More Singin’!

Another season of the Kingsgate Chorus has begun, and our videos from the June concert are up!

Here’s a tune by PJ Harvey, and arranged for us by Jenny Ritter.

P.S. Can you guess our costume theme?


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Pollinators of Lulu Island Bog

After the success of last year’s colouring pages for the Garden City Lands Coalition, we decided to do it again. This time, we focused on some unique plants and pollinators of the bog. I write back and forth with the president and a biologist on the coalition in order to ensure a degree of anatomical accuracy.

Featured this time: Pacific Crabapple, Rufous Hummingbird, Bog Laurel, Bumblebee, Anna’s Hummingbird, Fireweed, Painted Lady Butterfly, Bog Cranberry, and Blue Orchard Bee.


To obtain a digital blank colouring sheet, or a class set of prints, contact the Garden City Lands Coalition here.

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A friend commissioned me to illustrate an inside joke for her.

The story goes that the two women were deliriously sleep-deprived and sick as they were driving along in the countryside. One threw a banana peel out the window and cried “Au revoir, petite banane!” and they soon heard the loud SPLAT of the peel hitting a rock wall. Laughter ensued for miles.


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When You’re Gone


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The art teacher I am filling in for has a collection of bones for still-lifes. This week in the senior classes we’ve been drawing them (and drawing inspiration from them) for a few minutes each day. The origin of the animals is unknown, but now they are immortalized in a few dozen sketchbooks.
Teeth in watercolour. SuzannaWrightJaw 1 Desert musings in acrylic and collage. SuzannaWrightJawMap

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No Scrubs (a Non-Visual Arts Post!)

I’m part of the Kingsgate Chorus, an East Vancouver choir that covers mostly contemporary rock songs.

Last fall we detoured to 90’s R&B with an arrangement of TLC’s “No Scrubs”.

Here is a recording from last december:

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French Horn with Rustling Oak Accompaniment

(*I should have posted this a few months ago when I originally made this sketch.)
Throughout the summer and autumn, my neighbour’s beautiful french horn playing drifted into my apartment.
I think I know which house it’s coming from but I don’t know the player. I painted this for them.

I printed out a copy and taped it to the utility pole outside the house. Unfortunately, it’s rainy here and the colours ran.  Oops!


Still, I’ve caught people looking at it and that feels good.

Now that it’s winter and our windows are closed, I don’t hear the horn as often and I miss it.

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