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Blue-1: RAIN

The blue story Chapter 1: part 1: RAIN by Daria Lanz Rain. I’m not sure Elise realises how pertinent this word is for me. The word is loaded with IRONY. I left Vancouver 2 years ago. One of the things that drove me nuts about the place was how much it…

29th June 2016


Yellow-6: PATTERNS

The yellow story Chapter 3: part 2: PATTERNS by Daria Lanz Patterns. I was having a shit few days. Like, really shit. And I was feeling pretty blue about the shit. There’s always shit. In everyones lives. Sometimes the shit is more, sometimes it’s less. Sometimes it comes from outside…

7th November 2016


Blue-8: NATURE

The blue story Chapter 4: part 2: NATURE by Daria Lanz I stumbled in my front door, fresh off the plane after a 2 week hiatus in Japan. I was exhausted—jet-lagged from the 8 hour difference, my body didn’t know what it was supposed to feel anymore. I clumsily pulled…

29th December 2016



The blue story Chapter 5: part 2: FIBONACCI by Elise Mullen My guess for daria’s word is… FIBONACCI! Only because Daria and I were big math geeks in highschool… I know super cool. It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to do with this piece….

2nd January 2017


Yellow-11: TENSION

The yellow story Chapter 6: part 1: TENSION by Daria Lanz “Tension” It was grey, wet, cold, miserable, oppressive. The morning commute on the trains in London was the usual: over-cramped, delayed, slow, uncomfortable. Squished in there like sardines, I had my face pressed up against a larger man’s sweaty pits….

27th February 2017


Yellow-12: RESHAPE

The yellow story Chapter 6: part 2: RESHAPE by Elise Mullen I got a piece of paper with “We were never meant to live in boxes” writing in oil pastel for YELLOW 11. My thought process on this was to think outside the box… haha (super original). I found a picture…

1st March 2017



The blue story Chapter 7: part 1: LANDSCAPE by Daria Lanz London has an amazing skyline. It’s a complete mash-up between the very old, and the new. Earth had me thinking about, well, Earth. And, of course, my place on Earth. I wanted to explore a more positive concept for this…

5th June 2017



The yellow story Chapter 7: part 1: RECONSTRUCT by Elise Mullen “Reconstruct”   After RESHAPE, I was looking for an excuse to use my new SketchBox! SketchBox is a monthly online art supply subscription where you get different materials and a different artist inspiration with each box. My friend and artist Jill…

19th May 2017


Blue-14: HOME

The blue story Chapter 7: part 2: HOME by Elise Mullen My guess for Daria’s Blue 13 is HOME. Daria drew some famous London site with white line work and watercolour negative space. I would love to know how she made this! Daria’s Blue 13 is beautiful and detailed. I assume she drew this…

3rd February 2017


Yellow-14: TRANSPOSE

The yellow story Chapter 7: part 2: TRANSPOSE by Daria Lanz Transpose: VERB 1 Cause (two or more things) to change places with each other: the captions describing the two state flowers were accidentally transposed. 2 Transfer to a different place or context: the problems of civilization are transposed into a…

8th June 2017


Blue-15: Elise

The blue story Chapter 8: part 1: DECOR by Elise Mullen Decor I was sitting in the living room on my couch trying to think of which direction I should go after Home. This is where we normally relax and watch some TV. Sitting there I looked all around the living room and…

3rd February 2017



The yellow story Chapter 8: part 1: EVOLUTION by Daria Lanz Evolution: Transpose was making me think about the movement of an object from one state to the next. I chose Evolution as the natural progression in this story, because I feel like it embodies this transformation from one thing into…

16th July 2017