About FRancine

A little bit more

Artist Artist

I am a painter, illustrator and graphic designer. I make and sell my art through my ETSY shop at www.DemarcationLines.etsy.com.   

Educator Educator

I love teaching and have been working in museum education, high schools, running private workshops and giving professional feedback on manuscripts for over nine years.

Writer Writer

Writing is my passion. I am currently working on my second novel, collection of short stories and an adult picture book. If you have time check out Patreon and help fund my writing life.

Thoughts on life and writing

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14 Feb 2017

What I have to give

Posted in In my head
What I have to give

Lately I have been feeling myself dragged into this overwhelming darkness, this depression, I guess you might call it. But it doesn’t feel like my normal depressive state, it doesn’t come from inside of me but instead comes from outside of me. Like some weight I am lugging around, it pulls me down into the […]

12 Feb 2017

What I read—2017 (Running list)

Posted in reading

So as my 2017 goals state I am trying to read more books just for the pure joy of getting lost in a story, like I used to when I was a youngster, which means that I am going to be reading more fantasy, thrillers and mystery books this year since these are the books […]

7 Feb 2017

POEM: Salt the colour of a God

Posted in Poetry

Last year I took part in the  CV2 magazine’s 2- day poem contest, which if you don’t know is a contest in which they provide you with ten words and you must write a poem in 48 hours. Sadly my poem didn’t win but I thought I’d share it anyways because why not? Its a […]

5 Feb 2017

Publication: POEMS! Lovely poems :)

I had the pleasure of recently being published in a great online magazine, The This Magazine. They pair up an issue with an artist who creates a piece of work for every contributor to go along with their work. I am so happy with the artwork that was paired with my poems. If you have […]

21 Jan 2017

I am in Quebec!

I am in Quebec!

Hey everyone! So I have official begun my five week adventure in Mistissini, Quebec as an artist in residence with the Mikw Chiyâm Program. I am going to be working with youth in the high school on zine making. We are going to dive into writing, drawing, and basically creating fun stuff. I am super […]

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  • Creative Teaching

    “Francine has shown a great commitment to the training and development of  young Aboriginal students. Francine has a real compassion for students and tries her best to encourage them to follow their dreams and to pursue their education. Her cross-cultural skills, sensitivity and intuitiveness create a high level of trust amongst those she encounters which are valuable skills in creative writing and creative teaching environments, and are exceptionally important when dealing with sensitive social or political issues.” (Pam Brown, Curator Pacific Northwest Coast and Native Youth Program director at UBC Museum of Anthropology)

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  • Creative Teaching

    It’s a pleasure to watch Francine interact with high school students. She is able to motivate students, even when from the outside it looks like there is no interest.” (Jill Baird, UBC Museum of Anthropology Education and Public Programs)

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  • 2822 a novel

    “Excellent flow to the narrative, true literature (would like to read the novel!), strong emotional punch, unique (and important) subject matter.” (Jury comment, 2014 Our Story: Aboriginal Arts and Writing Challenge.)

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  • 2822 a novel

    “It’s not often that I’m surprised by historical writing. But I wasn’t familiar at all with the forced sterilization that took place in Alberta and BC in particular. Kudos for Francine for shining a light on this horrific practice.” (Jury comment, 2014 Our Story: Aboriginal Arts and Writing.)

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