Monday, September 29, 2008

The sound of my footsteps...

I spent the last 4 days on the west coast visiting a very good friend—first on Gabriola Island and then in Vancouver. Apart from the great time we had catching each other up on the news in our lives, the thing that was the most amazing for me was the silence on the island. As I walked around her yard and then down on the beach I could so clearly hear my own feet walking through the rocks and crunching leaves. (It was as if the volume had been turned up to 11). It was just the most amazing feeling.

I thought how wonderful it would be if that were how loud the voice inside us sounded all the time, letting us know exactly what we wanted, needed, felt and thought.

Perhaps it really is that loud but like with the footsteps on the island, we have to get away from the distraction and chaos of our lives to hear it that clearly.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A fun Office Party that I was invited to...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Authentic Moments

This weekend I was thrilled to be asked to draw at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Another caricature artist, Mark Cromwell (from Calgary) and I were to draw the top three winners in each age and race category of the 5 Peaks Race. What a great reason to whisk my family off for a weekend in the mountains!

As I was blasting this song while driving through the beautiful rocky mountains on my way to the drawing gig, I felt that huge sense of aliveness that comes when where you are and what you are doing in life feels 100% right.

Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
—Harold Thurman Whitman

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The end of summer...

The Fringe went really well this year- lots of REALLY warm weather, many people wanting their pictures drawn and for the first time I had prints available. Thanks to everyone who bought my cards and prints, got their pics drawn or who just stopped by to say hi.
In the next week (or so) I will have prints and cards available on line. Also if you are interested in getting your face drawn and supporting a good cause at the same time- this weekend I will be drawing at the Marketplace at Collingwood on Saturday from noon to 5 pm. All the money collected will go to support the Firefighters burn unit.