I just completed the Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency August 2019. Twelve creatives in six canoes, 17 days of paddling 650 km. Extraordinary landscapes and history. Fortunate to be included in such an intense and resonant adventure. I fell in the mud…several times. Much hilarity involved.

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Three new lifejackets just had their pictures taken! Check them out under Work: SOS

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I have been working on a piece about the past summers’ forest fires. I wanted the lining to make the white wall really glow. Thinking the red satin would do the job, it glowed a sickly pink. Re-lining it with orange made it much more ominous (bottom right). Every piece involves some adjustments, reworking, failure even. But, as Samuel Beckett said: “Fail better”. I take comfort in that.

http://www.bettinamatzkuhn.ca/on-foot/

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Embroidered Meteorology published in Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal!. The essay is about my own learning that is bound in with making art -specifically my project around weather.

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Cartographer John Nelson has set up a lovely blog that invites people to write short pieces about personal aspects of maps and mapping. I'm very pleased to have a post there recalling the "Bike Trip" project maps:

https://acartographersstory.com/2017/04/12/the-bike-trip-maps/   

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My presentation at Sam Sullivan's Public Salon is now on YouTube!  I pitch how utterly remarkable the Bayeux Tapestry is. If you can't go to France to see it, look at http://www.precinemahistory.net/bayeux.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qfPkc658j0