My 7 days at MISSA

In recovery from an intense 7 days at MISSA. First, I had 5 days of “Write for Your Life” – a mixture of discussion, writing practice and critique with the high point being a private sessions with writer Brian Brett to receive feedback on writing I had sent in the week before. Very helpful. I’m […]

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off and on

I’ve been offline lately – offline in terms of my websites and blog and offline in terms of my creative process. Some people call this a block, some call it drawing a blank. Whatever you call it, it involves a kind of blankness or unconsciousness for me, since desire/intent cannot always move it or cause […]

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Resumed

My month long pause has ended on an exhale. I am back to creating and am currently working on a couple of short stories as well as putting together some ideas for a large mixed media piece. The inspiration for the piece came from an awakening of sorts. By chance I stumbled upon an artist’s […]

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Paused

A pause in breath is a small suspension in time. To be fierce is to know when to bow to the pause – honour the state of suspension instead of fearing it. the breath does continue. the horizon unfolds. some kind of life goes on.

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being Fierce

I am hanging onto my word, searching  the shape and sound of the letters to strengthen my energy and creativity. It’s tough work being Fierce. Last week we had a lot of snow which is not typical for us on Vancouver Island. It lasted for a few days and made a lot of people stay […]

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finding fierce

Last week I sat down and started making a list of goals. I rarely do this but need to do this. Setting goals provides a focus, a framework for action. I’ve learned the goals have to be specific and should be broken down into steps. Saying “I want to write a novel” is not enough […]

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Out with the old

in with the new. I’ve decided to totally revamp my studio website. It’s gone through a few revisions over the years and then I decided to create a website in my name. I now mostly reside at dlclay.com. So I am going to revamp earthwordstudios.com and create a place for study and community. This is […]

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Happy Day!

      Winter solstice. This morning dawned crisp and clear. Today is the shortest day of the year. Tomorrow the world turns to lengthening days and shorter nights. A time for celebration, for coming out of the dark.   A movement towards clarity.

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painted sky

This morning a most incredible painted sky full or glowing pink and orange. The photo can’t duplicate this but it is a marker for this day, a reminder of a sigh released. I am part way through some small paintings and moving myself in the direction of unfinished stories with the intention of finishing. Though […]

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