Reflections on a Changed Landscape

Clouds Gathering to the East

April 19, 2012 4:30 p.m. Weather 12 degrees, some wind, intermittent cloud.  Findings: The Same: Again and Again  Now it is a matter of maintaining the park area.  I learned from the orientation that now the birds are settling in near the shores and that if I see any flushing at all from the ducks/geese out from under the cattails and other vegetation, then it wouldn’t be right to disturb their space, so I’m not pulling plastics out of the pond anymore.  I spent an awesome walk, reflecting and just enjoying the outdoors.  Max spent much of the time on leash as he LOVES the water!

 

The desire to write grows with writing. Desiderius Erasmus

Where are you, Cam Christiansen? Connecting with a photograph!

Shipyard #11, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, China, 2005

Cam Christiansen chose as his ‘encounter’ with Edward Burtynsky’s work, one of my favourites, Shipyard #11, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, China, 2005.  In his narrative, this gifted film maker, draws comparisons between the image and bleached whale bones…he observes how the upper reaches of the ship’s body fragment and break apart, exaggerated by the minimalist sky.  He also looks at the colour palette and sees the similarities between the composition/colour and the traditional works of the West Coast Haida.  I’m so glad for Cam Christiansen’s selection, here.

Being in My Head

There is really little else going on…..but the music and the painting.  When I sit for my short breaks Laurie-dog sits beside me and I scratch behind his ear.  That’s how simple things are.  I’ve poured myself a glass of Dad’s homemade shiraz.  This will make the next round of work more festive somehow.  Perhaps I’ll play Santana and rev things up a little.  I take the children to watch Santana this Saturday.  The tune…Make Somebody Happy comes to mind right now.  I’ve added a photograph album of my space.  I call my studio The Chapel….so I now have my space in this space.  This concept makes me smile.

Heaven in My Studio