On being seen…

There's a lovely foolish Monty Python "military" training film on 'How Not To Be Seen.'  In the clip, people are hiding, NOT BEING SEEN, and then they are asked to stand up. Once they do so, they are either shot or blown to smithereens. I feel viewing this in my formative teens MAY have had…

On Royal Weddings, PDA, and the Preservation of Love

I'm not a royal fan, though I give the Queen all sorts of credit for serving her office with grace and charm throughout some tumultuous years. I've always been suspicious of inherited positions and wealth - it's so cynical of me because of course, I inherited privilege as well - a healthy upbringing, sort of,…

Hanging out in a liminal space

I have a feeling of being in transition, of being in between the not anymore and the not yet. I've been chewing on it ever since I saw my dear friend incarcerated in his body from a stroke, and struggling in a nursing home. The push onto the threshold is also because this is my…

Visions

Every once and awhile a vision passes by me, on the computer or otherwise, that immediately starts my mind burbling. This is one, by drone photographer Gabriel Scanu, who is apparently all of 20 and blessed with an excellent eye. This photo speaks to my wet-felting soul. I can see it evolving with tracings of…

Fuck-up Nights

Just read about this group of people who get together now and again and talk about their failures over a few drinks  - sharing where they've messed up, telling what they learned, if anything, sharing that's okay to make a complete mess of things.  Here's the article. I think this is a great idea. Ever…

Needle-felting an animal on an Armature

So, you've always wanted to make a dog, or a horse, or a goat, or a sheep. Better still if you could pose them... I'm teaching a two part class at the Trainyard General Store February 18 & 25, 2017. You can get in touch with them here: 53 Portland Street Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (902)…