NEW: Here is a short video excerpt of me reading from “Swimming Trilogy” in the anthology Front Lines: Courage: Without a Parachute, published by the Writers Collective of Canada (2022, Sonderho Press, Prescott ON). See my Heart Blog for more!

For REVIEWS of my writing and the anthologies I am part of, see the WRITING page, and reviews ; reviews (Canada and international); reviews (U.S.)

2021: Two little VIDEOS I made up at the lake – Art critic or art curious?Baby racoons and birds often comment as they observe me making eco-art in the Gatineau Hills in la belle province de Québec. Growing up in the Gatineau Hills every summer since I was a child, I’ve worked with fallen branches (making triangles and circles and Crown of Thorns), stones (making cairns), water (making water circles), and fire (making fires and fire circles).

NEW: 2021-to-present: Art Gallery of Ontariodrawing, “Covid Selfie, Left Handed” is one of 3000 artworks in the online art exhibition, “Portraits of Resilience” and part of the #ArtGalleryofOntario’s 2022 major art exhibition, “I AM HERE: Home Movies and Everyday Masterpieces.” Search under “Karen Joan Watson” and enjoy the other artists’ work too.

2022: “Swimming Trilogy” about swimming and surviving: Grace Under Fire, Amazing Grace, Grace Full – in WCC anthology, Front Lines: Courage, on Amazon – (2022, Sonderho Press, Prescott ON).

23/04/2022, PRESENTATION “Mother Hibiscus” at Chris White’s Save the Trees at the Ottawa Grassroots Festival, including READING of David Wagoner’s poem “LOST”

2022, ESSAY – “For the Love of Books” pp. 56-59 in the Canadian journal about architecture, ON SITE REVIEW 40: the architect’s library – a love story about the path to books and libraries with flavours of Italy.

23/03/2022, VIDEO INTERVIEW, CAREGIVING, “Memory and Acceptance” caregiving strategies (12.5 mins, YouTube) It was fun to be interviewed recently by Gail Watson, Editor and WSA Publisher of Voices of the 21st Century: Conscious Caring Women Who Make a Difference. We talked about my chapter about the caregiving role for my elderly mother with memory loss.

06/03/2022: PRESENTATION, “ECO-ART” on Chris White’s Tree House for Tree Songs 4 – on ECO-ART and childhood cairn-building

2022, BOOK CHAPTER, CAREGIVING, “Memory and Acceptance, Lessons from my mother” in the collaborative anthology of 50 women, Voices of the 21st Century: Conscious Caring Women Who Make a Difference (WSA Publishing, 2022)

01/2022, PRESENTATION and VIDEO, ECO-ART, at Chris White’s Tree House for Tree Songs 3, — video Tree Songs 3 video and presentation on ECO-ART installation “Crown of Thorns” (10 mins)

2021, September, ARTICLE in NEWSPAPER, “Vote” in Parliament Street News, Toronto, Ontario (2021, Peter Lovering)

08/2021, VIDEO INTERVIEW, WRITING,” Karen Joan Watson – Interview “ABOUT WRITING” by Canadian Military Spouses Book Club lead, Christine Snider. It’s fun! (20 mins)

2021, VOICES4 BOOK free to borrow at the Ottawa Public LIBRARY. As part of making my heart story available in Voices of the 21st Century: Resilient Women Who Rise and Make a Difference (2021, WSA, NY, NY)

03/2021, VIDEO INTERVIEW, ECO-ART, 2021 “Karen Joan Watson, Eco-Artist and Author, Ottawa, Canada” – by Arts vlogger on Multiple Arts on Vimeo (45 mins)

23/02/2021, VIDEO CELEBRATION, Voices4 LAUNCH, Thank you for making us internationally best-selling co-authors! Meet the authors – Launch party (video of 50 mins; Karen at 3.08 minute-mark)

01/2021, VIDEO INTERVIEW, HEARTVoices4 Author Spotlight Karen Watson” by publisher-editor of Voices of the 21st Century, Gail Watson (11 mins)

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