Tiny Gold Squares: A Post from 2011

This post was originally written in 2011. As I face new projects and challenges today, it’s good to remember where I’ve been. Tiny Gold Squares, Mission Accomplished I am pleased to report that my quixotic home renovation project, the gold wall, is finished. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, I set out …

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I Want to Grow My Art

I am between two walls, and the walls are closing in. Slowly, but surely, the space between shrinks. One wall is the forward momentum of the new year. Resolutions. Plans. Goals and Dreams. The other wall is frustration and stagnation. The inability to step forward into the great unknown  into a glorious and new Knowing. …

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Warm Up to the City of Seasons

Winter is not always a joy . . . but it is the balance of seasons that makes Edmonton radiant. It’s January of 2013 and I am worlds away from an Edmonton winter. Aboard a sweaty bus in sweltering sunshine, a guitarist bellows in Spanish several rows up. Soon we laze by the pool while …

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Risk Your Heart

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up.” …

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Creativity = Critics

Great, great video on how to handle critics. http://vimeo.com/78769611 Discovered thanks to 99u.com here … http://99u.com/videos/20052/brene-brown-stop-focusing-on-your-critics

Thinking Back on #JusticeYEG

A call for submissions is always a terrifying leap into the unknown. Especially when the deadline fast approaches. Especially when the theme is difficult or narrow. How would artists respond to issues of justice – especially local justice. What type of work would emerge? Would it be strong work? Would submissions function well as art, …

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