creativity is like a muscle when you work it it gets stronger … T r a n s f o r m is a new course starting mid-February being offered as part of Gallery Gachet’s Art School. Its purpose is to support individuals in their daily creative practice. for self-identified artists of all abilities,…
Crow Roost Twilight Bike Ride
ALL WELCOME for this friendly Bike Ride on Saturday Feb 2 Meet at 4pm at Lakewood Drive at the Central Valley Greenway (also known as North Great Northern Way). Bring: snacks to share if you care to do so, and maybe a hot thermos for yourself. Remember warm clothes, Bike Lights, and Bring Kid-friends too….
launching a new creative project?
I’ve been finishing up a proposal for a Course that I hope to offer next term at the Gallery Gachet Art School, co-facilitated with my rad friend Caleb. Transform: Active Creativity for Personal & Social Change The backbone of this course is that we agree to make art, or to do something creative every…
my art as social practice
Chris Bentzen is a Vancouver curator, organizer, button-maker, and soon-to-be gallery owner. A few weeks ago we sat down to talk about art, and one result is this wee video. Chris releases one video weekly featuring a local Vancouver artist. Happy to be included in the roster! Good luck with your gallery opening, Chris. Interview…
flowers for mom
i made some flowers for my mom to celebrate her birthday. Lilies are her favorite. She said to me, “ah, now my lilies are not yet over for the season!” to find her treasure (the flowers) mom followed ten cryptic clues we laughed at our site-specific foibles, our love of this place, our family home,…
Elemental : What Stories are Made of
The story of ELEMENTAL is complex and wonderful & involves great learning for me! WHAT IS ELEMENTAL? Through the ELEMENTAL initiative, the Vancouver Society of Storytelling worked with 5 different communities in Vancouver from March 2011-June 2012. In workshops, each community created stories using different elements as their central metaphor (air, earth, water, fire, metal)….
invitation to mindful moment
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. INVITATION You are invited to…
Q: Why practice creativity?
ANSWER: to transform old structures including: local and global over-production and resource use the illusion of separateness within our skin / sense of encapsulated and isolated selves individual habit-patterns + responses also alienation / isolation I said something similar here old reused local from a time before vinyl or aluminum when someone…
THANKS and i miss my homies
jenna lives with me at the Beehive Collective House. She runs a school called Soaring Eagle Nature School. Ya she does! She asked me to help create a thank you card for her to give to her summer students and campers. She provided the cool stuff (buckskin, baby bird of prey skull, handmade nettle fiber…
velodeco : make something from nothing
for the last three years i’ve had the great pleasure to create and provide the decorations for a kids bike parade. I hand-make streamers out of used plastic bags + salvaged veggie twist ties. HOW i ride my bike all over town visiting various large-chain grocery stores where people ‘recycle’ their disposable plastic bags …
ninety three : a blue heart for betty
Ninety three Betty is my friend who is 93 here she is with with my sister and heiko I sewed her this blue fuzzy heart filled with lavender harvested from our garden in vancouver the letter B embroidered on it is slightly raised so betty can feel it with her fingers her eyes don’t…
ninety two : things i did and saw at the farm part 3
justy taught me how to make soap and we did after the neighbour came over with his tractor-attached-auger and dug holes for the alpaca fence we discovered great wads of clay what better to make a house with? love the viscereal feel and manual work we shared to prepared the clay
ninety : things i did and saw at the farm part 1
borrowed a car and headed to visit friends the road was not totally clear but i was warmly received i bailed some wire saw a bone and met new friends
eighty nine : up to good
here come 12 old blog posts that are yet to be created sorry for the long lapse i guess this has been an unannounced holiday from blogging tho not from daily creative actions does this count?
eighty eight : Video R E L E A S E D !!
very excited to announce the Video I directed and produced is finally officially RELEASED. watch the video at bcclettes.ca
eighty seven : leading folks in song
success!!! i led a group of community folk in a song as part of songs for birds a public event at our neighbourhood park that i co-facilitated with my housemate Jenna. I did it. It sounded good us all joining voices together. The woodpecker nesting close by liked it too. pictures on Ant’s website
I love this old video
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