On the banks of beautiful Still Creek in Burnaby, BC i worked with a group of community artists and the Still Moon Arts Society to create the Spirit Fish Festival.
Kyira Korrigan helped me create this Invitation to Mindful Moment which I image recreating in Stanley Park some day.
You are invited to pass through this arch and into a mindful moment.
Step 1: This journey will be undertaken in silence.
Pause a moment before entering; breathe deeply and let go of words.
When ready, announce your intention to proceed with a ring of the bell.
Step 2: Find a place to comfortably stand near the river. WATCH YOUR STEPS, WHERE YOU PUT YOUR FEET! When you arrive, return your gaze to your surroundings.
Pause for a moment, and listen. What is the dominant sound? Explore the components of the background you are immersed in. Listen a bit longer—let a minute or two pass.
Step 3: As you exit, you may choose to ring the bell again to sound completion of your mindfulness.
More about SpiritFish: video link
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? what shines in your future?
pressing my words into fine silver foil
makes a double sided book with two versions of every mark
(ok and i don’t know how to spell affect)
my product is the manipulations of the thing i make, not the thing itself. See 13 more pictures Read More
Using the famous silver paper/foil, recycled from the offset printing process. I have SO MUCH of this stuff, and it will therefore appear in future posts i expect.
Another item of note is the pink streamer from a bicycle tassel. I’ve been saving this for maybe 10 years, but never installed them on any bike, nor ever given them away. Truth is while I love them… they have become stiff with age and would not blow in the wind at all. So i cut it up. Feels good.
Also, a transparency with drawings of openings of all visible containers in my room. Random but present and contained herein.
Use what you got.