A Valentine’s Day March

This year I wasn’t able to attend the 8th Annual Memorial March for All Missing and Murdered held on Valentine’s day. I wish I had gone but I’ve learned that I need to accept when I can’t participate in everything all the time.  From what I’ve seen in the media it was a successful march. I always…

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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 Place Of Beauty

The summer of 2011 was very productive for me. One of my trips took me to Victoria BC.  Bre, a fantastic woman I met at the Pan Canadian Feminist Gathering invited me to make a banner with her and local activist groups.  While there I stayed with Renay, one of the most interesting and awesome…

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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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Folk-ing Around

I received lots of support following my last post about the Winnipeg Folk Festival.  Writing about my experience was difficult and had me reliving my emotional trauma. But, it opened dialogue for me with friends and acquaintances that have had similar experiences but no place to address them.   Right now I want to acknowledge…

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Violent Encounter at the Winnipeg Folk Festival

For the past six months I haven’t been comfortable with writing this blog. I’ve been posting occasionally, sharing information but I’ve left out most of my experiences this last half year.  Documenting my personal experience from doing the Men’s Banner Project is really hard. That sucks because that’s the main goal of this blog.  Since the…

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Winnipeg Folk Festival 2011

July was a fantastic and busy month for me.  The Men’s Banner Project was one of the Winnipeg Folk Festival’s Campground Art and Animation projects. I created and exhibited a Men’s Banner, a process that took place throughout the five days of the festival.  I love folk fest and have been going every summer for…

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Number One is added to the Men’s Banner

This year Jonathan Frakes was a celebrity guest at Comic Con. He is known for his roles as William Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gargoyles, NCIS: Los Angeles, Criminal Minds, Wings, The Twilight Zone, Eight is Enough, Charlie’s Angels and Fantasy Island.  My favorites were Star Trek and Gargoyles! With a brief introduction…

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An Explosive Event!

This weekend my mission was to boldly go where no men’s banner has gone before. I took part in the Central Canada Comic Con at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, creating another men’s banner on site. Surprisingly this was the best experience I’ve ever had making a banner. I completed one in two days with no…

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