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One: Pathways

Restlessly we seek that which might satisfy our hunger. Many pathways lead upward yet we cannot see the whole distance. Beyond the top of the hill or around the corner remains a mystery. Imperfect pathways Some pathways are safer than others. Occasionally they are blocked. Every path can, however, by dangerous. Earthquakes or falling rocks […]

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One: Juggling

Juggling is my main activity these days. My focus is on how to accommodate three concurrent shows over the months of August/September/October. Suddenly, I will have lots of storage space! Juggling differences First of all, the possibility of not having enough work to fill the walls of three galleries, may have occurred to me when […]

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One: Retreat

This weekend our retreat with the NGO Development and Peace-Caritas Canada included prayerful moments among the trees and along the water’s edge. The Mount Carmel Spirituality Centre peacefully hugs the Glory Hills just north of Stony Plain providing the perfect venue for reflection and rest. Judging from the state of my mind and body I […]

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One: Divine

“To live nonviolently—both toward humans and nature—requires that we recognize God’s image in each living thing. We cannot be violent toward someone or something when we see the divine in them.” Richard Rohr, Daily Meditations, 9 March 2018. My raison d’être We have separated the Divine from every other aspect of life. In fact, it […]

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Different Strokes: New Work

Just after Christmas is the best time for me to produce an abundance of new work. This year has been exceptionally busy with commissions and unexpected projects, the spice of my life. Celebration Last night culminated the recent request for a special gift for a special person, Claudette Tardif. Commissions always offer a particular challenge […]

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Different Strokes: Happy Easter

As I gaze outside my window, I find it hard to believe Easter Sunday has arrived. Yet I know it to be true. Winter clings tenaciously as the temperature dips to unusual depths. Snow continues to accumulate or melt, the crocuses are keeping their heads low and the frost on the windows blocks the view. […]

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Different Strokes: Seeking Space

Snow provides beautiful shapes between branches and trunks. Seeking these shapes consumes much of the time used to create my work. The decision to eliminate or enhance always presents an exciting challenge. Chickadee Lake Chickadee Lake lies north of Stony Plain, Alberta. This snowy location inspired “Breath”. Rolling hills and secret corners always take my […]

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