Category Archives: Collage

Metal Element: A Time of Reaping and Reflection

This afternoon I spent a few hours in the garden heeling in some potted rose bushes, mulching others with a layer of sodden leaves. The odd branch from our surrounding birch trees wave with a few lingering leaves, yellow against … Continue reading

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Earth Element: A Time of Abundance

Once again, I share in the explorations of the Five Element Theory with acupuncturist  Cheri Reidy.  I learn that late summer is the Earth element, a time to harvest the abundance of what is provided. The Earth element is closely … Continue reading

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Fire Element: Opening the Heart

I learn through my collaborations with acupuncturist Cheri Reidy that Fire is the energy of early summer and like Fire we are infused with the ability to stretch to our full potential. In the Five Element Theory, the emotion associated … Continue reading

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Spring Collage: Releasing the Warrior

In Traditional Chinese medicine and particularly the Five Element Theory I learn from Acupuncturist  Cheri Reidy that spring is the wood element. Much like green shoots coming through the slumber of winter, it is a time for new beginnings, exuberant growth … Continue reading

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Aging’s Fragile Quilt

I just brought home my Paper Quilt that hung in The Terrace Art Gallery’s Member’s Show for the month of August. This project began in the spring during a workshop I led on paper making. It was inspired by a … Continue reading

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January Tribute

At the beginning of the month we were gifted with cold temperatures and powder snow. This offered amazing vistas of the snow capped mountains awash in light, whether it be from brilliant bluebird skies or pastel shades of rose and violet sunrises. This … Continue reading

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A Day with Our Mothers

What an honour to share the day with these wonderful women.  As we worked and spoke   of our mothers, I cannot help but reflect how our stories are unique and yet somehow all connected. This exploration draws us together in … Continue reading

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