Thursday, 24 December 2015

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Winken Blinken and Nod has arrived!

Oh my goodness!
Rootlebug, Honeybee and I are so excited to tell you all that the  shipment
of my book , Winken Blinken and Nod has arrived!

I've set aside books for those who've already ordered and I'm looking forward to making
some personal deliveries this week with Rootles :3

If you would like your own signed/ sketched in copy just visit my "books for sale" page here
(Please remember to check carefully which paypal button you push for online ordering, there are two,  and please also leave me your name, address if I am mailing your book to you and specify whether you would like a small ink sketch in the front cover of your book!)

For those friends and family close by and may not be comfortable using paypal Rootles and I can
visit and make a delivery and accept real monies, especially if there may be hot chocolate involved X3

Thank you all for your encouragement , love and support in making this happen,
I'm positively over the moon to have published my first book!


Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Sneak Peek at my new Children's Book

Here's a little bed time reading from my first published children's book
Winken, Blinken and Nod!
These will be available to purchase here on in my books for sale page, and can be bought via paypal or money in person for friends and family in my area.
They may even make an appearance at Ottawa Pop Expo November 20th 2015!
Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen!
From supportive family, friends encouragement to Rootlebug and Honeybee sharing their time and editing,
I could not have done this without you heart emoticon
heart emoticon + (___)=======

Go Check out the video ---->here<----

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Rootlebug and Mummy's new coat

 This fall when I pulled out my winter coat, I discovered the poor beastie had patch worthy spots , and wasn't big enough to close around Rootlebug and I to wear him in the winter.
*We're a baby wearing family, the little one just HATED the stroller whenever we've tried and its what works for us, and him :) *
Plus, my coat had buttons, not zippers, leaving me unable to buy a zip in panel :/
The coats made specifically for baby wearing at the shops I visited just didn't fit this curvy Mummy, so we decided that we needed something different, something utterly special and a tradition in Canada's north. 

Rootle , Daddy and I researched and looked and decided that an Amauti would be amazing for us, the traditional baby carrying coat from our Northern Aboriginal people. 
We really did do a lot of research, and discovered that some Inuit/Inuk don't mind sharing their traditional wear with mothers of non-Inuk background because they want to share the bond that happens when you wear your children and keep them close. 
We wanted to be respectful of the people and this beautiful tradition and contacted an Inuk owned company and asking if they would mind making one for us, because the design of an Amauti is copyrighted to the Northern people with different styles originating in different areas of the North and for different times of year.
The hard part was looking at our budget, and seeing that there was just NO wiggle room to make this happen :(
Thats when Honeybee came up with an idea for a giant art sale, a giant Amauti art sale, it would be the first time that I would sell my original art! Excitement!
And this is where all of our friends, family and readers really made us feel extremely loved and so valued, when the sale went up online, friends and family jumped for the pieces they wanted <3
Within a couple weeks we had enough money to order,
thanks to all of you who bought original art from Rootlebug and I, and printed greeting cards, we were able to buy our Amauti!

PS. If your still interested in greeting cards and art, they are for sale HERE

Roots and I wanted to wait until it arrived to tell everyone the amazing news and say a great huge THANK YOU! 
To everyone who made it possible for us to have this amazing baby wearing coat <3

So here we go! Pictures of the grand un''boxing'' of our beautiful Amauti


Saturday, 31 October 2015

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween !

I hope everyone has a wonderful day no matter how you celebrate :)
Please remember that its EVERYONE'S HALLOWEEN, some kids are non verbal and
can't say trick or treat, or thank you, some have poor motor skills and may take more than one
candy by accident, and some kids like my brother are over 6 feet tall!
Be kind and remember that even though some people look like adults, they're really kids *age wise or function* and besides, anyone and everyone who dresses up or performs a trick deserves a treat!

On Halloween as an autistic adult,

I've ALWAYS loved Halloween! I loved dressing up because I wasn't myself for that night, I could be anything I wanted! Anyone!
I could knock on doors without anxiety because I wasn't me, and literally everyone else was doing it , so I knew I wasn't bothering anyone X)
I love the pumpkins, and how pretty and twinkly they are in the night, the cool air, the people who dress up to answer their doors and the small peeks inside their small universes beyond the closed doors.
I love everything about Halloween, HOWEVER
It can really be a toss up for kids on spectrum.
I love it, my brother HATES it, he's afraid of the scary faced pumpkins, and thinks he's too big, that people will turn him away *kid's been taller than me for the last 3 years and he's only 14! *
He has stamina issues like I do, and doesn't actually eat much candy.
But he loves spending Halloween visiting a neighbour or two, Gramma, and then watching Halloween specials and eating popcorn cozied up at home :)

Its all about celebrating the way that makes you feel safe , happy and comfortable!

My little Rootlebug is a cute fall troll!

Honeybee and I are fall spirits this year carrying a little fall troll for Halloween :)
Trick or Treat! A joke from Rootles and I for all the baby wearers and Mommies *Mummies?* out there :D

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Life is louder now

22 Weeks

That's how long HB and I have been parents 💟

22 Weeks, 8 weeks of boobies feeding H-E double hockey sticks, 3 in our little family, 2 wonderful weeks camping, 1 tiny, toothy baby, and countless diapers!

Life is definitely louder now, but I love it 😺

Rootlebug is an amazing little person, I love watching him explore his world in new ways every day. I wake up to his smile and thumping me good morning, and go to sleep to him laughing in his dreams.
💟He is my most wonderful creation!💟

And I'm still a time lord, my second heart just lives outside of me now, vibrantly full of love and wonder.

Life in our spoonie house will never be the same, and I'm so thankful and happy that life is so loud now.

Love and a spoon

Saturday, 30 May 2015

I AM Vs I HAVE Autism! - A perspective

Hi there everyone!
So, as you know we've recently had a beautiful little baby and he's already making HUGE change happen in our lives. Being on spectrum, its hard.
Its really really really hard, but so worth it!
I love my little Rootlebug to the moon and back! X3
This is the last of the full size comics that you'll be seeing for a little while *buu, sadface!*
I promise there will still be little things being posted, at least once a month, I LOVE writing/drawing this blog and I'm determined to keep it going even if its slowly as we adjust to our new lifestyle led by baby :)
Things will just look a little different thats all!
I don't know what I'll get to draw, it could be short little one panels, or maybe more like a strip from the papers, super simple, or maybe just illustrations with my thoughts blogged out like this, but there will be SOMEthing every month.

Alrighty, here we go, until next time big comic format!

Love and a Spoon
<3 (__)=======