Friday, December 25, 2015

Woodland Advent

Happy Holidays...I've been busy illustrating the past's a compilation of a 24 day advent challenge.  Each image was done in watercolour on 6x6.  

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

True Grain

Earlier this summer, I was up and ready for this photo shoot at time to catch the bakers at True Grain Bread in Cowichan Bay in full action.  It was a beautiful, hot, hot, hot day on the island which didn't make any of the bakers flinch, but I definitely felt the heat!  It was a privilege to watch these artisans at work.  There was a definite zen to their art.  What I love most about these images is it shows the "handmade-ness' of each pastry and loaf. Hope these photos leave you hungry ;) 

For more images take a look at True Grain's website .

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

"Happy ~ ♡ I said many times? (laughs)"

 With a friend from the old days
Into the deep woods...
To the sea...

Trekking on a hike

Tremendous energy is releasing and is given from nature!

Happy ~ ♡
I said many times? (laughs)

So honest to say I'm glad ^ ^

By Chisayo Hasegawa 
(with some unexpected help from Google translate) 


This week my friend from Japan returned to visit her second home...Victoria.  It was amazing to reconnect and to spend sometime at two of my favorite places...the ocean and the forest.  The forest is so rooted and grounding.  I spent a while lying on the forest bottom staring at the canopy and amazed at the size  and shapes of the old and new growth...realizing that humans are indeed small! 


Avatar Grove 

Botanical Beach


A roadside stop overlooking the clear cut on West Coast Road is a reminder that to some people, the forest isn't sacred.  Not the most cheerful sight...clear cut...but I think it's important for people to see it in order to understand the need to support more viable options. The reality is that only 26% of the old growth is left on the Southern Coast of BC and if not protected the numbers continue to fall.  The trees or the "lungs of the earth" and homes to many different animals and plants.  As wood based products are beautiful and wonderful, it is hard to watch the old growth taken for granted.  Hopefully by sharing my images of the old growth will help you also come to finding ways to help protect these trees and regions.

 Highway showdown ;)

Monday, June 22, 2015

A wish tree

Someone started a wishtree in Fernwood and here are a few wishes that caught me...either because they are touching or just plain funny!  I didn't turn the images so you have to tilt your head to see them just as you would if you had seen them in the real tree ;)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Molly Dolly

Some of my illustrations will be shown at an exhibition featuring art work inspired by John Hughes movies. The work is pretty different and pinker from what I would normally do, but then again do I have a "normal"...maybe not ;)

Akemi Ito of My Picture Book Cafe and other Vancouver area artists are showing...I am not sure if there are any other islanders/out of towners besides me. If you're in Vancouver please take a peek...I also heard that HOT ART Wet City throws amazing opening night parties;)  

Have a look at the invitation at

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Seattle...but you can see that!

So I don't think of myself as a big city person, but for some reason when I visit them I can't help but photograph them!  Here is a random selection of "Seattleness".