a peek inside the fishbowl

24 Oct, 2011

Art therapy

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Fishbowl patrons|Ottawa

After a long and stressful work week it feels pretty good to throw paint on a clean white piece of canvas.


My friend Julie invited me to attend her 40th birthday celebrations at 4Cats Arts Studio in Hintonburg (who also happens to be a Fishbowl patron). Emma and Sarah have been to a bunch of workshops and parties at 4Cats so I already knew I could expect some quality arting around time… but to summarize: it was a hoot. You can read more about it on Julie’s blog.

2 Responses to "Art therapy"

1 | coffeewithjulie

October 24th, 2011 at 11:41 am


Glad you had just as much fun as I did! :) Thanks for coming Andrea

2 | Ingredients for Life

October 25th, 2011 at 11:02 am


That sounds like a lot of fun. What a great way to celebrate. I just booked The Peach’s birthday party at 4 Cats.

comment form:


Stay in touch

Me and my pet projects

Ottawa Bucket list

Subscribe via email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • Petropablo: I hear ya. I recently read an article explaining why rock sculptures are wrong wrong wrong. I don't remember a single argument other you're messin
  • Sally Dowe Marchand: Happy to support your run for this great cause
  • andrea tomkins: I hope you get better soon, Sally! Thanks for being a cheerleader. And yes, all funds go to The Royal!
  • Lynn: Looks like an amazing day! A great day to spend with family and so many delicious things!
  • Sally Dowe Marchand: Wish I could do this along side you as I finally reached 5 k running but alas I am grounded after eye surgery - no Strenuous exercise until I get the
  • JInjer: Happy Birthday! Sounds like a wonderful and TASTY birthday! Is the cup with the cat on it yours and if so where did you get it? Sorry, couldn't
  • a peek inside the fishbowl » Blog Archive Destination: Carlington Hill - a peek inside the fishbowl: […] I haven’t been here for years. (The last time may have been when we set off Mark’s rocket.)  […]

The Obligatory Blurb

My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

If you'd like to contact me, please use this form. If you're so inclined, you can read more about me here. Thank you for visiting!


Connect with me at these places too!

On the nightstand

All hail the mighty Twitter