thoughts from the shoreline

I walk every day with my dog– a wonderful route down the road, the hill and to the ocean. The last two mornings I have stood on Gordon’s Beach looking out across the Strait of Juan de Fuca following the movement of wave and sky. The water moves, the sky moves, stones shine and my […]

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notes for the end of the year

I often feel I have nothing to blog about because I’m so busy doing other things. I don’t want to write filler. I don’t want to write about what I didn’t do though this is what I tend towards.  It’s not that I am doing nothing. I have a business – web and print design […]

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on location: runes, wings, keys

I am researching & searching for inspiration for my collaborative project. Our words to work from are “runes, wings and keys”. Gloria is a fibre artist and I am a mixed media artist. Separately yet cohesively we are to create in our favoured medium and present the 2 pieces side by side.  It will be […]

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the unfolding path

Consider the passage of the snail. See beauty in the simplest movements. This week’s project is a challenge to myself:  begin work on a long poem. No topic given,  just that it should be long – pages & pages long. October’s challenge: a mixed media piece with the impulse and inspiration coming from 3 words: […]

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coming in from the field

I’ve been out in the field, way out in a space of grieving. On July 11 my father passed away. He had been ill for a few months and I travelled to see him several times. The last time I visited him he was already half way gone in a coma at a hospice in […]

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fighting for words

The month of April gave us a new granddaughter and brought news of my father’s illness. May is almost gone and as it fades into June my father is still in the hospital and we are dealing with what he is leaving behind. This is a new space for me to be in and I […]

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Twitter Project day 30 – and in the end

“And, in the end, the love you take/ Is equal to the love you make.” Paul McCartney It is the last day of April, the last day of poetry month and the last day of my twitter project. The journey has been a useful experiment and experience. I am richer for it and my writing […]

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Twitter Project day 29 – small beauty

I live in a beautiful place, a beautiful space. It breathes for me. Holds my blood. Moves my heart. Right now the landscape is bursting with yellow as the broom blooms in ditchs and fields. Broom is an invasive unwanted plant here. It is edging out the native plants and there is a constant effort […]

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Twitter Project day 28 – of rows and columns

The better part of two days spent doing our taxes. Lots of paper litter, receipts and notes to self scattered about. But they are Done! It’s difficult to shift gears at this moment. From numbers and things in lines and boxes to words and feelings. and so these words came: out of line outlawed & […]

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Twitter Project day 27 – another story

A green and smoky day as a neighbour clears his land. I feel for the space that was. The trees and shrubs that now lie in smouldering heaps. But with the cleared space comes refreshed earth and a potential for new growth. Two sides to every story. back to my line “and the hands woo, […]

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