Finding the Edge
Reflecting on this (Robert Davidson) quote again, I think “the knife edge” between the past and future is where true creativity lives.  Some think creativity is only painting, drawing, dancing or making ...
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Windows Into the Past - Visiting the National Gallery
This December I had my dream experience of spending two days, mostly alone, at our National Gallery in Ottawa.  I have been asked several times what my favourite piece was but I ...
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Monarch Mountain
This painting called “Monarch Mountain” is inspired by a hike with a friend in Atlin, B.C. (near Whitehorse) last summer.  Due to this being a south facing slope in a northern latitude ...
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Time With Emily Carr
While reading all her books in succession I started to feel like Emily Carr was becoming a friend which I looked forward to hanging out with at the end of the day.  ...
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Blast From the Past
I recently acquired two paintings I did 20 years ago that had been sold  to a local art collector.  It was a bit of a surprise to see them, it was like I ...
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Working Creatively
To do creative work we need to transfer from our everyday busy thoughts. Rituals can help.   I have a few: as soon as I put on my painting apron I feel like “I’m working”.   I also make a cup ...
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