Kenton Jeske In Conversation (Audio Interview)

Kenton Jeske In Conversation (Audio Interview)

Kenton Jeske's Ceremony is open now at the Alberta Craft Council, with a reception this Saturday, April 22 at . I had a virtual 'sit down' with Kenton, in the midst of minding children and barking dogs, respectively. His hand-made furniture is beautiful and considered–the product of hundreds of hours of care.  


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A Poem for Easter Sunday, by Tania Runyan

A Poem for Easter Sunday, by Tania Runyan

Tania Runyan is leading our poetry workshop at Small, Slow & Beautiful this summer, and I encourage you to join her. She is a fantastic writer, and this Easter poem proves it.

While Christmas is for greeting cards, Easter is for poets. May these words enrich your own experience of Easter's Holy mysteries. 


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A Poem for Holy Saturday (Revised)

A poem for Easter
A poem for Easter

I hope you have a meaningful Easter. I hope you experience the richness of the Story - the movement from darkness and death towards light and life.

Smack in the middle of all this comes Holy Saturday. I wrote a poem on Holy Saturday a few years back - here is a newly revised version.

 

HOLY SATURDAY

And this holy Saturday is
An elastic band, stretched taut
A kingdom held back
just one more day
kinetic
energetic
propulsion potential

 

The hand
calms the waves
The voice
stills the voices

 

Not yet,
not yet
But soon
and then ... oh, then!

 

You will let fly the smile of love
Zip!
To the back of the head
Snap!

 

But not yet

 

The band may yet break
The dark is still pregnant
A belly stretched taut

 

Soon.


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Two Ways to Save on Small, Slow and Beautiful!

Two Ways to Save on Small, Slow and Beautiful!

Did you miss our early bird deadline, but still want to take in this first-ever arts and faith retreat from Bleeding Heart at a reduced rate?

Maybe you're not into poetry, drawing or painting, but would love to spend a long weekend in creative community, work on your own stuff and take int the beauty created by others?

We've introduced two new options to accommodate as many attendees as possible at Small, Slow and Beautiful.


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Learn About Your Camera in Our Next Workshop

Learn About Your Camera in Our Next Workshop

Join us this month for a beginners guide to your camera and photography, with Rebecca Lippiat.

Do you have DSLR camera and wonder "what the heck do those buttons on my camera do"? Join photographer Rebecca Lappiatt, who wants to help you move beyond your camera's auto setting, to cover the following topics:

  • Moving to Manual - the golden triangle of ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture
  • Lighting
  • Composition
  • Basic posing

Please bring your camera manuals if you have them.


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Join the Shutterbugs for Pictures of Pictures`

Join the Shutterbugs for Pictures of Pictures`

Tomorrow, Saturday April 1, you can have photos taken of your art for free. No foolin'.

Thanks to the generosity of the Edmonton Shutterbugs, four photographers will be on hand to shoot your work on a gallery wall or plinth, in fantastic natural light, for 15 minutes per artist. You can also have your portrait taken if you like.

All of these shots should help you spruce up your website, business cards and marketing materials, and hopefully land you some shows and some sales.


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Hear My Conversation with Poet Tania Runyan

Hear My Conversation with Poet Tania Runyan

Tania Runyan is a poet from Illinois who will be leading the poetry track of our Small, Slow & Beautiful retreat. In this conversation, you'll hear her hopes for the retreat, who it will be a good fit for, the way I screw up her name, and a fair bit of laughter.

You'll also hear Tania Runyan read her lovely poem, "No One Can Boast".


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Are You an Artist?

Are You an Artist?

Are you an artist?

I am a lot of things.  So are you.  

You might be a dog-lover or an avid reader.  An extrovert, nature-lover or traveller.

But are you an artist?  

Of course you are.  But precious few of us would ever describe ourselves that way.


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On Stepping Up My Local Arts Game (A 20 AND 17 Update)

On Stepping Up My Local Arts Game (A 20 AND 17 Update)

January. I put out a challenge. Support more local artists this year. Tangibly. With money. I’m not out to blow the bank or revolutionize the local arts scene singlehandedly. We’re going to do that together. You and me. We are going to ‘vote with our wallets’ in 2017 and see what we can do collectively for the Edmonton arts scene.

The breakdown? $20 dollars towards local arts experiences and $17 towards local arts products. Every month. That’s my goal, so what’s my reality?


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