Category Archives: walkwithme#nbo12

stuck

it seems the ‘school age’ walking stick is stuck at the border

the stick made it to L’aéroport international Montréal-Trudeau

and made friends with airport staff!!

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and where was it off to you wonder?

no where fast!

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i am going to put my money on ‘trouble at security’

“what do you mean ? this stick a threat? can you not see the art in action?!?”

this fine airport staff informs me that the stick is laid up in the airport’s lost & found!

i am all at once delighted and distraught

this is the main airport that sets me free on the world

a place i am fond of, filled with memories (…where were you when you heard Michael Jackson was dead? i was at the montreal airport)

AND just imagine all of the amazing other contents of a montreal airport lost & found!

i made a plea for the stick to be set free

it is on a great journey

it is meant to wander

only time and the interest of strangers will tell

my thanks to my collaborators at the airport

you are part of the art

travel well ‘school age’ stick

…try the bus.

heARTbeatgal


fantaSTICK!

one week exactly until ottawa’s second nuit blanche

excited. happy

a touch nervous

but mostly curious

my ‘crowd box’ project will be in the byward market zone at Social

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i was delightfully reminded of last year’s nuit blanche ‘walk with me’ walking stick project with the arrival of a message from an eleven year old boy named Félix this week. he found the ‘school age’ stick in a library. he wanted to know if he could send the stick abroad. it had been a while since i had heard from one of the sticks. what fun! it made me happy.

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…and i take that as a good omen for this year’s project

6:21pm til 4:22am next saturday the 21st

come out

be a part of the art

ALL of the art

the streets will be filled

if you cannot come then send me a tweet @heARTbeatgalART

tell your friends

tell strangers

help me connect with as many people as possible

woot! woot!

strange experiments in creative collaboration

good fun

heARTbeatgal

p.s. there are still seven days to contribute to my crowd funding effort

i need the ‘crowd’


thirty days walking

thirty days after nuit blanche ottawa 2012

the sticks have been wandering…

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i am utterly delighted when a snap rolls in

and adore the humour most have

i knew the message would be positive

fingers crossed for more

thinking already of my next public collaboration

fun

heARTbeatgal

click here to see all of the snaps thus far


hey, universe!

where are my walking sticks at?

i know patience isn’t my strong suit

but i have heard from two only

the six others are off on their adventures without checking in at home

i just wanted to let them know i was thinking about them

hoping they are having fun

heARTbeatgal


#twitterartexhibit

collaborative art in the name of a good cause

excellent

my contribution to the third #twitterartexhibit

 

la petite d’edgar 3 – mixed media 5″ x 7″

 

if i manage to get the address. question mark

the project is vague about that part

mysterious

i will keep her by my bed for now

heARTbeatgal

 

p.s. a walking stick, the fun stick, journeyed to Toronto! woot woot! a post about that as soon.


delight

 

Lainie Towell , co-curator of Nuit Blanche Ottawa at the opening ceremony – photo Ottawa Citizen

” OTTAWA — Lainie Towell held a 1.5-metre wooden staff decorated with gold paint and peacock feathers as she welcomed the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd gathered at Hintonburg’s Orange Gallery for the launch of Ottawa’s inaugural Nuit Blanche.

The co-curator of the festival passed the piece of “live art” to a couple in the crowd in what was expected to be the first exchange of many during the all-night art extravanganza…”

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Nuit+Blanche+keeps+Ottawa+night/7285959/story.html#ixzz27IjxKF1w

the seven other sticks are also off on noble paths

i saw evidence last night of the sticks having great fun

what a joy to see them go

i will miss them

i do hope the snaps roll in…

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walk with me

Nuit Blanche Ottawa has arrived

only hours now until the walking sticks begin their journey

 

 

all pulled from hawk lake (above)

some striped naked. some not

with my tree fetish, it was important to highlight the wood

where will they go?

where they need to i suppose

 

join here my flickr group to watch the story unfold

(or join Flickr and search under “groups” for “walk with me #nbo12”)

ultimately, the collage of photos is the work

(if it works! fingers crossed)

 

…and you simply must come down to the party at Social this evening 6:22pm – 4:23am

come share in the creative energy of Robert Brazeau’s collaborative twenties era photo shoot

our bit of fun for the first ever Nuit Blanche Ottawa!

my sticks will depart from here

away we go

“walk with me”

heARTbeatgal


late adulthood

reflection & restriction

in the same way that most people are fond of children

i am fond of the elderly

(most kids are creepy, no? :-))

i have spent many hours at the sides of aged friends

they fascinate me and i envy their histories

i live each day seeking experiences

so that one day

once octogenarian perhaps

i will have stories to tell

and the memory to enjoy them

…just get me a chair with a view, a blanket,

a few kindly young men to flirt with

and someone to listen

inshallah

this project will count as one of my great stories

heARTbeatgal


middle adulthood

reward & realignment

here i am, early, yet middle adulthood

i am excited by this chapter

i expect good things

my stick may have lofty ambitions

what with its golden and peacock embellishments

but the rewards i am envisioning are personal

knowing who you are

maybe even knowing a little something about something

more time to consider these things

more time and opportunity to realign

my hopes and dreams are in this stick

i cannot wait for it to set off

heARTbeatgal

p.s. this stick has the grand privilege of being set off on its journey from the opening ceremony with the Nuit Blanche Ottawa curators! yay!


young adulthood

hard work & responsibility

work, family, chores, sleep

repeat

following your own nose

making your own mistakes

building who you are

throw in some fun

then work some more

repeat

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(can you tell this stage made me tired?)