NEW: a couple of 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, like my mother and grandfather and his parents and family, the Quains, I’ve worked with the fallen branches (making triangles and circles and Crowns of Thorns), the stones (making cairns), the water (making water circles), the fires (making fires and fire circles).
NEW: 2021-to-present: Art Gallery of Ontario – drawing, “Covid Selfie, Left Handed” is one of 3000 artworks in the online art exhibition, “Portraits of Resilience” and part of the #ArtGalleryofOntario’s major 2022 art exhibition, “I AM HERE: Home Movies and Everyday Masterpieces.” Search under “Karen Joan Watson” and enjoy the other artists’ work and stories.
2022: Writing Trilogy “Swimming Trilogy” about swimming and surviving: Grace Under Fire, Amazing Grace, Grace Full. In anthology, Front Lines: Courage, on Amazon – (published by Sonderho Press, Prescott ON) and led by the Writers Collective of Canada.
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, re Voices5 “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.
2022, BOOK CHAPTER, Voices5, caregiving chapter, “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)
2021, September issue, ARTICLE in NEWSPAPER, “Vote” in Parliament Street News, Toronto, Ontario
08/2021, VIDEO ON WRITING, Karen Joan Watson – Interview “on writing” by Canadian Military Spouses Book Club lead, Christine Snider, who asks questions about why and what I write. It’s fun! (20 mins)
06/2021, BOOK at Ottawa Public LIBRARY – Borrow Voices4 from the Library: As part of making my heart story available, you can now borrow our book from the Ottawa Public Library: Voices of the 21st Century: Resilient Women Who Rise and Make a Difference (WSA, 2021)
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 40 diverse women internationally best-selling Voices4 co-authors! Meet the authors – Launch party (video of 50 mins; Karen at 3.08 minute-mark) Broadcast February. 23, 2021
2021, BOOK REVIEWS, Voices4 Reviews – from Amazon and Goodreads.com
01/2021, Voices4 Heart story video: Video Interview by publisher-editor of Voices of the 21st Century, Gail Watson (11 mins)