Intersections Media Film Club announces early Fall lineup!

Ooooo, I can’t wait for all these!  And seeing them on the big screen is SUCH A TREAT! See you this Tuesday evening  when we watch CAPOTE– a beautiful portrait of the creative process (re: the creation of “In Cold Blood“). “Not only is this film wonderful, but it was produced by local independent producer…

“Sunday morning,” 2006 (collage)

See you at Grey to Green Art Market this Sunday!

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 12, 2010: CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN You are invited to attend the 2nd Annual Grey to Green Art Market hosted by Intersections Media in partnership with Gallery Gachet, Enterprising Women Making Art program of ATIRA Women’s Resource Society and Oppenheimer Park. WHERE: 150 Cordova St. (At Main, behind the Waves), Vancouver BC Sunday…

Video: 21st Century Education in New Brunswick, Canada

“This video was produced by the New Brunswick Department of Education to stimulate discussion among educators and other stakeholders in public education in the province of New Brunswick. The 21st Century presents unique challenges for education worldwide. In order to keep pace with global change we must focus on 21st Century Skills and public education…

My Diary, 1977

Unless artists can remember what it was to be a little girl, they are only half complete as artist and women. – T.M. A few years back, I translated my little Holly Hobby Diary (Jan-Dec 1977) from Swedish to English for my brother as a birthday treat.  It was also an exercise for me to…

YouthArts Toolkit- excellent evaluation guide

The handbook is available in full online at YouthArts Toolkit- art programs for youth at risk. Several existing publications do an excellent job of describing the achievements of arts programs designed for youth at risk, and information on artist training recently has been published as well. However, arts agencies, juvenile justice agencies, social service organizations,…

Recommended blog:

ART THERAPY: Exploring the arts as a catalyst for healing & therapy. Inspiring others to create The Art Therapy site is meant to explore the arts as a catalyst for healing and therapy. But, it’s also designed to showcase art, artists, and anything creative – hopefully inspiring others to explore and create for themselves. This site is…

The Healing Arts and Crafts- I HEART ART: PORTLAND

I Heart Art: Portland Blog post by Margaret Mills I wasn’t even aware there was a renaissance of handcrafts happening when I dug out the crochet hooks and yarn last winter. I just remembered I used to like to crochet, and needed something to occupy my hands while I watched movies with my mother as…

Creativity output needs input

“The imagination needs moodling – long, inefficient happy idling, dawdling and puttering.” – Brenda Ueland It’s been a summer full of output- focussing on my art and my craft and networking and planning.  It’s been a summer of confronting my fears, of slowly starting to focus on loss, and of walking to my independence.  I’m…

SARK

I think that until we cry as often as we laugh, we are not fully alive. – SARK Wow- I’m doing the SARK’s Awesome Anytime Adventure – a 30-day multimedia eProgram full of nourishing, fabulously fun sweet spots of inspiration, healing, and extreme self-care. Sometimes I do it daily and sometimes I have to squash…

Fabulous Jay!

I love painting on Jay- it soothes the soul!

The Sketchbook Project

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR “A sketchbook is a place to put your heart and soul.” “We know how precious a sketchbook is. You carry it with you everywhere, spending months working on it. It becomes a part of you. When you’re finished, share your hard work with the world. We’ll make sure you stay…

2010-2011 school year around the corner!

Time soon to open up the art therapy room!

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Blog entry: The Top 5 Qualities of Productive Creatives (And How to Identify Them!)

by Jocelyn K. Glei SOURCE: the99percent.com A recent BusinessWeek article reported that, “According to a new survey of 1,500 chief executives conducted by IBM’s Institute for Business Value, CEOs identify ‘creativity’ as the most important leadership competency for the successful enterprise of the future.” While the study’s results will come as no surprise to hard-working creative…

I LOVE CHINA MARKER. Especially the great colour selection from @Utrecht_Art!

I adore using China Marker.  It has the give and control I like in charcoal but without the mess.  The graphic novel quality to the mark making is appealing.  With practice, you can use eraser to create highlights and a smudging stick for shadowing, smoothing etc.  At present I am enjoying limiting the palette to…

SKin is IN!

I had a great time last night at Gallery Gachet!  Here are some samplings of my watercolor tattooing and other highlights from the night! Artist’s Statement: So how does a body art event tie into mental health? I would like to think that being comfortable in one’s Skin is a mental health concern and the…

Skin is In at Gallery Gachet tonight!

I’ll be one of the artists in attendance at Gallery Gachet.  I’ll be painting on my muse Jocelyn and guests.  Two of my pieces will be on sale and part of proceeds go to support the gallery!

The Sketchbook Project

I just signed up!   I chose the theme and then there was none… Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the country. After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be barcoded…

Does the primitive circle represent only the head?

I find this question quite lovely.  Just read it in “Children’s Drawings as Diagnostic Aids” by Joseph H. Di Leo, MD, 1973 (Brunner/Mazel , Inc.).  I adore this book- a treasure I picked up at heaven-on-earth Powell’s City of Books, Portland Oregon in 2008. Imagination frees the spirit from the bonds of reality. The child,…

Excellent resource re: child and youth mental health

I just watched “Map of the Mind Fields: Managing Adolescent Psychosis” at LINK.  I am pleased to discover that there are several full shows online covering behavior disorders, anxiety, psychosis, depression etc.  Go to: DOCS. They have also provided the following site: Knowledge Network’s Child and Youth Mental Health website “TAKING CARE: CHILD AND YOUTH…

“…the soul never thinks without an image.” – Aristotle

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RECOMMENDED!!! : The Official Gateway to the Creative Works Of Ken Boesem Online

Win my art at District 319 Summer Film Fest August 3rd! Support Intersections Youth Program!

