First and foremost, YOU are my friend. Thank you for visiting my web site.
I have a lot of friends and there are also a lot of people whose work I love, even if I don’t know them personally. I would like to share my rich world of friends and admirees with you. Check them out.
The Mountain Firework Company – a phenomenal band who also happen to have one of my favourite web sites on the entire Internet
concert series, festivals and venues
public and community radio
art, photography, design, theatre, dance, literature and history
www.freerangedesigns.ca – The amazing Mike Western who created this gorgeous poster for the launch of my 2012 CD, Blackbirds.
Janet Barkhouse – poet, fiction and essay writer and also my mom.
InHerEye.ca – it’s not what you look at, it’s what you see
Kate Story – original Canadian dance, theatre and her wonderful novels, Blasted, Wrecked Upon This Shore, This Insubstantial Pageant and Antilia.
Monnet Design – award-winning graphic design
Indira Sinton – original Canadian poetry
Judson Sinton – intriguing math art and other cool stuff
Formac – Publishers of my nana, Joyce Barkhouse’s book, Pit Pony, and the Pit Pony Picture Book which was abridged by my mom, Janet Barkhouse.
Lunenburg Town Walking Tours – There is no better way to experience Canada’s premier UNESCO World Heritage Site
Alex Hickey Design and Production – Um, my day job.
business services for creatives
STAR Company – book-keeping and other services for creatives (I made their fishy icons for their web site).
Communications Distillery – writing and editing solutions for the overwhelmed entrepreneur
wellness and personal development
www.jennhicks.ca – Nia classes to make your heart sing and your body thrive
Jamie Ridler Studios – this creativity coach will get your juices flowing
Gunsinger Coaching – Love and whoop-ass for your life
fixmeup.ca – shiatsu with the amazing Matt Sedo
www.fertilitytoronto.ca – traditional chinese medicine for your body, mind, heart and spirit, Dr. Kaleb Montgomery
www.fireflycreativewriting.com – In-person and e-writing classes that will bring your creative expression to new heights
www.wisedaughters.com – craft and other creative workshops, cultural events, art gallery, craft shop
www.rc4gpeterborough.com – Peterborough Rock Camp for Girls: a rock ‘n’ roll summer camp for girls and also home of the Women’s Rock Weekend (a rc4g fundraiser and a wicked good time)
Heartwood – Youth engagement for positive community change
Sketch – working arts for street-involved youth
That’s Women’s Work – working to create an art gallery and creative space for self-identifying women artists in the Roncesvalles neighbourhood of Toronto
sustainable/local food (Nova Scotia)
West Dublin Market – I (heart) my home market
Watershed Farm – Community Shared Agriculture and Market produce