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Blue-1: RAIN

The blue story Chapter 1: part 1: RAIN by Daria Lanz Rain. I’m not sure Elise realises how pertinent this word is for me. The word is loaded with IRONY. I left Vancouver 2 years ago. One of the things that drove me nuts about the place was how much it…

29th June 2016


Yellow-1: TEA

The yellow story Chapter 1: part 1: TEA by Elise Mullen Tea and art are very connected for me, as I often enjoy drinking tea while creating art. I am a tea person, I drink somewhere on average 4 cups a day. I have a collection of many different kinds…

3rd July 2016


Blue-2: RAIN2

The blue story Chapter 1: part 2: RAIN2 by Elise Mullen Why did I give the word RAIN to Daria? Honestly, It was raining a lot that day in Calgary… I didn’t want to over think it. Keep it simple and see what happens… So in the previous Blue story…

5th July 2016


Yellow-2: TEA2

The yellow story Chapter 1: part 2: TEA2 by Daria Lanz Tea. Classic British culture loving a good cuppa. I was never a huge tea drinker, having been raised in the hipster West Coast where strong coffee from independent shops is the primary fuel that pumps through everyone’s veins. Coffee…

26th July 2016



The blue story Chapter 2: part 1: PUDDLES by Elise Mullen Keeping in theme with the Chinese whispers, we don’t want to stray too far from our previous word, or at least make sure there’s a link between the words. My inspiration from the RAIN pieces is PUDDLES. I choose…

17th August 2016


Yellow-3: ORNATE

The yellow story Chapter 2: part 1: ORNATE by Daria Lanz Ornate: ADJECTIVE 1 Elaborately or highly decorated: ‘an ornate wrought-iron railing’ Ornate— Like Art Nouveau Like stained glass windows Like European architecture Like China tea cups (get it?) Like henna tattoos Like lace. This whole project is a global…

23rd August 2016



The blue story Chapter 2: part 2: REFLECTION by Daria Lanz This is our first real experience of Chinese Whispers in this project. It was the first time I received art from Elise and had no idea what word she used. I had to guess. And then I had to…

4th September 2016


Yellow-4: DOILIES

The yellow story Chapter 2: part 2: DOILIES by Elise Mullen Daria sent me 4 pieces of artwork and the stencils she used to make them. She couldn’t decide which of the 4 pieces she liked the best, and neither could I… So I finished all 4! “Doilies” was my…

31st August 2016


Yellow-5: PATTERN

The yellow story Chapter 3: part 1: PATTERN by Elise Mullen My word for yellow 5 is pattern. The fabric I used for Yellow 5 was given to me by my grandmother. She knew I was interested in sewing so he gave me her sewing machines, threads, and supplies last…

1st September 2016



The blue story Chapter 3: part 2: IMAGINATION by Elise Mullen This is the video I placed with Daria’s recording. How it should be viewed it in a dark quiet room so you concentrate on the clouds and the recording along with it. How I displayed it to finish my…

13th October 2016


Yellow-6: PATTERNS

The yellow story Chapter 3: part 2: PATTERNS by Daria Lanz Patterns. I was having a shit few days. Like, really shit. And I was feeling pretty blue about the shit. There’s always shit. In everyones lives. Sometimes the shit is more, sometimes it’s less. Sometimes it comes from outside…

7th November 2016



The blue story Chapter 4: part 1: DEPRIVATION by Elise Mullen How it was made: blue 7 from Elise Mullen on Vimeo. Blue 7 – Imagination (my word for Blue 6) also called the faculty of imagining, is the creative ability to form images, ideas, and sensations in the mind…

14th November 2016



The yellow story Chapter 4: part 1: CHOREOGRAPHY by Daria Lanz I was taking a much-needed getaway up to Scotland for a couple days. I’d never been before, which is sad considering I’ve been in London over 2 years now, and my family history is rooted up there. Regardless, I was…

