Nice to meet you!
I'm the Karrie of Karrie'd Away Creations! I'm a little bit of a nerd when it comes to dogs and cats. I'm a nature enthusiast and I'm obsessed with learning about space.
The things that interest and inspire me the most are the bonds we share with our pets and our relationship with nature. I share my life with my little family, my partner Jesse & our three pets.
My idea of a perfect day includes a hot cup of tea, going for a hike with my dog and some cozy time cuddled up with the kitties. I love listening to music and going to concerts to see bands perform live.
I was born and raised in a wonderful patch of the world nestled on the East coast of Canada called Fredericton.
Growing up in a rural area I was surrounded, and fascinated by nature. My dad would take me on long hikes in the woods, teaching me about the forest where my love for mother nature grew and grew.
Ever since I can remember I've enjoyed creating and crafts of all kinds and expanding my mind with nature documentaries. When I was little I knew that I wanted to be a cat, but I would settle for being an artist if that didn't work out.
Throughout school I doodled away in the margins of my notebooks, decorating the outside of my binders with typography and illustrations. I took all the art classes I possibly could while in high school and loved every minute of it.
After graduating, I applied to the Foundation Visual Arts Program at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design when my creation journey took a professional turn.
I completed the FVA year and applied to the Graphic Design program where I fell in love with layout, typography and organizing information.
But there was something missing... In my spare time, I was out in the woods taking photos of my dog on our hikes. I became more and more fascinated with capturing Sampson and decided to apply to NBCCD's Photography program and earned another 2-year diploma.
As a student, my classmates and I were privileged to have use of a full darkroom, a complete photography studio, professional printing equipment, and industry-standard design software.
The school and instructors gave us an environment in which to grow, learn and evolve our crafts. It was such a creative and inspiring place to be... which is probably why I spent five years there between 2010-2015.
After earning my diplomas I set out into the world and had various jobs as a photographer and designer while also doing it on the side when I had time.
At the beginning of 2020 I made the decision to dedicate my whole heart into my passion and follow my dreams capturing the bond we share with our pets and family and creating artwork digitally and traditionally
I volunteer my time and work doing fundraisers for animal welfare groups like the SPCA. I try to give back to the community and help animals in need whenever I can and I appreciate the people who speak up for animals when they cannot speak for themselves.