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November 18, 2017

You may or may not have noticed that my writings here have slowed down and actually come to a halt. 

My desire to produce some kind of output naturally waned as life got more busy. I resisted creating out of obligation and didn't want to produce something that wasn't au...

October 30, 2017

As most of you know by now, nothing makes my heart sing more than seeing kids understand the power of their imagination.

In my class yesterday I introduced abstraction to my class by using some simple shapes that I had made. Okay I'll admit I took the shape making a lit...

September 1, 2017

This past month I've spent at least an hour outside every day; breathing in clean air, clambering on rocks, hiking in the cathedral like forest or sitting by the shore watching the array of creatures go about their daily activities.

I've noticed some big shift...

August 25, 2017

It's been a while since we last discussed a contemporary artist on here.

So let's dive in to the work of someone you should definitely know about.

If you're lucky you may already be familiar with the work of Yayoi Kusama, Queen of painting dots. Many people know of her o...

August 18, 2017

This week I had planned to talk about something else.

However in light of recent events I think it's really important and necessary to tackle this difficult, cumbersome and uncomfortable topic. 

First off I want to say that I'm not an expert on race relations, I haven't...

August 11, 2017

A previous post I wrote about people labeling themselves as non artists made me want to share something about my own story that is relevant. Something I'm a little afraid to admit.

I can't draw, or paint.

To be clear- I know how to draw (and paint). At one point in my li...

August 4, 2017

I was out and about in the world the other day, when a lightning bolt of inspiration hit me. I felt weak at the knees, giddy with excitement, my fingers itching to get to work immediately, my mind racing with planning, I needed to take some measurements, gather my mate...

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