BC SPCA Wildlife in Focus Photography Contest

Trout Lake Ducks, shot on Iphone, Summer 2021
Trout Lake Ducks, shot on Iphone, Summer 2021

So, I did a thing!

I entered a lot of photos in this Wildlife-in-Focus contest for the BC SPCA. Currently out of 1357 entries my photos rank:

Avian Attitude 84/1357: https://lnkd.in/gqziaryi
Heron Scratches an Itch 124/1357 https://lnkd.in/gSXKRUMA
Duck Dive – 1337/1357: https://lnkd.in/ggR5M7v8
Trout Lake Ducks – 1339/1357: https://lnkd.in/gmtCE2Md
Eagles Leaping Off Point – 1355/1357: https://lnkd.in/gFVh3UbT
Winter Bunny 1356/1357 https://lnkd.in/g2PzRTPq
Crow Bros 1357/1357 – https://lnkd.in/gt2wWu9u

Votes by Donation $1/Vote. All donations are tax deductible and go to support the BC SPCA! Find more information here: https://lnkd.in/gFMxqQV5

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Behold! I’m now on Behance!

Some of you know I am starting to dive deeper into photography, surface design and and surface pattern design, so, until I rework this website to be my new portfolio site, I finally go a Behance profile Check it out https://www.behance.net/CassandraFrechette/

Follow me and keep and eye open, I’ve got some more projects coming up soon, both new content and from the archives.

Also, if you don’t already, connect with my photography social media on Facebook and Instagram . And don’t forget to check out my online store Flowers & Fuck Off, featuring clothes with my original designs supplied by two Canadian POD shops. Flowers & Fuck Off Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok.

Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022.

Jan 1, 2022.

It’s been a crazy year of highs and lows, big changes and big reveals for me. A Summary.

Let’s talk film work first:  

I had the pleasure of Script Supervising 1 kids show for Disney (hello childhood dream!) and a series of 3 kids movies for Netflix, all of which I hope you love as much I do!  Though, I am considering my future and what other creative pursuits I could take in the new year.

Flowers & Fuck Off

I was inspired and encouraged by the amazing Courtney Lyons of That Zap Girl (https://thatzapgirl.com/) to start my own business. The hard question I had to ask was, “What is a business I can run, that I also WANT to run?” Which lead to take a hard look at my interests, my talents and to an extent, my sense of humour. I wanted to leverage my photography while promoting mental health and setting boundaries, but in a way that I could fully get behind and hopefully giggle at. So, Flowers & Fuck Off was born!

I went from having almost no experience making websites to making an online store (again, endless thanks to Courtney for making it all possible) I launched my www.flowersandfuckoff.com, a Print-On-Demand clothing store (that will be expanding it’s content in the new year to include non-clothing items) using my original designs, as well as the Facebook and Instagram pages at the end of November 2021 and even started a community group for creatives to keep each other inspired and accountable. I currently have a variety of clothing options and designs available, from T-shirts and hoodies, to tights, kimonos, lounge pants, dresses, skirts and more! I even signed up for Tikok and have been exploring flexing my creativity on that platform as well to help promote my store.

Wanna know more or keep in touch? Connect with me at:

Flowers & Fuck Off Mailing List sign up: www.flowersandfuckoff.com/

Instagram www.instagram.com/FlowersAndFuckOff

TikTok: www.tiktok.com/FlowersAndFuckOff

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FlowersAndFckOff

Keeping Creative Together Facebook Community Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/keepingcreativetogether

Photography!

Some of you may have seen my blog post earlier this month about starting social media accounts specifically for my Photography. I’ve always enjoyed photography but didn’t believe my stuff was good enough to really do anything with. But then, a friend tagged me on an Instagram post, commenting I was their favourite wildlife photographer, which took me by surprise and I started allowing myself to think about my photos from a different perspective. I took a chance and submitted a photo of a rainbow I took from my balcony to CBC and got featured on Twitter! See it here:  https://twitter.com/cbcnewsbc/status/1456424576905269248/photo/1. That encouraged me enough to enter a photo contest on Instagram, where I ended up winning as a random selection! Check out CPAWS BC Photo contest winners here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CWtghHPBZvv/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link. So, I’m finally starting to take myself seriously as a photographer and a creator. I signed up for the Adobe Max Conference and upped my lightroom skills. Which has unlocked a new level of excitement and self-appreciation in myself and my creativity and I decided to launch Cassandra Frechette Photography on Facebook and Instagram and have plans to redesign CassandraFrechette.com to feature my portfolios and make prints available for sale.

Wanna check out more of my photography and keep updated on what’s coming follow me at:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/CassandraFrechettePhoto

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Cassandra.Frechette.Photography

Couple of Other Highlights of the Year:

  • Got to travel a little bit within BC. Sooke was beautiful, and checked out Tulameen for the first time.
  • Bought my first SUV this year. Steve and I got a Hyundai Tuscon, and I gotta admit, that was probably the most money I have ever spent on a single object and it was hard to part with.
  • Went to visit Ontario for the first time in 3 years and got to see both my and Steve’s family, as well as reconnect with some really amazing friends in Toronto.
  • Made some new friends on and off set.

LEARNING:

There were a lot of opportunities to learn new things over this past year, so here is a quick summary of some of the things I participated in:

  • I did an Entrepreneur Bootcamp to learn how to start an online business, including how to make a website and online store.
  • I took some mini courses I took, one was about building an art based business from Stacey Bloomfield of Gingiber and then later in the year, and Bonnie Christine’s 5 Day Pattern Making Challenge, which was a lot of fun.
  • I was lucky enough to be able to participate in the Adobe Max Conference online. I was able to up some of my Lightroom skills and got really excited about my Photography again.
  • Signed up for Linked in Learning and took courses in Diversity, Inclusion and belonging, SEO, Social Media Marketing and FileMaker Pro.
  • Learned how to Kayak with Intro to Sea Kayaking at Jericho Beach Kayak centre.
  • Also, learned how to Stand Up Paddle Board at Deep Cove.

