Sunrises On A Finished Banner

Monday early morning in July of 2011. I worked out in the hot sun for five days completing the biggest banner I had ever made at the time.  Sunday night I sat at the campfire waiting for the sun to rise to take this picture on Pope’s Hill. I’m really happy with the way it…

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A Lovely Little Note

While I was making a banner at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Campground in 2011 my friend Sarah slipped this into my tent. She was at a workshop and I’m not sure on the details but she gave little love notes to all the people she was camping with.  I had barely filled the banner and…

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The Beginning Of A Banner

Taken in 2012 the night before the Winnipeg Comic Con. Whenever I begin a new banner one of my technical problems is finding the space for prep work.  This is the storage room at Urban Shaman Art Gallery. We were there late after one of the galleries openings.  After I painted in the lettering and…

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There is a heart in my hand…

This photograph always makes me smile. It is from the Winnipeg Comic Con 2012 banner. The handprint belonged to a young boy, about 11 year’s old (I think). He was with his family and I don’t remember if he was in a costume. There were a lot of people around my booth and I wasn’t…

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Tootsie

Dustin Hoffman on playing a woman in Tootsie (1982) “If I was going to be a woman, I would want to be as beautiful as possible. And they said to me, ‘Uh, that’s as beautiful as we can get you.’ And I went home and started crying to my wife, and I said, ‘I have…

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PURELY AFRICAN: LYDIAH DOLA SCALING THE HEIGHTS

PURELY AFRICAN: LYDIAH DOLA SCALING THE HEIGHTS LYDIAH DOLA Lydiah Dola, is a composer, singer, guitarist, poet,and a social activist born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. She uses her voice and power for social change- equality, justice,peace and freedom. She is one of Kenya’s upand coming afro-fusion female artists and the founder of African Tunes…

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CALL FOR ART AND SUBMISSIONS TO A ZINE PROJECT HONOURING WOMEN

 “The heart is a muscle the size of a fist, keep loving, keep fighting” This project aims to explore our love and respect for women, our recognition of their resilience, strength, struggles and power. It works to combat gendered violence and sexism by celebrating, reinforcing and acknowledging the inherent value, resilience, struggles, and strength of…

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