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Becoming a Compassionate Witness

Becoming a Compassionate Witness

This week I will be traveling with my husband from our home on Salt Spring Island to South East Asia, for our first visit to this intriguing place. After a few days in Bangkok, acclimatizing to our new environment, we will fly to the UNESCO heritage city of Hoi An in...

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Listening to All That She Said

Listening to All That She Said

Our 4th Year show, and what a blast it was. There were several returning artists and a few inspiring new ones. This year we exhibited paintings, poetry, collage, multi-media installation and film. I showed some new work, what I call Abri Collage: I love the...

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Art of the Slideshow

Art of the Slideshow

On Saturday evening April 1, I shared a slide show of my photographs along with other Salt Spring photographers at a show curated by Salt Spring photographer David Wisdom. I had never created a slideshow in the way David had asked of me. He suggested I choose a theme...

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Celebrate Being a Woman who Creates

Celebrate Being a Woman who Creates

Happy International Women’s Day May all women everywhere know peace in their hearts, in their bodies, in their homes and in their communities.   May all women everywhere feel loved and...

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A Creative Mentor Muses On Her Craft

A Creative Mentor Muses On Her Craft

I love supporting students to explore their creativity and develop their authentic expression. As a mentor, my gift is in paying attention. Being present to my students’ stories, to their thoughts, feelings and how they interpret the world, helps me to...

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Reflecting on the Year with Love

Reflecting on the Year with Love

It’s a special time of year: twinkling lights, harmonies of holiday music and the cultural delicacies we have waited for all year-long. A unique time to pause and be grateful for just this breath, this moment’s presence, the gift of this life with its...

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Enjoying the Beauty in the Pieces of Her Story

Enjoying the Beauty in the Pieces of Her Story

The third annual Pieces of Her Story art show has come and gone. In the days since we have taken down the exhibit, I have been feeling so grateful, so gloriously (and tiredly) alive and so grandly in love with the fires of creation and expression. I have been sweetly...

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Strong on the Inside —Writing Alone Together at School

Strong on the Inside —Writing Alone Together at School

Welcome to Strong On the Inside, a project funded by the BC Arts Council through the ArtStarts in Schools program, SD 64, and Opus Art Supplies, Victoria. Aertist-facilitators Ahava Shira and Sam Barlow meet with a group of students weekly at the high school. During...

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Discovering your Inner Creative Child

Discovering your Inner Creative Child

She is young and very ancient. She lives on the border between naiveté and wonder. She craves blessings, being, becomings. She is internal, eternal. She lets her curiosity flow. Her non-judgement is a vista of peace. She listens to the knowing within her unknowing....

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