Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Long ago and far away...

Once there was an artist who thought it would be easy to write a blog.  She wasn't good at writing in a journal, she wasn't good at keeping notes, she did like to collect quotes and interesting sayings and she always liked learning new things. So she began, and it seemed like this adventure might be possible.  Then she didn't write for awhile and pretty soon it seemed overwhelming to write something.  Where to start?  Well, it is writing and writing is like a story and I like stories.  The catalyst was this quote I came upon the other day, "What one does is what counts," said Picasso, "not what one had the intention of doing."

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Reflections and Ruminations

Justice Court Park, Vernon BC Canada

At the beginning of the year it's always interesting to consider what the past year consisted of and what challenges lie ahead.

As part of the exploration of things past, googling myself brought up this webpage that I had created while at UBCO. I  was happy to see that most of the links still work. When creating the work I was fascinated to read about the idea and intention of its creation which was pure collaborative art which included any and all that wanted to be a creative part of it. Carrying the idea out had some glitches and hiccups but it was officially opened August 2, 1969. The park is an interesting place to visit in Vernon more than 45 years later.

I'm always fascinated by the stories of how things came into existence and what drove their development. The concept of what happens today being history tomorrow, and that we often just putter along with no idea that our ideas and actions will become history to research down the road.