Making a Thing a Day

If you read my newsletter, you  know that I’m taking a design course right now. My course is on the subject of ideation or idea development, and as part of our homework, I have to do a ‘thing a day’ project. What is a ‘thing a day’? It is a project where you make something every single day, regardless of …

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 …

Common Threads, An Eco-Art Book by Sharon Kallis

I recently received a copy of Sharon Kallis’ Common Threads (New Society Publishers*), a new book on creating community-based eco art installations. Focusing on empowering readers to rethink landscape art and its purpose, this book is a study in how we have traditionally used park land and green spaces, and provides suggestion for new ways to think about  ‘greening’ the landscape. …

East Coast Book Tour – Wrap Up

Our epic book tour came to a close tonight, with free cake from our bartender. I can’t believe that it is over. I am going to miss @kpwerker & @craftivista so much! #dc #Washington A photo posted by Leanne Prain (@leanneprain) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:59pm PDT Phew, has it really been three weeks since my book tour ended? Sometimes it …

West Coast Book Tour Finale: Portland, Seattle & Vancouver

Kim, Betsy, and I wrapped up the West Coast portion of our Make Your Voice Heard tri-author book tour on Tuesday night. I’ve been resting, repacking, and recalibrating every since. It was my intention to write about Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver separately but we didn’t have many moments of rest in the last two cities – that, and I have …