After years of considering, pondering, dithering, and otherwise delaying, I have finally managed to cobble together this patchwork of my artistic endeavours.
Much is missing and I still have to dig images and photos out of boxes and type up hand-scribbled poems and notes, but I have begun. And through this process of designing my website, I have come to realize how rich and productive my life has been, although it has often seemed to grind to a screeching halt. I am grateful for everything that has made me who I am as a woman, an artist, an animate being, including the dark turns on the path, the high brick walls, locked doors, and the exceedingly embarrassing moments.
I hope that you enjoy exploring these pages on my website, as much as I have enjoyed the creative journey - a journey that I hope to be able to continue on for many more years. I have many injustices left to challenge, and beautiful moments to experience. Life is far too short for any more fear of social restrictions and angst that I spent much of my life fretting about.
As I age, I am finding that my ability to create, to develop ideas, and to bring them into an expression that challenges or delights is increasing. And I love working in community, in collaboration, and in collectives. I have discovered an immense and boundless future full of light and energy and amazing human beings, and fascinating visions that draw me in.
I would like to nurture and encourage my readers and viewers, as I have been encouraged and nurtured by others. I may even indulge in a rant or two... or twenty. And I will definitely say things that need to be said about the state of our world. But I will always come back to the joy I feel in being alive, with so many opportunities ahead of me, and places to explore.
Please share your impressions and reactions with me. I would not have posted this if I did not want them.
Be aware though, that there are some modes of expression I am quite happy to censor, including all of the "isms" that fall under our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and a few that should be there. And insults and obscenity are also not particularly welcome. Save those for your FaceBook and Twitter friends who have not (yet) cut you off.
So. Welcome to a corner of my world...
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No image or text is to be copied, used or shared without the express permission of the artist/writer.
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