Author Archives: bernicefriesen

Making Faces For Paperwork

I am working on grant applications, oh joy, which must be why “Making Faces For Beauty,” a work from my digital magazine project, WöM appeals to me. The main part is from a 1938 magazine, and claims these facial stretches … Continue reading

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Silicon Heaven

I must confess, I liked my last blog so much (the one I didn’t post, which you know nothing about so far) I decided to see if anyone would misguidedly pay me to publish it, so I’ve fallen behind on … Continue reading

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Dragon

As I was working on the editing of The Book of Beasts, I was also working on some small wood and lino-cuts, wanting to continue my tradition of publishing visual art in my books. The book designer found a real … Continue reading

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You Look Beautiful

You look beautiful. My daughter does not like to be complimented on her looks – exactly like me when I was her age. She, like I used to, replies with a growl or a scream, and a swift retreat. It … Continue reading

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Margaret’s Magazines

As a Canadian writer, I find it appropriate that my mother’s name was Margaret, as in Atwood, Avison, and Laurence. Though she had some talent in drawing and became a school-teacher, she made a last contribution to the cultural world: … Continue reading

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Fits Like a Glove

This is an image that I made for my digital magazine project, WöM, by harvesting images from my mother’s collection of 1940-60s women’s magazines. This was the era when it was cool to get your feet X-rayed in the shoe … Continue reading

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A Fish Called Wanda (Part of the One Ton Collage, now officially the Two Ton Collage)

­It’s a good thing I’m used to this – or I at least remember this feeling from art school. You do some piece of art, and as you’re doing it, it seems to be the greatest thing on the planet. … Continue reading

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Funny Bunny

Okay, it’s not art, but I made it, and am proud of it. And I fell in love with power tools. My daughter’s Funny Bunny was driving me crazy gnawing on her cage in the house, and she’s much happier … Continue reading

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Squid Truck

Here is the Squid Truck, photographed in installation at my show at he the Hornby Island Co-op. It somehow seems to fit with the pineapples, and especially with the sign that says Bag of Lemons. It was inspired by a … Continue reading

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Coat-Poem in Progress

I am post-first-draft of a new novel, and my children have had only two normal weeks of school (meaning four days per week) in almost 2 ½ months, since the beginning of December due to illness, power outage, ferry shut-down, … Continue reading

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