Pride in my Students’ Work: Their first student art show in a real gallery

Theme: Panic to Power - Your journey through Covid:  You are invited to create a unique artwork of your own design that expresses how you feel about the last two years of Covid and what it feels like to come out of this pandemic. This will be part of the Mental Health Month in May 2022.Method of the artwork: … Continue reading Pride in my Students’ Work: Their first student art show in a real gallery

Getting Back on The Horse – Where to start?

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?

Building a Teaching Philosophy – Part Three: Creating a classroom of self-motivated learners

In Part Two, I set a draft of my core values. I keep coming back to them in hopes that I can clarify what motivates my teaching philosophy. I'd like to break them down for you here and invite you feedback/questions... 1 - Building upon perspective & experience over right or wrong leads to open-mindedness. … Continue reading Building a Teaching Philosophy – Part Three: Creating a classroom of self-motivated learners

Grade One Student Portraits – A La Modigliani

It started with a question: How do I dispel the fear some of my students have at making art? Well, I could lecture them about all the innovators and show them dozens of paintings by folks like Picasso, Klee, Modigliani, Park, ect... OR, I could some excellent YouTube resources and let them see the joy … Continue reading Grade One Student Portraits – A La Modigliani

Can I Have Your Opinion, Please?

Can I Have Your Opinion, Please?

What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You? – Day 1

Introduction: Following another wonderful conversation with my amazing wife, we were discussing "manifesting", "intentions" & "gratitude". I wrote my daily journal today on the topic of intentions. I can more easily get my mind around the focusing benefits of intentions, but gratitude is an elusive and subjective concept. Elusive, precisely because it's subjective. My research … Continue reading What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You? – Day 1

Clutter or Opportunity? I know what I’m choosing!

It's been a busy year for creative outputs and there's no slowdown ahead. There's also been a lot of self-awareness learning going on around here lately. Amazingly, a lot of it revolves around the benefits of a more decluttered life. So, we've been contemplating the pros and cons of what to do with all our … Continue reading Clutter or Opportunity? I know what I’m choosing!

Montreal Music – Introducing The Cold Snaps

Every time I meet my dear friend, Berel we get into wonderful conversations about philosophy, self-awareness, and our passions for the arts. He captures hearts and minds every time he starts talking ab out his passion for singing, Barbershop style. The hard work, dedication, and love he and his fellow Cold Snaps put into there … Continue reading Montreal Music – Introducing The Cold Snaps

All The Ways We Hide

We wear masks and often wear masks to cover the mask we only want partly seen. We hide parts of ourselves in shadows to keep up false mysteries. We turn our faces and bodies to de-emphasize the faults we see in ourselves, or to highlight what we like the most. We make-up or tan ourselves … Continue reading All The Ways We Hide

Just, Joy.

Another enigmatic personage. She grew from some outer source, the muse again, I'm sure. I had already done a few drawings this day and had a very productive day all around, so I was quite please with myself. I was feeling happy and felt like drawing out that emotion. I'm not sure if what this … Continue reading Just, Joy.