Margaret’s ‘Mark on the Body’ Project

Margaret’s ‘Mark on the Body’ Project

Mark on the Body Project Honoring those who live with type 1 diabetes I have followed Margaret Blank’s ‘Honoring Those Who Live With Type 1 Diabetes’ project for some time and recently contacted her to make a contribution. Her husband died at a young age as the result of diabetic complications and she has undertaken a mammoth art project entitled ‘Mark on the Body’. For the details visit her blog. She tells of how...

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Play Day with Artist Friends

Play Day with Artist Friends

My Tuesdays have been designated art play day for the foreseeable future! Three friends and I spent the day chatting, laughing, and generally having fun as we worked through a couple of art exercises. I hosted today so I organized a warm up exercise for the first half hour – exploring different material to use when adding colour to a junk journal page. The journals were a gift I prepared for each of our group before Christmas. I wanted to...

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Clearing out the old! Embracing the new in 2016!

Clearing out the old! Embracing the new in 2016!

Embracing the new year! Letting go of the ‘old’ from 2015 and embracing the ‘new’ of 2016. This morning got off to a great start with the start of a new cycle at the gym. Jenn our coach for the Living Well program keeps us on our toes! I’ve been missing the structured exercise program over the past two weeks. I’m still ‘clearing’ bits and pieces from 2015. Today was work on our computers. I spent...

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2016 – Looking Forward with my Word for the Year

2016 – Looking Forward with my Word for the Year

Happy New Year everyone! Some musings for New Year’s day as I contemplate my word for the year. Good bye 2015 – Hello 2016. What do you hold in store for me? 2015 has been a year of tremendous ups and downs. Can we continue with the ups and eliminate some of the downs? As you may divine, I am not sorry to have 2015 behind me. Without going into details, I had a wonderful start to the year but it I am not so happy with how it wound...

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It Has been a While! A Bit of Sharing

It Has been a While! A Bit of Sharing

What a roller coaster I have been on! The year has flown by and I am just now collecting myself enough to get back to blogging. When I left off I was traveling in British Columbia, having great adventures and meeting wonderful people. The problem was, I frequently had little or no internet! And our planned three to four week excursion stretched into two months!  And thanks to subsequent events, it has been a while since I have felt I could sit...

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Fibre Artist – Marianne Parsons, Oliver BC

Fibre Artist – Marianne Parsons, Oliver BC

Marianne Parsons was one of the people to whom we owe gratitude for the formation of the Fibre Art Network (FAN). She is one of the charter members of the group. Coming from a farm background in Saskatchewan, this woman has taken her early training in clothing construction and her training as a teacher to influence the lives of many. After teaching quilting for a number of years she decided she didn’t want to sew any more straight lines...

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