The "Sacred Sentinels" welcome all to the Medicine Wheel in Surrey-Newton, made of cuttings from black walnut, yellow willow, red osier dogwood and some branches are painted white to include the FOUR CARDINAL COLOURS and the FOUR TRIBES of HUMAN-KIND symbolized in the Medicine Wheel. With the help of many hands, Teresa Klein, First Nations Elder Amy Eustergerling, Steve Chitty, Don Li -leger,and maybe Steve Webster had a hand in there too or at least moral support! All enabled Tracie Stewart and myself to create our first collaborative Natural Public Art construction, using only wood branch cuttings, sisal, pine posts and fresh cedar branches. You can see hints of the medicine wheel and sharing garden in the background that are still under construction.
Photo thanks to Dave Dalley
Drop In Drawing this month has been an interesting experiment. It feels vital and pushes my own growth to be more spontaneous in responding to the unique energy of each class.
It is a fascinating journey to discover how each student "sees", how mark-making is directly linked to one's character. The individual lens of each person is formed by many factors, from one's culture and beliefs, experiences and education, male or female perspective and infinitely more aspects..
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature, and embroidered by imaginations. Voltaire
Another early spring this year, the Christmas roses, hellebores, are blooming in the garden, irises in bloom for weeks and the greening of the land has begun.
Thought it may be of interest that Sunday is the final day to register for my February drawing classes. If you want to join us for Beginner drawing or a refresher;
if you have a wish to learn drawing skills for Perspective and Form, simply send an email.
Classes are on Saturdays starting Feb 7.
Beginner Feb. Saturday MORNINGS 9:30AM – 11:30 AM
Perspective and Form Feb. Saturday AFTERNOONS 1:30PM – 3:30 PM
First Blog: Bear with me as I find my voice.
Hello, I am a visual artist, writer, seeker of "Beauty" in the everyday, social justice and appreciator of the natural world.