Presenting…Pecha Kucha!

On February 23rd, 2017, I will be speaking at Pecha Kucha Winnipeg – an event organized by the Manitoba chapter of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada.  Amidst simply trying to conquer my stage fright, I will be centering my talk around the subject of “Contemplating Contemplation”; weaving in stories and insights garnered from the several months of traveling around remote parts of western Canada by bicycle on my Pedal Powered to the West bike tour.

If you’re a creative who happens to be in Winnipeg with some free time that evening and are looking for inspiration, please come and join us at the Park Theatre.  The doors open at 7:30pm and the show will begin at 8:20pm.  Otherwise, my presentation will be recorded and posted online sometime thereafter.  I will post a link to it on my website when it is available, so if you’re interested feel free to subscribe to my newsletter so you don’t miss it!

Update (March 7th): If you were unable to attend Pecha Kucha at the Park Theatre, my presentation is now online for your eyes and ears here.

Pie Chart of My Hopes and Dreams

A pie chart of hopes and dreams that I had for the bike tour.  I’ve always recharged my soul and found inspiration in the wilderness, so my hopes were to find time to focus on photography, writing, and contemplation on the road.  Notice that small slice of my mind that was focused on responsibilities?  It’s not that I didn’t acknowledge them; I just didn’t realize that meeting basic needs and covering miles consistently would consume so much energy and time.  Amidst the experiences, there was little time for contemplation or any sort of creative thought on the road…hence my talk will revolve around how easily we can take for granted the time we might have for these higher pursuits as a reminder to us all not to squander the opportunity we have with our lives.