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Mixing It Up in 2015

Bang by Ai Wei Wei at the Vancouver Art Gallery, December 2014. A photo posted by Leanne Prain (@leanneprain) on Dec 12, 2014 at 8:43pm PST I gave up making New Years Resolutions a few years ago. Instead, I’ve adopted a theme word for each year – last year’s word was JOY (and amid the ups and downs of life, there was …

Simple DIY: Six Word Short Story Bracelets

A photo posted by Leanne Prain (@leanneprain) on Sep 9, 2014 at 9:34pm PDT This weekend I decided to spend equal times working (e.g.: digging myself out from mountains of email) and playing (getting out my old sewing machine). While the garment that I sewed myself was not perfect (hello, wrinkly hem!), I have to say that forcing myself to …

All this with a little bit of yarn…

Yarn street works by Femoesa, who is based in The Hague. Who says that you can’t create great street art with just a little bit of yarn? Pretty clever, isn’t it? This takes fence-wrapping to a whole new level. All photos are courtesy of the artist and used with permission. To see more of Femoesa’s work see http://femoesa.com.    

Jealousy, Curation, and Fear

Tonight I had the pleasure of going to see a talk by Danielle Krysa, aka the Jealous Curator, who has recently published a book for blocked creatives, aptly titled The Creative Block. I’ve never met Danielle, but I’ve enjoyed her blog throughout the years. I even included it as a recommended creative resource in my last book Hoopla, unaware that …

Choose Your Own Adventure: The Active Fiction Project

Image from The Active Fiction Project The Active Fiction Project brings active narratives into city streets. Very short stories are written by local authors about specific city streets so that the public can experience their narratives on the very city blocks where the stories take place. Begun by a group of local residents living in the Riley Park area of Vancouver (Main and …

View Finding: Thoughts on Real Life Instagram

A few days ago, I stumbled across this post by DesignMilk of the Real Life Instagram. Bruno Riberio has created ‘real life’ Instagrams by creating a series of posters that look the interface of the app. Each poster contains a photographers names, the location, a number of ‘likes’, the hashtags, and of course, a colour filter to influence end viewer’s …