unterwegs auf Reisen
After years of traveling as a professional artist (check out my website, playpoi.com, to see my work), I am learning carpentry and gardening by building things at a visionary off-grid dance centre on Lasqueti Island, BC (you can see images of the cabin I built). This year I'm focussing on expanding the wildflower gardens!
I'm interested in permaculture concepts. ! enjoy the process of building with available resources. Now that I'm gardening, I find that what interests me most is the soil and compost, the process of building the vibrant living bed on which the plants will grow.
I spend the winters volunteering at a wildlife rescue centre in Costa Rica, where I get to build "enrichment" for the monkeys along with numerous other tasks.
My other passions include paddle surfing, acro-yoga, partner "blues fusion" dancing, and occasionally playing guitar.
I did stage building for a year in university, where I learned how to use tools safely. Last summer I built a small rustic cabin, miter saw table, bed frame, simple stage, and garden beds (all very "rustic!). This year I've been using the chainsaw lots to make firewood, plus various small building projects like making sawhorses.
I'll take on any reasonable project, I'm pretty good at learning how to do things via google/YouTube, and you'll find me capable as an assistant/apprentice.
I'm also skilled with photography, Lightroom and Photoshop, video shooting and editing, writing, and internet stuff. I'm also learning to use Sketchup (3D design software).
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I'm interested in permaculture because I care about all the innocent lifeforms trying to survive on our stressed planet, and I want to help make space for them. I also like the creative process of working with available resources. I've spent time pursuing Buddhism and yoga, yet I often don't fit in with new-age culture. I don't care so much about what people think. I care about how people treat other people and animals. I'm not that interested in talking about chakras. I admire kindness and sincerity.
I get hay fever in Eastern Canada, but not out west.