Which brings me to now.

Looking forward to 2022:

My Word of the Year is Balance. It’s time for me to come to terms with myself, my life and all the opposing forces pulling me in all directions and find my balance. I always feel like I’m falling off the tightrope one way or another, so it’s time to find ways to stay on the line and keep myself stable.

Hopes and Intentions:

-Continue to build and expand Flowers & Fuck off (More designs and products to come and as well as an Etsy storefront and, possibly a 2nd more family version of my brand called Flowers and Flock Off.)

-Start a new blog, known as The Blog of Fuckery, to go side by side with www.FlowersAndFuckOff.com.

-Get a following on Tiktok and expand my reach on Instagram using Instagram Reels.

-Get comfortable being on camera and hearing my own voice.  

-Redesign CassandraFrechette.com to include my Photography and Design Portfolios.

-Make Canvas and wood prints of my photography, as well as greeting cards made from my photographs, available for purchase online.

-Launch Graphic Design, Surface Pattern Design and Photography Portfolios using Adobe Behance.

-Want to have 1 design or product available to sell in a local store.

-Look into licensing my Surface Pattern Designs and Photographs to other companies.

-Build an online course about Productivity and Keeping yourself on Schedule.

-Start building an online course about exploring your creative process.

-Looking into moving off Set more this year.

-Learn Calligraphy and up my hand lettering skills.

-Learn HTML and CSS and improve my skills with technology.

-Healing, both mentally and physically.

WANNA KEEP IN TOUCH AND SEE WHERE ME AND MY BUSINESSES ARE GOING NEXT, OR JUST SAY HI? CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

Flowers & Fuck Off: www.flowersandfuckoff.com/

Instagram www.instagram.com/FlowersAndFuckOff

TikTok: www.tiktok.com/FlowersAndFuckOff

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FlowersAndFckOff

Keeping Creative Together Facebook Community Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/keepingcreativetogether

Photography:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/CassandraFrechettePhoto

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Cassandra.Frechette.Photography

Photography!

I did another thing! I set up a new instagram for my nature and wildlife photography.

I am planning to revise this website this year to include my photography portfolio (and possibly some videography), but until then you can check out my original photos at https://www.instagram.com/CassandraFrechetttePhoto or https://www.facebook.com/Cassandra.Frechette.Photography.

Canada Jay takes flight. Kenora, Ontario, Dec 2021.
Whitetail deer. Near Summerland, BC. Sept 2019.
Chickadee Vs Iron Bird. Kenora, Ontario. Dec 2018.

So, I did a thing….

I’ve been working almost all year on this and it finally happened, I opened an online store!

This all started as an inside joke. I take a lot of pictures of flowers, but I don’t consider myself a “flowery” person. So, when faced with how do I market/brand myself as a creator and present myself a to the world this short phrase flew off my tongue and it was like lightening had struck. I mix my photography and graphic design skills with a bit of my dark humour and profanity and have it delivered to you on comfy clothes.

I launched November 29, 2021 with my Classic Collection which features images of Flowers and Crows, and includes 11 T shirt designs, 5 original patterns in even more colours! I have so many more designs ready to release and plan to slowly roll them out as I continue to build and grow!

Single Graphic T Shirts Featuring Crows and Flowers!

Tights, dresses, skirts, scarves and more in 5 patterns and even more colours!

Now that I have launched I am building my social media, so please join me and help get the word out! If you wanna keep in the know about new products and patterns coming out don’t forget to sign up for my mailing list on www.flowersandfuckoff.com/ and if you like flower photography and wellness memes don’t forget to Like and Follow @FlowersAndFuckOff on IG and Flowers and F#ck Off on Facebook!

I’m super excited this chapter in my life and hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Best,

Cassandra

Booked again!

I’m happy to say that I am not available again until October 2021. In the meantime, I hope to have another exciting announcement coming up soon so check back!

WRAPPED AGAIN!

After taking a week to rest, recover and process it’s finally time to truly hang up my Zone Badge and Mask and let my last show seep out of my mind. Time refocus on the present and future. It was a crazy, intense, hilarious show and I still find myself laughing as I think back to all the weird, fun things we got to do over the season. I really can’t wait to see the episodes when they finally air. Hope you all find it as hilarious as I did.

I got to meet and work with so many amazing, talented and hilarious individuals, too many too list here, over this past year and I already miss seeing the top halves of all your wonderful faces every day. I look forward to working with you all again, hopefully sooner than later.

For now, started looking for the next project and taking advantage of the downtime to rest, heal and do some art. Looking to be back on set Late April/Early May and will be available for some Dailies/Second Units in the meantime, so please reach out if you find yourself in need of a Script Supervisor in the upcoming months.

Quick 2021 Update!

I’ve been holding off posting this update because things keep changing, and I don’t want to tempt fate too early in the year.

Still working on the same project since this time last year, but with any luck will be wrapping up and available again as early as APRIL 12, 2021 for Dailies, short and long term contracts.

New since 2020 – took part in some Official ScriptE training and was designated an advanced user.
– updated my image capture setup in on set kit.

2020 Update

Hope everyone is surviving the shut down. Five months in and I am eager to be returning to set this fall. I have updated my availability page, but currently not looking for new contracts until 2021.

I have been doing my best to use this time productively, including taking ScriptE training, various online courses and some personal projects.

Hope everyone has been staying safe and healthy in these unprecedented times.  Stay strong.

-Cassandra

 

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