Tremendous & unforgettable time here living & working as the first ever artist in residence at Doris McCarthy's Fool's Paradise. Nature, definitely has shown me its power to feed the soul, awaken the mind, and warm the heart. I have built a relationship here with silence, winter, the land, water, skies, creatures, plants, specifically designed home & studio by Mrs. Doris, and indeed myself. In a funny way I feel so much more Canadian! Last weekend here. Hard to say good bye.
Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Rahim This morning has been a morning of fullness and revelation. Thanks be to God. The sun this morning at Scarborough Bluffs was glorious, now moving towards the back of Fool's Paradise leaving its bright afterglow on the snow. I woke up groggy, thinking that I'll go back to sleep. Lo and behold, the sun in its bright mercy beckoned me. I rested in a beautiful chair of the main living room in front of the floor to ceiling picture window. Taking in the
This past week, I spent only what can be called a magical week together with MT Space Theatre artists to design and create a new theatrical piece called "Just Faith?". This was a commission by the Christian Reform Church who had engaged the Institute for Christian Studies and other organizations to run a research study with their communities/congregations about the intersection of justice and faith, and the tensions that arise. For 5 days I had the opportunity to engage in th
It's now February 1. We are into the month of Aquarius. An air sign. Yet also tied to water. The likoni ferry accident is very prominent in the creative heart of the compositions I'm conceiving as we speak, here at Doris McCarthy's Fool's Paradise. The water theme started to emerge last fall over and over again. It's like I started to focus on it and there it was. Now I see it everywhere! Does that resonate life too then? We create in ourselves a focus, we start to consider,