Wednesday, April 11, 2007

"living is a form of not being sure,
not knowing what next or how.
the moment you know how, you begin to die a little.
the artist never entirely knows.
we guess.
we may be wrong,
but we take leap after leap in the dark."
- agnes de mille

... there's gonna be a mixed media class at the echo centre in port alberni this saturday... it'll be fun... you should come (unless you're signed up for ken's workshop at the old schoolhouse)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

come and build...

A work of art is abundant, spills out, gets drunk,
sits up with you all night and forgets to close the curtains,
offers you a disguise a difference, a pose. Cut and cut it
through and there is still a diamond at the core. Skin the
the top and it is rich.

jeanette winterson

...what you doing this summer, got some free time, extra dollar,
come on then, come and build something - here in Wells, BC
or if you want to be close to the badlands -here in Red Deer, ab

rags and rust...

you can name your poison
go on ahead and make some noise
I ain't sentimental
this ain't a purchase it's a rental

tomwaits you want to make dolls, Please look here...

Saturday, March 10, 2007

the spirit and the self...

Art is not documentary. It may incidentally serve that
function in its own way but its true effort is to open to
us dimensions of the spirit and of the self that normally
lie smothered under the weight of living.
-jeanette winterson

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

teaching a trade...

you're innocent when you dream
Running through the graveyard
we laughed my friends and I
we swore we'd be together
until the day we died

...lots of workshops lately, gave my first art-doll in victoria a couple of months ago...
this snap below - erika, gilly, and Dale

...thank you erika, gillian and dale.

...and thanks to Vanier high school teacher Heather...
amy and l got to work with a dozen students on a wonderful art project,
which you can see in Vancouver at ArtStarts

...amy and l gave a mixed media workshop to students from the En'owkin Centre in Penticton last month.
What a wonderful pleasure it was to work with these students.
...and a wonderful pleasure to work with amy.

...the mind is restless, turbulent, strong and unyielding...
as difficult to subdue as the wind.

...last weekend we gave a bricolage workshop in Courtenay
the snap above was a rusty piece done by colleen.
oh and hey look who showed up in Courtenay...

Makes it kind of special down in the core
And you're dreamin' of them Saturdays that came before
It's found you stumblin'
Stumblin' onto the heart of Saturday night
And you're stumblin'
Stumblin onto the heart of Saturday night