Monthly Archives: March 2012



la vie est belle

so Ottawa is joining the party with its first nuit blanche

a night, overnight September 22,  “…paying homage to the incredible creative human spirit.”

SAW Gallery, ottawa

heARTbeatgal is going to be a part because i believe this spirit is strong in ottawa

strong but silent

disparate, rather that silent, might be a better assessment

i count many pockets of artists, collectives, of various colours

besides which, I never need an excuse to celebrate creativity in all its forms

stay tuned for my project ideas…

meanwhile, my heARTist friends,

i encourage you to think about this event

it will only work if we collaborate and make it great


the clock

to be specific, Christian Marclay’s The Clock, on display at the National Gallery of Canada

(the clock below has nothing to do with The Clock,

but it is one hell of A clock, no?!)

The Clock…  a twenty-four hour video montage composed of thousands of scenes from film and television in which a clock or watch appears with the time. The film is synchronized with the real time. It functions as a real clock.

riveting. charming. comforting. oddly consistent. astounding really.

a beautiful whole made up of unique collected, bits. bits, i gather, collected in a collaborative fashion.

naturally, this appeals to my sensibilities.

each bit tells a story. the story ,in turn, made of bits.

a video collage.

i heard the best was from around one to four a.m.

i spent a few afternoon hours with the clock after sleeping through several mid-night attempts. dommage.

tick tock

time well spent


sweet sounds of spring


is there anything more soothing than the slow passing by of the street cleaner?

another spring treat!


gots to be startin’ somethin’

…but framing is going to be the death of me.  Argh!!!!


do mine eyes deceive me?

i celebrated, stupefied, the season’s first popsicle earlier this week


today, I nearly drove off the road when I saw this

(i did a u-turn and pulled over even)

that is right. a dickie dee. in Ottawa. in March!

dumbfounded, my mother insisted we loop around back to try to cut her off

we needed proof

“at it already a week”, she tells us

i cannot decided whether this is really good news

or a rather ominous foreshadowing

we didn’t get a popsicle



here comes the sun

hBg at worship


six months ago i was very lost

i started a little piece then left it


“canalisez vos énergies vers une entreprise positive”


six months later i feel a little less lost

i found the piece and finished it


twenty one

i have a kid sister

no longer a kid


painted silk – scarf 13″ x 58″

she is amazing and will do amazing things in this world

enjoy each day kid