Heya. You’ve likely found this page through the Derek Sivers link.
Still have not updated this page or this site in eons.
[ Plus ça change plus c’est la même chose: Why not? Some super fun stuff, some really crappy stuff, some in-between stuff. I’m more or less staying off the socials and hoping to be as creative and productive as possible, while still treading water, and wanting to be bored and do nothing and claim my introversion as a strength not a weakness. ]
“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations, neither are you here to live up to mine.” Peter Tosh
This is the only update for now:) Back at the pool! yippee yahoo. Swimming 3 times a week, consuming YouTube videos like a fiend. Today ventured into the deep end (The pool is split into 2 25m sections) and this is occupied by mainly men. They are very fast and intimidating. The challenge is to keep focussed on what I am doing and not fall into the “comparison is the thief of joy” trap.
I love swimming because: no phone. (I don’t have an apple watch). no need to talk to anyone else. easy on the joints. no phone. the silence. or the rhythm of the noise of other swimmers slapping the water. pushing off and gliding. getting better at freestyle. using a kickboard even if i dislike it. i love the benefits. there are more reasons. Mainly it’s an hour away from the box and I feel strong.
All the content below has not been updated. Shrug.
Drawing has continued to be a more or less daily habit, and now a deeply integrated part of my practice. I wrote a blog post about the pleasure of drawing and plan to write more. I post my #caturdayart drawings on twitter (@deanneachong) and generally post my other drawings as stories on IG (@piquette)
In 2021 I was super fortunate to get funding from the Canada Council and the BC Arts Council to research and create a series of works that use traditional media as a departure point. Watercolours.
Lots of mystery novels. My first love. This never changes.
Highlights — so far — of more ‘serious’ fiction / lit:
- None. I haven’t had the energy to read anything “serious” other than a few long form articles.
Working with CInevolution Media Arts Society on a legacy style approach to their website. Thinking a lot about accessibility. Other exciting projects in the works.
Disappointed in social media, virtue-signalling and all those damn bots! Meh.
Last update: April 22, 2022
April 17th, 2019 June 22, 2021
NOW – Inspired by Derek Sivers
THEN – The miniature archivist in me needs a THEN.