I’ve started a new creative writing project that takes its inspiration from my dreams. As far back as I remember, I’ve always been a vivid dreamer… sometimes dreaming multiple storylines a night. So I thought it would be interesting to capture snippets of them, and weave them into one long, strange story, written one night at a time.
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My sister Elaine, our friend Laurie and I were pleased to have our Perspectives gallery show and sale at the Tiger Hills Arts Association gallery in Holland, Manitoba during the month of May, 2015. The building is a work of art in itself… full of character with its wood floor and framing and best of all, its intricate ceiling. In addition to housing different gallery shows each month, the space is home to a gift boutique… which means interesting things of all kinds for visitors to view and browse through.
I’ve always loved long walks (growing up in the country, I had the chance to wander a lot), but since growing into my love for photography, I enjoy them even more. Whether I’m by myself, walking with my dog, or wandering with a good friend or family member, it’s interesting to push myself to see differently. To see the wider scenes and the small details, to experiment with different camera lenses, to seek texture and colour, and sometimes… to never take the camera out of my bag.
Laurie McPherson, Karenia Niedzwiecki and Elaine O’Keeffe are three women who share common roots and a passion for visual imagery. Perspectives is a collection of fine art photography that reflects their unique view of their varied surroundings. The show and sale includes images ranging from locations in southwestern Manitoba and western Canada to as far away as Australia, Belgium, France, Italy and New Zealand.
For 2015, I have the honour and challenge of designing all of the promotional materials for PechaKucha Night Winnipeg. One of my favourite events in Winnipeg (and not just because I help to organize it), PechaKucha Night Winnipeg is now in it’s sixth year. Over the year’s we’ve been able to celebrate a wealth of Winnipeg talent, guaranteeing our audience an eclectic source of creative energy and inspiration. So my goal was to visually represent that in the promo pieces.