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 time for a visit. i miss all my Nelson friends!
can i take credit for the cuteness of kids? mmm nope.
finally some pictures from one of the lantern workshops that i coordinated held at the Secret Lantern Headquarters.
these young fellows are very skilled at making things due to the encouragement they have received from parents who take them to community art events, and also their experiences at gatherings such as Fire Maker where they learn primitive skills such as making a bow and arrow or learning to skin a rabbit.
while you cannot see it in this picture one of these lanterns featured an owl and a fern.
having the kids present brought much lightness and a sense of welcome and rightness to this workshop. as did the candidness and contribution of all who were there! THANKS ALL!
connection in the dark days making things together so basic so human we are
how to make pickled beets : salvage beets from farmers field peel wash slice thinly arrange as star for photograph add salt with no iodine add tiny bit water caraway seeds wash bucket mix all wash plate make weight to rest on plate maybe another smaller bucket with water in it or maybe a giant clean rock press PRESS wait WAIT cover with cloth stir every few days and press some more make sure to keep the beets completely submerged so add brine if needed
when will it be ready? not sure yet.
we danced, we dreamed, we’re making things together!!!
unfortch bronny had already departed when we snapped this pic,
so there are really five of us [LINK]
crafting at the Hearth House on a rainy saturday night
delicious food, co-created live music and song
weaving toegther a story of connection, warmth, creativity and support.
ahh… the different shapes of collective houses inspire me!
plus Maggie has hands down the best collection of fabric remnants i’ve ever seen.
This gallery contains 11 photos.
Click on Photo to VIEW SLIDESHOW<– i picked the fig from a neighbourhood tree. the cat called banana picked me and we spent some quality time on the curb, all the while me trying to get just one “good picture”. not sure why on this series. any thoughts?
Left to right: Crow, Wolverine, Owl, Goblin, Squid (aka Octipii Vancouver), Jester, and Zoro’s cousin the lightening tamer. I am including this as my creative endeavour for the day, as I put together the Owl costume in a few minutes before we went out, after spending the day finishing previous projects and completing previous posts on this blog.
woo woo, woo woo, woo woo-aaaaah, says Owl.
A project i am coordinating & facilitating: a memorial installation for a cycling advocate who passed unexpectedly. This is the bare-bones invitation to participate in a design gathering, where we’ill chew on the project together. Will the memorial installation appear as a future post?
(This flyer is incomplete.)