato I picked up at Vincenzo’s, Waterloo; a champagne toast for a lovely lady on her birthday, at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo; Prom photos with my sisters in Dorchester; View of the Lake Erie shoreline in Port Burwell; Sparkling Rosé for morning mimosas, Aylmer; Lilacs in my parent’s backyard during the golden hour, Aylmer; Details of a pretty dress; the cold niçoise salad I finally made from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook; lounging at my parent’s house; a few of my plants in the morning sun) May moved much too fast for me. I can’t (I refuse) to believe that June starts tomorrow and half the year has passed already! A lot happened this month and I’m very grateful to have been able to spend some time with my family and friends. 
(From top: Delicious gelato I picked up at Vincenzo’s, Waterloo; a champagne toast for a lovely lady on her birthday, at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo; Prom photos with my sisters in Dorchester; View of the Lake Erie shoreline in Port Burwell; Sparkling Rosé for morning mimosas, Aylmer; Lilacs in my parent’s backyard during the golden hour, Aylmer; Details of a pretty dress; the cold niçoise salad I finally made from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook; lounging at my parent’s house; a few of my plants in the morning sun) May moved much too fast for me. I can’t (I refuse) to believe that June starts tomorrow and half the year has passed already! A lot happened this month and I’m very grateful to have been able to spend some time with my family and friends. 
(From top: Delicious gelato I picked up at Vincenzo’s, Waterloo; a champagne toast for a lovely lady on her birthday, at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo; Prom photos with my sisters in Dorchester; View of the Lake Erie shoreline in Port Burwell; Sparkling Rosé for morning mimosas, Aylmer; Lilacs in my parent’s backyard during the golden hour, Aylmer; Details of a pretty dress; the cold niçoise salad I finally made from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook; lounging at my parent’s house; a few of my plants in the morning sun) May moved much too fast for me. I can’t (I refuse) to believe that June starts tomorrow and half the year has passed already! A lot happened this month and I’m very grateful to have been able to spend some time with my family and friends. 
(From top: Delicious gelato I picked up at Vincenzo’s, Waterloo; a champagne toast for a lovely lady on her birthday, at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo; Prom photos with my sisters in Dorchester; View of the Lake Erie shoreline in Port Burwell; Sparkling Rosé for morning mimosas, Aylmer; Lilacs in my parent’s backyard during the golden hour, Aylmer; Details of a pretty dress; the cold niçoise salad I finally made from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook; lounging at my parent’s house; a few of my plants in the morning sun) May moved much too fast for me. I can’t (I refuse) to believe that June starts tomorrow and half the year has passed already! A lot happened this month and I’m very grateful to have been able to spend some time with my family and friends. 
(From top: Delicious gelato I picked up at Vincenzo’s, Waterloo; a champagne toast for a lovely lady on her birthday, at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo; Prom photos with my sisters in Dorchester; View of the Lake Erie shoreline in Port Burwell; Sparkling Rosé for morning mimosas, Aylmer; Lilacs in my parent’s backyard during the golden hour, Aylmer; Details of a pretty dress; the cold niçoise salad I finally made from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook; lounging at my parent’s house; a few of my plants in the morning sun) May moved much too fast for me. I can’t (I refuse) to believe that June starts tomorrow and half the year has passed already! A lot happened this month and I’m very grateful to have been able to spend some time with my family and friends. 
(From top: Delicious gelato I picked up at Vincenzo’s, Waterloo; a champagne toast for a lovely lady on her birthday, at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo; Prom photos with my sisters in Dorchester; View of the Lake Erie shoreline in Port Burwell; Sparkling Rosé for morning mimosas, Aylmer; Lilacs in my parent’s backyard during the golden hour, Aylmer; Details of a pretty dress; the cold niçoise salad I finally made from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook; lounging at my parent’s house; a few of my plants in the morning sun)

May moved much too fast for me. I can’t (I refuse) to believe that June starts tomorrow and half the year has passed already! A lot happened this month and I’m very grateful to have been able to spend some time with my family and friends. 

