Sunday, August 22, 2010


Hard to believe that we're weeks from Falling In(Fall Season) Although a good part of time was spent creating before my show in July,I've managed to embrace summer
and have a fab time...
Casa De Sanctuary and AlteredAnything Studio has been humming with mucho company crossing the thresholds...Harrison Hot Springs is a great place to come and hang out,the drive here from the city is especially enchanting as u feel the city fall from u as u enter into nature.
I got new wheels thanx to my gal pal who so kindly has leant me a couple of mopeds,let me tell you these electric babies have come in handy especially when I was volunteering for Harrison Festival Of The Arts. My pregnant Taylor's Belly is growing along with Olivia inside and all appears to be well for both mom and little one waiting to be born...there is still a ways to go yet as birthing time is in November.
I the proud Nana have been buying baby girl clothes..Note to self one extra suitcase is enough already!!!
My mentor Luchia came to the Casa for a visit,at first I was hesitant cause I knew that this was a follow up to pre show visit and there was going to still be more work on my part to be done inside and out..well she did not disappoint as I look about at my many notes from our visit.
This was a longer visit as our upcoming schedules will not allow us the luxury of a visit face to face for quite some time. I mention Lucia because she has been an integral part of my life as an artist and a friend. Having a support system makes all the difference in the world for me it brings me into balance plus some clear reality checks.
One Year will be behind me end of August and I begin another year here in Harrison Hot Springs September 2010.
The year in a nutshell has been FABOO!!! so much was learned as life goes I received my fair share of blessings and lessons.
Thank You soooooooooo much for supporting my creativity!!!
Rock On in the Creative World
I shall return in September to continue to document and create the journey as Artist in Residence Year 2.....

In Artistic Solidarity;

P:S...They say build it and they will come... they biked,flew,drove to Casa Sanctuary they came from Vancouver,Powell River,Galiano, Alberta,Toronto,New Jersey USA,Wala Washington State,San Miguel De Allende,Mexico,Lower Mainland...............
Namaste My Friends...Thanx for your energy here at the Casa.

1. recent trip to my old stomping grounds Commercial Drive

2.Luchia (one of my mentors) come for a follow up visit after gallery show

3.Play time in studio with Lyndsay from Vancouver(she biked all the way from took 9 hours)

4. my gal Mercedes from Mexico

5. Hope Art Gallery

6. cob oven @Billies space Hope ,BC

7. A painting i did( funny story about this painting)

8. Megan & Petra in my bedroom hanging a painting

9. Gallery show of my gal pal Ann's Work

10. Agassiz Farmers Market

11. Hicks Lake and Kathy H. is boating in it

12. Volunteer Party gift table for Harrison Festival Of The Arts Volunteers

13. Beautiful and Purple!! In my hood

14 gal pal Virgina from Alberta hadn't seen her in 22 years

15. Cooking at the casa by lorrie S and Nancy

16-18 Harrison Festival Pics

19. Bubba D (New Jersey) Lynn(Washington State)

20.Sandy B..

21. Night Trippin about Harrison

22. My village wheels

23. the fillin of my garden bed

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Gallery Tour..."Divergence 3"

The gallery tour consists of 11 months of studio work...when I was accepted one year ago as Artist In residence I began writing and sketching out some of my ideas and there were many floating about in my head...Looking at my many things in the studio that I had collected more ideas began to flow. I would have to say that the pieces told me how they wanted to be formed although at times I would offer much resistance instead of listening/being with the piece.

The lesson that was constant for me was "Walk Away" until I was ready to go with the flow.

Many people have asked me what is my favorite piece..."They Call Me A Person of Color" I tend to be more vocal regarding issues about being a Black Womin but I had such a strong pull to create something that spoke of and for me. Art is a true love and to have had this experience to go very deep take huge risks to open up has been quite a journey.

Thank-You to all that have supported me by purchasing my work,coming to the show,coming to my studio,assisting in big and little ways to bring it all together.

Thank You to Harrison Hot Springs & Ranger Station its an awesome place to live,create and be. Those of you that were unable to make to the gallery this tour is for you!!!!

Please enjoy

Its always my pleasure to know that you have dropped in....think of the comment section below as a guest book and write a hello..

If you have an interest in purchasing a piece email me and we can go from there...
I am now enjoying some downtime before my next full year begins....

In Artistic Solidarity;

1.Me and the garden goddess

2. Skeltons In The Closet

3. Altar # 1

4. Sand Box with Altered Tins

5. Hand Mirror "Elegant Illusion"

*6.Bright Blessings Altar (top piece sold)

7.Balance (Not for Sale)

8. Falling to Pieces

9. Buddah Travel (Not For Sale)

10. Siesta Light Box

11. Games People Play

12. Large Makena

13. Foodie Mirror

14.Peek A Boo

15. OM

16. Emotional Baggage

17.Tripicate Screen

18. Jacket.. "Crossing Borders"

19. Through My Lens

20. Look Within

21. Urban Sprawl

22. Plugged In

23. Large Frida Box

24. All the Worlds A Cage

25. Legs (SOLD)

I notice that a few pics are missing I shall return ........