Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Thirty-Four: The Joy of Plot Twists

See T'Hed Thirty-three for more on this process... Blockbuster movies may find some of their success in the anticipation they create before people can see the show... the actors and floating crew-members are contracted into keeping the plot a secret and misinformation from fanboys to producers created emotional slight-of-hand tricks to keep us engaged. Interviews … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Thirty-Four: The Joy of Plot Twists

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Thirty-Three:

See T'Hed Thirty-Two for more on this process... Reflections on the previous day's events has out hero's thinking in all directions and the floating yellow blocks are doing their best to follow the story, (as much as I imagine you are...) All participants remain eyes-wide-open to all plot twists and narrative turns; ready to explore … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Thirty-Three:

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Thirty-Two: Exit Stage Right

See T'Hed Thirty-One for more on this process... Refreshed after a cool swim, our protagonist says their goodnights and retires from the frame. Satisfaction from a day of mysterious rumination and expression, the loving viewer hold the glance of our hero for the final seconds of the scene. The floating blocks have already left the … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Thirty-Two: Exit Stage Right

Creative Blocks – Goya Squares Continued

Quite some time ago, before Covid... my drawing teacher asked us to do what he called Goya Squares. The premise is that he cut of (photocopies) of famous Goya etchings into 1" squares; we were to take between one to three of them, place them on a large white sheet of paper and draw outwards … Continue reading Creative Blocks – Goya Squares Continued

Creative Blocks – Carving out an inspiration

I've been trying to get myself into a creative mood, as you know from my last few postings...One of the ways was to set up some materials for projects to do over my Summer break from teaching. So, I've been scavenging for materials and finding discarded bits and bobs, including this small chink of soapstone … Continue reading Creative Blocks – Carving out an inspiration

Creative Block – Inspiration in unlikely places

With my last posting still whispering (more like a loud nagging) in my ears to get creative, I've been trying to take my quiet moments to see what's around me. Not just looking and not searching... letting myself see what presents itself. Of course something presented itself in the bathroom. If your reaction is "YUCK", … Continue reading Creative Block – Inspiration in unlikely places

Creative Block – Let Inspiration find you

I'm not complaining, but it's been a struggle to get creative lately; I have lists and post-its full of ideas, but just don't feel like making them happen. Well, that's not entirely true... I lack the motivation to make them happen. Instead, I find myself filling the creative emptiness with TV, retail therapy, reading (sadly, … Continue reading Creative Block – Let Inspiration find you

Artists draws hyper-realistic drawings using only a Bic pen

youtube.com/watch A good friend sent me this and I have already added it to my art resource library for teaching. As a bonus, the journalist mentions how much money this amazingly skilled artist can make, which would probably incentivize some of my more cynical teen students. But the teaching magic comes in the way she … Continue reading Artists draws hyper-realistic drawings using only a Bic pen

A little good news — about traditional crafts and sustainability

youtube.com/watch Watch this short, moving, fascinating, and illuminating video on how corks are made. Ever wonder if we are trying too hard to reinvent the wheel? I do! Traditional crafts had little to no choice about being sustainable! Wait until you get the number of corks these farmers produce daily and by hand!!!! We really … Continue reading A little good news — about traditional crafts and sustainability

A little good news — about the Pacific garbage patch

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/20000-pounds-of-trash-removed-from-pacific-garbage-patch/