Setting-Up A temporary Fibres Studio… ARGHHH

As mentioned yesterday, there are many, many steps in getting to this point and I feel we haven't even started yet. 1 - Watch (and watch, and watch again) a bunch of demo videos about ethical harvesting materials, choosing storage containers, cutting materials into sample bundles, making mordants, and on and on... 2 - Collecting … Continue reading Setting-Up A temporary Fibres Studio… ARGHHH

Back to School – New Adventures in Covid Times

University classes online don't seem like that much of a big deal, except... I'm learning more about my own learning style and my limitations with this digital medium. I have two studio classes, the one that revealed my challenge was a textiles exploration studio class where we will be exploring natural dyes and fabric dying … Continue reading Back to School – New Adventures in Covid Times

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

Come get your hands dirty and have some fun at The Dorval Potters Guild!

Hello Pottery Enthusiasts! The Winter Semester of classes is just around the corner! Come get your hand dirty and have some fun at The Dorval Potters Guild! Registration for winter pottery classes will be taking place on Wednesday December 18th, from 6:30pm to 8pm, in our studio (room S014A) located in the basement of the Sarto … Continue reading Come get your hands dirty and have some fun at The Dorval Potters Guild!

The Long Abstract Project

A little over two years ago I started an Artist Way type exercise, where I would draw a spontaneous abstract in ink on a 4" by 9" watercolour sketch book I found on the liquidation pile at the local arts supply store. Each day I would draw one with the effort to make if somehow … Continue reading The Long Abstract Project

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #443 – Well, I’ll Just Wait For Her Then

Well, I’ll Just Wait For Her Then Musings of the Artists Mind He's standing outside the door, having just inquired about the whereabouts of his date. Upon receiving a chilly reply to his question, he attempts to gather his dignity, straightens his back and replies: "Well! I'll just wait for her, then!” How will the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #443 – Well, I’ll Just Wait For Her Then

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #436 – High On Her Pedestal

High On Her Pedestal Musings of the Artists Mind Unawares that her lover is watching her from below, or is she? He kept so high on a pedestal that it is hard to believe she didn't notice. Her stance is coy and her gentle pose indicates the possibility that she is aware of her admire’s … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #436 – High On Her Pedestal

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 16 – New Expressions

Part 16 - New Expressions  You will find an overview of newer experiments, greater ambitions and evolutions of previous stiles. The original intention was to include several new series and explorations with other media, but that became too vast to contain in these 500 works. Perhaps they will appear in my next project. Please stay … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 16 – New Expressions

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #398 – Paper Shadows #8

Paper Shadows #8 Mutterings of the Muses: A glimpse is meant to be a fleeting thing, so to capture one would be nearly impossible. How does one capture the melting image of fading memory as it washes away? These two feel like an image made in foam and we are witnessing the foam bubbles burst … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #398 – Paper Shadows #8

My Favourite Art Supplies – Ceramist’s Brushes

Brushes & applicators: I found that Calligraphy Brushes & Bamboo Brushes worked the best and I indulged in a variety of big ones. They hold much more glaze and helped me achieve more uniform coatings when I wasn’t dipping the bisqued pieces. They also allowed me the finer tips for greater details when wanted. You … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies – Ceramist’s Brushes