Monday, December 21, 2009

Creative Fire

Hey is that u? well its me...
Happy Solstice All!!!! my title is pretty fitting as of late there has been a creative fire raging inside of me,quite a bit of my off time is now spent in the studio creating away and i am loving whats coming out of me thus far. Which brings me to say i am sorry for those social invites that I've turned down to celebrate the holidays. Solstice has always been my big winter celebration that i do focus on,this year like last will be very quietly spent alone with the fur babies and nature.

I've been struggling alot with being here in the gray and some snowy weather as i grieve for soaring temps,blue skies and warmth of the sun. My holidays are very low key as i don't subscribe to the consumerism that is associated with Christmas,last year i was so impacted by the Mexican celebrations that i am making different choices. Although i did step out on Saturday to a house party in Abbotsford in which i had a great time,it didn't hit me that i needed that social contact with others.

Ya know i do this blog so that i can document my year here as AIR (artist in residence) i appreciate all the feedback from u and its been a surprise at how many of u do read my babble..thanx for the emails,letters ,cards & phone calls.

Luckily the creative fire continues so i will take full advantage of it and roll with it. The pics above open the sanctuary to give u glimpses into the creative workings...this is short and sweet today as i am gonna wander back into the studio.I wish each and every one of u Blessed Holidays.

Bright Blessings;


1. card received in mail today from my dear Garry,this is a painting he did of the funky building i live/work in if u look close its the back of the building that faces the lake...a light is on in one of the windows which is my studio. a window is open in my bedroom,the back door i go in and out of. Main floor is the gallery,festival of the arts offices. second floor is my studio and living space.

2.This is a big ass dictionary that i picked up at thrift store for a piece i am working on.this is the before

3. This is the after of the outside of on pic for close up

4."A touch of elegance" repurposed on pic for close up

5.some of my work and projects on display at the gallery downstairs

6.Destiny in one of the positions that i love SLEEPING!!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

My life as an ongoing Art Party......

How Do?
I hope this entry finds u warm and toasty....Life flows here in the village of Harrison Hot Springs. I am now on a nice break from residency commitments over the next several months.
its hard to believe that here I've been neck deep in creativity...Hows that working for me u ask?? its been right on because i am loving what i am doing.I continue to enjoy residing here in the village.

Its funny how one can adjust to what thing i like is there aren't a whole lot of choices as a consumer here however saying that the choices that i do have i like such as well I'm close 10 minute drive to Agassiz which is an active farming community.i purchase free range eggs,in season produce,coffee roaster,pie bakers,and so on.. In January i am going to sign up with Lady Bug Organics and have produce , groceries delivered to my door this will save driving time.That is the thing that i have traded which i do miss a walkable community mostly but i am trying to be aware of how much i am driving.

The pics are varied and gives a window into whats been happening in and out of Casa de sanctuary. My three art mentors have all come to visit to add input to my creativity, plus they are dear friends.

Believe it or not i am organizing for a full 2010 more on that after a nice restful break. I keep shaking my head in disbelief as this time last year i was trekking about Mexico(sigh) I miss the heat!!!!

Jessica the editor of the local paper here wrote a piece on my residency check it out,I'm quite please with it:

Thought i would save the best for last.....I would like you to welcome a new addition to the CASA..please say meow to Jusun Destiny(she will be called density) she came to me from a business here in Harrison Hot Springs. Jusun is the name she came with(Japanese) i am unsure as to what it means. Shadow is adjusting to destiny in the short time she has been here. its funny as shadow is slow(er) destiny is go. I've forgotten what its like to have a young animal about(density is 3-6 months old).

Thanx again for stopping in,its good to see u...

In Artistic Solidarity;


1.A journal page i created called Art & Life

2.Introducing Jusun Destiny....

3.Rainbow Food at Casa de sanctuary

4.My friend and art mentor Luchia creating in the kitchen here at the casa

5.Artist Trading Cards

6.Art Party 2 at the Casa Studio,this is a artist trading card session

7 I.Taught Artist Trading Card workshop in Hope Nov 30/09

8.Art Party creative table at Casa's Studio

9.Reminder on white board in hope

10.Artist trading cards in progress in Hope BC

11.This is my door in the studio this documents the pieces that are in progress for 2010 show

12. I created this portable ad for upcoming drop in Artist trading cards January 2010 at the Casa studio