launching a new creative project?

I’ve been finishing up a proposal for a Course that I hope to offer next term at the Gallery Gachet Art School, co-facilitated with my rad friend Caleb.   Transform: Active Creativity for Personal & Social Change The backbone of this course is that we agree to make art, or to do something creative every…

Elemental : What Stories are Made of

The story of ELEMENTAL is complex and wonderful & involves great learning for me! WHAT IS ELEMENTAL? Through the ELEMENTAL initiative, the Vancouver Society of Storytelling worked with 5 different communities in Vancouver from March 2011-June 2012. In workshops, each community created stories using different elements as their central metaphor (air, earth, water, fire, metal)….

seventy three : strong beautiful cyclists in my life

b:c:clettes did a photo shoot on the weekend.     while getting ready i listened to a Hugo Chavez speech     and was inspired by his words:     mobilize the human spirit thanks for taking the picture mom    i mean linda    who is lori’s mom

sixty three : varied

so many different creatures all creeping and picking their own kinda way under wet leaves in the yard    drilling down aren’t we all ok     so varied?

fifty nine : collective houses poster

remember this image from before? while not the final draft of the poster i am happy enough with it to let you have a look. maybe you want to attend one of the workshops?  

fifty seven : that house again

the house resounds with a prickle prickle unspoke judge be farther found off walls off walks off into the moonlight you will soon turn into mold and dust green plants puffing pulling it down for now it sits empty white shell a crock of developers bargain doing nothing for us at all

fifty four : Arrrrrrrr

i made this drawing L I V E !  online with my friend cedar     who just turned 6! See one of our previous collaborations cedar moved to nelson     which is a twelve hour bus ride from vancouver    so far away we need a great ship to carry us through space and…

fifty two : another pouch thing

sometimes i feel like writing things   rather than drawing or arting things   so here i wrote    then crossed six things out.

fifty : little birds say thank you

thank you cards for my friends who led interpretive walks     taught twine-making    created art with nature    talked with birds    and other goodness    at  -Spirit Fish-  a community art and environment festival i helped create last year.   see five more cards

forty four : new years resolutions

i’ve been putting off this post because it involved more sitting at the computer       which is what i’ve been doing since 2012 began. lesson about creativity     right now it is more fun for me to just make things.     i am going for a run do you want to be different?     …

thirty eight : short eared owl

i saw a few of these the other morning at Boundary Bay      up close and hunting during the day     as short eared owls like to do. they were fighting with northern harriers. three more process pictures

thirty three : apology

i used the quill pen i made to invoke this drama… tho sincerely felt. FRIENDS don’t go thinking there is anything wrong in my immediate relationships! these words address an old rift between past allies wounds healed over tho scarred for some endure

twenty three: dance dreams

what do i feel excited about working on as a bcclettes production? [LINK] i listened to music from our inspiring playlist    and sketch some thoughts to bring to the group. Reinvent the Wheel is a gift cycle where inspiration and skills are shared    passed from heart to heart. Connected, we find our true power….

fourteen: my thinking is built of stones

scrap paper initially used as resist for spray paint project. mark making materials not ideal, but made with what i’ve got at the studio. i remembered to bring my eraser with me from home in my bicycle pannier, since i’ve only got one. i found these words in The Open Road by Pico Iyer. It…

thirteen: subject to a security agreement…

i rode the train from Buffalo, NY to Vancouver, BC: three days in the month of October. i saw the words “2825 subject to a security agreement…” on a passing train. 1. trains are social and encourage communication between people who would not ordinarily have contact with each other. trains are lighter from an emissions…

twelve: useful to others

the Library = resource sharing! I’ve got a library card, and a bicycle to get me there. Ah, the wealth! From the Vancouver Public Library i borrowed several books on lettering and calligraphy. Also old-school: how to make a feather quill pen. This image is made this with a metal-tipped dip pen, plus charcoal.

ten: start a blog

Today i am setting up my blog so that others can see my work. It will take me a few days to get caught up, as some of the pieces remain un-documented. I’ll head over to the studio this afternoon and hope there is enough natural light on this rainy afternoon. Sharing is caring!