Category Archives: creative motivation

The end is near – goodbye beautiful Banff studio

Leaving is bitter-sweet. I am happy with what I accomplished. Thank you to all those who make the Banff Centre the special place that it is.

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Old Brush, New Work

A number 4 Africana sable brush from 1970’s USA. The ‘Africana’ company once provided high quality glazes, stains and supplies for the booming ’70’s ceramic industry. My parents had distribution rights for the products in the Grande Prairie (AB) area … Continue reading

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The view from here

I thought I’d share a couple of photos from our latest wilderness getaway. The family usually just packs up the camper and heads out. We sometimes have a general direction in mind, but we don’t always have a place. We … Continue reading

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The closing of a chapter

I have completed the work for my Master’s degree over the past weekend. I began this ‘project’ in 2009 and thought two years looked like a very long stretch in front of me, but like most challenges the time when … Continue reading

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mocha in my Helvetica mug, does it get any better than that?

A warm drink on a blustery day to help me stay focused. I have just over a month to go in my master’s studies and I am looking forward to completing the work. This last class is on aesthetics in … Continue reading

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Things never to say when dating…

Now that my son is dating, it gives me the excuse to ‘remember when’. I started thinking about my search for the right guy, and how I knew when a relationship needed to end. Now I was not the perfect … Continue reading

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My Dreams, Your Dreams…a reality.

I came across a post on a blog called Mira’s List called “Finding Money for your Dreams” and I was immediately drawn in. This article is about asking for money in the form of Grants for creative writing or artistic … Continue reading

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