It’s been a while!

  • September 6, 2013 3:55 pm

Well, I have been a delinquent when it comes to my blog pages- that is for sure! Luckily it’s due to less time in front of the computer and more time spent in the great outdoors. Summer has come and gone ridiculously quickly. With the beginning of September and the step kids all in full day school now, I finally have more hours free to myself to get back in to the Ark and the Art and flagrant self promotion as well as pushing my animal rights agenda and whatever else I care to blab on about.
I have managed to climb further up my alphabet ladder. I left off here with the letters E,F,G….well, now I’m at P! I’ll attach what I’ve done to this post just to keep you in the loop. When these letters are done I plan on getting them in kids rooms and classrooms and they will be available on a print per order basis rather than how I went about my puzzles and game…no more large print runs…better for the environment and my pocket book.
Here goes…H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O….
Here’s to a productive, inspiring and active fall season!

Hhcopy copy

Ii lite copy

Jj jerboa copy

Kk copy

Ll loris copy

Mm manatee copy

Nn needlefish copy

O octopus copy

My dog stars in an anti fur video!

  • February 21, 2013 7:50 pm

When my beautiful companion, Meisje died in July 2010, I never imagined I’d be able to open up my heart to a new love…but along came Kobu ( nee Afu ). He was a rescue dog from Taiwan and his face and story cried out for me to meet him. It was love at first sight and in January 2011 I had a new love. A gorgeous male, Saluki/Shepherd mix flown all the way to Canada from Taiwan!
Just recently I was approached by an animal rights activist musician, Gabriel Nicolau, who was inspired to write a song and do a video exposing the horrors of the fur trade. Kobu so closely resembles the beautiful coyotes seen on so many disgusting coats around town these days ( especially the uber ridiculous Canada Goose jackets!) that he was the perfect spokes”dog” for the job. I’ve attached the video to this post for you to see.
Warning… some of the imagery is not pleasant. But then again, neither are the lives of the poor animals used for our stupid, callous fashion sense.
Please share this video and spread the word!

ABC’s! Working on a new Project…

  • September 20, 2012 1:40 pm

Hey there! Life throws some wonderful changes sometimes. It’s been a very busy year that has taken me temporarily astray from my Anouk’s Ark focus. The shift occurred when I got engaged to a wonderful man who happened to come fully equipped with THREE kids (all under the age of 10!) and a dog named Sam. I brought my dog, Kobu and my hamster, Simon to the mix so I’d say my fiancĂ© got off pretty easy! ;)
So, now engaged, living in our new house, renovations galore, taking care of instant family 50% of the time and trying to get back into my art…phew! Having kids around has given me some new creative outlets. The four year old got me thinking about how I could help her with learning her letters…which has lead to my new series of alphabet drawings! Here are the first 3 letters of our alphabet…more to follow…please keep in touch!

Have fun watching the animals play the ENDANGERED SPECIES MEMORY GAME!

  • June 7, 2012 3:36 pm

Click the ANIMALS AT PLAY link below to watch a short video…very short! :)


Riverdale-East York Town Crier Article

  • February 11, 2011 6:23 pm

Well! A little media attention has finally been given to my artwork that was lifted from this very website and made into stamps, or more correctly “perforated labels”. A previous blog post of mine outlined the whole ordeal…but you can also read it here thanks to Town Crier reporter Kelly Gadzala’s story!
To this day the Australian woman who says she purchased my artwork online is refusing to reveal where she got the stamps until I sign and send them back to her. I don’t know folks, what do you think…should I send them back?? Why won’t she simply tell me where she got them? What does she have to hide? Who is she protecting? It’s all a little bit too fishy for my liking.
I’m all for being accommodating and helping my fellow humans, but I’m no idiot. I’m not signing anything that could give away any rights to my artwork so more can be produced freely. It’s unfortunate she chooses to protect the ones who stole the work rather than help the artist who’s work was stolen.
Another lesson in life and the weird morals and ethics of some people…

Toronto Star(12/16/2010): Very Last-Minute Gift Guide Picks Anouk’s Ark as Top Toy!!

  • December 18, 2010 12:08 am

Click HERE to view online post!

Love to all this holiday season!

  • December 12, 2010 1:29 pm

Review In Canadian Geographic!!!

  • November 22, 2010 12:10 pm

Anouk’s Ark just got a lovely review in the December 2010 issue of Canadian Geographic . Thank you Dan Rubinstein! Scroll down the page on their website and check it out ( or read it here)!

Sept.27th, 2010 article in UrbanMoms -Trend Watch!!

  • September 28, 2010 11:25 am

Anouk’s Ark was written up by Jennifer of Urban Moms under Trend Watch…. click here!
or view below:

Endangered Species Turtle Puzzle Animated Short

  • September 4, 2010 5:26 pm

I was shocked to find some animals on my back deck recently putting the Green Sea Turtle/Eastern Cougar puzzle together. I caught them on film and decided to make a little video to share! David Matheson did all the sound effects and music.
Check it out: