Last weekend, with the help of the whole family, we got to work setting up for growing a new batch of woad here in Conestoga. Using old tires from the garage beside my studio, we set up fifty planters for what I hope will create an ideal place for last year’s woad seeds to grow. It … Read more
I’ve wanted to visit the Kootenay Paint Pots since I first read about them a decade ago—and last week I did! Since a conference at the Banff … Read more
I doubt if the previous camper at the site knew that she’d been collaborating on an art project with me … Last week my family … Read more
The Dempster highway is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. As it winds it’s way north, it would have eventually taken me to the … Read more
It’s hard to believe how much things have changed during my first week in Dawson City. When I arrived last Sunday, the Yukon River was … Read more
“[Symeon] comes across as a really beautiful and knowledgeable and dedicated person. You can see in him what art must have meant in so many cultures in the pre-modern period.” —Fr. Dan Donovan, St. Michael’s College.
Using local Colours
Last weekend, with the help of the whole family, we got to work setting up for growing a new batch of woad here in Conestoga. Using … Read more
Last week I had the opportunity to work with a wonderful bunch of people out in Edmonton, Alberta in celebrating, finishing, and perhaps resurrecting Betty … Read more
The annual harvest of our woad patch is something I look forward to every year. While it seems that the weather rarely cooperates (at least … Read more
As I wrote about in my previous post, my family and I spent a couple of weeks exploring northern Ontario last month. While the residency … Read more
“[Symeon’s] unique style of art truly signifies how beautiful Canada is.” —Ms. Nicole Dupuis, Parks Canada.