Come and relax after the weekend of mayhem and celebrate at District 319 Summer Film Fest featuring the movie: C.R.A.Z.Y! *** SPECIAL TREAT: I  will be raffling off 6 prizes: 1 piece of art (china marker portrait) and 5 sock monkeys! C.R.A.Z.Y. is a 2005 French-language Canadian film from Quebec. The film was directed and…

Today’s quote

“A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations.” — Gerald G. Jampolsky Photo: Clowns Without Borders South Africa Artist Residency with Project Khuphuka

WORKSHOPS IN AUGUST!

I’m planning some sock monkey and some drawing workshops in August at the North Vancouver Opus Art Store Classroom (2nd and Lonsdale, North Vancouver BC).  Gathering input right now as to times and dates you may be interested in… they would run 3 hours each and all materials including handouts are included in the $65…

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Recommended blog: “Practice of Madness”

A woman, East Vancouver-based social researcher, “certified ‘bipolar’ madperson”, and survivor, explores the crazy world we live in with mad pride… This blog serves an important function in the digital age since journalling is still a cathartic technique of self-reflection and blogging adds a public scrutiny that allows for important discussion and feedback… PRACTICE OF…

In the world of YES

INSPIRATION FROM SARK: “In the world of YES, Fear = Contraction. When we contract, we become closed or restricted.  This can cause us to retreat or give up. Take a look at what causes you to contract or expand with regard to your creative dreams. Creative dreams themselves are natural expansion devices.  They contain energy,…

Preparing for exhibit…

The muse has struck and I am excited to embark on large charcoal portraits for my “Blue J” exhibit in Fall/Winter 2010-11!  Gathered info yesterday on “Jocelyn”… next up is “Jay”…

Make and Break Arts Foundation and Gallery Gachet present “SKin is IN”

I’ll be painting bodies at: Make and Break Arts Foundation and Gallery Gachet present “SKin is IN” “A celebration of the human canvas.” Ten local Vancouver artists will paint live on both human skin and canvas in addition to showcasing various peices which will be available for purchase by attendees. Guests will have the opportunity…

1001 AIDS Stories

As I contemplate how to incorporate HIV-AIDS AWARENESS  into my youth-at-risk art therapy and Operation Sock Monkey at Keith Lynn Alternative Secondary, I am excited about this new local site: http://1001aidsstories.org/ Panos Canada has begun collecting stories from people whose lives have been changed by HIV/AIDS. These individual narratives and images, reflecting their personal views,…

The Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts

The Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts provides opportunities for creative exploration, engagement, and expression in the heart of the city. Through participation in theatre, music, dance, painting, carving, and other forms of creative expression people create connections with themselves and with their community. Residents of the community can gather together for arts activities inspired…

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First in series of twelve 24X30 China Marker on Foam Core Portraits

Rosa Parks Center- a new model for juvenile justice

The Rosa Parks Center, home to female juvenile offenders, is located on the William Woods University campus. Established by a reciprocal partnership between the Missouri Division of Youth Services and William Woods University, this partnership exemplifies genuine parity in partner relationships and stands as a model for community as teacher for private liberal arts colleges….

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Found art…

When walking in the West End yesterday evening with my dog and Julian and Tim– I came across this ad…   A little work of art!  There’s just something about it that sticks with me.

Creativity is so messy!!!

ARTICLE: Study finds messy desks site of creative sparks, Vancouver Sun April 9, 2006 You’ve seen it. You may even be the proud (or not-so-proud) owner of one. With stacks of papers, an explosion of post-it notes, scattered office supplies and a few industry magazines that date back to the early ’90s, a messy desk…

Banksy, my daughter and San Francisco = ART

My daughter, Anna, lives in San Francisco now- surrounded by extraordinary street art!   In fact, I highly recommend the book STREET ART SAN FRANCISCO- Mission Muralismo.  “Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo captures the essence of San Francisco: community, diversity, color, expression. It’s a city that belongs to its artists, and this book feels that…

Migraine Art

Migraine Art- The Migraine Experience from Within Written by Klaus Podoll and Derek Robinson, Foreword by Oliver Sacks M.D. The following from: http://www.northatlanticbooks.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781556436727 Migraine Art includes more than 300 powerful illustrations and paintings created by migraine sufferers from around the world. It provides a thoroughly unique window into the subjective world of the migraine sufferer. The…

Picasso painting fetches record $106m at auction

Tonight I feel sad and overwhelmed- missing my mom, overwhelmed by my anxiety around money, anxious about our school, staff and students and what lies ahead, struggling against the desire to cocoon and go into a funk.  I pull down deep and dig out some tools.  Perhaps microsteps around money is in order… and a…

Youth art

There is nothing quite as thrilling as facilitating the artistic expression in a youth who was previously unaware of their gift.  Certain students stand out in my mind- like Derek and Steph from the Custody Centre.  (see: CUSTODY ART) My current student, Jordan, discovered his talent for painting only last week.  He is fearless and…

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Introducing the work of Vancouver photographer Alex Barker!

You know, my friends have been pushing me for YEARS to do more with my gift… – ALEX BARKER The time has come! “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back– Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and…

Outside the Lines: Ordinary Pastimes, Extraordinary Art (article)

A version of this article originally appeared in The Outsider magazine, published by Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art. Article found at http://www.interestingideas.com/out/craftshow/crafts.htm If making art with a capital “A” is inaccessibly ambitious for most people, a whole industry of popular crafts exists to bring them expression with a small “e.” The craft chains that…

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Journaling workshop part 3- stream of consciousness

CHOOSE A WORD and run with it.  What happens? Tonight I had the word CONSISTENCY repeating in my head.  There are many reasons for this, one certainly being the focus I have right now on my role at school as art therapist, confidante, advocate and safe haven. The youth rely on my consistency.  And it…