arrival

I’ve been out in the field for a long time searching for inspiration. I’ve gone through Stephen King’s “On Writing” and Eric Maisel’s “Creativity for Life”. I’ve read mysteries, short stories, poetry and science fiction as well as literary journals like the Malahat Review. I have faced the blank page and the blank canvas and […]

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thoughts on the beach

from work in progress on Gordon’s Beach the stones lie like messages on the beach having crept or swam their way up the sand to leave songlines pieces of blank verse and small philosophy for those who care to read

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more writing required

I’ve been incubating but not writing. In the meantime, to get me in a creative zone, I have been prepping new surfaces for mixed media. They are the equivalent of a winter wonderland, white, flat, unbroken and ready for a mark. Fenna, on the other hand, has been writing and writing. She has started her […]

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word search

My friend Fenna and I have decided to enter upon a year long commitment to writing. We have contracted with each other to write poetry – at least two pieces per month. After I created the mixed media piece “time flies – x marks the spot” I sat down one day and let the words […]

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a thought for the year

Read the book of your life which has been given you. A voice comes to your soul saying, Lift your foot; cross over; move into the emptiness of question and answer and question. Rumi I found this quote tucked away in my drafts folder. A good thought for the year.

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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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