Well, it’s been another year around the sun… What a great milepost to review what just happened! Thanks to Derek for the inspirational idea to write a year review. I am going to divide it into three sections:
You can only accomplish/discover/experience as far as you dream.
All the theory about supra-sexual cocreatitve relationships is true! Its possible to channel procreative energy […]
Alrighty! My first art exhibition in two years is almost here.
I am getting reallllly excited about this. Mainly, because it really isn’t “my” art exhibition. In the time since my last exhibitions back in Canada and Europe, my art has changed. Completely. I am not talking about change of painting style, or switch in medium or method. I am […]
My work sharing ecobricks in Indonesia has been super charged this year through my partnership with Ani Himawati. A movement has been ignited in Jogjakarta which now has a life and unfolding of its own. Tens of thousands of people, soon to be in the hundreds of thousands, are now ecobricking their plastic. Our partnership isn’t just incidental. It’s been […]
I was flipping through papers at the local newstand the other day when I had a shock: There was our project on the front page!
The article sprouts from an eco-conference that Sarah and Pi led in Bontoc. The process of reflecting on the story behind the trash problem in Bontoc, brought out all sorts of fabulous insights from the […]
I am excited! Our technique for building with trash bottle bricks has taken a giant serendipituous leap forward.
This past weekend I met Zelli and his wife Joany who are seasoned cob builders living in the Philippines. Against the odds, they have been pioneering ancient mud/clay/straw building techniques at their Baguio home perched on a hilltop.
We joined forces to […]
Here are three of the amazing letters that the grade 6’s of Guina’ang Elementary crafted for the children in the orphanage in Siem Peap Cambodia.
Thanks to David for leading the creativity session in letter writing and envelope making. The students were delighted at the opportunity and lovingly crafted messages to their unknown brothers and sisters in Cambodia. We now have […]
Guina’ang is a small and humble mountain village in the Northern Philippines. It takes 12 hours to get there from Manila and another two by rough road from Bontoc. I’ve been working with Guina’ang for the last two years after getting lost hiking and being helped out by the kind staff. Sarah Queblatin and I planted the intention of making […]
A while ago, this great article came out on our work here in Sabangan with the local San Alfonso High School students. Christa had the great idea that we should get the students to write about the process and interview folks during the day. This newspaper article, published in the provincial paper is the result. I love some of the […]
The other day, I teamed up with Kelsie, a U.S. Peace Core worker who is stationed in a neighbouring village. Together we taught the highschool staff and 170 students of Bila National High School how to make bottle bricks. Nothing went as expected– yet, it was a great success.
First our powerpoint and movie clips all failed to play. Then we […]
Our first bottle compost pit is complete! The whole school worked together to realize everything from the bricks to the construction to the green material. The other day, we not only added the last layer of bricks, but we also did a major weed pulling clean-up. The weeds were shredded, then sprayed with IMO (a special spray of indigenous micro-organisms […]