DIYPlanner in The Scope

scope student survival guide coverOver the past two years I’ve watched as my husband’s website has grown from a simple concept for a few pieces of paper into an active community site with regular writers, contributors, and tens of thousands of visitors from the four corners of the globe each day. I’ve watched with some surprise and not undue pride as his small hobby and love of tinkering has gradually won the attention of numerous major productivity websites, and even the likes of the Boston Globe, CNN, Pen World, Washington Post, Sacramento Bee, a DIY televison network, Fortune Magazine, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and an interview with the New York Times among others… but today it did my heart much good to see a show of support from our home province. An especially cool little St. John’s based arts and entertainment paper called the Scope with a circulation of some seven thousand did an article which featured for their “Student Survival Guide” issue. You can read the interview and other articles in the online version of their paper which came out today.

"Torquil", Oil on Canvas, 1994
Torquil, Oil on Canvas; © Jennifer Pohl

I just had a request from a friend to see a portrait I did of him way back in 1994, so here it is. Torquil, a talented Newfoundland writer, actor and all-round sweet guy posed for me the night before he was going to meet his father for the first time. It has been hanging in the LSPU Hall ever since, or at least I think so. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to drop by and say hello. I miss all those friendly faces….

I love to look at other people’s gardens, but I don’t think I realized how much peace and joy working in my own could give me, despite all the thorns from the wild roses. And with a little luck, and a few prayers perhaps, dreams can come true. I planted sunflowers and lavender near the Arctic Circle yesterday.

It is hard to believe Danny just turned one year old today!
Happy Birthday Baby!