There is nothing quite like the feeling of coming home. I don’t mean the place where you eventually choose to settle down; I mean that special magical place where you ran free as a child, where summers lasted years, and imaginations were as real as dandelion seeds floating in the warm breeze. My special place is way up in Northern Ontario. Kapuskasing, the Model Town of the North, where Queen Elizabeth once stayed in the Inn; where tree planters brave endlessly long hot days, where the air is black…

My largest project on the road so far was also the most unexpected and spontaneous. We were visiting my sister-in-law (Barb) and Stefan’s brother (Mike)’s family in Toronto, hanging out with our 3 nieces (Ellie, Jordyn, and Brooklyn), drinking in their busy fun lives. Time was flying by, and we had only a few days left when Barb and I became inspired into home decor mode. She had been thinking a long time about surfboard art for their dining room wall nook area. They’re both from Nova Scotia and…

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