(From top: Delicious gelato I picked up at Vincenzo’s, Waterloo; a champagne toast for a lovely lady on her birthday, at The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo; Prom photos with my sisters in Dorchester; View of the Lake Erie shoreline in Port Burwell; Sparkling Rosé for morning mimosas, Aylmer; Lilacs in my parent’s backyard during the golden hour, Aylmer; Details of a pretty dress; the cold niçoise salad I finally made from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook; lounging at my parent’s house; a few of my plants in the morning sun)

April is finally over!!! I am incredibly grateful school is done and even happier I finished the semester only relatively scathed (I think, I hope). This was a very difficult semester for me, except I didn’t realize it until it had passed. I have a lot of things to reflect and work on by way of design in the coming months. 
I have a lot of goals for the summer, a combination of hard work and new learning/life experiences. I’m hoping to be more vigilant in documenting the more interesting aspects. For now, I am enjoying my new found and highly anticipated freedom the best way I know how; eating and being with friends and family (preferably together). 
(From top: Beautiful latte from Balzac’s at the Tannery, Kitchener; Converse bus stop waiting; my hat and the Waterloo School of Pharmacy, Kitchener, behind me; my favourite boys; Easter weekend fires and beers, Aylmer; Hot fudge sundae run with my sister to Shaw’s Ice Cream, Port Stanley; Beer paddle at Imbibe, Kitchener; the most perfect americano from Monigram Coffee Roasters, Cambridge) April is finally over!!! I am incredibly grateful school is done and even happier I finished the semester only relatively scathed (I think, I hope). This was a very difficult semester for me, except I didn’t realize it until it had passed. I have a lot of things to reflect and work on by way of design in the coming months. 
I have a lot of goals for the summer, a combination of hard work and new learning/life experiences. I’m hoping to be more vigilant in documenting the more interesting aspects. For now, I am enjoying my new found and highly anticipated freedom the best way I know how; eating and being with friends and family (preferably together). 
(From top: Beautiful latte from Balzac’s at the Tannery, Kitchener; Converse bus stop waiting; my hat and the Waterloo School of Pharmacy, Kitchener, behind me; my favourite boys; Easter weekend fires and beers, Aylmer; Hot fudge sundae run with my sister to Shaw’s Ice Cream, Port Stanley; Beer paddle at Imbibe, Kitchener; the most perfect americano from Monigram Coffee Roasters, Cambridge) April is finally over!!! I am incredibly grateful school is done and even happier I finished the semester only relatively scathed (I think, I hope). This was a very difficult semester for me, except I didn’t realize it until it had passed. I have a lot of things to reflect and work on by way of design in the coming months. 
I have a lot of goals for the summer, a combination of hard work and new learning/life experiences. I’m hoping to be more vigilant in documenting the more interesting aspects. For now, I am enjoying my new found and highly anticipated freedom the best way I know how; eating and being with friends and family (preferably together). 
(From top: Beautiful latte from Balzac’s at the Tannery, Kitchener; Converse bus stop waiting; my hat and the Waterloo School of Pharmacy, Kitchener, behind me; my favourite boys; Easter weekend fires and beers, Aylmer; Hot fudge sundae run with my sister to Shaw’s Ice Cream, Port Stanley; Beer paddle at Imbibe, Kitchener; the most perfect americano from Monigram Coffee Roasters, Cambridge) April is finally over!!! I am incredibly grateful school is done and even happier I finished the semester only relatively scathed (I think, I hope). This was a very difficult semester for me, except I didn’t realize it until it had passed. I have a lot of things to reflect and work on by way of design in the coming months. 
I have a lot of goals for the summer, a combination of hard work and new learning/life experiences. I’m hoping to be more vigilant in documenting the more interesting aspects. For now, I am enjoying my new found and highly anticipated freedom the best way I know how; eating and being with friends and family (preferably together). 
