Symbol of Love
During Valentines’ month we see hearts everywhere, a shape recognized as the symbol* for love. The heart has taken on added associations this year as it is linked to support for frontline ...
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Rafting the Alsek River
This August I embarked on an adventure – a rafting trip on the upper Alsek River with Canadian River Expeditions.   I had saved for this trip for a few years as a ...
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Steering Towards Optimism
We are currently in a historical moment, witnessing some large shifts in society that will affect our lives into the future.  Even though sometimes I feel like I am watching from some ...
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Seeing More
As many of my students have told me, their lives seem richer because they are seeing better and seeing more.  It’s helpful to remember that we don’t teach reading and writing to produce ...
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View
This painting is loosely based on a view of the Comox Valley, perhaps from Cumberland or somewhere in the Beaufort Mountains.  It describes the place in a mountainbike ride or a hike you ...
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Time and Place - Growing Up at Point Holmes
Every time I visit the place I grew up – Pt. Holmes on the windy tip of the Comox  Peninsula – I  still feel very connected to the smells, sounds and sights.  ...
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Creative Impulse
Lately I’ve been writing in my journal almost daily as well as taking pictures as a way to stay in touch with my creativity in the midst of a busy life with ...
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Giving Thoughts Wings
Daydreaming is a way of making connections in our life, finding meaning and coming up with new ideas.  People value busyness and the resulting rewards of a productive life but I believe ...
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The Artist's Path
One thing I’ve learned about being an artist is that no one else will tell you that you must create.  An artist needs to have their own belief in what they have ...
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