academic, ideas & perspectives, Literary Commentary

writing || The Backbone of “Blue Bouquet”: An Analysis of Literary Style

We read "Blue Bouquet" by Octavio Paz a while ago in my English class, and I wrote a response to the following assignment: Respond to any specific aspect of the story that you feel is an important part of the story (Character, setting, symbol, central metaphor, conflict) or a central idea (theme) in the text.… Continue reading writing || The Backbone of “Blue Bouquet”: An Analysis of Literary Style

academic, History, ideas & perspectives

writing || Differences in Political Responses to the Great Depression and the Recession of 2008 in Canada

I wrote this essay for my history class a year ago in grade 10, back when we studied the 20th century. There were several prompts to choose from, and I ended up writing about the changes or improvements in the political responses towards the Great Depression as opposed to the more recent Recession of 2008. I… Continue reading writing || Differences in Political Responses to the Great Depression and the Recession of 2008 in Canada

ideas & perspectives

writing || A Brief History of this Corner of the Universe

Welcome! I’m so glad you’ve decided to pop by! Whether you’re visiting because you were a reader of my eight-year-old blog or just happened to find the name Mistral Spirit around the interwebs, it’s great to have you here! I’ve been blogging since 2009, and I love sharing writing that others will read and benefit… Continue reading writing || A Brief History of this Corner of the Universe

creativity

art || Time Lapse Wedding Ring Painting with Colour Pencils

Originally published March 5, 2017 on Cre84me. Last weekend, I painted my great-grandmother's wedding ring with colour pencils! I'm really proud of how it turned out. It took a long time (about four hours total), but I got to try some really cool techniques with colour pencils: Originally, I planned to do a stroke-layering technique (where you… Continue reading art || Time Lapse Wedding Ring Painting with Colour Pencils