15th November 2016


Blue-8: NATURE

The blue story Chapter 4: part 2: NATURE by Daria Lanz I stumbled in my front door, fresh off the plane after a 2 week hiatus in Japan. I was exhausted—jet-lagged from the 8 hour difference, my body didn’t know what it was supposed to feel anymore. I clumsily pulled…

29th December 2016


Yellow-8: RHYTHM

The yellow story Chapter 4: part 2: RHYTHM by Elise Mullen Daria sent me 8 pictures for her Yellow 7. I went through the pictures, and saw a note that said “Have fun- Daria” and on the back of the same photograph had a sticky note that had a word…

1st January 2017



The blue story Chapter 5: part 1: FIBONACCI by Daria Lanz Back in high school, Elise and I shared many math classes together. We were pretty good at it, and we actually enjoyed the subject quite a bit. We weren’t shy about this fact either. Anyone who knew us, knew…

2nd January 2017


Yellow-9: MOVEMENT

The yellow story Chapter 5: part 1: MOVEMENT by Elise Mullen To find my next word I looked up : Rhythm Movement or variation characterized by the regular recurrence or alternation of different quantities or conditions, as in the heartbeat. So My word for Yellow 9 is MOVEMENT. MOVEMENT piece is…

2nd January 2017



The blue story Chapter 5: part 2: FIBONACCI by Elise Mullen My guess for daria’s word is… FIBONACCI! Only because Daria and I were big math geeks in highschool… I know super cool. It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to do with this piece….

2nd January 2017


Blue-11: PI

The blue story Chapter 6: part 1: PI by Elise Mullen My word for this one is PI. I can’t talk about us being math geeks with FIBONACCI and not do my favourite number PI. 3.14159265358979… At one point I use to know about 20 digits by heart. The picture…

1st March 2017


Yellow-11: TENSION

The yellow story Chapter 6: part 1: TENSION by Daria Lanz “Tension” It was grey, wet, cold, miserable, oppressive. The morning commute on the trains in London was the usual: over-cramped, delayed, slow, uncomfortable. Squished in there like sardines, I had my face pressed up against a larger man’s sweaty pits….

27th February 2017


Blue-12: EARTH

The blue story Chapter 6: part 2: EARTH by Daria Lanz Earth. Our little planet, suspended in the vast galaxy like a blue spec, is a fragile and miraculous thing. Elise sent me a blue ball in the mail. Attached was a note from her reading, “I thought it was…

9th March 2017


Yellow-12: RESHAPE

The yellow story Chapter 6: part 2: RESHAPE by Elise Mullen I got a piece of paper with “We were never meant to live in boxes” writing in oil pastel for YELLOW 11. My thought process on this was to think outside the box… haha (super original). I found a picture…

1st March 2017



The blue story Chapter 7: part 1: LANDSCAPE by Daria Lanz London has an amazing skyline. It’s a complete mash-up between the very old, and the new. Earth had me thinking about, well, Earth. And, of course, my place on Earth. I wanted to explore a more positive concept for this…

5th June 2017



The yellow story Chapter 7: part 1: RECONSTRUCT by Elise Mullen “Reconstruct”   After RESHAPE, I was looking for an excuse to use my new SketchBox! SketchBox is a monthly online art supply subscription where you get different materials and a different artist inspiration with each box. My friend and artist Jill…

19th May 2017


Yellow-14: TRANSPOSE

The yellow story Chapter 7: part 2: TRANSPOSE by Daria Lanz Transpose: VERB 1 Cause (two or more things) to change places with each other: the captions describing the two state flowers were accidentally transposed. 2 Transfer to a different place or context: the problems of civilization are transposed into a…

8th June 2017


Blue-15: Elise

The blue story Chapter 8: part 1: DECOR by Elise Mullen Decor I was sitting in the living room on my couch trying to think of which direction I should go after Home. This is where we normally relax and watch some TV. Sitting there I looked all around the living room and…

3rd February 2017



The yellow story Chapter 8: part 1: EVOLUTION by Daria Lanz Evolution: Transpose was making me think about the movement of an object from one state to the next. I chose Evolution as the natural progression in this story, because I feel like it embodies this transformation from one thing into…

16th July 2017