Renée Yoxon


my week in pictures: slowly saying goodbye to ottawa

I don’t know why I’m even bothering to say goodbye to Ottawa. Between returning more than weekly for teaching, gigs, and family stuff, Ottawa probably won’t even notice that I’m gone. But you know how it is when you don’t live in a place, somehow you never manage to revisit your favourite spots on trips […]

My Week In Pictures: blue skies and red lipstick

This was a nice week. There was just the right amount of everything. After last week’s post about being down on the artist life, it was nice to have a fun art-filled week. I taught a dozen students, I performed at Live Jazz Monday and at the Brookstreet Hotel and at the Herb & Spice, I […]

My Week In Pictures: I think I might be crazy

You may have noticed that I wasn’t around as much as usual last week. I didn’t really tweet much or post much to facebook or post much on my blog. I was pretty busy last week with practical stuff, like teaching a bunch of students and recording radio station IDs and attending concerts and receptions, […]

My Week In Pictures: Things I’ve learned about writing

I didn’t take a lot of photos this week for one reason or another. I think it was a combination of not wanting to leave the house because of the freak weather, and the fact that I spent most of my free time alternating between watching Community and writing poems/lyrics. On the subject of writing […]

My Week In Pictures: Poetry, Performances, and Sunny Spring

This week was so delightful. It was sunny and colourful and a complete 180 from last week’s winter freak storm. Although I was burdened by a looming (self-imposed) tax deadline, I made sure to take a lot of time this week to enjoy the little things like breakfast with friends, coffee in a rainbow mug, […]

My Week In Pictures: So much surprise excitement!

Talk about a fun week full of surprises. When this week rolled around, I was sure it was going to be nothing but tax preparation and getting all my ducks in a row for Toronto tomorrow, but it ended up being a super crazy and fun week. Last Monday we had a lovely Live Jazz […]

My Week In Pictures: I’m dreaming of spring…

Can it be spring already? After compiling the photos for this week’s My Week In Pictures, I can tell that I am jonesing for some springtime colours in my life – pink flowers, citrus oranges and greens, and that cute yellow spotted bird from the Nature Museum. If you live in Ottawa then you know […]

My Week In Pictures: Writing, Radio, and a Concert in Montreal

This was an unusually productive week. Not to say that my weeks are not usually productive, but this week I made a life change: I stopped watching TV with breakfast. This may seem like a trivial thing but it has made a WORLD of difference for me. For starters I got my morning journal writing […]

My Week In Pictures: Candy, Cupcakes, Chocolates!

This week was SWEET. I mean that literally, it was incredibly sweet! Last weekend Craig and I went to Wed By Hand and gorged ourselves on delicious cupcakes, jams, ganache, and other terribly wonderful sweets (more on that on Thursday). On Tuesday I attended the Council for the Arts in Ottawa (CAO) Sweetheart Cocktail for […]

My Week In Pictures: To Toronto and back!

It’s so nice to be back to work! For the last four weeks I have been at the Rehab Centre participating in their Chronic Pain Management Program. Last week was my first week back to full time jazz-singin’ and I’m so happy to be back. I missed my office, I missed performing, and I really […]