Postcard from Saskatoon

August 25, 2017

Saskatoon was a special place for me to visit, it holds much family history and pieces of me. Art Express’d was set up at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm, a large park on the east side of town, a favourite place of my grandmother’s long before I came around. The park was a lovely place to be with picnicking families and children all around. Many newcomers filled the park with celebration and I imagined my grandmother and her family celebrating; as they were also newcomers at that time.

I love to see families engaging in the art making process; parents allowing their children to explore and experiment without too much guidance, and then the moments of release when the parent delves into their own piece, remembering what it was like to create. I’m always encouraging experimentation, mistake making and learning from the process.