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“When Christ said that man does not live by bread alone, he spoke of a hunger. This hunger was not the hunger of the body. It was not the hunger for bread. He spoke of a hunger that begins deep down in the very depths of our being. He spoke of a need as vital as breath. He spoke of our hunger for love.

Love is something you and I must have. We must have it because our spirit feeds upon it. We must have it because without it we become weak and faint. Without love our self-esteem weakens. Without it our courage fails. Without love we can no longer look out confidently at the world…

But with love, we are creative. With it, we march tirelessly. With it, and with it alone, we are able to sacrifice for others.”

Chief Dan George

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I just got my screen stuff in the mail today. I am looking forward to making some prints!!!

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And like the red words of someone’s thought bubble, spring is conceived…

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This is my newest painting. It is the first in a planned series on spring… Stay tuned.

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I recently went to the Terrace art crawl as a visitor. It’s interesting seeing other artist’s shops. It makes me think about how they work. This is me working on my kitchen floor. It took me over 180 hours. I might need to get my studio finished.

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Frogs #3

At long last, I have released a NW coast frogs tessellation! Quite a few people have been asking about a frog design of this sort. I have to admit, it was a bit fun working on this one. Look closely, there’s a few details in here that don’t pop out right away.

If you are interested, you can purchase

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I have a thing about being in public spaces just to hear people talk. It is the next best thing to conversation when you can’t find a friend to talk with and when you really, really need one. Sometimes–actually always–God ordains something or someone to happen. What better day than on earth day that God should send me Peter and Paul, messengers of the Gospel to the world?

I was playing chess when another chess fan came up and asked me if I wanted to strike up a game. Peter turned out to be a magician, yes a magician, from St John’s, NB. He knows a lot about philosophy, ideas and even computer theory. We had a grand old time playing chess, talking deep and laughing it up. Peter introduced me to his friend, Paul, who like me, is a visual artist but from George. Paul is also Ojibway, like my dad.

Peter mentioned that he loves art. And the first artist that he mentioned? Escher!

Peter also mentioned that he was going to Haida Gwaii.

Peter finished off the afternoon with a bagel photo op (for a contest), and a series of magic tricks, including this amazing trick that involved a twisting fork with only one hand–yes, a normal fork…yes, only one hand…

God sent some friends when I needed them. Yes, it was quite unorthodoxically, yet characteristically God at work!

Please check out Peter’s blog at www.abramagic.ca and Paul’s blog at www.torarrow.com

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