Choosing Brave, Choosing Images & YouTube Space Toronto

Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning I invite you Behind the Scenes at my studio.

Today: Yesterday I braved Creative Happy Hour at the new YouTube Space Toronto – and I take you with me! Also, more conversation about what to do with all of those images you love and create! I’m going to start a “picture book.” How about you?

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You need to become a pen
in the Sun’s hand.

We need for the earth to sing
Through our pores and eyes.

The body will again become restless
Until your soul paints all its beauty
Upon the Sky.

Don’t tell me, dear ones,
That what Hafiz says is not true.

For when the heart tastes its glorious destiny
And you awake to our constant need
For our love.

God’s lute will beg
For your hands.

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  1. Kris says:

    I responded a bit on your Facebook page about the question of collage pictures, etc. I also keep trays of color choices. I do a lot of representational collage and so having a tray for greens, blues/purples, black & white, maps, etc. is very handy. I have also put some images into file folders — people, vistas, animals (and that is somewhat divided into cats, birds, zoo, water, etc). I use those mostly for inspiration for drawing ideas. The pictures that touch my soul — regardless of what they are — I put in a bin and that’s my first go-to place when I do a collage. And I agree, the finding and tearing out and sorting is a meditative act for me. A girl has to have options!!

    On a side note — where are your twinkly lights?

  2. Jamie says:

    Thanks so much for sharing, Kris. I really love hearing everyone’s process. I am now looking so forward to cleaning out those magazines and having piles of images that speak to my soul!

    And, I have been meaning to share what happened with the twinkie lights! A part of the string got under a little throw rug and I stepped on it – CRACKLE! There goes that string. I’ll be replacing them soon. In fact, I’ve been scouring the internet for interesting options! (Though likely first I’ll go to our Christmas box, hehe) I miss them so much! A day in the studio just isn’t the same without twinkie lights!

  3. Pamela says:

    Thank you for adapting and persevering through the challenges this week and still bringing to us your lovely self and wisdom by video BTS.
    I like hearing you read poetry – you transmit a special meaning to the words with your voice.
    I missed your twinkle lights, too. You will have to use the full moon for illumination this weekend!
    Enjoy the light!

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