Hello there.. My name is Allisonxo. I am a 36yr old artist, writer, and entrepreneur living in Toronto, Ontario with my partner, Johnny, our 4 dogs and 2 cats.. Edie, Penny, Beau, Ben, Taffy & Rusty Cat.. it’s a full house, but we like it that way.
I have kept this blog, on and off, since 2013 and over the years in has taken many forms. It has been an informational blog, a blog full of artist features, and many times autobiographical.
After so many years, I am hoping that I have discovered a happy medium and plan to relaunch with my favourite aspects of all past versions of the Tickety Blog.
A couple of things that you should know about me is that I have been vegan for nearly a decade and love to cook vegan-friendly for family and friends. I am recent Instant Pot convert and, as my sister would say, I would be an Instant Pot salesperson if they didn’t sell themselves!! I have recently gotten into canning preserves, making jellies and jams, and fermenting and I thoroughly enjoy sharing the spoils of my hard work.
I am an avid crafter, seamstress and DIYer who loves working around our converted warehouse rental to add our creative fingerprint to make it more our own. It’s a slow process, but one that I love.
I live with a diagnosis of bipolar 1, which I manage with medication and mindfulness. In the coming weeks, I will be integrating rTMS (repetitive trans cranial magnetic stimulation) into my treatment regimen. I occasionally blog about my experiences with mental health in hopes of reaching others who may be experiencing similar difficulties in their lives.
I hope that you will find creative inspiration in my little corner of the internet.