The Bridge

‘Qey Fredericton, I am immensely proud to be a participating artist in this Canada 150 project with Solo Chicken Productions, Lisa Anne Ross Samaqani Cocahq, Ryan Griffith and many others. My project seeks to honour the tremendous life’s work of our Wolastoqey Senator Sandra Lovelace Nicholas. Woliwon! Hope to see you at The Bridge inContinue reading “The Bridge”

Extra-Ordinary Art: My family’s ‘making special’

For this post, I want to bring together photos from my family experience of  art – ceremony & ‘making-special’ – with text from theorist Ellen Dissanayake’s paper The Core of Art: Making Special. (This paper, The Core of Art, also appears as chapter 4 in Dissanayake’s book Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Came From and Why.) Published by Free PressContinue reading “Extra-Ordinary Art: My family’s ‘making special’”

A beautiful woman in my life turns 40

My little sister turns 40 today. She is my confidant, the one I can always count on to understand my frustrations, keep my secrets, and celebrate with me my successes. In short, my sister Rian is the very best of what any woman might strive to be as a person, and to hope for in aContinue reading “A beautiful woman in my life turns 40”

The peonies bloomed ON my birthday.

I’m not much for believing in ‘signs’, all the same look what nature ‘crafted’ for me this past Tuesday. I had been waiting for these bulbs to burst open for what seemed like weeks, and they chose June 21st to make their appearance. The anniversary of my birth. I find their  beauty simply intoxicating. I did turnContinue reading “The peonies bloomed ON my birthday.”

“Big days”, “bad guys”, brunches, birthdays and all the good stuff inbetween

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   (*Behind the scenes for a minute: To those of you who received this unfinished post yesterday – my apologies, I hit “send” by accident. Life’s funny though because, as I was attempting to compose this post about “life”, family, work, and the endeavour to maintain balance, my kids were playing around meContinue reading ““Big days”, “bad guys”, brunches, birthdays and all the good stuff inbetween”