What was initially to be a short volunteer research project into a Vancouver cold case to support a theory championed by a retired homicide detective, became, for me [and continues … Continue reading Shaping non-fiction characters.
Great, invisible stories are being written all around us, every day. The language of the world is full of ineffable secrets and mysteries. – Brian Brett, Tuco- the Parrot, the … Continue reading Secrets and mysteries
There is no end to the inspiration I get from looking at vintage photographs- through immersion comes awakened imagination. The central characters in my graphic novel are real people but … Continue reading The importance of the vintage photograph as creative resource.
As part of my research for a current project into mental health treatment in BC 1940’s to 60’s, I came across vintage psychiatric videos recently. One particular interviewee has completely … Continue reading Visual notes: Patient No. 6, Psychiatric Diagnosis, 1959
When Spring returns, the earth becomes a child who recites poetry. – Rainier Maria Rilke Walking home from a workshop yesterday, I was delighted at all the bird activity close … Continue reading Sock Robin- bird sculpting with upcycled materials
What happens when a case is very old, when much of its physical evidence is deteriorated or destroyed, and its main players long deceased? How do we investigate? For me … Continue reading The objects are the context from which I draw clues.
— Pie Safe: a cupboard with doors originally designed to store pies after baking. Instantly add additional storage space to your kitchen with this absolutely charming, authentically aged pie safe. … Continue reading I have put my beloved pie safe on craigslist!
— Central to my graphic novel is the intensity of anxiety and severe depression while drowning in circumstance, highlighted through the metaphor of birds. — — Here are some experiments … Continue reading I felt a Funeral, in my Brain… Birds, metaphors, graphic novel, experiments
Raising FUNDS, clearing SPACE and LETTING GO. STUDIO CLEARANCE SALE (Vancouver BC) FOR SALE: A favorite piece from my 1998 solo exhibit: Asta Sollilja of Summerhouses SOLD e-transfer or paypal: email@example.com … Continue reading SOLD: STUDIO CLEARANCE SALE: Painting entitled “The House,” 1998
Checking in to the August Power Path: I have been struggling of late with depression, been pulling out the tools and re-evaluating life, making strides, dipping down, climbing up etc. … Continue reading Eclipse therapy.
Have you ever sat so fully in the moment, teetering on a sharp blade, fully aware of being so profoundly present- wondering if you are living a parallel storyline or … Continue reading Of being age 21 at age 54. Being a menopausal millennial. Journal musings.
I’m celebrating my blog with an art event. The event honors the woman who inspires me to keep it going as an artist: Frida Kahlo. — For 10 Tuesdays, I am … Continue reading 10 Tuesdays. 10 Fridas. Frida No. 6: Sock doll in Tehuana headdress