Art & Fear – What to do about it in your classroom?

What I learned in school today... First, try to find and read Art & Fear David Bayles & Ted Orland, or watch a few reviews on youtube on the book. My teacher gave us a reading from the book and it was out of chapter 2. Looking through my notes, I took away from the … Continue reading Art & Fear – What to do about it in your classroom?

In Theory Anything Becomes Possible…

What I Learned In Class Today... If you can find it, you must read: Gillespie, J. (2016) Oliver Herring's TASK in the Classroom: A Case for Process, Play, and Possibility, Art Education, 69(1), 31-37. My usual disclaimer is that I steal quotes and barely paraphrase the highlights that capture my imagination in the articles I … Continue reading In Theory Anything Becomes Possible…

The Many Colours of Black & White Photography

This week in In Pursuit of my Art Ed Degree... I've played with black & white imagery in the past, but always as part of the post-production process of my work. Removing the colour after the shot is taken fascinates me. The missing colour always seems to give something elusive that adds tension and mystery … Continue reading The Many Colours of Black & White Photography

The Joy Of New Projects

Transformations have never been so much fun! I'm so excited to be working on this new stash of beautiful pieces. I've been busy studying design and finding that nothing is as simple or exact as described in the books I'm studying. Most of what I'm finding is a blurred and beautiful combination of Mid-Century Modern, … Continue reading The Joy Of New Projects

Making A Promise Of Growth

Here We Go... I've started reading The Artist Way by Julia Cameron on the advice of a an excellent Life Coach. I had complained that I was having a creative block and it felt tied into much of the transitions I'm going through on my growth journey right now. She's not only understood what I … Continue reading Making A Promise Of Growth

Lovely Lines Side Table Rescued & Refurbished – Part 1

On a recent Father & Daughter visit to Finnegan's Flea Market, one of our favourite summer locations, we came across this cute little bench. We originally thought it would be a good addition as a seat to her art-tool box. I fell in love with the bowed legs that gave me the impression it was … Continue reading Lovely Lines Side Table Rescued & Refurbished – Part 1

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #500 – Dandelion

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

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #499 – Encyclopedic Beauty

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

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #498 – Ghost Of The Cemetery

Ghost Of The Cemetery Musings of the Artists Mind Here’s another example of things with minds of their own in the St-James Cemetary. I was trying to capture the roots of this tree and this little blue flower kept popping its head in from of my camera lens. The camera was focused on the tree … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #498 – Ghost Of The Cemetery

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #497 – Where Have You Been, Mary Ann?

Where Have You Been, Mary Ann? Musings of the Artists Mind You can see that I had to manipulate this image quite a bit to show the name on the nearly buried stone. It was only a little clearer to the naked eye, but try as I might, I couldn’t catch a clear shot. There … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #497 – Where Have You Been, Mary Ann?