There's going to be a rather interesting event coming up this summer...Michelle Laurie and Nancy White are putting together one last ROZVIZ workshop! If you've wanted to get a handle on Graphic Recording and are anywhere near this part of the country, you should go. I attended last year, and found it exciting, interesting and full of information and opportunities for practice. Each year it's been offered, it's been sold out...
WHOA - I mean Whoa! Things have been very busy here over the past few weeks.
Had the opportunity to travel with Ike and the Nelson Speed Skating Club team to Vernon for the winter games...hard to believe that's already a month ago! Ike did beautifully well, and we had tons of fun and many tales to tell when we came home. Honestly, it was the best skating I've seen live in my life...with the added thrill of being in the coach's box and feeling the wind as the skaters flashed by. It was inspiring and exciting!
We came home from the games to finish out our own club skating season. Every year it's a bittersweet thing...the time we gain back from the arena each week is much appreciated and enjoyed, but it means that we can't skate for another 6 months. Sigh.
The ShelterGuides pilot finished and was a great success. I'm grateful every day for that project, the opportunities and people it has brought into my life. What an absolute joy.
Since the last post here I've been working and playing, and often both at the same time. Work for the school district continues to be a joy - I'm so grateful for the school community that I get to be a part of, for the students and staff alike. As the Teachers' job action escalates, I'm hoping for a good outcome. I know that the teachers have our schools' and students' best interests at heart, and wish them all well in their continuing negotiations.
I've finally launched a new site to promote the other business that's been marching alongside my regular job for the past year+, at lisathiessen.ca .
Please take a peek over there to see what has been happening lately. You'll find that some of the work on the 'Fine Art' page looks familiar if you've been reading this blog for any length of time. Please bear with me as I get the pages fleshed out and play with the layout a little. It will all settle into something useful and easy to navigate before TOO long, I promise.
I had the great fortune of joining a team last weekend for the CBT's Columbia River Treaty Young Leaders' Conference. The recording was exciting and interesting, and I came away with a much greater understanding of just what is happening with the CRT, and a passionate belief that all residents of BC should be aware of it and the future ramifications of possible changes in the Treaty. I loved the 'good neighbour' parts...how we really do scratch each other's backs (BC and the USA) in so many ways. We are shared stewards of this water, of this land, of the industry and resources that spring from it. We need to continue to work together, for certain, for the future.
I guess that sort of sums it up right now!I'd like to have more eye candy for you, but most of what I'm working on hasn't gone public yet.