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Joning the conversation

 

Musing of a disabled artist living in downtown, Kingston, Ontario,

where one wishes, that things would work more than they do, there is room to pause and think. I know a few more of the pitfalls to making an art career.  Cautiously, it may be early to make such a claim but it seems my goals are tied to being or artist. And so I am venturing off into the wide world of grant writing. I have my work to do along this uncertain pathway. I hope you will join me sometimes to see what I’ve figured out.

 Context/history:

I’ve been down and out with my disability for a couple of years, art production wise. Still, i power on fearce and more focused. And arguably,increasing hope and joy. Unprecedented.

This year, The Arts and Equity Project has spurred me through the winter in hopes of spring.

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Misstree

Wind whips storms of paper and dust, rain drives east and Misstree drops a large arm sized branch. I view this drama from bed. Madonna blares into my brain from bluetooth speakers. We are all connected now, I assume.

Scooter diva
Lisa Figge on a mobility scooter

She drops another big one onto a long grey-blue bunkhouse at the back of the Sulter property. I look away to type my glance back in time to see this one slip off the bare tin roof to the ground.

I’ve been worried about Misstree for a while.  More later. Foremost on my mind, can i transplant this gift and bring her lifeforce and mystery with us into the future?

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