I'm Sandra Harris and I'm the writer and photographer and founder of Raincoast Creative Salon where you'll be inspired to be a better maker and live a creative life.
Whether you’re a blogger, a maker, an artist, a writer or a photographer, I’m all about creating the conditions to do your best work.
You’ll do your best work by fine-tuning your creative process. I gather together the best ideas for you to implement.
You’ll do your best work by experiencing the arts, not just your own work. What I share here will inspire, challenge and entertain.
You’ll do your best work by building a community of fellow creatives and makers. We’ll do that here at Raincoast Cottage and I’ll share how I’m doing this in real life too.
I also host a salon series in Vancouver, Canada that's about bringing people together through the arts.
I'm a "recovering artist" who spent far too many years putting my creative life on the backburner. Luckily, it kept sneaking in. I even wrote my masters' thesis on the psychology of creative collaboration.
What grabs me? Photography, contemporary art, design, travel or decor. And foreign film. Fine-tuning my creative process. I'm obsessively interested in everything!
You can also find me on twitter, facebook, pinterest, and instagram. Don't hesitate to contact me. Love the comments and the banter and any collaborations. Pitch an idea - maybe we'll work together on something.
Where to start? Learn how to take it offline in my series offroad blogging, learn about modern art at art one oh one, here are some photographers who inspire, conversations where I'm talking about creativity, and design before and afters in my own cottage. Look down the sidebar and you'll find galleries where you can see my photography.
Glad you're here and look forward to getting to know you.