Digging deeper, the secrets become aviatic.

  Working on Molly, and I remain fascinated that I find it easier to dig deeper into the story by using the image of birds.   Somehow, the layers that obscure the truth are scraped away a little easier.   Are the birds metaphors?  My guides? I robbed your grave.  I revealed you.  I showed you in shameful moments….

A dream- the dead cygnet. A message from Molly.

A message from Molly?  Questioning my commitment to see this story through?  I am on the path.  I promise stay on it. I am the cygnet to this pale faint swan, Who chants a doleful hymn to his own death, And from the organ-pipe of frailty sings His soul and body to their lasting rest. –…

Special sale: Dead Bird Collection- embroidered drawings

I am a BIG BIG fan of symbology, imagery and metaphor.  I feed on it like some kind of voracious vampire.   As I was collecting a few books from my personal library to donate to our local community mini library, I pulled out an old book I had forgotten about.   Oh, how I love…

Recycled sock craft: dead crow. #Graphicnovel fundraiser. 

The crow guides my healing journey. It gives me the courage to enter the darkness of the unknown and to let go of fear. The crow reminds me to laugh, live and love fiercely as I embrace my life’s mission.  According to folk lore, finding a dead crow implies good fortune awaits.  I feel they…

3 part Frida Kahlo interpretation.

At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can. – Frida Kahlo —         — Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away. – Frida Kahlo —   

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…

Beauty in the deterioration, in the static, in the anticipation. #wheatpaste #streetart

Walking through our “gallery lane” in the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver, it’s beautiful to see which pieces remain untouched and which are changing. I haven’t revisited our pieces in the West End yet.  I’ll be curious if different neighborhoods have different lifespans. Some samplings of check-ins: Prepping new pieces: See also: China Marker Bowie and other…

Something this fun has got to be illegal! #wheatpaste #streetart #westend

Huge thank you to Nancy Kirkpatrick, Maryellen Groundwater, Megan Low and Dustin Whymark for a beautiful day! The Social Life Is it GUERILLA ART if you’re openly squealing with laughter?! Captured moments:  

“Once it’s up, let it go.” #wheatpaste #streetart #downtowneastside

Most of the pieces remain untouched, even after several weeks, even after a year. But some have been altered…  … so we added back. And we added more. Maryellen cutting out my Dead Bird series Patti Graphic Novel Stay tuned for Pride 2012 Wheatpaste Campaign!