Monthly Archives: July 2010

Why is it?

The deepest pain we can put ourselves in is to refuse to be open. There is no way out of this contract we have signed. Continue reading

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Blogging and

Tomorrow I am teaching at UBC-O on the topic of blogging. The universe of blogging is as diverse as people’s lives. It will be interesting to see how I can help others to achieve what it is they wish to … Continue reading

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To Make Art one must find one’s place

My skills with the saw contradict the name and the crazy cuts and screws shot into the wood trying to hit a stud looked like darts on a board in a very drunken pub. Continue reading

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Making a Studio

There are various ways to create. One is to take an idea and give it form as in generational creation. Another is transformative. An object becomes answerable for another use. The shed which was full of stored items, much of … Continue reading

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A change in the Weather, What next for the artist?

The wind blows the Maple outside my window and the clouds cover the sky for the first time in weeks. Yesterday was all about reconnecting. A coffee brought to me in the morning, my son visiting with his dog, a … Continue reading

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What is Normal: An Artist Asks

Normal is when you feel calm and peaceful. Normal is when you feel that you own a power that comes from your very being. Normal is when you can be without ego. Normal does not mean dull. It is the … Continue reading

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This and That: Making a Future

Today was a day about getting the trivial out of the way. Just transferring my car from joint to full ownership, getting new insurance, buying food for my home stay, planning the show this weekend, finishing the small tasks in … Continue reading

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Laying stone for hardscape has made the yard much more interesting. I now have a patio under the tree, one in front of the studio, a winding path leading to the backyard and all of the vines I have put … Continue reading

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Summer Hides Its Face

The wind blowing over umbrellas, snapping off small branches and changing the paths of those who would stroll leisurely down the sidewalk, was a surprise to us today. It blew the sun out of the sky and left a muted … Continue reading

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Summer Isolation

The tree whispers shadows across the turquoise strip of sun edging the mountain. I stand alone in the yearning yard. Voices across the fences sharing lives Like lawn chairs you folded up our marriage and walked away. A trivial, light … Continue reading

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