A Convergence of Art and the Real World

I have been working to establish a family memorial garden on my grandparents’ old farm land, and after several years of preparation it has recently become reality.  I’ve also just completed a first draft of the family story that will eventually be displayed onsite. ...

A Word is worth 1000 pictures

When we received our 4th Call for Zine #3, some images instinctively came to mind.  But I keep second guessing and now I have completely befuddled myself. After 5 days, I have turned Mike’s Call over in my head and explored my photo collection.  I have read online...

Sharing Photographs, Sharing Ourselves

Earlier this week I was highly complemented by a cousin of mine of the millennial generation. He spent a very long time looking at photographs in the two VI: Call and Response zines. He saw and felt the images through his own unique life-filters. He asked questions...

Show and Tell

What wasn’t shown… My printmaking process usually involves a mad rush the day before we (VI) meet. I know it’s not the best approach but at least the group gets me motivated. Just before last night’s meeting I decided not to share the two prints I had worked on;...