Interview with MysticMag


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I just had the honour of being interviewed this week by MysticMag, an online publication that offers insightful articles on metaphysical services, holistic health and wellness, and spiritual guidance.
They asked me about painting… which seems like something I did a lifetime ago, but it made me draw some conclusions I hadn’t thought of… and it also made me miss it!   It’s been about two years or maybe more since I have painted, having put it on hold during our moving process.  We are hoping to have our house ready soon so I can set up an art studio and get back to painting along with this new healing work that I absolutely love doing!

Here is the link if you would like to check it out! 




From Storyteller to Story Un-Earther

Life twists and turns and you just never know how things are going to unfold!  Check out this recent interview about how I became a Certified Emotion Code Practitioner and how this Storyteller/Artist dug for answers and un-earthed buried stories to find calm and clarity!




Riverdale ArtWalk – June 2nd & 3rd


I have one more upcoming show before our big trip to China and Vietnam this summer (so excited to visit Hoi An, the ancient city of lanterns, and Ha Long Bay with its towering limestone pillars… and can’t wait to see what paintings it inspires!)

Before that, I hope you can join me for my first Riverdale ArtWalk
June 2nd 11am- 6pm
June 3rd  11am- 6pm
Jimmie Simpson Park – 870 Queen Street East
BOOTH #112 (in middle of park near Queen)


Meet You at the Corner of Story and Song

Ross and I are so excited to announce that we will be doing a show – our first solo show together in many years as part of the Toronto Storytelling Festival on March 2nd!

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Join husband and wife duo storyteller Nathalie Vachon and musician Ross Lynde as they bring two of their favourite art forms together. At the charming Lazy Daisy Café, this evening is sure to be a wonderful intersection where story meets song and humour meets heart.


One of a Kind Christmas Show!

I am so excited to announce that I will be doing the One of a Kind Show this year for the first time!!    Booth numbers are in and I will be at #W45 right beside the Green Section.  I will be there for all 11 days – hope to see you there!


One of a Kind Christmas Show

Thursday November 23  –  Sunday December 3


Camp Imagine 2017

We had an absolute blast with this creative, funny, smart and oh so talented group of girls at Camp Imagine this year.  Our theme was the ocean… and this year we planted a story seed about Sirens that guarded a treasure box of words in the middle of the Sea.  Some people knew that if they called out to the Sirens for wisdom or guidance, the Sirens would reach into their treasure box and pull out the exact right words that each person needed to hear.

Here are some pictures of our time together writing our story Sirens of the Sea, paintings, making treasure boxes, making ocean drums and so much more…


We wandered through the Inspiration Station for ideas…



We decorated our sketchbooks…

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Tales of Trouble and Laughter

Hope you can join us Sunday April 2nd at Harbourfront Centre for an hour of whimsy and original stories with Rukhsana Khan and Nathalie Vachon (that’s me!)

Sunday April 2nd
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lakeside Terrace at Harbourfront Centre
235 Queen's Quay West
Free - suggested ages 5 and up

Harbourfront will have a day jam packed with stories, a storytellers picnic, face painting, mysteries to solve and laughs to be had!  Check here for details.

Nathalie Vachon Imagination on the Loose photo


The Talking Stick

Storyfire: A celebration of Community Storytelling

FRI March 24th
8pm – 10pm
Innis College
2 Sussex Avenue
$5 tickets at door
I am so excited to be telling one of my favourite folktales from Japan called Issun Boshi.  Where we have Tom Thumb, Japan has a character called Issun Boshi (one inch boy).  This delightful tale shows us that you are never too small to be brave and kind and smart.


Camp Imagine 2016 photo

Camp Imagine 2016

2016 marked our 5th year doing Camp Imagine!  Our vision:  to create a camp where kids can explore all aspects of their creativity; painting, sketching, dance, drama, music, movement, percussion, crafts, writing, storytelling.  Here is a peak into all we did during the week of July 11th, 2016.


Storytelling at the McMichael

Please join me as part of MARCH BREAK MADNESS at the McMichael!

