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As sum­mer approaches, I’ve been out tire-kicking …or “paddle-kicking”.….for a new red canoe of our own. For now, since it’s still pretty cold and the rivers are high in the moun­tains.… I’ll be con­tent to craft them with a brush, one by one.…in my stu­dio, remem­ber­ing fondly the warm lakes of the east that wait for us.

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How might it be for all of us if we were able to all just “be” our­selves in every sit­u­a­tion? What might arise from this and for us? What might this inti­mate shar­ing of sto­ries reveal about each of us, in our frag­ile human state.

I learned so much over the week­end, not just from the rich con­tent, bril­liant ideas and brave folk who attended, spoke, vol­un­teered, orga­nized and tech-savvied the whole event, but from the act of openly shar­ing mean­ing­ful per­sonal sto­ries, despite nerves and all of the other dis­trac­tions that accom­pany fam­ily life.

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Work­ing through this week­end at the easel, I’m get­ting fur­ther down the road in the rela­tion­ship with the women in these paintings.

Spend­ing this amount of time with them in such an inti­mate fash­ion, has been very pro­found. I feel as though I’m com­ing to know them more closely and am more con­nected to them.

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Check out three new works cre­ated, week of May 7, 2011.

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We are pleased to announce that Jan­ice will be one of the speak­ers on June 4, 2011 for TEDx­Cal­gary at the Glen­bow Museum The­atre. The theme of TEDx­Cal­gary 2011 is “Break­ing Through: Explor­ing the fron­tiers of ideas and actions.”

I hope to inspire, edu­cate and enter­tain and am humbly hon­oured (not to men­tion a bit ner­vous!) to share what I have dis­cov­ered with the TEDx­Cal­gary par­tic­i­pants.” — Jan­ice Tanton

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Art and chil­dren have a way of show­ing us the love and sun­shine in our life. Even when it’s dark, being present to pos­si­bil­ity, cre­ativ­ity and love instills hope and a path­way for­ward. My Mother’s Day gift came early, and in a beau­ti­ful form. I want to share that with you.

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Vote, Canada.

On May 2, 2011 By

Sit­ting Bull — “VOTE” — C’mon and get your VOTE ON, Canada!

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A Com­mu­nity Fusion Project is held in Los Ange­les at the Canoga Park Arts Cen­tre. Spon­sored by the San Fernando/Santa Clarita Child Abuse Pre­ven­tion Coun­cil, eighty com­mu­nity mem­bers gath­ered in two ses­sions to com­mu­ni­cate and form rela­tion­ships through dia­logue in the arts.

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Take up a voice in cham­pi­oning the arts in edu­ca­tion at the K-12 lev­els, or the arts fund­ing cuts will con­tinue to occur. In the end, our soci­ety will suf­fer because we have failed to impart crit­i­cal think­ing skills nec­es­sary to solve the com­plex prob­lems of our soci­ety or to pro­vide alter­na­tive edu­ca­tion meth­ods. Our sys­tems have let us down. At the end of the day, it falls upon wise par­ents to impart not only art skills to the best of their abil­ity, but most impor­tantly, the crit­i­cal think­ing processes involved when cre­at­ing in the arts: brain skills that every­one requires.

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