Here are some folks, websites, organizations within my community that I really admire and respect,and that perhaps you might also be interested in.


 Local Vancouver Community :

Artspace for Children

Spirit Fish- Still Moon Arts Society

Far Out Coffee Post
2173 Dundas St

Kozmik Zoo

Gallery Gachet

B:C:Clettes Vancouver’s Bicycle Inspired Performance Group

Rain City Housing

The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation

The Stephen Lewis Foundation

Yoga for the People Vancouver:
Vancouver’s largest donation-based yoga studio with the
primary aim of stimulating social awareness and community development

Mud Girls Natural Building Collective


Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver

Women Working With Women: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity

Deer Crossing the Art Farm

Power of Hope: Youth Empowerment Through the Arts

Magpie’s Nest Community Art Society

Hot Art Wet City Gallery

 Art Therapy & Expressive Arts Therapy Community:

Vancouver Art Therapy Institute

Vancouver Expressive Arts

European Graduate School- Arts Health and Society Division

Local Vancouver Visual Artists:

Brianna Wiley

Salvador Nunez

Jean Escueta

Phresha Le Vandale

Carmen Rosen
Still Moon Arts Society

Jem Vanderlove

Global Community:

D.I.Y Dharma

TED Talks: Ideas Worth Spreading

The Icarus Project: Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness

KPFK 90.7FM Archive
Alan Watts on KPFK under “All Shows”

Sekino’s Fractal Art Gallery

Depth Psychology Recommended Reading List

Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life Recommended Reading List

Mandala Colouring Book Resources

Rob Breszny & Free Will Astrology

The Green School

The Earth Charter Initiative: Values and Principles for a Sustainable Future
Read the Charter! @

Superstrangeland Blogspot


Artists Who Inspire and Amaze

Shary Boyle

Shary Boyle (born c. 1972) is a Canadian artist who works with sculpture, painting, drawing and performance. (via: wiki)




Image 4 of 14 : Shary Boyle


Xenobia Bailey

laster9 8 4 Globally Inspired Crochet Artist Xenobia Bailey


Xenobia Bailey (born 1955, in Seattle, Washington) is an American artist and designer best known for her eclectic crochet hats[1] and her large scale crochet pieces and mandalas, consisting of colorful concentric circles and repeating patterns. Her pieces are often connected to her ongoing project “Paradise Under Reconstruction in the Aesthetic of Funk”.[2]

Her designs draw influences from in Africa, China, and Native American and Eastern philosophies, with undertones of the 1970s “Funk” aesthetic. Her hats have been featured in United Colors of Beneton Ads, on The Cosby Show, and in the Spike Lee film Do The Right Thing[3] (worn by Samuel L. Jackson as DJ Mister Señor Love Daddy). In 2003 her designs were commemorated in the form of an Absolut Vodka Ad entitled “Absolut Bailey.”[4] Bailey has been artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in New York City. Her work has been exhibited at the Studio Museum of Harlem,[5] the Jersey City Museum, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Her work is in the permanent collections at Harlem’s Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Allentown Art Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Arts an and in the Museum of Arts and Design.[6]

Early life and education

Xenobia Bailey studied ethnomusicology at the University of Washington, it was there that her interest in craftsmanship and fabric took full bloom. She worked as a costume designer for the renowned African-American community theater, Black Arts West, until her acceptance into Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1974. She received her BA in industrial design while she learned to crochet under needle artist, Bernadette Sonona, after which she began to create and sell colorful crocheted hats inspired by distinctly African-American patterns, themes and hairstyles.”

“You know you’ve landed when you see “The Mothership Tranceformer,” a rainbow-hued patchwork tent by Xenobia Bailey. Part shrine, part home, part workshop, with a sewing machine outside its door, it is a component of a project called “Paradise Under Reconstruction in the Aesthetic of Funk” that Ms. Bailey has been working on for years. An Afro-futuristic vision, it owes as much to Sun Ra as to the quilters of the American South and tribal crafts.”

Photo: Jean Vong



FUNKTIONING: The Final Frontier in Re-Constructing the Contemporary African American Lifestyle in the Aesthetic of Funk.

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas



Great Book! A 30 year collection of Michael’s political and environmental based art/cartoons/graphics, which document the history of political negotiatiosn and cultural conflict off the Northwet Coast of Canada from the 1970s to 2000s.

Doze Green

Audrey Kawasaki

Norvel Morriseau

“I go to the inner planes, I go to the source. I even dare say, I go
to the house of invention, where all the inventors of mankind have
been.” … “All this I did was just a mirror reflection, the real work
is in the astral plane and this is just a shadow.”
(Gifts From the
Thunderbird, 2007. 15:00)


A bit about Norvel (from:

“Known as one of the greatest painters — native or otherwise — that Canada has ever produced, Morrisseau painted for more than 50 years and gained an international reputation as one of Canada’s most original master artists. n 1989, he had the distinction of being the lone Canadian painter invited to Paris’s Museum of Modern Art for the Magicians of the Earth exhibition. The French dubbed him the “Picasso of the North.”

A member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art since 1970, Morrisseau was known for taking traditional icons that had been expressed in his native culture in rock art and birch bark scrolls, then translating those images into the Western media of easel painting and printmaking.

He became celebrated as the founder of what became commonly called the Woodland style or school of painting, giving way to a revitalization of Anishnabe iconography. His works, filled with striking colour, inspired generations of Canadian and American native artists as well as imitators, spawning an entire industry of fake reproductions.

“His art broke ground. Nobody had done what he had done,” said Matt Steffich, a gallery owner who carries the artist’s work at his Salt Spring Island, B.C., venue.

“He had the creativity to come up with something new” and, subsequently, “has been emulated and copied by hundreds of hundreds of artists.”

Alex Grey


Alan Watts
Particularly, “The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are”

John O’Donohue

David Whyte
Selections of Poetry in English:

Great book list  @


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