Here is an illustrator with mad skills and imagination

I got a wonderful surprise today in mail. Thank you @mar_killing this means a lot to me

The other day I received a nice surprise from my friend Mark Illing. He is a young illustrator and Emily Carr graduate. I received this gift for participating in one of his crowd funding campaigns.

I first met Mark several years ago at JJBean coffee shop in Yaletown and sparked a conversation. If you ever come across him in one of the cool Vancouver coffee shops, take a moment and observe his mad skills and imagination while working on his illustrations.  He has one of the most complex minds that you can imagine and he is extremely talented. You can see more of his work here

Also follow his social media profiles on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

Blues Dance Mend My Heart

Blues dance, mend my heart tonight
Lift up the soul of this wounded knight
Cherishing the thoughts of a loving past
Haloed with the dancers’ healing light

I wrote that last night before heading out for the Blues dance. I normally don’t write poetry unless something emotionally difficult happens. It is a mental cough.

The relationships that I talked about in my previous post came to an abrupt end this weekend!

I know, I never claimed that my love life was perfect. It’s too bad, because I really thought this was the one, but looks like I have to keep looking and keep trying. Who knows how many more rejections I will be going through before I meet someone who actually likes my configuration and feels comfortable with the unfamiliar me.

Gratitudes to meditation, sleeping, extra strength Advil, and Blues dance. Mentally processing a rejection takes a a bit of time. Thank goodness that Blues Dance was happening this weekend. As usual all my friends were happy to see me and I received lots of love and good dances for the rest of the night.

If you like to try Blues and fusion dancing come to Academie Duello Centre on Sundays from 8:30 PM to 1 AM. It is free for your first time to attend and there are lessons at the beginning of each session. The entrance fee is a sliding scale of $6~$20 whatever you can afford. Think of this as yoga and meditation in motion. You’re welcome!