I am what they call a multi-passionate artist, apparently. I divide my time between theatre making and art making. Some people have suggested that I lack focus. But I am hyper-focused actually. I just like to switch my focus from time to time. I have been told that I will never get anywhere if I don't … Continue reading A defence of doing too many things, and what painting teaches me about writing
"The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater thing". Rainer Maria Rilke Dear writer and artist, I hope that the mountain you may be facing will not be too hard to climb. I hope that today you will write or draw or paint your way through whatever barrier seems to be … Continue reading
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” Caroline by Neil Gaiman Fairy tales teach us wisely that-- life is a magical journey down a mysterious winding road. Along the road we are challenged many times, but if we … Continue reading Fairy tales teach us wisely.
“Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.” ― Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book This year 2013 has been demanding-- stamping it's foot-- screaming-- at the top of it's lungs-- that I should face my life and not look away-- not even for a moment. I have faced my pain-- I've stared … Continue reading A New Year Wish for some who are not so happy today.
Today is December 6th and every year on this day I like to take a moment to reflect and remember what happened on this day 24 years ago. On December 6 we commemorate the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, at L'École Polytechnique de Montréal. On that terrible day December 6 1989 14 innocent young women … Continue reading Remembering December 6.