I was assigned a project at school. I needed to create a work of art that encompassed my growing fury over the fentanyl crisis occurring in Vancouver. For my transformation project, Equal Light, I was finally able to demonstrate how I truly feel when considering people who suffer from addictions. I lost one of my oldest … Continue reading Amie Le Blanc wants to change the way you look at addicts
I'm going to be dramatic and say that my heart broke today. It wasn't in the romantic sense or the grief-stricken sense, but from pure disappointment. My heart broke when I heard classmates attempting to justify the idea of not needing to teach creativity in the classroom. Let me give you some quick backstory. I am … Continue reading Will learning creativity making you less employable? Amie Le Blanc says Hell No, What’s Wrong With You People For Even Suggesting That?!
A Throwback Thursday moment, to last weekend's incredible sunset that filed my Facebook and instagram feeds with crowd-shared awe, and that Amie Le Blanc was happily in town for, and able to capture with her lens. Well worth a recap. Here's to the magic hour. And, as the late Chili Thom said, making it good … Continue reading Sailor’s Delight, No Ships in Sight. Amie Le Blanc caught last weekend’s sunset. It was worth throwing back to.
I have a story about the Pemho. The one and only "bar" in town. Affectionately (maybe?) coined the 'Pemho' after the Pemberton Hotel and the wit that comes about after a few beers. Almost everyone has their own story about one time or another, at the Pemho. I may have stretched the truth to get … Continue reading Confessions of your local Bartender
New year, new me. So cliche. But I can't help but grin a little bit when I say it, because it's kind of true. I'm starting a new adventure this year, and it's definitely going to shake up the me from 2016. I'm going back to school to be a teacher. A fine arts teacher for … Continue reading New Year. New Me.
Amie said she was a bit short on inspiration this week, so she went for a walk around One Mile Lake, and found enough inspiration to spread around in spades with a series of snowscape photos. It reminded me of a quote I read earlier from the artist Morley, thanks to Kalmia Hockin: "We … Continue reading When snowflakes amass, amazing things happen
Every year, I make sure to take a much needed time out at the end of every wedding season. This time, I went to Dubai! It was a totally surreal experience and I thought it would be interesting to share a few landscape photos from the other side of the globe. I went to visit my … Continue reading That time last week that Amie Le Blanc traded rain for sand dunes in Dubai
Do you know what I hear a lot? "I have almost no photos of myself with my children". What?! You're with them practically 24/7. You're together for every adventure, every milestone, and every family dinner. How is that possible? Mom's the one taking the photos. (Okay, sometimes it's Dad - but this post is for … Continue reading Hey mamas, get yourselves in front of the lens.
What do you think of when someone mentions "logging"? When I was growing up in Pemberton, I often heard very strong opinions about the industry; some said it was unnecessary and harmful, while others that it put food on their tables. I've seen peoples' faces morph into opposition when I mention that I come from … Continue reading What we don’t necessarily think about when we talk about logging… Amie LeBlanc gives a clearer picture
Sometimes it's not about the "where" in photos, but the "what" that makes it priceless. Sure, mountains are gorgeous. Lakes and waterfalls are breathtaking. But they sure aren't going to entertain a 7 year old for very long, or intrigue them enough to generate that cheeky grin of sheer joy. The answer? Swings. Swings are … Continue reading Swinging out of summer: a photo gallery from Amie Le Blanc