Last days of summer

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood” Tom Robbins Some people say that Labour Day marks the end of summer, but not for me. I hold on to the beauty of this season until the autumn equinox. Maybe even longer. I have resumed my morning ritual of painting in bed. I pull all […]

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Cultivating the Creative Habit

“The routine is as much a part of the creative process as the lightning bolt of inspiration, maybe more.” Twyla Tharp THE CREATIVE HABIT I agree with Twyla Tharp. I think art for some of us has to be a kind of determined, intentional creative habit that we submit to willingly. I think habit is […]

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End of summer news

I had a blast performing my solo show SALLY LIVES HERE at the Gabriola Festival last weekend. My venue was an old post office now used as the Women’s Institute. Not sure what they do there but I think it involves a lot of baking and handicrafts. At the tech rehearsal on the Friday night […]

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Life is too precious to rush.

Making art teaches me– that life is too precious to rush. I don’t want to miss any miracles. And there are always miracles unfolding. It takes time to truly become conscious of how art opens the doors of perception and reveals the deeper parts of the soul. Drawing, painting demands that I slow down. Hand […]

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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE ACCEPTED

I am re-posting this entry from a few years ago when I was afraid but ready to go forward inspite of my fear.  I was about to travel to the Gabriola Theatre Festival to perform my solo show and I was struggling with debilitating stage fright and anxiety. “The truth is that our finest moments […]

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