|VJ, Photographer & Film Maker; Marie Dietlin|
Make-up by April-Anna.
Lac Saint Pierre
|Springtime Drawing by April-Anna; Pen & Ink|
The theme is local wildlife, "fauna and flora". To participate, artists must have prepared detailed sketches and a description to submit to judges at the start of the body painting competition.
For more information, please see: PEGHB
Tsunami & Earthquakes
Indonesia, Haiti, New Zealand and now Japan. I knew people who knew people in Haiti, but this time I actually have 2 friends who are in Japan; one is Canadian, and one is a Japanese girl I met here in Montreal in 2006. I guess because I have friends there, it has become more personal when I see the video footage and read what is happening there. So when the earthquake and tsunami hit, she was the first person I thought of. Finally on sunday she emailed me; I was relieved and in awe to hear that she was in Sendei when the earthquake & tsunami hit, she survived!
But it's heart breaking to see the footage of how the majority of survivors are dealing with the situation as they process what has happened. I think everyone who survived has lost someone, in many cases many people. I can't imagine either being in person there faced with the daunting task of rebuilding. I can't help but wonder if it is not perhaps smarter to just rebuild closer to the mountains? I realize many people love living on the ocean but who knows how long it could be before there would be another earthquake, it is so close to such a major faultline, it is only a matter of time on account of that the plate tectonics are always moving, the contenants are reshaping themselves. Anyways that's just my two cents.
Either way, my heart goes out to them and I wish I could do something to help. The only thing I am able to offer is if someone in Montreal is throwing a fundraising event (hint hint wink wink) they should contact me, I would be happy to contribute my services.