March 2023 – Winning Photo, Sales, and more!

Hey Friends!

How is it March already? I feel like I blinked and February was over. So sadly, I didn’t manage to get out for a photo walk this month, and I really didn’t get much posted on social media BUT that doesn’t mean things haven’t been happening behind the scenes/screens. I have been dedicating a lot of time this month to preparing a grant application, settling into my new day job (I love it so much) and planning a big update for April. So, stay tuned to hear more about all that! (Except the job, NDAs and all).

PHOTOGRAPHY

Surf Scoters slashing around as they hunt for lunch. Winning Photo from the CPAWS #IMPAC5OceanFest Photo Contest.

First of all I am super excited to announce I won CPAWS #IMPAC5OceanFest Photo Contest with one of my favourite pics from January! I loved watching these Surf Scoters splashing around in Stanley Park when I was able to get out there back in January! This is actually the second photo that I have had win one of their contest, after I won a random draw prize in their Nature’s Bubble Contest a couple of years ago. I never really though about it, but I guess I can call myself an award winning photographer now. Ha!

If you haven’t heard of CPAWS, they are the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and is one of Canada’s oldest non profit conservation groups. I pretty much grew up in the woods and and have a lot of respect for the wild, and truly value the word of conservation groups like them. You can learn more about CPAWS BC and they work they do by checking out their about page https://cpawsbc.org/about/ and follow them on Instagram! I hope I can find more ways to support them in the future.

AFFILIATE – COMEDY WRITING BUNDLE!

Offer summary for the  FROM SCHTICK TO SCRIPT Winter 2023 Program

For anyone needing a boost to kick their own ass into making that project/writing that script you have in mind, the amazing Daniela Saioni is having a sale on her FROM SCHTICK TO SCRIPT Winter 2023 Bundle Offer!

The discount is only valid until March 6, 2023.

So you have a little bit of time for that inner debate, but don’t delay! I have taken several courses with Daniela over the years and you are absolutely doing yourself a favour by taking the opportunity to learn from her! And she has more than just comedy writing courses including script supervising and scene coverage that are useful to just about anyone who works on a film set (and to be honest the comedy courses can be applied to other genres other than comedy too).

https://comedywriting.samcart.com/referral/pUlUZHYL/L4PXvfuvSwPcj0OD

ONLINE STORES UPDATES

I have some new designs up on my REDBUBBLE Store! And new products, including mugs and bags! But what is probably more exciting, and more likely for you to be excited about THERE’S A SALE GOING ON RIGHT NOW!!!

Not only is it Redbubble’s Birthday Month, it’s also

MY Birthday Month!

So, if you wanted to buy but were hesitant to spend, now is the time!!!!! So check it out now at Quirk-N-Spite.redbubble.com!

I am going to have another small announcement about my birthday in a couple of days, but that is less for this website and more for social media. (So, if you’re interested but not already following me, *hint hint, nudge, nudge*).

I also am making some changes to the Flowers & Fuck Off soon, but hopefully only for the better. Patterned clothing and fabrics are going to move to my new artist store on the QuirikNSpite Store on the Art of Where website. Everything that was on FFO can be found there, plus a few things I hadn’t gotten around to posting. Not only that but…

PRICES HAVE GONE DOWN!

Yes, this means less profit for me, but I also want to make my designs more accessible! Either way, check it out today!

QuirkNSpite on YOUTUBE

If you aren’t following me on YouTube yet, I forgive you, I’m still building the content for that plan. But check out what I have up there already, cause I am going to start posting weekly in April. (Yes, quite the challenge for someone with ADHDCore vibes who has trouble doing anything consistently, but that is the power of scheduling!) Until the bigger content hits, join me for funny reels, dad jokes, my cat and some of my favourite memories on #TBT.

A little memory for #TBT. I also have my short film No Where now on YouTube, and I really want to thank my co-producer and lead actor Courtney Lyons, who was going through so much at the time of filming this, and continues to be one of the strongest women, and role models, I have ever met. If you haven’t heard of her before, check her out on IMDB or check out her small business ThatZapGirl.

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I feel like I had something else to add but the day is almost over and I can always write more. I have a few projects on the horizon I am really excited for. It feels good to have time to just create. This also means it’s going to be a bit quiet for most of March from me, but I hope to be coming back strong for Q2.

