Almost Ready

In my hand – the Sooke  Writers’  Collective Anthology.  I’m holding the proof.  The interior “passed” and we altered the back cover and it is now at the printers. Tentatively it will be ready for the end of next week with plenty of time to plan our launch at the Sooke Rotary Fair on May […]

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Beginner’s mind (again)

The other day I had a great feedback session with a writing friend.  We met in a local coffee shop to review her story and my poetry.  It was an exchange of experience, of knowledge and of energy as we responded to one another. What also came out of it is that whenever you “put […]

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Day One

For most of my life I have been a chronic writer. I write about problems and my search for solutions. I write my reaction to a news story that hits me emotionally, knocks me off my feet. I write about what I see out the window, what moves me or what I think I want.  […]

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This is where I am right now

Sometimes when I’m out walking with my dogs I get thoughts beyond how will I control them if we meet a bear/other dog/deer/cougar etc . I’ve learned that sometimes my thoughts lead to ideas-  so now I take my “pocket computer” (smart phone) that has a super simple voice recording app and I will talk […]

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unavoidably detained by the world

“Have been unavoidably detained by the world. Expect us when you see us.” ― Neil Gaiman, Stardust Blogging gives me that feeling sometimes – like I’m supposed to and have to and then I make excuses because I didn’t. So who is this blog for? Why bother, why show up? Short answer: this blog is […]

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thinking cap on

I picked up a few words and even some sentences at the Victoria Writers Festival this past weekend. I gathered poet names and witnessed poems read and reacted to. I made contact with ideas I thought I had lost. My day started with a workshop with Matt Rader called “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective […]

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Poetry Month

“Poetry is a life-cherishing force. . . For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.” Mary Oliver from A Poetry Handbook April is National Poetry Month and I have been wondering how much poetry […]

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wax on wax on

Last weekend I attended a 2 day mixed media encaustic workshop at Coast Collective taught by Tony Bounsall. While I have dabbled with encaustics, I have not really experimented as extensively as I wished. The workshop gave me the hands on experience and the expertise of the teacher and the example of the 6 other […]

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Working

Working on life, art and writing. Working for clients and working for myself. Trying to catch up. I’m currently trying to catch up with the creative filled lessons of Vivienne McMaster’s e-course Montage: A Guide to Creating Soulful Videos. Everything I need to know about creating short videos as another way of giving voice creatively […]

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Fresh Start

I’ve been on sabbatical on several levels in my life and have been slowly making my way back to groups, memberships and further education. I’ve written several blog posts in my head but they never made it here. Sometimes it’s easier that way. For now I will take Ray Bradbury’s advice: Don’t think. Thinking is […]

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