Curious Creations by ElleWildStudio


Raven Scarf at Curious Creations by ElleWildStudio on Etsy

My sister is a novelist and artist who lives on a mountain-side on Salt Spring Island, off the coast of British Columbia. In her small art studio, overlooking the rainforest, she creates amazing ink images of animals, mythical beings and nature. If you are looking for a unique gift for the holidays, please check out her shop on Etsy, called Curious Creations by ElleWildStudio. Where else can you buy a Raven scarf, a siren tote bag or a Jackelope pillowcase? And if you need a book for the long, winter nights, you might check out the award winning mystery Strange Things Done, which is set in Canada’s Yukon.

Shawn Smallman, 2019

Brazil’s soft power

With the recent arrest of a Brazilian Senator and a banker, the corruption scandal within Brazil continues to worsen. Brazil’s image is often exaggerated in the international press. Three years ago Brazil’s star was on the rise, and it was widely touted as an emerging great power. Now most of the news out of Brazil -drought, a failed dam, corruption- is so negative that I sometimes find myself avoiding Brazilian news. As I discussed in an earlier post, there are even rumors of a possible coup, although I strongly don’t believe that this will happen. …

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