(From top: Beautiful latte from Balzac’s at the Tannery, Kitchener; Converse bus stop waiting; my hat and the Waterloo School of Pharmacy, Kitchener, behind me; my favourite boys; Easter weekend fires and beers, Aylmer; Hot fudge sundae run with my sister to Shaw’s Ice Cream, Port Stanley; Beer paddle at Imbibe, Kitchener; the most perfect americano from Monigram Coffee Roasters, Cambridge) April is finally over!!! I am incredibly grateful school is done and even happier I finished the semester only relatively scathed (I think, I hope). This was a very difficult semester for me, except I didn’t realize it until it had passed. I have a lot of things to reflect and work on by way of design in the coming months. 
I have a lot of goals for the summer, a combination of hard work and new learning/life experiences. I’m hoping to be more vigilant in documenting the more interesting aspects. For now, I am enjoying my new found and highly anticipated freedom the best way I know how; eating and being with friends and family (preferably together). 
(From top: Beautiful latte from Balzac’s at the Tannery, Kitchener; Converse bus stop waiting; my hat and the Waterloo School of Pharmacy, Kitchener, behind me; my favourite boys; Easter weekend fires and beers, Aylmer; Hot fudge sundae run with my sister to Shaw’s Ice Cream, Port Stanley; Beer paddle at Imbibe, Kitchener; the most perfect americano from Monigram Coffee Roasters, Cambridge) April is finally over!!! I am incredibly grateful school is done and even happier I finished the semester only relatively scathed (I think, I hope). This was a very difficult semester for me, except I didn’t realize it until it had passed. I have a lot of things to reflect and work on by way of design in the coming months. 
I have a lot of goals for the summer, a combination of hard work and new learning/life experiences. I’m hoping to be more vigilant in documenting the more interesting aspects. For now, I am enjoying my new found and highly anticipated freedom the best way I know how; eating and being with friends and family (preferably together). 
(From top: Beautiful latte from Balzac’s at the Tannery, Kitchener; Converse bus stop waiting; my hat and the Waterloo School of Pharmacy, Kitchener, behind me; my favourite boys; Easter weekend fires and beers, Aylmer; Hot fudge sundae run with my sister to Shaw’s Ice Cream, Port Stanley; Beer paddle at Imbibe, Kitchener; the most perfect americano from Monigram Coffee Roasters, Cambridge) April is finally over!!! I am incredibly grateful school is done and even happier I finished the semester only relatively scathed (I think, I hope). This was a very difficult semester for me, except I didn’t realize it until it had passed. I have a lot of things to reflect and work on by way of design in the coming months. 
I have a lot of goals for the summer, a combination of hard work and new learning/life experiences. I’m hoping to be more vigilant in documenting the more interesting aspects. For now, I am enjoying my new found and highly anticipated freedom the best way I know how; eating and being with friends and family (preferably together). 
(From top: Beautiful latte from Balzac’s at the Tannery, Kitchener; Converse bus stop waiting; my hat and the Waterloo School of Pharmacy, Kitchener, behind me; my favourite boys; Easter weekend fires and beers, Aylmer; Hot fudge sundae run with my sister to Shaw’s Ice Cream, Port Stanley; Beer paddle at Imbibe, Kitchener; the most perfect americano from Monigram Coffee Roasters, Cambridge) April is finally over!!! I am incredibly grateful school is done and even happier I finished the semester only relatively scathed (I think, I hope). This was a very difficult semester for me, except I didn’t realize it until it had passed. I have a lot of things to reflect and work on by way of design in the coming months. 
I have a lot of goals for the summer, a combination of hard work and new learning/life experiences. I’m hoping to be more vigilant in documenting the more interesting aspects. For now, I am enjoying my new found and highly anticipated freedom the best way I know how; eating and being with friends and family (preferably together). 
(From top: Beautiful latte from Balzac’s at the Tannery, Kitchener; Converse bus stop waiting; my hat and the Waterloo School of Pharmacy, Kitchener, behind me; my favourite boys; Easter weekend fires and beers, Aylmer; Hot fudge sundae run with my sister to Shaw’s Ice Cream, Port Stanley; Beer paddle at Imbibe, Kitchener; the most perfect americano from Monigram Coffee Roasters, Cambridge)

