The Power of an A

I am an avid reader and reading the Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander, right now.  I have only finished the second chapter but the book has been incredibly enlightening and powerful. The first pages are concerned with the fact that everything we have is made up or as the book [...]

The Power of an A2020-02-17T07:35:10-07:00

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

I recently saw a TEDX video with artist Gwenn Seemel that spoke about why she doesn't copywrite her art. She has a point and the talk is very informational. I am not sure how I feel but personally, my work is spontanious and evolves in the moment... even I can't copy it... Here's the video. [...]

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery2018-12-06T17:50:47-07:00

Aurora Falls chosen for Harmony Showhome.

I submitted samples of my work to Baywest's Artist Program recently and out of over 90+ entries Baywest Homes chose Aurora Falls as one of 5 finalists to hang in their Harmony Aspen Showhome. I am delighted and overjoyed to be included in this group of artists and the art will be hanging over the fireplace until [...]

Aurora Falls chosen for Harmony Showhome.2018-09-25T09:59:57-06:00

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Semi-Finalist

My art piece called Amaranthine had been selected as a semi-finalists in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. It was a great honour and although I didn't win the big one my art was seen by a whole pile of people who might not have seen it without the extra help. To be truthful though, Amaranthine [...]

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Semi-Finalist2018-12-06T18:34:19-07:00

New contemporary art gallery for Calgary!

A lease agreement has been announced between Contemporary Calgary Arts Society and the City of Calgary which will enable a a new world-class gallery for modern and contemporary art to be opened in the Centennial Planetarium in 2019. This is very exciting news for Canada and Calgarians (like myself). The Planetarium has long been considered a [...]

New contemporary art gallery for Calgary!2018-06-21T08:42:58-06:00

Making Paper by Hand

Chinese vlogger Li Ziqi films her videos in the serene countryside of China, demonstrating step-by-step instructions for making traditional recipes such as fresh pomelo honey and Lanzhou beef noodles. In one of her most recent videos Li presents the days long process of traditional Chinese paper making, a process which can be traced back to the early [...]

Making Paper by Hand2018-05-08T17:53:50-06:00

Walking City: Evolving Sculpture

This is a Fascinating digital animation and motion graphic. Created by Universal Everything, Walking City is a slowly evolving video sculpture that gradually changes form through dozens of permutations while the core motion, the act of walking, remains the same. Via Universal Everything: Referencing the utopian visions of 1960’s architecture practice Archigram, Walking City is a slowly evolving [...]

Walking City: Evolving Sculpture2018-05-08T17:30:50-06:00

Gratitude and Happiness: TedxSF video

This piece shows Louie Schwartzbergs award-winning photography and short film on Gratitude and Happiness. Brother David Steindl-Rast's spoken words, Gary Malkin's musical compositions and Louie's cinematography make this a stunningly beautiful piece, reminding us of the precious gift of life, and the beauty all around us. The banner image of Bridal Falls (top) is my [...]

Gratitude and Happiness: TedxSF video2018-05-08T11:54:18-06:00

Touch only your Camera while Snorkelling or Diving

Spiky Needle Sea Urchin A while ago Mark and I took a trip to Roatan, an island off the coast of Honduras. We stayed in an ECO Lodge named Tranquil Seas and it was my favourite all time place to stay. It wasn't only the lush gardens, friendly environment or comfortable cabana that made this [...]

Touch only your Camera while Snorkelling or Diving2018-05-17T09:01:47-06:00

Quotes from Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and author of A Brief History of Time which was an international bestseller. In 1963 Stephen was diagnosed with ALS, a form of Motor Neurone Disease, shortly after his 21st birthday. In spite of being wheelchair-bound and dependent on a computerised [...]

Quotes from Stephen Hawking2018-05-08T12:21:29-06:00

Time-lapse video of a Honeybee Metamorphosis

I love bees and often photograph wild ones while hiking in the foothills near my home. We all know how necessary these insects are and we also know that our bee populations are dwindling. Note: the top banner picture is my own. I found this video of a honey bee metamorphosis from National Geographic fascinating. It features the first 21 days [...]

Time-lapse video of a Honeybee Metamorphosis2018-05-08T11:50:42-06:00

Drone Films Dolphins and Whales off California Coast

Captain Dave Anderson of Capt. Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari in Dana Point, California has recently filmed and edited a 5-minute video that contains  beautiful, jaw-dropping, footage ever taken with a drone from the air of a huge mega-pod of thousands of common dolphins stampeding off Dana Point, California as well as three grey whales [...]

Drone Films Dolphins and Whales off California Coast2018-05-08T12:19:25-06:00

Rare Jellyfish Filmed

Nautilus Live shows deep sea fireworks, and a spirit of exploration! When something remarkable floats by in the middle of sampling operations, the team quickly switches gears to marvel and document. The frilled tentacles of the Halitrephes maasi jelly came into view at 1225m in the Revillagigedo Archipelago off Baja California, Mexico. Radial canals that [...]

Rare Jellyfish Filmed2018-05-08T18:02:33-06:00

Move Up Housing

This is an amusing video from the BBC1 showing a Hermit Crab 'swap meet'. As hermit crabs grow, they need larger shells. Since suitable intact shells are sometimes limited, competition often occurs. The availability of empty shells depends on the relative abundance of gastropods and hermit crabs, matched for size. If the crabs vary significantly in size,  the [...]

Move Up Housing2018-05-08T11:55:41-06:00

Peru’s Amazon: Part 2

Spending time in Peru's Amazon Rainforest and learning about the ecosystem was incredible, but the second part of our trip was even more amazing. In case you missed it: Project Peru Amazon: Part One. 5 truly enlightening days were spent volunteering (voluntouring) at Amazon Shelter. This is a centre for rehabilitation and conservation of wild animals. Magali is the [...]

Peru’s Amazon: Part 22018-05-08T11:48:22-06:00
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