Imagination on the Loose!
Performer: Nathalie Vachon
Thursday, March 17 at 1:30 pm

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection

10365 Islington Avenue
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0 Canada
Tel: 905.893.1121 or toll free 1.888.213.1121



Katari Japanese Storytelling on April 2nd

Katari Japanese Storytelling has a new venue this year!   Luc’s Sculpture will play host on April 2nd as part of the Toronto Storytelling Festival. (3 ~ 5 PM)

Date:  Saturday April 2nd, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00 pm
Admission: $10.00 (limited to 45 attendees)
Pre-registration recommended
Venue: LucSculpture School and Studio
663 Greenwood Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 4B3 (416) 461-7936

Contact person: Yusuke Tanaka 416-446-6256


The Evolution of a Painting

A painting begins well before the paint meets the canvas…  it can start with an image, a trip, an impression, an idea, an emotion, a colour…

This video show that journey and how the seeds for this painting “On Becoming True” were planted during a trip to Bali.

Hope you enjoy!
On Becoming True - The evolution of a painting by Nathalie Vachon





Music from the ‘Water’ soundtrack


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Camp Imagine 2014!

I just can’t say enough about the wonderful kids this year at Camp Imagine:  generous with each other, kind, open, creative, willing, sweet, thoughtful, imaginative, fun, funny (with no lack of personality!)  It was just a dream for Ross and I!

So, what happens when you get a wonderful group of kids together and you add a dash of music, a pinch of paint, a bucket of art supplies, a hint of a story and a fairy door?

Click here to find out!


Curious to see more?  Here’s what we did to get to our final performance/exhibit:

A:  We made books (turning giant leaf bags into Camp Imagine Sketchbooks)

books 1  books 3 books


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Katari Storytelling – Saturday March 29th

Join us for one of my favourite annual shows: Katari Japanese Storytelling @ Japan Foundation is on March 29th as part of the Toronto Storytelling Festival. (3 ~ 5 PM, admission free)

This year, I am thrilled to be joined by Japanese dancers Takako Segawa, Kengo & Ran Yamazaki along with flutist Doug Miller for the retelling of Ketut & the Thousand Herons.

Contact the Japan Foundation to reserve a seat as space is limited.
416-966-1600, 106


Burlington Theatre Cushion Concert Series!

One of my favourite events of 2013 was the November 16th show at the Burlington Theatre as part of the inaugural Cushion Concert Series.  It was an intimate concert of moms, dads, grandparents, friends and children; with everyone cozy on cushions and ready for stories, for songs and for fun… Here are some pictures from the event and a most wonderful testimonial from organizer Joanne Churchill – thanks so much for having me!

“We were just thrilled to have Nathalie’s vivacious spirit and imaginative wordplay start our very first Cushion Concert ever!  Children sat, clapped, sang and giggled through delightful stories, songs and rhymes.  Thank you Nathalie for setting the bar so high for our series.  You’ve helped ignite a passion in our youngest audience members that will be alight for years to come!”
– Joanne Churchill – Burlington Theatre



Camp Imagine 2013!

Oh what a fun time we had this year at Camp Imagine… we made our own sketchbooks, did collage, made bamboo xylophones, wrote a collective story that we performed for friends and family on Friday, we wrote songs, played instruments, had a drum circle, played boom-whackers and rhythm sticks (and games of course),we wrote a poem and painted (creating wonderful multi-layered masterpieces)

And in case you missed it, here are some pictures and the video of our final performance.  A big thank you to all the kids, parents, friends and volunteers that helped make the week such a success!  Hope to see you next time!


Ketut and the Thousand Herons Mosaic Storytelling Festival

In February, i had the wonderful opportunity to perform with Marylyn Perringer as part of the Sunday Afternoon Storytelling Series called Mosaic.  It was a lovely afternoon with a wonderfully warm audience and a chance for me to debut a new story Ketut and the Thousand Herons with the addition of music (thanks to my most talented husband Ross) and with three Japanese dancers (thanks so Kengo, Ran and Takako Segawa)

Here is the video from that performance:


Once Upon a Time – Family Day Storytelling

Join us on February 18th (Family Day) for free storytelling at Daniels Spectrum:

Monday February 18th 1pm-3pm
Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East
Artscape Lounge

Look forward to seeing you there!
Once Upon A Time-RPNI


Pop Goes the Easel!

2012 brought with it a new venture… We got a pop up shop!!!!

Friend/fellow Beach Studio Tour Artist Helen Billett and myself were given a shop at 1803 Danforth for the month of December and we transformed the very blank space (like a blank canvas) into a colourful explosion of art!!  Here are some of my favourite pictures of our time at Pop goes the Easel (including:  a great painting and vision board workshop, holiday drop in crafts, my annual Holiday Open Studio and an afternoon of Storytelling, Music and Crafts)

Thank you Danforth East (DECA) for having us!  We hope to come back again!


Jack Layton Memorial Canvas