Journal Prompts (inspired by Jeanette Winterson) How do you "live in the space between chaos and shape"? How do you interpret that? (One of my favourite paragraphs from my favourite book) Where do you explore? How do you explore your body or the body of others? If you were writing a poem, how would you … Continue reading Jeanette Winterson & Newfoundland Adventures Part Two: Explorations of Land, Writing, and Self
Creativity is when two seemingly separate and distant things can be merged together to make something meaningful. Last summer, we went on a wonderous adventure, traveling around Newfoundland - a rented car packed high with cheap supermarket food, camping gear, clothing for all seasons (the mighty Atlantic plays unpredictable tricks!), and hearts full of spontaneity. … Continue reading Jeanette Winterson & Newfoundland Adventures Part One
friends and others coming together in community (mourning, sharing, crying, telling stories, sharing experiences, laughing) seeing friends who generally live so far away long distance calls from Bali sharing guacamole at the Only cafe being more and more in love everyday watching movies under blankets...with bags of potato chips people laughing in the kitchen people … Continue reading Love is…positive politics & pizza parties
Day 27: Tonight after work, with less than two hours to spare, I made two eye portraits. One photographed and one sketched. Three more days left.
Day 26: I made a sexy massage blend using the aphrodisiac oils of rosewood, clary sage, ylang ylang and neroli. These oils are also really relaxing. They have a really useful basic recipe for DIY massage oil over at AromaWeb. For some good blending ideas, they also have a number of classic blends as well as … Continue reading Sexy Scents – A Blend for Lovers (Let’s Just Love Eachother)
Day 25: So I got crafty with scissors, glue and scrapbook paper today. It's my favourite type of crafting by far! I used up some more old photo frames and make some simple pictures to put inside. Please note: the two frames are so ugly. I bought them for 25 cents each, thinking they were … Continue reading Cut n’ Paste Inspiration (Words I Need to Tell Myself)
Day 23: My fab-tastic friend Dolly Bee shared my day of creativity with me this afternoon. We watched another nature documentary, ate lunch and began cutting out pieces of fabric for a super rad bright blue polka dot dress that she's going to help me make. I've never used a sewing pattern before so I'm … Continue reading Scrap Fabric Framed Art
Day 22: Today I got a burst of inspiration and motivation to cook an actual dinner. I say 'actual' because lately, I've been so fatigued and distracted that I've been eating bagels and cream cheese, or cereal, or a random-selection-of-whatever-is-in-the-cupboard. It was rainy and a bit cooler out today so thought making something warm and … Continue reading Mexican Vermicelli Soup & Watermelon Granita = foodgasm
My late night snack as art.
Day 20: We had finished making dinner at work today and as we were starting to clear the dishes, I peeked out the window and noticed the trail of a plane through the clouds and how stunning the sky looked - so many different textures and patterns, with gloomy accents and hints of pink & … Continue reading The View From Here