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this image just wanted to come out… intuitive art!  greg the cat helped by batting my hand with his head as i was working. haha thanks greg!


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.