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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Other projects – words and games

Well, scheduled posting is a great thing. While it seems like I’ve been here all week creating new posts about our time in Bernay-en-Ponthieu, the reality of my life has involved a lot of cleaning my basement. The flood has now been diverted, thanks to a lot of help from a dear friend, and my…

Post Bernay-en-Ponthieu

I’m here, settled back in the apartment with Mom in Paris.  It’s been a whirlwind. The time in Bernay has been full of all kinds of growth and change – much of it will take time to really understand and articulate. We did more in a day than I could ever have imagined and the…

Big news!

I’ve been sitting on this since Sunday.  I’ve been accepted to join an artist residency in France in February/March 2017 in Bernay en Ponthieu with Nomadways.eu for a workshop by the name of Stories We Tell:  Stories We Tell will invite artists and youth workers from various corners of Europe to meet and exchange on…

Recent work

Two weeks ago today I returned from Northern BC, where I had another amazing opportunity to work with Shared Care. We were doing something called ‘Family Journey Mapping’. It’s a process in which an individual (or family/ies) has the opportunity to tell their story – how they have navigated a piece of their life, sometimes spanning…

The myriad of ways

I use visuals in my everyday life. There is a huge piece of paper on the wall of my bedroom that I change every 3 months or so – during the 3 months it’s up, it’s fair game for all kinds of personal planning and processes. I’ve included a little picture here of one quadrant of…