Tag Archives: NB012

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

hBg

(can you tell this stage made me tired?)


adolescence

 

rebellion & change

on my thirteenth birthday I closed my eyes and wished…

to be twenty

i wouldn’t wish this age on my worst enemy

however, most battle through

change and rebellion

something in between

if i were to do it over again

there would be a lot more spray paint involved

i think this stick rawks

hBg


school age

routine

numbers and letters used to get most everyone in line

the rules

schoolyard and classroom both

i quite like this stick

i used to quite like the rules (not such a fan any longer. i have a friend to thank for that)

it was made in the company of some formidable ladies

it just feels good this one

heARTbeatgal


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


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

hBg


eight

eight walking sticks

eight stages of life

the “naked”  final eight lined up in their life-cycle order

only twenty-two days to go before they are released out into the world

fun

exciting

heARTbeatgal


come out you beautiful & damned

collaborative project for the upcoming Nuit Blanche Ottawa 2012

artist Robert Brazeau’s tableaux

” enter the most decadent era of the 20th century – the 1920’s.

new york, paris, chicago

the dandies, the independently wealthy , the artists of their age

a decade of aesthetics, social debauchery, excess ”

” the style, the characters and the ambiance are to be re-created, not  observed

experienced, not observed”

during NBO12, visual artist and photographer Robert Brazeau will,  through his lens, capture a 21st century response to this magnificent era and environment

heARTbeatgal and illustrator/cartoonist/orator Otis P Gould III hope to add to the authenticity, as characters to be found in the speakeasy crowd

professional models and enthusiasts of the period Lola Lovestory, Derek Ruston and Marley Lewington will bring their interpretation of the style, glamour and attitude of the era

the experiment completes as Social’s customers and NBO12 participants are lured into the environment, encouraged to release their inhibitions, immerse themselves in the experience of the often excessive and artistic social culture of the 1920’s

hBg is making a call to the universe, and more specifically those with a fetish for the era, to come collaborate with us the evening of September 22, 2012 at Social restaurant

it’s gonna be fuuun!

hGb

p.s. come visit me in Minto Park on Elgin this Saturday 9-5 for the Urban Art Show