In less than a week Team Birds Not Bitumen has become one of the TOP TEN fundraising teams! of the Baille Birdathon. Thank you heart-lifting friends. And outward like ripples, several people have forwarded the resource section from my last BLOG post. A friend sent this new song. …Read on for BIG DAY REPORT…
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…
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)….
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 …
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 four : great art from sketchy beginnings
the amazing inspirational bicycle buddha Carmen Mills created this poster based on my sketchy fever art Carmen is a fabulous designer and my heart is tingly for this chance to work with her The poster is for the 19th annual Vancouver International Storytelling Festival under the artistic brilliance of Naomi Steinberg another bright force for…
eighty one : fever drawing
a funny quick drawing that may get transformed for a Storytelling Festival Poster. yes i had a fever when i made it and kiki designed the bird.
seventy seven : massive edge landscapes
spectacular march bicycle trip on the oregon coast with allison. characterized by unheardof snow extremely high winds hail hardy days spent outdoors exploring in the company of elk, peregrines, eagles, hummingbirds, ferns. The spotted owl and marbled murrelet remain illusive.
seventy four : looked just like this
i did not use any effects the sky was fantastic as i was riding home on my bicycle i love my bike!
seventy three : strong beautiful cyclists in my life
b:c:clettes did a photo shoot on the weekend. while getting ready i listened to a Hugo Chavez speech and was inspired by his words: mobilize the human spirit thanks for taking the picture mom i mean linda who is lori’s mom
fifty six : beauty
this is my fierce and beautiful bike
twenty four: snowy owl
i rode my bicycle to Fraser River delta and there saw a snowy owl (tho drawing is short-eared owl) picked up a strong feather there and attempt two cut a quill pen. this time success!!! beautiful double lines. please click on picture to appreciate details! here is my beautiful instrument:
one: use what you got
Went to the studio. Made a painting with what was on hand. No judgement.