Svaha Spirit Series ~ Sweet Child O’ Mine ~

I came across Zoe Thomson after checking out another video a friend posted on Facebook. She is so adorable to watch. I couldn’t decide whether to look at her face or hands.

I think we will be seeing more of this little rock star in the future. I would love to be able to play a simple tune…keep a tune for that matter. I love watching anyone create or play music! Check out this little rocker chic! Zoe Thomson playing along with Guns N’ Roses…Sweet Child O’ Mine ~

Zoe Thomson should have her own channel… 


Artist ~ Robert Westerholm

Yesterday I chose to write about Artist Kathy Kromer, today I would like to write about another Artist that I have admired my entire life, my Dad, Robert Westerholm. Today is my Dad birthday so I thought it was fitting to write about him on this special day.

Happy Birthday Dad!

My Dad is one of the most creative people I have ever known. Born and raised in Vancouver, he attended the old Vancouver School of Art and is known primarily for his finely detailed pen and ink drawings. I draw stick people. I may not have inherited his artistic talent in the art sense but I know for sure I got his sense of humour and passion for writing, so I’m happy! 🙂

Since my daughter was very little she loved to sit and draw with my Dad and it’s becoming apparent that she too got the artistic gene from him. My Dad wanted to posted a painting Jordan did on his website when she was 6 and when he asked her permission to display it, her only concern was that he was going to put his name on it and not give her credit! lol Random thought here but have you ever played Pictionary with an artist? You NEVER win when you are paired up with them but man does their picture ever look real! lol Like Kathy Kromer my Dad became an artist through perseverance and practise, which basically means Never Give Up!

My Dad is also a writer, I think I was lucky to get a sliver of his genetics in that department! His words are like reading poetry, so visually descriptive, obviously coming from a man with an incredible imagination! Check out his website Caterwauls or his original blog Caterwauls if you would like to laugh out loud, get lost in his imagination, or be stimulated by his thought process, all of the above will happen depending on how much time you spend meandering through his site. His advice to me when I started on my writing adventure was to just go for it! I have a lot to learn but I think that’s the best part!

His artwork has been in many different Galleries over the years and is recognized by his detailed Vancouver scenes. But if art, music and writing weren’t enough to stir his creative juices, maybe acting will, perhaps you will recognize his handsome face from commercial, print and film work he’s done! What I love about my Dad the most is that he just keeps going, reaching and searching for what stimulates his mind and stirs the creative soul he was born with! I am very proud of my Dad as you can see and love spending time with him just talking about stuff. When I am in his presence there is never a dull moment! He has always inspired me to follow my heart with a wide open mind! I love you Dad! xo

On The Fraser by RC Westerholm (copyright)

The Yoyo by RC Westerholm (copyright)

Western Breeze by RC Westerholm (copyright)

Vancouver by RC Westerholm (copyright)


Stargate Universe Airs Tonight @ 9pm !!!

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Tonight’s the night we have all been waiting for !! Stargate Universe has arrived! The third Stargate TV Series following Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis from the creators Robert C. Cooper and Brad Wright.  I attended the Stargate Universe screening on Saturday at the Rio Theatre, it was Outstanding! The cast and crew were in the house!  You’re in for a treat!  Congratulations to every single person who worked on the show, your hard work paid off!  It was great to see familiar faces that go back to the original series Stargate SG1.  Andy Mikita you Rock Baby!!  I miss you guys!  The show feels different, it’s edgy, sexy and because it’s new there is so much to sink our Sci-fi teeth into.  I love that the cast is completely fresh,  but it was also nice to see Rick Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks and Gary Jones make an appearance.  You can’t help but feel inspired being in a room full of creative, artsy, talented individuals.  Talent in every single department! Stargate Universe Cast

I spoke with a few members of the cast and saw a few from afar after the show and this was my first impression.  David Blue~  funny in and out of the show, Jamil Walker Smith~unpredictable in the show, very humble in person, Brian J Smith~ strong character, very handsome, Alaina Huffman~ more beautiful in person, loved her character, Ming-na~ very petite, polite and has beautiful kids, Elyse Levesque~ legs that go forever.  I thought it was really fun to see ‘Scott Wellenbrink’ on the screen too, your hard work showed and your construction crew did an incredible job building everything we saw!!  Way to go everyone !

If you need a guide to explore “Stargate” the book below looks like a winner!  Enjoy!

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