Cry, my beloved country

Canada Day 2021: Reversal It’s hard to reflect on much else today besides #the215 #the182 and #the 751. We know there will be many more; Indigenous folk have been telling us the same for decades. Why were we not listening? But now our eyes, ears and hearts are...

Treading Water

Photo by Alice Philipp @AliceTookMyPicture Quite honestly, this past week (and the next few days) is about treading water. I’m trying not to expend excess energy fighting the current, and now and then surrendering to the power of the waves that might otherwise engulf...

In living colour

The set for Dialogues des Carmelites: design Holly Meyer-Dymny This week we’ve been filming for our student opera at Laurier–a totally digital production of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites. I learned the entire role of the Old Prioress (kind of a...

Shining through the cracks

Morning Sunrise, October 2020 A new habit I’ve formed is to go for a morning walk, preferably as soon as I get up. At the moment, I sometimes even start before the sun comes up. I have taken to snapping photos of images that strike me on these walks, especially...

All I need is the air that I breathe

Breathing the Air of Art: first post-COVID visit to the AGO, August 2020 Last week’s post examined the idea of an artist’s selfishness, and I’ve been thinking more about that since. The space we need to make art, to create, is largely a personal one,...