Art and Entertainment

The Lion King tells the story of Simba (Swahili for lion), a young lion destined to succeed his father, Mufasa, as King of the Pride Lands. However, Simba’s uncle, Scar, murders Mufasa and convinces Simba that he is responsible for his father’s death.

It takes a long, long time and many discouraging moments to get to the point where you feel comfortable calling yourself an artist out loud and in public. When creative types get together and talk about our craft, we tend to be quite self-deprecating.

The Sun transiting through Scorpio is always Ashley's favourite month. It’s dark and sullen, gloomy and so felt by everyone.

Intentions are an interesting concept when it comes to artistry. Being an artist, from Kira’s perspective and experience, is about freedom of expression throughout the process and even in the final result. She’s come to learn that just because she starts with an idea or inspiration, it does not mean that her final product will imitate that.

I recently had a friend contact me about a disturbing email they’d received. The writer of the email purported to have compromised my friend’s account. That they had access to their computer, their email, and their webcam.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood focuses on the trials and tribulations of fictional actor Rick Dalton and his stunt man Cliff Booth, both of whom, after spending years performing in a successful western-themed television show called Bounty Law, have fallen on hard times.

I had the pleasure of meeting Lily Earl one sunny afternoon at my cousin Kerri’s house many years ago. To look at her, she resembles most of her young contemporaries; curious, bright, and so very full of light. What you can’t see is her courageous spirit. This is something you feel. A spirit that at two years of age was threatened by an all too common disease: Cancer.

Life is full of contradictions: as an artist, I rely on people to fill their homes with things of beauty to make a living. At some point, as we collectively trend towards smaller homes and fewer things, art consumers will inevitably run out of space for art.

Local legends tell the myth of a long lost man, shoulders 6 feet wide, who lives among the wildlife deep in the mountains above Fernie, BC. As the story goes, a shot from his 8-foot musket brings blankets of powder to the valley. Locals know him only as “The Griz”. Dylan Siggers among the other townsfolk has made a life of this tradition, finding purpose in the abundance of snow brought by this mythical man.

Every story begins with colour. The soft rose of dawn. Stirrings in the deep purple-blue twilight. The bleak beige-grey of a late winter day…