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Taking SPECTRUM to HICE

Well. This has been a bit of a whirlwind of a month! I’m so excited to be talking about this. We have been working quietly in preparation (with our fingers crossed that it would all come together) of this: My colleague Jane and I will have the opportunity to share the SPECTRUM course on behalf […]

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A year ago, today and a little about being present.

This past week has marked a year since I was in France, with Nomadways, working with an amazing and inspiring group of people talking and learning about storytelling. At the outset of the residency, we were each given a small notebook to keep track of our days, make notes, write, draw and dream in. I […]

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Stop-Motion Animation Tutorial (long)

This past week has been a whole lot of fun, and a lot of work. I made a 3  minute stop-motion animation for the Kootenay Real Estate Board, using cut paper for the characters. A friend (Hi Sean!) asked if I would share how I do things like that, so here you go: Lisa’s Ideosyncratic […]

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Universal Experiences -and graphic recording

I had the distinct pleasure this past few weeks to do a variety of graphic recording work for a few different groups – the most recent was a group in Castlegar looking to improve the supports in their area for breastfeeding parents. I got to work with my frequent collaborator, Jane Green, who facilitated the […]

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Image of post card that says 'we don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.

Website woes – working out the kinks and fixing up the links

I’ve spent a little time with my website here today, updating it to better reflect what’s going on. There’s work to be done yet, but it’s getting closer. The new website should be more responsive to different devices (waving to people reading from their phones, or from their tablets). I work with WordPress these days. […]

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Foggy field in rural France

Thank you for taking time to talk.

Thank you so much to all of you who wrote to me to talk about my last post.  It made me realize how much I’ve missed the blogging world of over a decade ago when we’d have real discussions in the comments sections and through private messaging. I’m endeavoring to breathe life back into my […]

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Marker drawing of a compass in which a scratch pen points north, a brush points east, a marker points south and a pencil points west.

Change is the only constant.

It really is. Change sweeps us up and pushes us along.  It’s funny, after 45 I thought my identity was pretty much fully formed.  I’ve been a wife, I am a Mom, a Friend, and an Artist,  among many other things.  A big thing I’ve been over the past 10-ish years is an Education Assistant […]

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Graphic recording in Trail – some thoughts

I’ve been busy these last couple weeks with all kinds of things, but most notably, working with the Poverty Reduction Summit – Striving to Thriving in Trail. We had our first part of the Summit last week, and are looking forward to some real ‘feet on the ground’ action next week. I can only hope […]

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New Experiments – sharpening my saw

We had a 4 day weekend here recently – something that I don’t often allow myself to embrace fully. This huge luxury of free time! What would I do with it all? I rolled out a new 4′ X 6′ paper on the wall of my working space and started looking at the next 3 […]

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Two more energizers

Further to last post, I thought I could include a couple more ways to get a group moving: Silvia‘s energizer was fun and got us moving. I don’t know what to call it and so name it: Silvia’s energizer The group stands. Starting with one arm, shake it vigorously while counting to 16. Switch to […]

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