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Saturday, March 31, 2012

for pleasure

This is my son, the Wee Guy (though it's only a few more years until he and I swap places in the family heirarchy), hard at work. He's learning.
In front of the computer screen he's learning to construct and publish his web site, tapping through the very same html that i'm chewing my way through for college assignments. In front of aNother screen he's absorbing knowledge at Science World and enjoying every single second of the process. Unlike me, who's just focused on churning out another assignment to meet a college deadline.
Learning for pleasure vs. Learning for GPA? Which one would I rather be doing?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

wordless wednesday: moss and lichen inspiration

macro moss and lichen, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

Monday, March 26, 2012

purple day: epilepsy awareness

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Today is Purple Day, a global initiative to raise awareness about epilepsy worldwide.
A couple of years ago I wrote a short post on the subject for a local website. Read on!

What Is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is actually a group of syndromes, all characterized by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. The result of this abnormal activity iscommonly a seizure of which there are numerous different manifestations.

Story behind Purple Day
Purple Day was started by Cassidy Megan, a nine year old girl from Nova Scotia who decided to inform the general public about epilepsy and increase awareness of the condition. Worldwide, 50 million peoplehave epilepsy and in Canada approximately 1% of the population is affected. It tends to be more common in the very young or the elderly, but it can occur at any age.

Why purple?
Lavender is the international colour associated with epilepsy

Not always what it seems!
Not all disabilities are visible and the reminder to wear purple to highlight Epilepsy Awareness is a good example. Surely I’m not the only person who winces when I hear an overeaction by a child or an adult as, ".... and then shejust threw a fit!"?

You cannot tell that someone has epilepsy just by looking at them; they're not taller, shorter, clumsier or walk with a stick. This means that many people with epilepsy can quietly go about their everyday life leaving those who they meet none the wiser about their condition. And many choose to do this as epilepsy carries quite a stigma in society. There is a lot of misinformation,ranging from incorrect first aid advice (please do read the First Aid tips linked below - it will help both you and your patient avoid injury) thru fullblown prejudice about mental impairment to active discrimination in employment, the legal system, parenting and education.
With appropriate medication epilepsy is not a barrier to daily life, for children or adults. Certainly some adjustments do have to be made; swimming or bathing alone can be a definite no-no for example, and certain sports aregenerally not advised.
But sometimes you can spot epilepsy. A dreamy child might be going thru a petit mal seizure so inattention in class is involuntary, not willful. An apparently intoxicated co-worker might be struggling with a new anti-seizure regime.Resisting physical confinement may not be aggressive; it could be the manifestation of a certain type of seizure and so on. Approximately 1% of the population has epilepsy so it's possible you have already witnessed a seizure but not known it.
... so please read the information in the links and wear your purple with pride or maybe even just choose a different figure of speech to describe someone’s behaviour on March 26th.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

jewelry design class

first six images from this week's class; remainder are from previous classes

Jewelry design class at Port Moody Arts Centre finished on Friday. Once again, a lovely and inspiring group of young ladies to teach. Thank you.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

wordless wednesday: home is where the heart is, in words

from Pecha Kuch night 6 last month in Coquitlam, hosted by Artsconnect

The story behind "home is where the heart is" :)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

March's Featured Artist at City Hall

March's Featured Artist at City Hall:

This month's artist occupying the display case at City Hall (just up the stairs in front of the reception desk to the council offices) is Pauline Doyle.
Pauline's ceramic work is fun, quirky, unconventional, practical, decorative and, did I mention? fun!
Please do take the short hike up the stairs to see her stegosauri and frogs in residence among squishy soft boxes and jelly beans.

Yes, I did say jelly beans.

As usual, all work is for sale through the gift shop (phone 604 931 2008 to make arrangements).

By the way dear reader, what would be the easiest method for you to buy and collect purchases from the City Hall display case? Please leave a comment below this post on the blog, or reply by email giving your suggestions. Thank you.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

works in progress

works in progress, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

it might be quiet on the blog, but my desk is a hive of busy-ness
mixed media projects on the go

Monday, March 5, 2012

Sad News

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I am very sad to tell you that Melissa died on Friday afternoon. She was at her parents' home with them and did not die alone.
Please send your thoughts and prayers for her family.

Melissa's funeral service will be at Mountainview Alliance Church in Langley on Thursday the 8th, at 2:00pm.
The church's address is;
7640 200th Street
Langley, BC
V2Y 1S4

Please pass on this information to anyone else that you think would like to attend

Saturday, March 3, 2012


lines, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

illustrator fun - making my first brushes :)

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