My Autobiographical Pattern – Moving into an Installation

What follows is the first draft of a proposal that is to be submitted for a final Fibres art project this year... It will surely change, but I wanted to share my thought process on this installation... My Love of Making is a Fluxus Affair Guiding Quotes: “If I create from the heart, nearly everything … Continue reading My Autobiographical Pattern – Moving into an Installation

Documenting how to make a canvas-stretcher from found materials – A Lesson Plan for the Maker Lab

Call Out – We’re Making Canjos – Coffee Can Banjos!!! WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS!

That's right! "Le Lab", the Maker Space at Dorval Elementary will be helping the kids make homemade string instruments... A call-out to the community to have some fun helping the kids!!! The grade 1 to grade 3 kids (6 to 8-year-old makers) at Dorval Elementary will be making acoustic Canjos (Coffee Can Banjos) and then … Continue reading Call Out – We’re Making Canjos – Coffee Can Banjos!!! WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS!

Call Out – We’re Making Electric Cigar Box Guitars!!! WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS!

That's right! "Le Lab", the Maker Space at Dorval Elementary will be helping the kids make homemade string instruments... A call-out to the community to have some fun helping the kids!!! The grade 4 to grade 6 kids (9 to 12-year-old makers) at Dorval Elementary will be making electric cigar box guitars and then we'll … Continue reading Call Out – We’re Making Electric Cigar Box Guitars!!! WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS!

My Ongoing Creative Conundrum

Ok, daydreaming is now a good thing. CHECK 👍 Thank you, Abraham-Hicks! I've been a guilty master of this practice all my life and I won't feel guilty about it anymore! Well, that's my intention. Onto the next overthought... The moment I started accepting this freedom, I started rethinking what I want to do creatively... … Continue reading My Ongoing Creative Conundrum

Book-Binding While Isolated at Home

Covid-19 has motivated a few changes to my habits and expectations. At the time of writing this (March 18th, 2020), my University (Concordia U. BFA in Art Education) classes are on hold and I'm not sure how this shutdown will delay my progress through the program. I've been able to get quite a few smaller … Continue reading Book-Binding While Isolated at Home

Transformations with Life #25: “Reaching Out”

The more I look at it, the more the green really contrasts beautifully with the brown pot. Again a slightly different type of ivy... it's in the coloration of the leaves. it might have been my imagination, but it felt like this one started growing as soon as it was transplanted to this pot. I'm … Continue reading Transformations with Life #25: “Reaching Out”

Transformations with Life #24: “Outgrowing”

This one has a slightly different kind of ivy... this ivy sometimes grows up; sometimes down; sometimes just outward. The green seems to contrast beautifully with the brown pot. The pot is from a series made in terracotta clay, fired at cone 6 (which is why they were no longer really red. This clay body … Continue reading Transformations with Life #24: “Outgrowing”

Transformations with life #23: “Creeping Forward”

The creeping vine lend us the name for this transformation. I'm still trying to figure out why all but a few of these survive transplanting. The pot is from a series made in terracotta clay, fired at cone 6 (which is why they were no longer really red. This clay body is meant for a … Continue reading Transformations with life #23: “Creeping Forward”

Transformations with Life #22: “Southwest”

I grabbed this little cactus as soon as I saw it. it's filled with character! It feels like it's standing up and saying: "hey, I'm over here!" The pot is a stoneware clay, cone 6 electric fired, finished with underglaze, engines, stains, iron infused slip, and clear glaze. After painting on the brown underglaze on … Continue reading Transformations with Life #22: “Southwest”