This week in my pursuit of an Art Ed degree... Maria A. at work This field study explores the creative process in relation to andragogy: to connect motivation to practical application. I looked two concepts: combining transformative thinking with reflective teaching to define of a successful learning experience, and the power of personal experience on … Continue reading Field Study on Life-Long Learners Making Art
This week in my pursuit of an Art Ed degree... Introduction:For almost 150 years, we’ve perceived photographic images as real, because they caught a moment in time, and gave no compelling evidence to contradict anything other than what was shot. This belief was first solidified by the scientific community to document the facts of explorations, … Continue reading Is it possible for any image we see to be an objective representation of its subject?
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
And How My Paths Are Converging This Year! Part 1 - Returning to School Is A Little Scary! As many of you already know, I'm returning to school to get my teaching permit in Art Education and it's been a very long time since I was in university last. Much seems to have changed in … Continue reading A Vision for 2019
Another No-Holds Barred & No Compromise Art Show In Montreal!!! ArtMotion International and it's partners are very proud to present the amazing Montreal based artist: Demetrios Papkostas. Join us on Thursday October 4th at 6pm for the Vernissage. Come rub elbows with Montreal's Culturati over a glass of wine and get the inspirations for these … Continue reading Vernissage “Sans Compromis” – Demetrios Papakostas
From Curlicued Snakes To Flamingo Heads Take some old and obviously used, um, I mean well loved side tables. Start removing the odd varnishes accumulated on them, smooth out the dings, chips, and water stains with a fine grit sandpaper, then remove some details from a bygone age. The raw form is what we have … Continue reading Rococo Display Tables Re-Imagined
According the fine folks at WP, I've been blogging daily for over two years, 526 days straight, in fact, without missing a single day. Now, I don't know if that's a big deal in the blogging world, but it feels damn impressive to myself. So, along with the message of my up until now unbroken … Continue reading To Break My Streak Or Not???
An angel spoke to me this morning through a series of Instagram posts. What she/he told me was in order to allow financial wealth into my life, I must let go of my current mindset towards asking for money. I must replace the association of 'earning' to money and replace it with the mindset of … Continue reading An Angel Spoke To Me This Morning…
Dandelion Musings of the Artists Mind Dandelions offer amazing mood shots. Naturally full of light and life, even when they are dead and gone to seed. This one attracted a bee and I wondered what pollen or nectar might remain that we cannot see. It is beautifully Halloween like to me. I feel it captures … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #500 – Dandelion
Encyclopedic Beauty Musings of the Artists Mind The composition of this shot felt like an illustration from an old encyclopedia, so I chose to age the image digitally, as if it was a lost picture cut and pasted, with real glue, not digitally, into a book. I can imagine the long-winded description of what genus, … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #499 – Encyclopedic Beauty