Interviews


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Freedom Clothing Collective is a multi media cooperative located at Bloor West and Ossington founded seven years ago by then fashion design student Rachel Alexander. For the last seven years, Freedom has been growing as an environmentally conscious gallery space dedicated to supporting local emerging artists, designers and musicians. Today, […]

Freedom Clothing Collective: Boutique / Gallery / Venue


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While recently browsing local craft shows and etsy, I have noticed there are a large selection of items made using vintage images. Why is that? Is this just a coincidence that crafters like to use it in their work, or perhaps that is just what the current market is demanding? As a consumer, do you […]

Vintage imagery here, there, and everywhere


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Vancouver writer Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen knows what it takes to be a successful blogger and she shares her tricks of the trade through her popular Quips & Tips websites as well as her multiple eBooks, including “75 Ways to Make (More) Money Blogging.” In our interview below, she gives us her thoughts on how you can create your own […]

Quips & Tips and Successful Blogging – Interview with Vancouver ...



Trish Lindstrom is a talented actress who has worked across the country and along side Canadian greats like Christopher Plummer. Also a photographer, she sells her work to support Empowerment Through Education which provides educational sponsorship for children living in rural Uganda and Guatemala. Currently playing “Titania” and “Hippolyta” in […]

Interview with Trish Lindstrom: Performing with Soulpepper Theatre


So You Think You Can Write has started with Harlequin editors and authors spending the week blogging, podcasting, and tweeting their way through helpful hints, inspirational stories, and challenges to help you learn the craft of writing a romance novel and becoming a Harlequin author. The goal is to ultimately […]

Interview with Kathleen Scheibling, Senior Editor at Harlequin American Romance


The Executive Director of The Word On The Street Canada and formerly the Festival Director of The Word On The Street Toronto, Alexandra Moorshead is busy running one of the largest book and magazine festivals in the world. With events in Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Kitchener, and now Saskatoon and hundreds […]

Interview with Alexandra Moorshead, Executive Director of The Word On ...



An established and respected artist both nationally and internationally, David Samila creates art that is “original, beautiful, funny and…abstract.” A graduate of the Winnipeg School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art (England), David is the recipient of many prestigious awards and recognitions. After living in both London […]

Success in Fine Arts – Interview with David Samila


“Often contrasting organic and inanimate subject, she challenges the viewer to find beauty in the seemingly ordinary and to look deeper into their surrounding world.” – MelissaMercier.com Originally from Quebec, Melissa Mercier is a fine arts photographer now based on the West coast in Vancouver, B.C. Her work is featured […]

Success in Fine-Arts Photography – Interview with Melissa Mercier


The author of two critically acclaimed novels, West coast writer Pearl Luke knows what it takes to have a successful writing career. Her first novel, Burning Ground, which was a Globe and Mail notable book of the year, won the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Novel in the Canada/Caribbean region, […]

Success as an Author – Interview with Pearl Luke