April is finally over!!! I am incredibly grateful school is done and even happier I finished the semester only relatively scathed (I think, I hope). This was a very difficult semester for me, except I didn’t realize it until it had passed. I have a lot of things to reflect and work on by way of design in the coming months. 

I have a lot of goals for the summer, a combination of hard work and new learning/life experiences. I’m hoping to be more vigilant in documenting the more interesting aspects. For now, I am enjoying my new found and highly anticipated freedom the best way I know how; eating and being with friends and family (preferably together). 

(From top: Beautiful latte from Balzac’s at the Tannery, Kitchener; Converse bus stop waiting; my hat and the Waterloo School of Pharmacy, Kitchener, behind me; my favourite boys; Easter weekend fires and beers, Aylmer; Hot fudge sundae run with my sister to Shaw’s Ice Cream, Port Stanley; Beer paddle at Imbibe, Kitchener; the most perfect americano from Monigram Coffee Roasters, Cambridge)

My favourite instagram shots of the past week.
(From Top: @mackerstin, who has the dreamiest posts ever; jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk; obsessed with this label design by danielpatricksimmons; lenadunham; nationalgeographicmagazine; always so lovely, courtmoly; darlingmagazine; fieldguided; nicolefranzen) My favourite instagram shots of the past week.
(From Top: @mackerstin, who has the dreamiest posts ever; jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk; obsessed with this label design by danielpatricksimmons; lenadunham; nationalgeographicmagazine; always so lovely, courtmoly; darlingmagazine; fieldguided; nicolefranzen) My favourite instagram shots of the past week.
(From Top: @mackerstin, who has the dreamiest posts ever; jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk; obsessed with this label design by danielpatricksimmons; lenadunham; nationalgeographicmagazine; always so lovely, courtmoly; darlingmagazine; fieldguided; nicolefranzen) My favourite instagram shots of the past week.
(From Top: @mackerstin, who has the dreamiest posts ever; jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk; obsessed with this label design by danielpatricksimmons; lenadunham; nationalgeographicmagazine; always so lovely, courtmoly; darlingmagazine; fieldguided; nicolefranzen) My favourite instagram shots of the past week.
(From Top: @mackerstin, who has the dreamiest posts ever; jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk; obsessed with this label design by danielpatricksimmons; lenadunham; nationalgeographicmagazine; always so lovely, courtmoly; darlingmagazine; fieldguided; nicolefranzen) My favourite instagram shots of the past week.
(From Top: @mackerstin, who has the dreamiest posts ever; jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk; obsessed with this label design by danielpatricksimmons; lenadunham; nationalgeographicmagazine; always so lovely, courtmoly; darlingmagazine; fieldguided; nicolefranzen) My favourite instagram shots of the past week.
(From Top: @mackerstin, who has the dreamiest posts ever; jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk; obsessed with this label design by danielpatricksimmons; lenadunham; nationalgeographicmagazine; always so lovely, courtmoly; darlingmagazine; fieldguided; nicolefranzen) My favourite instagram shots of the past week.
(From Top: @mackerstin, who has the dreamiest posts ever; jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk; obsessed with this label design by danielpatricksimmons; lenadunham; nationalgeographicmagazine; always so lovely, courtmoly; darlingmagazine; fieldguided; nicolefranzen) My favourite instagram shots of the past week.
(From Top: @mackerstin, who has the dreamiest posts ever; jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk; obsessed with this label design by danielpatricksimmons; lenadunham; nationalgeographicmagazine; always so lovely, courtmoly; darlingmagazine; fieldguided; nicolefranzen) My favourite instagram shots of the past week.
(From Top: @mackerstin, who has the dreamiest posts ever; jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk; obsessed with this label design by danielpatricksimmons; lenadunham; nationalgeographicmagazine; always so lovely, courtmoly; darlingmagazine; fieldguided; nicolefranzen)

My favourite instagram shots of the past week.

(From Top: @mackerstin, who has the dreamiest posts ever; jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk; obsessed with this label design by danielpatricksimmons; lenadunham; nationalgeographicmagazine; always so lovely, courtmoly; darlingmagazine; fieldguided; nicolefranzen)

A public service announcement for ADHD that I created for a crossover illustration/photography project! I wanted to play off the old commercial “This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs!” and show a snapshot of the mind at any given moment. A public service announcement for ADHD that I created for a crossover illustration/photography project! I wanted to play off the old commercial “This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs!” and show a snapshot of the mind at any given moment. A public service announcement for ADHD that I created for a crossover illustration/photography project! I wanted to play off the old commercial “This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs!” and show a snapshot of the mind at any given moment.

A public service announcement for ADHD that I created for a crossover illustration/photography project! I wanted to play off the old commercial “This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs!” and show a snapshot of the mind at any given moment.