Want to stay cool?

This poster is among the many ones by grade 6 students at Barnhill Memorial about saving energy. They’re working on implementing recommendations that came out projects done by last year’s grade 6 students on energy at the school.

The secret to staying cool? Don’t waste electricity in the school.

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This is a photo of the painting that everyone contributed to during my art empowerment day at the Restigouche Hospital Center! Everyone from staff, clients, to the director and CEO of the Vitalite Health Network. The text doesn’t come through particularly well in the photograph. It says ‘At the Restigouche Hospital Center, we believe that tout le monde est un(e) artiste’.

Thanks again to everyone who helped make this project possible!

Wow.  Thank you.

Yesterday, my Indiegogo campaign to make art with the clients of the Restigouche Hospital Centre reached it’s fundraising goal of $800! A sincere thank you to all who contributed to make this possible.

I spent yesterday at the local art store, Endeavours, purchasing some products and getting ready to make this project a success.

Once again, a huge thank you to all of those who contributed and/or spread the word via social media; I couldn’t have done it without you.

Lovely days

I was in Campbellton yesterday for a meeting with the Restigouche Hospital Centre regarding my 21Leaders art empowers project, that we will be collaborating to deliver on Monday, February 10th. 6 days left in the campaign; please consider contributing! http://www.indiegogo.com/artempowers

It was a great meeting, and I feel like we sorted out a lot of the details. I also had the chance to briefly drive around Campbellton, and I have to say: it is such a lovely place! I will definitely be back for some vacationing soon.

I had a long drive home, and while being in the car isn’t my favourite place to be, it gives me time to think. It’s hard to find the time to clear out the noise, and reflect on what matters, so I really valued that time yesterday. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to achieve long-term in my career, and while I don’t yet have the answer fully defined, I feel like I’m getting closer every day.

Small changes

I was talking about food this weekend with a lovely man, when he said that eating is a democratic act. I couldn’t agree more. I’ve been thinking a lot about the way I eat and about Sarah Britton’s TED talk to make one small, better change in the way you eat everyday. So yesterday, I started my own sprouts and I’m currently drinking coffee with my own home-made almond milk. And it’s completely delicious. I could get used to this.

I’m looking forward to making more small changes tomorrow.