A sombre start to the week as our thoughts are with those who have lost family, homes and friends in the fires down south, with gratitude to the firefighter heroes on the frontlines including volunteers from British Columbia. Let’s hope for better days to come this week.
no justice no peace
This section of 16th Street was renamed today “Black Lives Matter Plaza” by Washington mayor Muriel Browser on a day that would have been Breonna Taylor’s 27th Birthday.
Mayor Browser writes, “Breonna Taylor, on your birthday let us stand with determination. Determination to make America the land it ought to be”.
No this is not Crimea but Washington DC where peaceful protesters were attacked by police and National Guard with tear gas and rubber bullets at 6:47 on June the 1st.
Dedicated to the memories of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
No Justice No Peace
From Park Walk to Art Work
Pacific Spirit Regional Park I – 25.5.20
Four years ago I posted From Yardwork to Artwork and was honoured to have it featured as an Editor’s Pick on WordPress Discover, which I posted about in a day like no other.
Pacific Spirit Regional Park II – 25.5.20To celebrate this special anniversary for thechangingpalettte, yesterday and today in the studio I continued to create Art Works from our daily Park Walks in the beautiful Pacific Spirit Regional Park, which as you know I have featured regularly in the last few weeks since the pandemic started with photos and paintings.
Here’s a look back at the post that WordPress Discover featured for those of you who may not have seen it.
From Yardwork to Artwork: The Photinia Story Part One May 24, 2016
Photinia I 23.05.16
Today’s post is all about learning to find beauty and inspiration in the mundane chore of yard work on a holiday Monday.
Yesterday was Victoria Day here in Canada, the perfect time to prune the photinia and clean all of its dried leaves from the studio roof and gutter.
With the concrete cleaned and swept the afternoon was free for painting and photography in the studio with a rescued photinia branch making for the perfect subject…
and a few of the trimmed branches new tools for drawing with.
Now all I had to do was put the two together. What could be better than an ink drawing of the photinia created with one of its own branches?
Well, perhaps some additional watercolor to complete the picture…
and we’re almost there…
So ended a very satisfying day turning the hard work of yard work into art work.
to be continued…
language of the soul
For National Dance day
Inspired by the always sublime Maria Khoreva, first soloist of the Mariinsky Ballet.
Also an opportunity to revisit a post from three years ago
Dance Studio July 25 2017
for the love of dance continued in the studio this afternoon
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” Martha Graham