How is light fluid in time?

This week in my pursuit of an Art Ed degree... Starting with a curiosity of how light became fluid enough to paint with, I set up an exploration of the medium in my usual fashion: by playing with it. In regard to my own learning style, this workshop demonstrated at least two of Knowles’ assumptions … Continue reading How is light fluid in time?

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Selfies vs Self-Portraits – An Academic Reflection Paper

This week on my journey to getting my Art Ed. degree... Both selfies & self-portraits express visions of myself in time. Each serves as nostalgic reminders of my past and communicates how I wish to be perceived by others.  The selfie requires more spontaneity and invites the viewer into a conspiracy on where I am … Continue reading Selfies vs Self-Portraits – An Academic Reflection Paper

The Many Colours of Black & White Photography

This week in In Pursuit of my Art Ed Degree... I've played with black & white imagery in the past, but always as part of the post-production process of my work. Removing the colour after the shot is taken fascinates me. The missing colour always seems to give something elusive that adds tension and mystery … Continue reading The Many Colours of Black & White Photography

Painting With Light & Imagination

This week in In Pursuit of my Art Ed Degree... I discovered the limitations and drawbacks of being an autodidact. For years, I've been experimenting with different media while making my art. I've told myself it doesn't really matter if I know what I'm doing or not, because I'm pursuing creativity. I'm just not convincing … Continue reading Painting With Light & Imagination

Self-Portraits – A Way To Define Self?

The Challenge of Making A Meaningful Selfie This week in In Pursuit of my Art Ed Degree... We covered the history of photography, mused on the similarities between art photography and photojournalism, and mused on the differences between Selfies & Self-Portraits. While the history gave me a clear understanding of the history of capturing light … Continue reading Self-Portraits – A Way To Define Self?

Minimalism With A Twist of Lemon

Bauhaus Minimalist Set Original Materials: Laminated (pine veneer) plywood, with pine legs.Refinished With: Charcoal Black Milk Paint for the drawer faces & sides, Canary Yellow Furniture Paint for inside the drawers, the shelves, and legs. Dimensions: a) Sideboard W – 42″ (107cm), D – 13.75″ (35cm), H – 20″ (50cm); b) Side tables W - … Continue reading Minimalism With A Twist of Lemon

The Mid-Century Minimalist Set – Progressing Nicely

The Simple Things In Life Are Sometimes The Most Beautiful You first got a glimpse of these in my article called The Joy Of New Projects. They had a golden varnish on them and were much darker in feel to what we see here today. Of course, my wife has fallen in love with these … Continue reading The Mid-Century Minimalist Set – Progressing Nicely

A Challenging Shelf – Before

The Challenge of Improving on Such Beauty As soon as I saw this Mid-Century book shelf, I knew I had to have it. At first, the ideas of colour schemes, stains, waxes, paintings, polishings, sanding, etc, etc, etc... All flew through my head with excitement as I drove it home and placed it carefully in … Continue reading A Challenging Shelf – Before

The Old Commode, Transformed – Part 2

The Process Can Be Longer Than We Expected... A few days ago I shared with you the origins and sorry starting state of this old commode. It took much longer to sand off the thick and oddly gummy varnishes seemingly poured all over it. I don't know what kind of varnish was used, only that … Continue reading The Old Commode, Transformed – Part 2

A Simply Fine Cabinet Transformation

The Possibility Of A Curio Cabinet Of Sorts... Here's the first of many new projects I hinted at in a recent article called The Joy of New Projects. This piece started as a beautifully made example of cabinetry made by the donors uncle. He told me he was a well known German Cabinet maker, but … Continue reading A Simply Fine Cabinet Transformation