into 2016

fieldwork 2

Produce  (verb) → to bring into existence; give rise to; cause I seem to go through several “new year” events. In September it feels like a new year because of the association with the school year (even though I am long beyond going to school I do take classes from time to time). Then there is the […]

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lining up my words – a meditation

I’ve been hammering and shaping copper. Letter by letter I put words on the copper that might inspire or remind. My sister calls them cue words. The first bracelet I tried making I stamped “practice” in both directions. Yes, it was a practice bracelet but also I wanted to remind myself to keep practicing. – […]

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poems from Vancouver Island

I finally got my chapbook together the way I wanted. There were a number of things I had to put in place : – choose the poems, review/edit, put them in some kind of order – decide if I wanted to include any images (yes) – create the images using my photos and then altering […]

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drawn by the strange pull

Sometimes I am at a loss for words. That’s when I make “other things” – things physical and hopefully, things that have a quality of beauty. Of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder so I can only be true to myself, my vision. I’ve given a lot of thought lately about why […]

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My Tribe

My writing group, the Sooke Writers’ Collective, has been working toward a 2015 anthology since last fall. It is a professionally designed and printed book – one hundred and fourteen pages this year with nineteen participants, five of which are high school students. The five are winners of our annual student writing contest we host […]

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