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Reflection and Re-entry

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It has been some time since my last blog post and so much has happened since then….I’ve barely had time to write….or make art, for that matter. In many of my earlier posts I have mentioned my connection to my mentor, Nicholas Wilton, and the journey I’ve been on since my work with him began […]

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The Creation Myth

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In my last blog post I talked about ‘drift time’, often disguised as daydreaming, and how absolutely critical it is to the creative process. In this post I want to explore some other ideas about our lives as working artists, writers…creatives. As well as making art and exploring the creative process, I also work as […]

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Drift Time

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Recently I listened to an interview on CBC with musician, artist and poet Patti Smith. She spoke about the importance of what she called ‘drift time’ to the creative process. Patti defined drift time as a vast, quiet space that we drop into when we allow ourselves to daydream. Not going over our to do […]

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Story Telling

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I want to tell you a story. One that reminds me of how important connection is in art making. I’ve shared this story with a few close friends and each time I retell it I feel its potency and meaning more deeply. And in sharing this, I realize that I’m revealing even more about myself […]

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Freeing Yourself

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“As an artist, you have to keep freeing yourself” – Charline Von Heyl I read this quote recently and immediately felt the truth and wisdom in it. It resonated for me on so many levels…mostly because freeing myself is something that has been a life long pursuit – even long before I encountered the self […]

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Following The Flow

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“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it” – Pablo Picasso Making art, whether it be through painting, writing, dance….any form of creative expression, requires a certain freedom and willingness to stay open, to engage what comes and trust the process. Following the flow. […]

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