Monthly Archives: September 2012

play age

fun & games

my kiddies are recent graduates of play age

if this is not the best time of ones’ life, than…

the secret is returning to that inner five-year old

often

i do. no surprise

i did. in making this stick

this one makes me smile

happy

heARTbeatgal


toddler

wonder

i remember this age

fondly, clearly

mostly, i think of it as an age of wonderment

and conjures for me a sense of movement

the clouds, the ladybug, the red balloon

then i remember my twins at this age

…and it is mostly dread

heARTbeatgal


infancy

building blocks

smallest of the sticks

black and white vision

elemental development

simple in its complexity

…or is it complex in its simplicity?

better for people of smaller stature either way

heARTbeatgal


e.t.d.

ten days

they are finished and all dressed

ready to set off on their journeys

for the eight days to come, i will introduce each of our  “walk with me” #NBO12 sticks

i am excited for the start of their adventure

the concept has lived in me for some time now

the intention of the project is to allow the night to shape a collaborative inter-active piece in celebration of connectedness, both within ourselves and with those among us. inviting others to actively collaborate taps into the energy of what is most beautiful in life, self-love, connection, self-expression, fun, creation, community

join the flickr group to follow the action starting during Nuit Blanche Ottawa september 22

the group is the canvas for the project. as photos of the journeys are uploaded and shared, the snaps will start to paint a, some, picture

watch the collage take shape

(she hopes! fingers crossed!)

i wonder where we will go?

heARTbeatgal


lately

late in summer

late in day

the shed

lately

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carry the one

not so long ago, the postman delivered a package of scraps from australia

for my part in collage artist Joel Lambeth’s collaborative project “carry the one” i turn to my ladies

using only the bits of paper supplied (and a smidgen of paint) on the tiny canvas

my nudes have become a series (…with three more pieces on the way)

scraps of paper from around the world, this time it is Edgar for whom i bow deeply

 

la petite d’edgar – collage and acrylic 5″x 7″

 

after the bath – Edgar Degas

now off to the post office to mail the piece back to australia

travel well, doll

best of luck Joel!

thank you for the collaboration

heARTbeatgal


dressing up

now, nuit blanche walking sticks not so naked

not finished

but i always find it’s the getting dressed that is the fun part

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