Friday, May 4, 2012


 Florrie greets Spring on the Assiniboine , and Sammy enjoys a moment under the flowering plum tree.

Hello friends. I've been sadly absent these past months. Not only have we had some changes in In Plain View Winnipeg, but I have had the most frustrating changes to my e-mail program.
The members of In Plain View Winnipeg have opted to forgo a spring  tour this year, and concentrate on more localized  events.
On the other hand, my e-mail program decided all on its own to rebel (in fact, it engaged in what I consider to be a wholesale uprising!), and began by degrees to decimate my contacts lists and also all my mail folders, necessitating the need to transfer data bit by onerous bit to a gmail program.
So This is reaching you from my new gmail address. You can reply in kind or email me at my usual address:
I mention this because I have accessed all my contact groups rather willy-nilly, trying to resurrect the e-mail groups that I have used in the past to send out posts to this blog.
If you recieve this post, and don't have a clue as to why, and don't want it, please indicate this by return e-mail. I will try to sort out all requests as quickly as I can.
In the meantime:
I have been trying to salvage my sanity in between bouts of swearing at my computer, by doing some work.

Here is my porcelain bowl (about 9 in. x 9 in.), with SPRINGing trees.
and a number of artists from In Plain View Winnipeg will be showing their work at 

Envision: Wolseley’s Festival of the Arts

Envision is a festival that celebrates the huge amount of artistic talent that lives and works in our Wolseley-West Broadway community . The festival showcases all forms of the arts; visual, literary and performing. We encourage all levels of artistic endeavour; professional, aspiring, young and not as young to show our community and the rest of Winnipeg what you are doing with your talent.

May 11 & 12, 2012
RA Steen Community Centre
980 Palmerston Avenue

Check out the schedule for our Saturday evening concert featuring the bands of                      Larry Updike, Ingrid D Johnson and Keith Dyck

Friday Night, Saturday (during the day) May 11 & 12, 2012

  • Gala opening on Friday night starting at 7:00
  • Three (3) kids workshops on Saturday
  • A mini film festival of Wolseley-West Broadway video and film makers throughout Saturday