“Collages can help us all open up our creative and artistic sides to create a sense of peace…”

Sometimes we get can get lost in simply living life, raising our children, and our everyday responsibilities. We often lose our own identities and forget about the goals and possibilities that we have always wanted to reach. We ignore the creativity of our inner child, setting it aside as trivial and immature. Collages can help…

Dead messengers. A question of metaphor and search for theme. #graphicnovel study.

REGARDING MOLLY I am drawn to the metaphoric significance of the dead bird in my graphic novel even though I am uncertain what the metaphor is. I come across these sacred moments on my walks and always pay attention.  I stay still.  And try to listen. My friends are sharing in my search for the…

“The very pink of perfection.” My afternoon @RebeccaBree boutique!

As we start our visit Rebecca Rawlinson meets my sister-in-law, Cher Hanusiak, and my nephew, Henrik! Every nook and cranny is a visual cornucopia. The very pink of perfection. – Oliver Goldsmith Glorious paper rose wall created by Darcy Guenette (Darcy Glip) I could not be more proud of Rebecca Rawlinson.  Witnessing her dream come true is…

A night with Passion Foundation and Global Sorority part 2: the art of interaction!

I was delighted to be a part of INSPIRE last night- an evening benefitting the Passion Foundation and Global Sorority! Fourth floor at the Vancouver Art Gallery- not a bad place to do some interactive art! Here are some moments of interaction and connections:   See also: Part 1 f. photos by Joshua D. Langston

“While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey, I hear it in the deep heart’s core.” #wheatpaste #streetart

The lastest pasting session was interesting as it brought me into new locations and into new dialogues. I pasted BLU by myself- first time I didn’t have my team with me.  I almost made it to a train, but glad a found a perfect, “permanent” spot instead. My friend, Darcy, joined me for a session…

“Creative activity could be described as…” An afternoon of art. #wherewecreate

Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. – Arthur Koestler

Visual experimentation Part 4. Redo, Transform: ALTER #BATMAN

Recall: Saturday visual experimentation Part 1 Saturday visual experimentation Part 2 Saturday visual experimentation Part 3 As mentioned in part 1, I’m experimenting with using a pre-existing book as a journal.  I’m using: Tales of the Batman by Tim Sale. On today’s re-done, transformed page, I used black and white china marker and red acrylic and was inspired by…

The beautiful collage journal of Darcy G.

Recall my wonderful afternoon last week with Darcy.  Yesterday we spent some time doing beetle studies… … and I delighted in looking through Darcy’s marvelous collage journal (ca 1999). Here are some highlights:      —

A day of creativity with Darcy Glip!

Spent an amazing day with Darcy yesterday creating and chatting and eating in his beautiful new space.  Reconnecting with old friends is very healing. Find the recipe at: I added a few things, Tandoori spice to the onions near the end of cooking as well as crumbled pecans. Instead of dijon mustard I used a…