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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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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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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My Friend the Weekly Planner
A weekly planner has been part of my daily life for over ten years now.  There are countless ways of keeping track of life’s commitments; such as in a wall calendar, computer ...
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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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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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