Author Archives: colleenkr

Dreams and Creations

Art21 shared a post featuring Loie Hollowell, explaining why she creates her art and the history behind it. Loie’s video was refreshing; I appreciated her honesty about the questions she asks herself and her thoughtful reflections about her memories. It … Continue reading

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A New Community

It wasn’t unusual to wake up at 3:00 in the morning to let the dogs out, but what was unusual was the thought process that followed. Two weeks ago, I wrote about taking my first steps toward my new goal … Continue reading

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Growing as an Artist

Spring is a time for new growth, and this teacher is feeling the excitement of new beginnings ahead. Along with a new season, this past week brought opportunities for me and I couldn’t be happier to begin a new journey … Continue reading

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#OneWord 2021

One of the (many) things I appreciate about my friends is knowing that they are there even though we might not talk every day, every month, or even longer. Time doesn’t affect good friendships, and if either of us decides … Continue reading

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Splendour in the Grass

Splendour in the Grass, by William Wordsworth What though the radiancewhich was once so brightBe now for ever taken from my sight,Though nothing can bring back the hourOf splendour in the grass,of glory in the flower,We will grieve not, rather … Continue reading

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Morning in Red Rock

I woke up one minute before my alarm. 5:29 am. A confused and sleepy dog beside me, I quickly got up, grabbed a light jacket, my phone, and slipped the harness over Cooper’s fur. There was already a hint of … Continue reading

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Figuring out Priorities

Having more time at home has allowed me to reevaluate some of the things that are important to me, or should be. Although I’m an artist, I wouldn’t say I’ve been producing enough art, and I’d like that to change. … Continue reading

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I Cried it Out Tonight

My friend Peter sent me a message after reading my tweet that I had posted just a few minutes before. He wrote “Saw your tweet – want to vent? We are all ears.” So I vented: Most of the time … Continue reading

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QuaranZine

My grade 10 art students have been studying Dali & Surrealism over the past while, and we’ve discussed possible connections between war time, and our present situation with COVID-19.  For many students, it was a bit of a stretch to … Continue reading

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Architecture + Minecraft + Social Distancing

I’m not sure when our current situation will change, but for now, we’re spending a lot of time inside.  Hopefully social distancing will soon become nothing but a memory, but until then, it’s helpful to have some ideas for ways … Continue reading

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