Fredericton, NB Manhole Cover Competition

Nomadic Poetry Studio: Fredericton Manhole Cover Design Competition Working on this design was so much fun!  It has been a great way to compose an ode to our lovely new city, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

“In this design, my aim has been to celebrate the vitality of Fredericton’s rolling landscape with the St. John River as its life-giving centrepeice.  Flora and fauna in the work include the: Chickadee, (AMAZING!) Atlantic Sturgeon, Fiddlehead Fern, Purple Violet, Balsam Fir, and Sugar Maple. “

While working on this, I daydreamed of the many moods of the river—-peachy pink in the sunrise, shrouded in a low mist, bright and beckoning, frozen still and covered in snow.  I can’t wait for spring when the water rushes down from the high places and swells it again.  It is truly a gift to live in such a place as this.

Below is an earlier iteration that I loved as well:

Nomadic Poetry Studio: Fredericton Manhole Cover Design Competition

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Joshua name paintling

Nomadic Poetry Studio: Joshua name painting

For a dear friend , who for many years has looked forward to the day she would become a mama.  Hopefully he’ll arrive any day now!!

Joshua:

From the Hebrew name יְהוֹשֻׁעַ (Yehoshu’a) meaning “YAHWEH is salvation”. Joshua was one of the twelve spies sent into Canaan by Moses, as told in the Old Testament. After Moses died Joshua succeeded him as leader of the Israelites. As an English name, Joshua has been in use since the Protestant Reformation.

The name Jesus comes from a Greek translation of the Aramaic short form יֵשׁוּעַ (Yeshu’a), which was the real name of Jesus.

(http://www.behindthename.com/name/joshua)