Five favourite things this month of May.
- I was listening to an interview with dancer and choreographer Crystal Pite on Ideas (on CBC radio). I am intrigued by her work including a dance interpretation of Shakespeare’s Tempest (The Tempest Replica).
Toward the end of the interview, she described in such clarity her ideal creative process and her growing comfort with the unknown. She shared this quote.
Doubt requires more courage than conviction does, and more energy; because conviction is a resting place and doubt is infinite – it is a passionate exercise. ” By John Patrick Shanley
- Liberated Body Podcast – Season 2 began in May. So many great people featured on this show. My reading list always grows when I listen, for instance, Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall.
- Playing with paint. I met a friend, Rita, who I hadn’t seen in a long time. We did a paint reading together. I dropped 5 drops of paint into a cup and we watched it swirl and change. We watched the paint dry together as we talked about what we saw. We laughed, and I cried, all over 5 drops of paint worth of art. Among other things we talked of freedom, horses, exhaling, gentleness and play and their opposites.
- seed heads of the prairie crocus (Pulsatilla patens) AKA Pasque flower, prairie anemone, prairie smoke, wind flower
- The 20th Annual Festival of Quilts was on at Heritage Park was last weekend. Over 600 quilts were on display. It was my first time attending. I took only a dozen or so photos and when I looked up who had made them, four of them were by the same artist, Vanecea Greene. I’m inspired to use up my small scraps of dyed fabric.