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May all beings be happy

April 2018 – Hi folks, I’ve temporarily made this post stick at the top of the blog posts so that students in the current Lovingkindness meditation series can easily find it. If you are currently taking the course in Grimsby and Port Colborne, and are...

Portrait stitching in Guelph

I’m soooo excited! UK-based performance artist Harriet Riddell is coming to stitch in Guelph this Saturday, December 6th. She’ll be setting up her sewing machine here in the What World Common Room (123 Woolwich Street, Second Floor, Guelph). Be sure to...

Getting stitched at the Cabbagetown Festival

Harriet Riddell was busy stitching portraits all weekend long at the 38th Annual Cabbagetown Festival in downtown Toronto. I was delighted to reunite with my long-lost high school chum, Colleen, and her youngest son, Bennett, who sat for their portrait on Sunday...

Has sewing machine, travels

UK-based performance artist Harriet Riddell is coming to Toronto. Trust me, this is something worth seeing. Harriet stitches portraits using her sewing machine. Last year when she visited Canada, I had my portrait stitched and was utterly charmed and awed — both...

Cute improves concentration

File this under S for SWEET! In addition to making the heart all warm and fuzzy, have you heard that exposure to cute things has been studied and shown to improve concentration? This means if you’re looking to hone your attention, study for an exam, even engage...