Month: June 2016

Je suis, I am

It was the first time, and it wouldn’t be the last.

On January 7th 2015 I spelled out Je Suis Charlie on my studio floor. It was the first time. Six days later on January 11th, as millions marched around the world, I used my palette to express solidarity in the best way I knew how. Later in the year on November 14th it became necessary once again to turn to my palette and to write the three words, Je suis Paris. Then on March 22nd of this year I became Belge et Bruxelles, and as recently as June 12th, Orlando.

Istanbul ii

With a heavy heart and in response to this week’s Discover Challenge: Opening line

my muse awaits me

The Story Behind The Door…or the muse that meows.

door i

As I arrive at the studio today behind the door my unclothed muse awaits me…

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purring quietly and sitting patiently, ready to inspire me with her presence.

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Her name is Sunday and she is greatly loved by us all.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Curve 2

Bill Reid i

This magnificent carving by the late great Haida artist Bill Reid, entitled The Raven and The First Men, can be seen in the Bill Reid Rotunda of the Museum of Anthropology on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Bill Reid iii

The stunning beauty of this work with all of its majestic curves is truly breathtaking and you can read about its meaning on the Bill Reid Foundation web site.

Bill Reid ii

It seems the perfect photographic way with which to celebrate National Aboriginal Day today.

An honour for a dear friend

Today is National Aboriginal Day in Canada and I couldn’t be more proud and happy to be offering my congratulations to my dear friend and colleague Dr. Nadine Caron on her receiving the Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award from The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Nadine is a true role model who always inspires in everything she does and I invite you to read about her in this announcement from Andrew Padmos the Chief Executive Officer of the College.

Message from the CEO

Meet the Ojibwa surgeon who won our Indigenous Health Award for 2016

Dear colleagues,

Today is National Aboriginal Day.

?This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous Peoples.?  [Source: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada]

What better day to announce the second winner of our Indigenous health award?

The Royal College Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award is among our newest awards. It was established in 2014 in honour of Dr. Dignan, O.Ont.,BScN, and his tireless advocacy to eradicate disparities in the care of Canada?s Indigenous peoples, as well as their access to equitable medical services.

I first met Tom when I was a first-year medical student at McMaster. He lived next door to a good friend and classmate and I later developed a friendship with him, as well. I…

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a bouquet for midsummer’s day

Bouqet 6.16

a midsummer’s day bouquet 20.06.16

The Monday Bouquet makes a special return appearance today
with which to celebrate the summer solstice.

For those of you new to thechangingpalette I posted a bouquet every Monday during 2014
which you can enjoy here at A Year of Monday Bouquets.

the y of yellow

y of yellow ii

…meets the curve of black
whilst red stands

A second in response to this week’s Photo Challenge from Cheri who asks us to:
“Find inspiration in the curves around you.”

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curve iv

The sensational sinuous curves of Antelope Canyon, Arizona

This photo from Lower Antelope Canyon will be familiar to those of you who follow thechangingpalette. Our visit there just over a year ago was simply spectacular and I was greatly honoured when Cheri featured the mesh gallery I created from the trip in The Daily Post’s Photos We Loved last September.

More curves to follow.