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A Rant for Rick Mercer: The Problem With Gord Downie

October 17, 2016

Originally posted on prairiepomes:
Hey, Rick, Been listening in on your rants for years, as we all do. Now I’ve got one for you, coming from a place of Cantankerous Love, on the problem with Gord Downie. The problem isn’t Gord Downie. He’s doing something brave, meaningful and relevant with his last remaining days among…

Going Away to Come Home

Going Away to Come Home

October 11, 2016

Like many people,  this past weekend I found myself more acutely aware of the many sorts of bounty that surround me, the many things for which abiding gratitude is necessary. I spent a ‘working weekend’ surrounded by great company and sparsely beautiful countryside … and did a serious recharge in the process. (the amazing food shared by everyone […]

How to Start

How to Start

September 25, 2016

I attended a terrific panel discussion yesterday called “Draw More Income” as part of the AGM programming for Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC. We had a great range of speakers: Derek Besant, Lee Deranger, Brittney Tough, and Kari Woo. Each of them addressed the practicalities of how they made a ‘go of it’ as artists, and […]

Beautiful flowers encased in ice

September 19, 2016

Originally posted on e MORFES:
0˚C is a collection of ice-art created by artist Tharien Smith and photographer Bruce Boyd. Featuring unique photographs of flowers, fynbos and natural objects encapsulated in ice, this collaboration  defines an exciting new aesthetic. Beyond the palpable beauty of these images lies a fascination with the strange qualities of ice…

Making Believe, Once Again

Making Believe, Once Again

August 27, 2016

After a two-year hiatus due to numerous scheduling conflicts, I was at last able to revisit an ongoing project this weekend – one that is dear to my heart. Spent an all-too-brief 24 hours out near Smoky Lake on “The Farm,” working on getting reacquainted with Make:Believe. I’ve written about this project several times, as […]

Yes, In My Back Yard. Please

August 17, 2016

Originally posted on Behind the Hedge:
A good friend of mine recently moved from a rented basement apartment on the southern edge of Edmonton’s Alberta Avenue neighbourhood to a rental high-rise apartment on the northern edge of Edmonton’s Old Strathcona neighbourhood. Her former home was virtually across the street from the McCauley neighbourhood, which is…

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