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. . . a poetry of place that defines Vancouver is a phrase taken from a talk on Public Art organized by CARFAC BC at the Vancouver Public Library downtown (April 9 2014). Karen Henry, the Public Art Planner of Cultural Services for the City of Vancouver had these words…

How do you experience creative flow? Lisa Sonora Beam asks this on her blog. When I think about the projects I’ve been wanting to work on, I have to say I’ve been feeling really stuck. It seems they’re all in my head, the ideas, the execution, the final product. Product….

This little guy gave me problems at first. I couldn’t get the shape right so I had to switch from my direct line drawing to sketching shapes first. Drawing the Eurasian Starling reminded me that it’s good to be able to approach a problem from different sides. And to take…

That’s a neat name all right! The Kookaburra hails from Australia and Tasmania and has the most wonderful beak! Flat-like and wide. “The Kookaburra is also known as the “laughing jackass” because of its braying, laugh like call.” This from the encyclopedia I’m referencing–Wildlife Fact File.  It’s a great fact…

Today I tried listening to some music while art journaling–listened to Birth of Cool by Miles Davis. When the weather is grey and wet, I need a little pick me up. The music was a welcome change and it carried me for an hour plus while I continued onto drawing…

One of my new personal projects/challenges is to do more  drawing. I am doing this in a couple of ways. Here’s one way . . . I’ve always wanted to spend some time drawing birds. There is something benevolent and calming about birds. Their song and chirpiness connects us (me)…

You are cordially invited to the opening of my mail art project. this is where i go opens Wednesday, November 6th. The reception is 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Britannia Art Gallery 1661 Napier Street Wheelchair accessible parking is available off the back alley parallel to and West of Commercial Drive….

On August 10th I’ll be teaching the last workshop in the mail art series at the Richmond Art Gallery. In Stitching and Embroidery on Paper I’ll share ideas on incorporating fabric and adding embroidery stitches on your paper collages. These additions will add texture to your work while also making…

Sometimes I get asked who can participate in my mail art project “this is where i go.”  I forget that not everyone is familiar with mail art, so I’d like to take this opportunity to clarify that anyone, artist or non-artist, of any age can participate in this mail art…

Workshops at the Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC  I’ll be teaching 3 more mail art workshop in July and August. Register early to avoid workshop cancellation. Register Online – search for courses by using the workshop title Where is it? See it on the Map. Introduction to Mail Art July 6, Saturday,…

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