About me

Do I contradict myself?

Very well then I contradict myself;

(I am large, I contain multitudes.)

—Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself”

I’m Rebecca, but I’m not your Basic Becky. My cravings for Pinkberry, Uggs, Real Housewives of … well, all of them, and dreams of Britney Spears live in Vegas are matched only by my passion for creative expression in art, craft, and fashion. My blog is an exploration of the multitudes within me, and I’m constantly surprised by where I’m led.

I was born in Timmins, ON (middle of nowhere) and later moved to Thunder Bay, ON (Northwestern Ontario, right near Lake Superior, to be exact) with my parents and sister when I was 10. I currently reside in Thunder Bay but am looking for new adventures!

My creativity has always been restless and in search of numerous outlets. I devour fashion magazines and constantly look for inspiration. But hours of watching YouTube tutorials have taught me that it’s not just the clothes—it’s the whole look, the hair and makeup and the awareness that these things don’t give you a fresh attitude; they just bring the attitude within to the surface.

When I’m not hip-deep in my heavily curated and organized closet, you might find me painting, drawing, felting, making mixed media projects, trying pottery—really, I love it all. 

There’s just so much out there. Why limit myself to just one thing, just one craft, just one job, just one narrow slice of it all? I want to always be moving forward, trying new things. I want to travel. And I want to take all of you with me.

You can find me on all the usual social sites (Instragram, Twitter and Pinterest), as the icons suggest. My email, hello@notyourbasicbecky.com is the best way to contact me.