The Joy of Commissioned Artwork


I went to Halifax last weekend to see Dan Mangan perform with Symphony Nova Scotia. It was incredibly beautiful, and it just reminded me how much of an amazing artist he is.

The next day, Mom and Grandma joined me in the city for some shopping.

Grandma bought me the book, from the always fabulous Biscuit General Store.

After dinner, we went to the Sweet Hereafter Cheesecakery. My mom summed it up best: “It’s like magic in my mouth.” The decor was princess perfection, like the inside of Jeannie’s bottle.

Although I was pretty bummed to be leaving, it was also nice to get home to Charlottetown. 🙂 But if you’re ever in Halifax, a visit to Biscuit General Store and the Sweet Hereafter Cheesecakery are a must!

In other news… Revolution Media (graphic and web design firm of awesomeness) recently had an open house. We had a bare spot on the wall so I was asked to do a painting. I’m pretty proud of how it turned out, and even happier that it’s now hanging in a place where someone might actually see it! I used Revolution’s branding colors and just went to town with some acrylics.

This summer was busy at RM, but very successful. We launched the new Vogue Optical website and the new Paderno website, both featuring modern e-commerce solutions. It’s very strange to think I’ve been working there for more than a year. We’re working on a few sites right now, and I can’t wait until they are out in the world.



Jillianne Hamilton is the author of Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire, its two action/comedy sequels, and The Lazy Historian's Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII. She is also a graphic designer, a history enthusiast, and a dog mom. Learn more.

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