Tuesday, May 31, 2005


well, i'm away from the bigsmoke (tdot) for the week - in kingston for my sister's wedding on the weekend. very much looking forward to another great party in the woods and square dance (!) to celebrate with her... my gran's here from the UK and my mum's dad is on his way over. it's weird how little time i've got to spend with my grandparents in the last bunch of years. i really wish they were closer so i could hang out with them more often. just as the baby changes me in her littlechildlike way, hanging out with granny has been a real eye opener - seeing the world in a whole different way.

with school crap out of the way (they gave me an award for my audio work!!!) i've been spending a whole lot more time out of doors - especially while we're in kingston. it's just so nice to be outside - sunshine or otherwise... how i miss it in the midst of the grey of the city. my eyes feel like they're tingling with the sensation of colours i've never seen before, or at least haven't seen for a long time... creation - so fantastic - thank God.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

pentecost flash fix

i can't seem to get the flash file to work from ZeD and jonny had troubles too... not sure what the issue is.

so i posted it here as a backup option. i have a limited monthly bandwidth on that site (it's free!) so it may expire and you'll have to come back next month... silly? yes. it's all i can afford: free.

sorry to anyone who tried and waited for it NOT to load... i've never had this trouble with the ZeD site before... it's probably my fault. o well.


Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Love Will Remain

for some reason this really struck me today...

Hope and faith will both come to an end when we die. But love will remain. Love is eternal. Love comes from God and returns to God. When we die, we will lose everything that life gave us except love. The love with which we lived our lives is the life of God within us. It is the divine, indestructible core of our being. This love not only will remain but will also bear fruit from generation to generation. - Henri Nouwen

(I receive these daily Henri Nouwen meditations in my email inbox - just another attempt to poke myself in the eye daily with Godstuff...)

Monday, May 16, 2005

join the rebellion

best star wars spoof i've seen yet - and for a good cause:

(organic) Store Wars!

cultural creative

found this quiz link on mike todd's blog, although these are my results:

You scored as Cultural Creative. Cultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion but still feels as if there is something greater than ourselves. You are very spiritual, even if you are not religious. Life has a meaning outside of the rational.

Cultural Creative
















What is Your World View? (corrected...hopefully)
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plus, i may have posted this before but if you haven't yet, check out the Belief-O-Matic quiz to find out what religion you are!

Sunday, May 15, 2005

pentecost :: grid blog, part III

i just posted a flash animation of pentecost to ZeD under my page. we used it as the invocation tonight at church. check it out...

=> under Content click on Pentecost Flash.
and then click on the opening image to start once it loads...

*edit: I just tried connecting directly to the content page but the link wouldn't work... does that mean any media i've ever posted a link to here hasn't come up? someone let me know! anyway, if you follow the instructions now, you should get to the file. or search ZeD for squish or pentecost

pentecost :: grid blog part II

"line of fire" - Kristen Ankiewicz

Saturday, May 14, 2005

what is: "pentecost :: grid blog"?

check out the details here and see who else is on board.

pentecost :: grid blog (early bird!)

a little digital pentecostal flame... one day early in case anyone wants to borrow the image for their blog/site.


so one day i thought i was a genius when i made the connection between pentecost and babel... apparently though, it's already been discovered. not sure why/how i thought no one else had come up with this, but it continues to fascinate me nonetheless.

see an interesting take/debate on the idea here at theognome.blogspot.com.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

hummingbird chick

i think this speaks for itself - 54cr3d 5p4c3 indeed!

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

labyrinth in the shopping mall

so i finally got a chance to walk the labyrinth in the middle of the eaton centre in downtown T-dot. having lived here for 4 years and known about it for a good chunk of time that's kind of silly i guess. for those who don't live in toronto, there's a big mall in the middle of our downtown and there's a full size chartres catherdral style labyrinth in an open space in the middle of the mall. it's often closed for the season, or i'm passing by in a hurry or stopping (God help me) to get something at the mall in a hurry! but today, i had a job interview at the AGO at 8:15 am and nothing to hurry home to. so i stopped to walk the path.
each labyrinth i have walked (in many parts of the world) have such a different setting which really shape the experience. being in the middle of the mall, i had a crowd of onlookers who were out for a morning coffee/smoke break. so they sat around the edge. other than that, a lot of people pass through the square and one guy walked part of the path briefly. being on display was a little intimidating but ended up being a really interesting part of the walk as i tried to figure out how to pray and contemplate and walk the path publicly in the midst of a crowd in the midst of the city. i felt like this was some sort of life lesson! i'm so used to labyrinths in secluded nature spots or church halls where the only people around are participants.
in addition, the path is worn in but also worn out (unlike the picture!). it is a grass labyrinth with no other markers. the new growth of grass on the path muddled me a few times. it was really interesting trying to walk an almost hidden obscure path - my past experience walking, making and drawing labyrinths was the only thing that kept me going in the right direction a lot of the time. this also provided an interesting thing to contemplate: not only was the path twisty and turny, and labyrinths generally tend to be about not walking straight lines but a turning path.... this one had the additional challenge of uncertainty and vagueness. kind of where i'm at right now with God and life plans. I know there is a path but i can't really see it, so i just have to walk where i think the path is and trust that i'm still on it and that at some point i'll make it to where i'm supposed to be going.
weird how the space itself was the thing that brought to light issues that i am working through and thinking about... primarily: how to boldly live out my faith in midst of the city and where my life is going...!

Tuesday, May 03, 2005


just so you know, those of you on the other side of the ocean, my dvd is in NTSC format so it will only play on computers or NTSC compatible dvd players - not the british PAL systems. for some reason we decided in N.America to have a few less lines of resolution on our screens.

the email link was missing from below... thanks for the interest! if you would like a copy email me here and we'll make arrangements.

skating video

i just posted a video to ZeD where I have a bunch of media online. My profile and other junk is under the moniker Squish. I realised after making my DVD that somehow this one got left out. I'll have to make another version of it (the dvd) at some point to complete my portfolio, but I guess at this point it'll have to stand as a part of my famous "lost tapes." as in, stuff i forgot to put on the dvd.

Check it out! The soundtrack is mostly derived from the sound of skating... plus a little rhodes on the side to sweeten the deal. It was minus 25 when i shot it and it still gives me chills in my fingertips! Also, if you sign up to ZeD you can post your own content and vote for other people's stuff (ie. me! :P ).

Monday, May 02, 2005

art for christ's sake!

I just read a really great article on the Ooze.com about art and potential controversy that arises with certain content (piss christ of course - it came up during my thesis defence too - in relation to my reified deity piece). I posted a while ago about seeing art as a way of loving... and this article articulates a similar line of thought really well. Loving the artist by loving what you see of God in what they do... Our view of God and our ability to love increased by viewing someone else's creativity.

oh yeah, speaking of which, i just made a DVD of most of my video work from the past two years... email me or get in touch somehow if you're interested in a copy.