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Thoughts on being human

READ THIS before you say YES list…

About this time of year, I start to prepare my “READ THIS before you say YES for (INSERT YEAR)” list. I include all my events like art shows, retreats, classes and big projects like “update my website.” I also add in my on going projects like newsletters and monthly meetings. I add consultations, courses and…

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Art Herstory her art story

BCD#39

Blind Contour Drawing #39 “Pemberton Valley” Emily Carr Emily Carr is one of the most widely celebrated and recognizable Canadian painters. Strongly associated with the Group of Seven, many of her works represent the cultural identity of British Columbia—its natural landscapes, its historical development, and its indigenous heritage. But Carr’s legacy was not always so…

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Art Herstory her art story

BCD#38

Blind Contour Drawing #38 “We Can’t All Be Perfect” Erica Rutherford Born in Scotland as Eric Rutherford, Erica Rutherford led a life of adventure, spanning several continents, careers, and artistic pursuits. For instance, Rutherford trained as a naval cadet before attending London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1939, then studying art at the Slade…

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Art Herstory her art story

BCD#37

Blind Contour Drawing #37 “Wolfman” Kitty Smith After several interviews with Kitty Smith, author Julie Cruikshank realized that the best way to connect with Smith was through stories. “To a large extent,” Cruishank observes, Smith’s “evaluation of other people … is based on their storytelling abilities.” Storytelling is inseparable from Smith’s life and livelihood. She…