500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #211 – Tea #3:

Tea #3:   The Technique: How I did this awesomeness! Combining a slab-building and Pinch-pot method to make the actual bowl, I worked it wet and fast. While still wet, I rolled it in broken porcelain crumbs left over in my recuperation bin and dabbed on some grog mixed with manganese stain, then I set it … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #211 – Tea #3:

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500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 8 – Exploring Wabi-Sabi

Part 8 - Exploring Wabi-Sabi The Wikipedia description fits best for this period of play I call My Wabi-Sabi. I embarked on a creative journey of seeking beauty in the imperfect. It’s here that the study of kiln errors, firing mistakes, Raku finishes, and breaking the rules came together the most. These are all done … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 8 – Exploring Wabi-Sabi

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #210 – It Is So Simple

It Is So Simple:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. Pure joy to create... I mostly used a pallet knife... I can still feel the fluidity of the lines as I painted them... it flows in many directions, from the center of the canvas, I loved the challenge … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #210 – It Is So Simple

My Favourite Art Supplies – Tissue Paper, Not Just For Collage

Tissue Paper: The Review: Please stick to art supply stock, not dollar store. The colors are sturdier and don’t bleed as much under the Mod Podge or acrylic finishes.  You can also use it as a papier maché, if you are quick in applying it and remember that too much rubbing will rip it. This … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies – Tissue Paper, Not Just For Collage

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #209 – Sometimes I Feel I’m Losing Part of Myself

Sometimes I Feel I’m Losing Part of Myself:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. A point of transition where parts break off and join with other parts... this... that, those... fear, trepidation...curiosity, courage... abandon. The figure looking in the opposite direction of his arm... showing resistance to what … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #209 – Sometimes I Feel I’m Losing Part of Myself

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #208 – Dancing Until My Heart Breaks

Dancing Until My Heart Breaks: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. In a few of my paintings, I tell an evolution story... I remember starting this one late, late, late at night... I realize more and more that it has a deeper meaning than what I originally intended... … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #208 – Dancing Until My Heart Breaks

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #207 – The Sky’s The Limit

The Sky's The Limit:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. The pure joy of painting with great gobs of paint, squishing them together, blending them with abandon and a lovely deal of messiness... this one was so much fun to make... the slow drying of the oils allowed … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #207 – The Sky’s The Limit

Midweek Poems – The Apple Tree

School time in early autumn the playground is full but the out of bounds fields are more tempting. The field is more tempting and filled with burrs, but the apple tree proves irresistible We race to be kings on the age old tree by claiming the highest branches Power is kept with an arsenal of … Continue reading Midweek Poems – The Apple Tree

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #206 – Happiness 12-012

Happiness 12-012:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. “Afrika: the goddess of beauty appears more gracefully than anyone could image and inspires awe.” How could I see this as anything else? Catharsis... the need to express emotions that are so raw, we just can't put them in words.... … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #206 – Happiness 12-012

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #205 – Happiness 12-011

Happiness 12-011:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. “Originally titled Dance, inspired the original titles of the rest, but the dance became much happier and none remained in hell.” Catharsis... the need to express emotions that are so raw, we just can't put them in words.... I originally … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #205 – Happiness 12-011