Creativity gives us hope, a vision and ultimately - a goal. We should never be afraid to express ourselves, no matter what the situation we find ourselves in.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer just before Christmas, we've had a roller coaster of emotion and action in the household, combining doctor's visits, show openings, Leighton Colony residencies, tests and surgery. As the saying goes....the show must go on, and it did....on all fronts.
It's New Year's Eve day, and I should be reflecting on my past year, reviewing the accomplishments and events, inspiring others to rally and focus their talents, supporting the Fab Four and #IdleNoMore, round-dancing at a local mall, getting big canvasses moved into a Leighton Colony Residency at The Banff Centre, prepping for the Gwaii Haanas exhibition in February and being excited about CAMP, my first solo show at a public gallery.....but I can't. I have to focus on me and fight the battle of my life and advocate HARD through a government system.
Update on Bill C-45 : Yesterday (Dec 12, 2012), the Senate debated for a 3rd Reading on Bill C-45 & the Hon Joseph Day asked to have the sections of the Indian Act & the Navigable Waters Protection Act removed. And asked for a further 6 hours to debate the issue and for it not to be voted on yet. We still have some time to attempt to influence this process by contacting Senators to express our non-consent with the legislation.
7 Days painting with Janice Tanton and Moresby Explorers in Gwaii Haanas National Park. June 3 - 9th, 2013. Only 8 spaces for this once in a lifetime experience in the "Galapagos of the North". Join this experienced crew in an artistic exploration like no other.
101 interesting quotes on arts and artists, by and for ...artists! Designed to make you think, inspire your soul and buff up your artist mojo, take a quote every day and really think about it!
Every artist needs to grow. Here are 10 top ways to grow, and some resources for great working contemporary realist artists and folks to help.
One of my favourite artists and artist talks. Bo Bartlett talks at the Dowling Walsh Gallery in 2010.
I admit being a workaholic. The creation of images fascinates me and borders on obsession. What does it mean to produce really great work, in a prolific manner? I think the answer to that lies in a concentrated residency period that allows experimentation. Quantifiable data can help flesh out part of the picture, but not all of it. Here was my short experience at The Banff Centre.