Author Archives: Joan Conway

About Joan Conway

My artistic passions are poetry and collage. But I am curious human, always exploring new mediums, new opportunities for creative expressions.

Winter Collage- A Dark Balance

Winter storms hit the northwest. Snow in abundance blankets trees, swallows outbuildings. Roadways are treacherous,  flights cancelled. It is time to stay close to the hearth and travel inward. I reflect on the collage I made in early January. Am … Continue reading

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Deep Winter: A Time for Dreaming

Several years ago I created an art piece to acknowledge the letting go of a dear friend. This work has since expanded to take on the deeper mysteries of our cycles within the earth. It has come to represent the … Continue reading

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Journal Writing- building a deeper relationship with self

I’m listening to Irish poet and philosopher,  John O’Donohue , his beautiful connections between our interior and exterior worlds to no end inspire me; concepts of how to be fully engaged with living a deeply creative life. This is not restricted to … Continue reading

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‘Water Worn” Chapbook launch

Our writers group, in the spirit of staying close to the elements of living in Northwestern B.C.,  decided to choose the theme ‘Water Worn’ for our newest anthology of poetry. Water is ever pervasive in our rainforest. It is the … Continue reading

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Altered Pages

Art Journaling is one of my favorite explorations so I was thrilled to see this was the theme for Northwords Creative Writers Adult Retreat. What a fun day! Jesse Dafoe led us through some writing exercises, which we later incorporated … Continue reading

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Poet Lesley Strutt: A Soft Activist

I feel deeply enlivened after our intimate gathering in the studio listening to Lesley Strutt, poet, blogger, essayist, playwright and professor. Lesley read her poetry as well as held a conversation on the poetic life; what poetry means to her … Continue reading

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Spring Floods

This morning I visit the Skeena River in full flood. Its torrent of water heedless of all obstructions engulf the base of cottonwoods, whole trees uproot and whip down the channel in a highway of debris, whirlpools are wild and … Continue reading

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