Tidying konMari-style

Every once in awhile, especially when I travel – I redesign my “bento box” drawer the Marie Kondo way. I love doing this because it helps me engage with the sacredness of objects, and to feel connected to, (rather than alienated-from) the clothes that I wear- to truly engage appreciation for the materials. 


One thing that Marie Kondo and Maria Montessori notably have in common- is there appreciation for monochrome and colour gradations. Both of them recommend putting like-colours together, and have them escalate or de-escalate in relationship to each other. Where Kondo thinks in terms of Bento boxes. Montessori thinks in terms of trays. Not overcrowded- with no item that is broken or in need of repair- traced out so it has a specific place on the tray- and each activity has ALL the necessary tools to complete the task on one tray. This can get expensive and involve lots of multiples – for example, scissors are needs for a number of activities- which might be fine in a children’s classroom- but can get expensive when you are using professional quality tools. So a compromise between the two techniques appeals to me, and at some point I will attempt to fully integrate their colour theory. 

First day of practice on tin whistle: rattling bog

So I bought a tin whistle. It cost me $6 and it isn’t the most beautiful-sounding flute on the market, really I think there were kazoos in the store that cost more, (so bear with me!) though everything I’ve read on the Internet claims that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a decent sound) this is he best I could get on day 1. You can kind of hear my highland bagpipe background in the grace notes – and by the fact that I keep overblowing! Lolol.

ArtSnacks Sketches

My friend got me this subscription box for my birthday – and I absolutely love it, it keeps me excited about art, and challenges me to try new things 🤗 I am lucky to have friends who know just the thing I need at any given time 👍🌷🌸💪😘


 

Searching for the Green Man 😊 Google dream video & photo art

Whatever happened to Google dream? It was here, and everyone was filtering their selfies, and then it was gone!? I found a site that still permits uploads, but it isn’t the same Google dream filters I remember – here are a series of 50 photos I generated (from a photograph of a shrub outside the gallery where my Moon:Human:Tree exhibit happened) and turned into video art- videos at the end of this post-

 


The WHEEL: Beltane 2016

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The Wheel: Art and Music for Pagan Toronto is committed to creating new interdisciplinary art work and community events that feature pagan themes!

Beltane is coming! Come and celebrate with Music
at the Majlis Art Garden…
BYOB
Tickets $10 in advance www.bit.ly/Beltane2016
$15 at the door
April 24th 2016
Vendors Kimi Bois and Sarah Rogers 5:00
Sandwiches for the first 20 ppl to arrive 🙂
Elemental call & Music starts at 7:00
Featuring: a story by Brian Walsh,
Fruit of the Turquoise Vine
A maypole dance
& DJ Music by Madame Hair

 

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