Art and Entertainment

My passion for photography is something that is rooted in my upbringing, as my mom is the one who unintentionally got me into photography. Photography is something she was always keen on; she has a very artistic eye, and she loves taking photos of wildlife. As a kid, I used to play with my mom’s cameras and take photos of pretty much anything I could. I’m sure she thoroughly enjoyed me using up all her film.

As we prepare for the fall to cease and the wondrous snow to appear, I am reminded of a lovely new friend who paid me a visit in Fernie years ago. She was experiencing snow for the first time in her life and it was remarkable to witness! As our community welcomes people from all over the world for another winter season, I am reminded of her, her curiosity, and exuberance surrounding snow and its inescapable grasp throughout our magical winters.

Becoming Snow
by Sadie Rosgen 

Creativity has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Not always in the realm of visual arts but in some way or another. As a child I used to write fantasy novels and create other worlds that I could travel to with my imagination. Today, my work still reflects that love of fancifulness and enchantment, but now in a much different capacity.

A recent trip to Vancouver has me missing the ocean and the swoony, salty feelings that it brings. I am so very lucky to have lived on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. As you welcome harvest with the fall season, I hope that it can be spent with people and food that you enjoy very much!

Coastal Harvest
by Sadie Rosgen 

Salt streaked Sunday dinner in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.

Thanksgiving at sea…

Turkey legs lap back and forth
as we lick the gravy from our chins.
The culinary journey at sea begins!

French poet Paul Valéry once quipped, “a work is never truly completed—merely abandoned.” I’m sure his words were intended to be at least slightly hyperbolic, but nevertheless for the artist they carry with them the ring of truth. 

Did you know you can use your AirPods and your iPhone or iPad as hearing aids? With a bit of setup you can put your iPhone or iPad near the sound source or person you’d like to hear better and it will transmit the sound to your AirPods. 

Before I explain how, it’s important to note that hearing loss is no joke. If you are experiencing hearing loss, please see a medical professional.

The first thing you need to do is add Listen Live to your phone’s control center. 

This October, I am feeling extremely grateful. Recently our family took a big Fernie ‘break’ to visit extended-family and explore new places. It was a month-long adventure, made possible through support from our families, friends, co-workers and let’s be honest… renting our home while we were away. 

Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  

There is a theme of intensity this month with two eclipses occurring. The first occurs on the New Moon - October 14 at noon. The Sun and Moon sit at 21° Libra, marking the new Aries - Libra eclipse cycle that lasts until 2025. Themes of self vs other are central for the next two years. The Full Moon on October 28 at 5° Taurus marks the end of the Scorpio-Taurus eclipse cycle which has been incredibly transformational.

I started my career as an artist in Elementary School. I did a painting of a little native girl for an art class assignment. After I handed it in, I got 26 orders from the teachers to paint them each one. I made $5 per painting. I remember thinking… “Gee, I could maybe make enough money to do this for a living one day!” I then got into doing portraits of friends and family in Jr. High and High School.