Monday’s Movers – The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

How Little Things Make Big Difference The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell The subtitle really gives it away, and how! This is my second book by Gladwell and I am fiercely impressed by his storytelling style. Although the subtitle is clear, it only becomes fully clear in the conclusion of the book and we get that … Continue reading Monday’s Movers – The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity: Part 4 – Stills

Part 4 - Stills While studying at the Visual Arts Centre, I embarked on a focused exploration of sculptural shapes. I confused my process when I chose to include colors as part of the shape exploration. When I became stumped by the limits of my glaze color palette, I decided to return to painting to … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity: Part 4 – Stills

My Favourite Art Supplies: Charcoal – The Best Of The Messy Black Stuff

PRISMACOLOR Charcoal: The Review: Prismacolor has some of the best drawing pencils around, for color and for durability of the pigments within the wood pencil. Unless you want to be working with crumbs and cracked bits, this is THE essential charcoal product to use. This awesome kit gives you all the tools to smudge and … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: Charcoal – The Best Of The Messy Black Stuff

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #136: Blue Man: I Love Myself

Blue Man: I Love Myself: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… The Blue Man series was an extension of my Blues paintings... full of music, movement, and joy... I believe this one is living in Scottsdale, AZ. Built on a concept of self-awareness … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #136: Blue Man: I Love Myself

Fun Fotos For Fridays – Celebrating Montreal at 375

I was invited to witness an amazing tribute to our fair city and it rekindles my love for it. The show is called Montreal Avudo. If you can get tickets, you must see it. It is spectacular! The show incorporated laser projection, water fountains, shipping containers, and gorgeous music together to tell the story of Montreal … Continue reading Fun Fotos For Fridays – Celebrating Montreal at 375

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #135: Picasso

Picasso: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… Scraps and spontaneity push the limits of form... this is part of my Faces series, with a very obvious influence… The Technique: How I did this awesomeness! Using a Cone 6 stoneware, I rolled out slabs … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #135: Picasso

These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – Introducing The Great Russian Ballet

Recently, my dear friend, Paul L., introduced me to a cultural phenomenon of outstanding beauty and eloquence. He introduced me to The Great Russian Ballet! I am so very grateful for this gift that I have to share it with YOU! I’ve been a fan of ballet since I first saw a professional group in … Continue reading These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – Introducing The Great Russian Ballet

The 13th Step on The Ladder of Awareness

Focus of the session… Understanding disappointment Question: What is your default way of being when you realize your results are not the way you want? Answer: Disappointed & discouraged! Question: What does that feel like? Answer: I dive right in on new projects and feel regret at showing my enthusiasm and fear of judgment if … Continue reading The 13th Step on The Ladder of Awareness

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #134: Long Face: I Had a Thought

Long Face: I Had a Thought: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… The funny thing about the movement and curves on this is that it really appears to be moving, or melting before your eyes… I wanted to create a wisp of smoke. … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #134: Long Face: I Had a Thought

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #133: Long Faces #2

Long Faces #2: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… The porcelain gave me another feel and allowed me to see that the purity of the clay is part of the beauty… I needed to find the ghosts within or release them, from the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #133: Long Faces #2