Holi Celebration

Sometimes special people come along and give you what you didn’t know you needed. What an incredible gift from Shayne Traviss and Timm – a Holi Celebration at the Timm David Shampoo Company. It was a feast for the senses – kundalini movement, meditative music, indian cuisine, flower confetti and a community of people to celebrate with. So much gratitude. … Read More

In Like a Lion

Every decade has an essence. The 1920s were about modernity, technology and consumerism. 100 yrs later, we are seeing the impacts of this movement. 2020 has come in like a lion — my hope is that we go out like a lamb in 2029 — let’s make good choices and set the tone! Read the February Edition.

Toronto Bloggers at The Hive

A magical night and day with amazing writers/artists from Toronto Bloggers Collective. We played, explored, learned and, shared. Than you for a delicious vegan meal from Copper Branch Bowmanville and Twenty 1 Desserts. Big thanks Central Counties Tourism, York Durham Headwaters & Durham Tourism and everyone who made it happen! View the video.

Visioning 2020

I find that the best way to gain insight is to go inward.. and there is no better guide than nature. The process of going inwards helps me be the person I need to be – to go to the heart of a challenge no matter how difficult and to vision the next best steps for me. Read the Jan … Read More

Connection to Costume

The role of clothing and costume in creating identity is a significant aspect of my work. Over the course of a year, I created costumes for five characters represent archetypes of women in fairytales – queen, princess, crone, godmother and pauper. Through an interactive media-rich installation I explored the role of fairy tale and fiction in permeating perceptions of women … Read More

Art and Innovation

I learned many skills in art school that have been essential throughout my entrepreneurial journey. Critical thinking and creativity top the list. Being a conceptual artist is a lot like being an entrepreneur. Without creativity and critical thinking, there is no innovation. Read Elsii E-News.

Art with Heart

For over a month, we honoured and remembered at The Hive. During a special day with Mayan Spiritual Guide, Nan Shuni Giron, guests created nature art to commemorate loved ones. The works were hung from a tree and later offered to the fire. View the video.

Honouring Linda

On Nov 23, we will be holding an event to celebrate our friend Linda, a significant contributor to the arts and culture scene in Durham. If you would like to honour her legacy, please join us. It would have been Linda’s 70th birthday

Absolute Authenticity

Absolute Authenticity? Well, it’s a goal and I work at it. My friend, Shayne Traviss, has helped me along the way. It is a rare individual who will tell you exactly what he thinks. I came to realize that Shayne‘s messages were gifts and have been immeasurably helped by them as have many others. Shayne‘s book Your Vivid Life: An … Read More

Spaces and Circles

I met Jothi at Community Innovation Lab where we discovered that we share similar interests in creativity, nature and community. Last month she launched HERSpace – a space for women to gather, connect, express and create. It was an honour to create a Mandala to celebrate the launch.