Author Archives: Sussan

video making

We are producing small videos under the logo of Stella Mer. Drone photographers, Keith Clark and Rick Ward have contributed, as well as many still and video photographers, including Gerry Ambury, Noel Villard, Chris Page, Jennifer Lee, Sandra Lloyd, Stacey Armstrong. Here is Place of Grace Here is A Silver Moment Here is Another Silver […]


“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.” William Shakespeare We all play many roles and wear many costumes during our lifetime, even if we are not drawn to […]

A Tarot Journey- upcoming January 2016 show

“Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson The Fool is just one of the age old symbols or archetypes in the 22 Major Arcana cards of the Tarot Deck. In our January 2016 show, A Tarot Journey, actor Esther Purves-Smith plays the Fool and she will […]

The eclectic, inclusive, creative path

“God is really another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things.” — Pablo Picasso Those of us who live on Denman Island are fortunate to live in a community that values creativity. Our collective creativity flows strong, across generations and […]

Taking Flight

‘Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings.’ Victor Hugo. Are you anywhere near Denman Island this Saturday, April 25th? If so, come and enjoy Taking Flight, at 8 pm at the Community Hall. This  wild […]

Creative Collaboration and Walking with Our Sisters

You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created. – Albert Einstein Creative collaboration is a beautiful thing; it recognizes the true nature of reality that we are all interconnected and interdependent. When individuals offer something unique and creative to a project, there can be together a blossoming- a whole […]

On poetry and Jennifer

Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting. – Robert Frost Where is poetry in our lives? Members of the Queen’s generation, who have left or will soon leave us, were required to memorize and recite poetry as part of their school curriculum. Many of them remember […]

For the love of dance and Laurie

Martha Graham says that “Dance is the language of the soul.” To dance well, is to commit both hemispheres of the brain to the task, to involve the full body, to surrender to grace and to open to a love and beauty that can only flow from the heart. It is at once disciplined and […]