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  • Writer's pictureCarol Wiebe

A Playful Self Portrait

As a matter of principle (oh my, doesn’t that sound high-falutin’), I do not take part in chain letters, except to break them.

But a chain art exchange? That’s a different story.

Why? Because Dayna Collins asked me, that’s why, the art facilitator extraordinaire. Just spend some time on her blog and count the number of ways she coaxes art out of people. She doesn’t just offer workshops, she offers art events.

I have to admit I have had some trouble finding six willing victims participants. Perhaps its karma, slapping me for all those other chains I broke! I have asked at least a dozen people and am not sure if my six are a go (the art needs to be sent out within the week of receiving the invitation). But, in good faith, I tried to send my package off to Kim of Merlin’s Musings yesterday. Kim says she wants to kiss the mailman for bringing her goodies. I’ve heard of kill the messenger, but a kiss is certainly preferable!

Who knew the postal outlets would all be closed on Sunday? I will try again this morning, and those of you reading this get a sneak preview inside my package. In fact, you can join the fun if you like. Just leave a comment and I’ll send you the details.

The piece is about 17″ long, and that fluorescent maple leaf is, of course, a symbol of Canada. Here in Ontario, at this time of year, the sun shining through the red/orange maple leaves is a glorious sight. It makes you want to break out in a stirring rendition of “Oh Canada.,” which I sang hundreds of times as a kid growing up in Canada.

This Bird Stands On Guard (back) ~ by Carol Wiebe

This Bird Stands On Guard ~ by Carol Wiebe

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