Lauren has lived on both coasts of Canada, always within reach of the sea. She currently lives in a 140-year-old house in the wilds of Nova Scotia with her librarian husband, two curious children, an ever-expanding collection of books, two hives of bees, and one cat. She has a Visual Arts BFA with Honours from the University of Victoria, and a certificate of Fine Furniture from Camosun College. Along the way, she has learned to make a Queen Anne Highboy, a pottery mug, a hand knit pair of socks, a headstand, and a mess. She is represented by Jackie Kaiser at Westwood Creative Artists.
I believe in wonder.
I believe in rain,
and eggs that hatch,
and plants that dance.
I believe in the hum of bees
saving summer for a winter’s day,
and memories of places we have never been,
and the scent of a loved one,
drifting in the wind.
Mushrooms that appear overnight,
arms that hold the world at bay,
the particular taste of biting into
a slice of chocolate cake,
geese that call each other home,
frogs that sing the approach of
I believe in the moon,
and the stars,
and the spaces in between.
I touch my heart and feel it beat.
I believe that wonder appears
when we allow ourselves
to allow ourselves