Megan is an artist, mother, and family support worker on the Sunshine Coast of BC. She feels incredibly honoured to have the opportunity to serve her community in support of families and children and loves to make art and music on her own and in her work.
I have always felt that there is this sort of invisible, gossamer thread that has followed me throughout my life, weaving its way through my intentions, my learning, my creative processes, my relationships, my work, and my mothering. In grander, more cosmic terms, this glimmering thread enables me to make sense of the world around me and reminds me that I don’t have to know exactly how or why things fit together and imprint on each other the way that they do. Instead, I can trust that there is a magnificent weaving constantly underway all around me, and I am a small but important strand of that creation.
I was born and raised in rural Saskatchewan to two wise and wonderful parents. As the third of four daughters, I had an idyllic life growing up on the wild prairies, with long, free-roaming summer days and a rich, closely-knit community life. I have always been a very introspective person and relish time alone. As a child, I could sit for hours drawing and creating little worlds out of rocks and found materials.
Later in my teens, I decided to see how far that gossamer thread could stretch and still hold me. I embarked on adventures to other parts of the world, where I experienced being a part of an even larger tapestry that assured me that my faith in the interconnectedness of it all could be found in places and with people thousands of miles from home.
Upon returning to Canada, I had a renewed clarity that centering my creative path was important for my life. I began a four-year program at the Alberta College of Art and Design, where I worked intensely with my gossamer friend exploring the arts of sculpture, painting, textiles, glass, and ceramics. Over the past twenty-five years, my life partner and best friend, Joël Fafard, and I have collaborated on the most amazing creative project of all: the raising of three sons. I am incredibly honoured to be the mother of such unique and remarkable human beings. The gossamer thread that has accompanied me throughout this life will, I trust, continue to guide my creative journey, and find its expression in my relationships, my vocational work and my art.