Please check out Pride in my Students's work: Assembled Identities - Legacy Mural project - Part One for the students' reflections and processes... What follows are the students' artwork as they are displayed in the common spaces of the school.
I'm not complaining, but it's been a struggle to get creative lately; I have lists and post-its full of ideas, but just don't feel like making them happen. Well, that's not entirely true... I lack the motivation to make them happen. Instead, I find myself filling the creative emptiness with TV, retail therapy, reading (sadly, … Continue reading Creative Block – Let Inspiration find you
It feels like months since I've written anything personal and made any personal artwork. All my mind, time, and energy has been dedicated to teaching and finishing my BFA Specialization in Art Education & Teaching License. My overthinking and imposter syndrome fiercely kicking in during evaluations, which went over with great responses from my mentors … Continue reading Getting Back on The Horse – Where to start?
See T'Hed: Dry Pastels from previous musings... Sadly and happily, this painting is developing very slowly... I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to just paint over it and start something entirely different! It may happen anyway, once I decide this is finished. My goal on this one was to see how I … Continue reading Painting an Inspiration – T’Hed: Muckin’ it up with Acrylic Gels.
See T'Hed Twenty-Four for previous musings... I felt a need to play with form and get really in your face! I've been marvelling at how my daughter and my students make digital art... trying to get them to use those stylus techniques in a watercolour project... digitally, they are able to zoom in & out … Continue reading Working Out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty-Five: In Your Face!
See T'Hed Twenty-Three for more thoughts on this... Ok, I was on a Zoom workshop while doing the last one and realized I was making all sorts of distorted, concentration faces while making it. In my mind's eye, I imagined this is what my face look likes while making art. I also felt a need … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty-Four: Zoom Faces
See T'Hed Twenty-Two for previous developments Following my realization that Crayola crayons deliver better and more vibrant colour values, I chose to push more pigment into the card stock paper. Yes, I know I'm back to the multiple aces, but I decided to rest something and stick the faces together. It worked. I'm just not … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – Twenty-Three: Better Colours
See previous reflections at T'Hed Twenty-One So, I seem to be drawn to multiple faces on each composition and I'm not sure why... Maybe fear that the composition is too weak if not more complex. I keep hearing the statement "it's not the amount of time it took to make this work that dictates its … Continue reading working out an Inspiration – Part Twenty-Two: Perspectives
See previous developments at T'Hed Twenty The next batch of T'heds are mostly about colour explorations with the crayons. I'm letting my gut drive the compositions and my hands dictate how to use the crayons. Truth be told, it's been a few weeks since my last drawing and I'm really having to dig deep for … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty-One: Back to colours
See T'Hed Seventeen for previous progressions... Seventeen inspired me to return to fewer faces in my composition and I stopped and contemplated for some time before adding the second small face. I feel the two-face arrangement feels the best, but that is always changing for me... arg and yay! I felt a preoccupation with the … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Eighteen