❤ ❤ Til next time. Hopefully it won’t take the whole month for me to post again.

-Cassandra

February 1st

Seriously though, how is it February already?

So much has happened this month, here are a few highlights.

Black Cat with Drops of water on it's face. This is the cat from my take a nap with my cat video.

If you haven’t already seen I started a new Youtube Channel, QuirkNSpite! So far I have a bunch of shorts, both reposts from other social media and some originals, as well as some originals. I have been making some meditation and background videos as well. I am constantly looking for long mixes on YouTube to just play in the background while I work, so I figured, why not make some for myself? You can find my most recent one here, Take a Nap with my Cat, though I might re-balance the audio and re-export it. TBD. I am going to try to post a new one of these videos every two weeks (I had wanted to do weekly, but I realized there just isn’t enough time.)

Why isn’t there enough time? Cause I started a new contract at Atomic Cartoons just over a week ago. I am super excited to be joining the team over there as a Production Coordinator! But I don’t plan to stop with any of my other plans. If anything I plan to blog more often, post more videos, and eventually get back on the bandwagon of prescheduling some social media posts, and finally finish organizing my rebrand. So, please subscribe and be the first to see my new (and old) videos. Cause seriously, I have 10 years of untouched archives and I *really* need to finally do something with it. And the best thing about being creative, is it makes me feel even more creative. Definitely more ideas than time in a day, or possibly a lifetime, but I am still going to try to do as much of it as I can. Just one thing at a time.

20% everything on my RedBubble Shop!

Redbubble is having a 20% off sale, so if you were thinking of grabbing some stickers, a hat, or even a new bag NOW IS THE TIME!! If you haven’t checked out my Redbubble shop yet, Check it out! I have stickers, hats, and some more affordable shirts and tights (though I can’t say the quality will be as high as the clothes on the original Flowers & Fuck Off online store. If you want a sneak peak as some of the print on demand stickers, check out these videos I posted: Stickers 1 and Stickers 2.

If you are interested in Script Supervising check out Daniela Saioni’s courses including the DIRECTOR WHISPERER TRAINING PROGRAM to discover all the ins and outs of this key position on set. Daniela taught me almost everything I know about Script Supervising, and she is an amazing teacher and human overall. She has an ever increasing catalogue of courses including topics such as Comedy Writing and building up your creative Dream Team. Not only are the courses amazing, but she has also built a robust community of creatives who actively support each other. When you sign up for one of Daniela’s courses, you’re probably gonna end up with a lot of new contacts as well as knowledge. If you are serious about joining the film industry, do yourself a favour and check it out. (More links on my Affiliates Page.)

Barrows Goldeneye photo from my January 2023 Photo gallery

January ended up bring a great month for photography, and I am hoping to invest in a full frame camera soon and hopefully up my game over all, but until then check out this months photo montage on YouTube. I also started getting some material in my Photography gallery here, so check out my January 2023 Photo Gallery Page!

I feel like I have more to say, but I also feel like I have lost 99% of readers by this point, so though I have more things to come but I’m not going to say too much yet. So I guess, you’ll just have to keep coming back?

FEATURED (and new) AFFILIATE LINKS!

Katteb Ai Content Writer

I’ve been playing around with this tool the last few days, mostly cause they have a Fact Checked AI writer, and I find using an AI writer really helps me get over my first draft anxiety. Check it out for yourself! https://katteb.com/en/?track=63d73225ed7d4

Headspace App

If you know me, you know I actually struggle with meditation, which is one reason I use youtube videos. But I have honestly really been enjoying the headspace app recently. Check it out for 30 days on me! https://www.headspace.com/referral/z6jb3?slug=0462d6&audio=false

Coolors.co

I am really surprised more people don’t know about Coolors.co! If you ever need to create unique colour palettes, make it easy on yourself and check this site out. It uses colour theory to match shades and tones so you always have a balanced colour palette!

WordPress

Need to make a website? Seriously, WordPress has everything you need.

Am I Covered? The Art of Visual Storytelling for Film & TV

This course is for more than just Script Supervisors. Directors, Camera people, everyone on set really should know these skills for making sure no shot gets left behind. Taught by the dynamic, would renowned, Daniela Saioni! https://comedywriting.samcart.com/referral/YbD6Ji7X/L4PXvfuvSwPcj0OD

Take a Nap with My Cat Video, Now on YouTube!!

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