The Seasonal Blues. Some are more affected than others by the reduced sunlight hours. Living in an urban environment where we can only hypothesize that Nature's long dormancy is soon coming to an end, we may not notice the stirrings under the earth, the sap rising, the buds swelling. The birds beguiling mating rituals may…Read more Winter Detox
Artist Paul Klee once said that drawing is like taking a line for a walk. I thought it would be interesting in a recent workshop to have our walk become more concrete as we left traces or lines wherever we passed. My hypothesis was that this near walkscape type performance might be a way of…Read more Continuous Drawing?
Our workshop took place in the gardens of the Père Lachaise cemetery. A fitting location for exploring Samhain, the Celtic new year, a harvest festival preparing the arrival of deadly winter while celebrating the crop yield that will keep us alive. Samhain is also the time for commemorating the links between the living and the…Read more Visage -Contre Visage
Balance is about weight distribution. However we tend to forget that balance may be a form of equilibrium that does not rely on an "equal" distribution of weight. There may be symmetrical balancing acts but there are also assymetrical ones. Indeed, as a corrective to the idea of balance, I prefer to speak of balancing…Read more Balancing Act
Back to school. Often a mess. A tangle of things to do. With the difficulty of trying to find the beginning or the end. A long thread of "to dos". And in France, "to don't s". Why not take a moment to just look at the tangles. Admire the complexity. Admire even how this banal…Read more Seasonal Stress
And the living is easy. So what is this ease. How might I locate an expression of ease and stay with it, observing it. In high summer when the grass is dried and the ground firm, the sun calls us to doze off in a quiet spot. Back against a tree or laying down. Resting.…Read more Summertime