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Hi, I’m Yolandie,

nice to meet you! Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I’ve been blogging for seven years and post twice a week about art, writing, life as an immigrant and even some reviews and thoughts. You see, there’s plenty we can talk about! Grab a coffee, make yourself at home and explore.

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Book Review – The Strange

Now, by this time you know how I feel about this series. I've reviewed both The Babylon Eye and The...
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Book Review – The Strange

What’s Different – Calgary Edition

Freshly landed in Germany, I did a post comparing the most obvious differences between Johannesburg and Mülheim an der Ruhr....
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What’s Different – Calgary Edition

Inktober 2018

So, amid the craziness of packing to move from Toronto to Calgary, I also participated in Inktober 2018. I didn't complete...
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Inktober 2018

What’s Up With Your Writing?

Cross-country move aside, this has been at the top of the FAQ pile in my life lately. So let's talk...
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What’s Up With Your Writing?

Calgary

Toronto is a city of skyscrapers. Steel and glass. Grey. Yet, there's an energy there that refuses to be contained....
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Calgary

Homeward

When you've left as many times as we have, you learn that home isn't the land, air, or water. Definitely...
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Homeward

Writing favourites

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The Writer’s Supply Network

Hang around writer’s forums long enough and you’ll soon see […]

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Noob Writers Unite

I had a conversation about writing with my cousin, as […]

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Easy Tutorials

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This tutorial is brought to you by request. 🙂 I […]

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Easy Watercolour Feathers

Since my feather banner is so popular, I figured I’d […]

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Watercolour Pencil Tricks

Yay, a tutorial, inspired by my friend Tallulah. 🙂 Before we […]

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Still want more? Have a random post

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Draw and Paint a Barn Owl

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My Weekend in Pictures – Fun with my Folks

The title should probably have read ‘all the same places’, […]

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To Be Proud

When I first started writing, I had no idea what […]

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Go Fish

Continuing on the other day’s shape-thing‘s wave, my mom made […]

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Write What You Know…

I’ve been following a lot of writing coaches, editors and […]

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Trains & Tulips in Grugapark

Towards the end of April, we visited Grugapark one day. […]

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I’ve Been Keeping Secrets…

I’ve been hinting at the fact that my life is […]

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Writing and Music

I find it kind of weird that the question I’m […]

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Art

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