A Vision for 2019

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

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Short-staffed RCMP look at lifting ban on recruits with criminal records | CBC News

The RCMP are taking a radical look at their recruitment strategy — including the possibility of ditching credit checks and allowing people with criminal backgrounds in — to help them rebuild their depleted ranks. — Read on http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rcmp-recruitment-gender-1.4954015 Wow! This got my imagination going in all directions! Something about this feels connected to the fundamental … Continue reading Short-staffed RCMP look at lifting ban on recruits with criminal records | CBC News

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #397 – Paper Shadows #7

Paper Shadows #7 Mutterings of the Muses: Painting white on black is very rewarding. Especially when the paper is wet, the colours don't completely bleed into each other, and they are easier to blend, create shadows, and highlights. These two figures seam to be standing in a sense of confusion. Maybe that's just me projecting … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #397 – Paper Shadows #7

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #395 – Paper Shadows #3

Paper Shadows #3 Mutterings of the Muses: Memories sometimes appear like a figment at the corner of your eye. Faint, shimmering afterthoughts of what might have been. Sometimes, I wonder if they are spirit guides watching over us. Have these two become attached in a common pursuit? Are they the etherial embodiments of good friends’ … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #395 – Paper Shadows #3

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #391 – Him & Her

Him & Her Mutterings of the Muses: I've been experimenting with paint on paper, allowing the paper to get waterlogged and then letting the paint go where it wants, with a little guidance. I'm working on the pictures a little, and this is the result of photo-manipulation. I have yet to decide if I want … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #391 – Him & Her

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #390 – The Deed Is Done

The Deed Is Done Mutterings of the Muses: Filled with remorse, sincere or otherwise, this little devil rests it's weary head and resigns itself to the outcome of it's actions. But, is this really an expression of remorse, regret, or relief? Like all these creatures, their true feelings and intentions remain uncertain to the viewer. … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #390 – The Deed Is Done

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #389 – Are You Kidding?

Are You Kidding? Mutterings of the Muses: The hat conceals the true identity of this jester. Is he hiding his halo, or his horns? Maybe this is the duality of all jesters. I realize that I omitted the mouth and this might be what has increased the ambiguity of the jester’s intent. In revisiting this … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #389 – Are You Kidding?

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #11: Strange Friends #1

Strange Friends #1:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. At a period where I was rediscovering Jean-Michel Basquiat and finding remarkable similarities to some very strange sources for his paintings. I allowed myself to let go and let the ton of images in my head blend together. I … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #11: Strange Friends #1

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #10: The Reluctant Handshake

The Reluctant Handshake:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. If you pay attention to the expression on his face, you can see sadness and a little anger. he is extending his hand for help, but is frustrated by feeling unworthy of it. The fish is at his back, … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #10: The Reluctant Handshake

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #9: The Air Guitarist

The Air Guitarist: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. I was a little stuck creatively at this point and borrowed images from older drawings, then started to play by combining seemingly unrelated components together. I’d like to tell you the fish has a great significance to the guitarist, … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #9: The Air Guitarist