Annemarie currently lives and works in her creative home space and productive backyard in Tumbarumba, Australia. While freelancing graphic design and photography as Bottle and Brush Studio, she occasionally holds a market stall featuring her latest work and produce. She is busy with many side projects but her all-time favourite activity is to wander through the veggie patches with the chook troop and garden lioness cat, who assist her most of the day.
Born in the French "belle province" of Québec in Canada, she spent most of her life touching upon multiple artistic disciplines. She has college and university degrees in Visual Arts and later gained a professional diploma in Graphic Design. She worked full time for many years at a company that produces the world renowned Montreal Jazz Festival. Designing concert posters of legendary artists like Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, The B52’s, Rufus Wainwright, The Zombies, Feist and so many more was a great moment of career for a music lover like Annemarie.
The rural "slow living" turn and the new amazing environment where she lives with her Aussie husband has now taken more space in her interests. The enjoyment of improving skills with home cooking and the whole process of producing real food and local produce photography got her into new creative challenges. Re-inventing herself in this direction, she has evolved and simplified a recipe book idea to a blog. Maybe some day this dream of self editing it on actual pages and publishing it in Canada and Australia will come true.
All of these ideas have been developing long before 2020. During her first five years of expat life downunder, she collected notes, images, props, tools and whatever knowledge she could. A lot of work is still in progress, but she decided to start releasing some posts and get "Snowy Foodie" out there while garden cooking has gained interest during the "iso" period at home. Through her work, she is hoping to help the beautiful region where she lives to shine again after being devastated by a monster bushfire... And hopefully, all these will be informative and inspiring to both Canadians and Australians, including Québécois(es) expatriated around the world. This is a very new chapter for Annemarie and she is thrilled to finally present SNOWY FOODIE!