Artist Residency: Closing Out Cusco

Art in sacred space, Healing House community meeting on March 30, 2016. Works from this session were integrated into the installation “Where We Move | Donde Nos Movemos”.

These months in Cusco have been tremendous! The core of my artist residency has been facilitating collective-art experiences at Healing House: Continue reading

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Walking the Beauty Path in a Hurting World

hands-565661_960_720Friends, I send greetings from San Blas, Cusco. I am diligently working on installations for an exhibition opening here April 8.

Meanwhile, the world turns. In Brussels this morning there were bombings. Continue reading

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Cusco Artist Residency: In Progress!

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March Greetings! I’m happy to share a gallery of my current artist residency at Healing House in Cusco, Peru.  Two of three workshops have taken place and the first in an open-mic series.  At the same time I’m growing project … Continue reading

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Finding the Still Point

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February 2016. Milham Park at sunset. Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Stand still in that which shows and discovers.
~George Fox

Happy Tuesday morning with sunshine from my neighborhood of San Blas! Our solar star is making a strong appearance here in recent days. I’m grateful for its warmth and brilliance, and still truly missing Winter back in Michigan. While Stateside in early February with family for my birthday, I enjoyed a couple of days with white dust, enough to make a snow angel–and, bonus, flakes were freshly falling! Continue reading

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Artist Residency Kick-Off! Cusco

HH2016artdaysScldGood morning from the neighborhood of San Blas in Cusco, Peru! Today begins programming in my four-month artist residency at Healing House, Continue reading

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“be Beauty”, poem

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Photo by MDH. Lake Superior, Porcupine Mountains. Aug. 3, 2014.

Greetings from Cusco, Peru! Stories are percolating for future blogs here on Dey of the Phoenix. I look forward to sharing in short order and more often. Continue reading

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Supporting La Puenta

AltHolidayPoster2015scldI send warm greetings this snowy morning from East Lansing, Michigan! It’s exciting to vend at the annual Alternative Holiday Sale Continue reading

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Emergence: Out of the Box

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Recently, I blogged about my creative exploration of the theme “emergence” since 2013. From poetry to performance to book art, I envisioned a community-based exhibition to culminate the experience. Now the Greater-Lansing collaboration Emergence: Out of the Box is fulfilling … Continue reading

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Launching La Puenta

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With papermakers of Chazuta, Peru, January 2015.

La Puenta–a feminized version of “bridge” in Spanish–is a project to develop sustainable-arts among women in Michigan and with Peruvian artisans.  Supporting and catalyzing creative opportunities among Michigan women in need–both socially and economically–and Peruvian artisans is “soulful” work. Because nourishing women’s livelihoods also nourishes our sense of purpose. Continue reading

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Emergence … since 2013!

Autumn reminds me: it’s two years since I began exploring the theme “emergence”!

Found-poem collage by Mey. January 2014.

Found-poem collage by Mey. January 2014.

In hindsight, I trace these origins to a meadow of bees in Kalamazoo. Continue reading

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