Creativity & Arts with Jessica Outram


Welcome to Sunshine in a Jar

Creativity expands joy, healing, and connection. This is a personal blog with a range of posts from stories about ancestors to thoughts on life to ideas about creativity and community. It’s also a portal to my creative work including available books, Creativity Coaching Canada, the Hummingbird podcast, and my work as the 4th Poet Laureate of Cobourg. Thank-you for visiting!


New Book Releases:

Sunsets in Britt: A Georgian Bay Tradition

Book of photography. Released October 2021, Sunshine in a Jar Press.


The Thing With Feathers 

Book of poetry. Early 2022, Piquant Press.

“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –

Emily Dickinson



Land Acknowledgement

I respectfully acknowledge that the posts on this site were written on the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg peoples and the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig Anishnaabeg. I am grateful for the First Nations of these territories, for their care and teachings about the land. As people of the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 and the Williams Treaty of 1923, we continue our journey to strengthen our understanding of our Treaty relationship and of how to move forward together in a good way.

The land and the waters will always be Indigenous lands and waters. They continue to teach important lessons every day.