Stone walls and brick doorway in Rural French barn

Day 5 commences…

This morning our first job was to re-imagine a fairy tale from the perspective of a different character. We were assigned our tale and broken into groups. We had a chance to discuss things, then we headed off to different corners to write our tales. This is mine: As a young child, she was abandoned Read More

Day 4 in Bernay-en-Ponthieu with Stories We Tell

Each day is packed with activities alternating with delicious food (- did I mention the food?). This morning we did a bit of a longer exercise than many we have done so far. We went out in groups of 3 to explore the village, returning to expressing our own story embedded somehow in the local Read More

March – in Like a Lion

I am here in the North of France, in Bernay-en-Ponthieu, with Nomadways in a two week residency with 20 other people from all around the world exploring storytelling. We began in earnest yesterday morning – the days are packed with different activities, and punctuated with delicious food. I can safely say that I have never, Read More

Looking forward, looking back

It’s been an unusual winter for me. I’ve had several shifts in my health over the last couple of months which have precipitated long stretches of sitting/laying on the couch. I’ve been doing some drawing, trying to keep up with contracts, but in all honesty it’s been difficult to get it all done.  Anyone who Read More

Big news!

I’ve been sitting on this since Sunday.  I’ve been accepted to join an artist residency in France in February/March 2017 in Bernay en Ponthieu with Nomadways.eu for a workshop by the name of Stories We Tell:  Stories We Tell will invite artists and youth workers from various corners of Europe to meet and exchange on Read More

Update from Pass Creek

Good morning. I’ve been home getting stronger after a hernia repair operation – and have been very good (not lifting or doing more than I should as things heal).  It’s pretty hard for me to sit still at the best of times, let alone when I’m supposed to!  Subsequently, I’ve been doing quite a bit Read More

The snow has found us

I’m looking out today over the beginning of winter – in earnest – here. Snow has been falling all day, and although it probably won’t stick, it’s a sign that the weather is changing. The next few months will be about staying warm, about moving snow. I’ve been home for the last two weeks. I Read More

Marker drawing of a 5 or 6 year old girl, wearing yellow.

Recent work

Two weeks ago today I returned from Northern BC, where I had another amazing opportunity to work with Shared Care. We were doing something called ‘Family Journey Mapping’. It’s a process in which an individual (or family/ies) has the opportunity to tell their story – how they have navigated a piece of their life, sometimes spanning Read More

The myriad of ways

I use visuals in my everyday life. There is a huge piece of paper on the wall of my bedroom that I change every 3 months or so – during the 3 months it’s up, it’s fair game for all kinds of personal planning and processes. I’ve included a little picture here of one quadrant of Read More

As we commence

It’s high time. I’ve missed blogging a lot. A lot, a lot. As the internet experience gets further fractured into many different social media sites, the yearning in me has started again for a consolidated, cohesive space to write thoughts and process. I’ve got some hopes for this space. A long time ago, I had Read More

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