MY TWO FAVORITE, ‘MUST-HAVE’ DRAWING MATERIALS

So you have the basic materials;-A Graphite Pencil (HB, B, 2B, etc.) -An eraser-A sharpener, and -Paper, or a sketchpad​I want to tell you about two additional drawing materials I can’t function without! As art materials have evolved and expanded over the years, there is so much more available to artists now, than when I was younger. I […]

WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE ART WITH YOUR KIDS

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Take a little time off, it doesn’t have to be long and make art with your children.​This can be ANYTHING creative to do together.  Yesterday, I took out some air-drying clay, (yes, I have things like that stored for days like this in my art stash studio) we rolled it out evenly with a baking […]

ART FOR DEPLETION

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My student, Tamara sent me a fantastic blog by David Lapin. He speaks about fatigue vs depletion. David says, “Fatigue is when a muscle or the mind has been used almost to the point of failure and it requires rest to recuperate. Contrastingly, depletion is when our inner resources of energy have been drained—and this […]

WHEN YOU BECOME A PHOTOGRAPH

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Time stood still the second I ran through the doorway & into my mother’s bedroom.​I could hear my feet hitting the floor while I was running & my own heartbeat in my throat. The air had a hum about it, I can’t explain how surreal it all felt. It was silent all around as though the […]

LINGERIE AND LICORICE

I believe I was in grade two when our teacher went through the class alphabetically and asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. I remember answering, I’d be a teacher.  As I got older, I decided, I’d like to be in the arts, a profession like my dad. (He was a signwriter)  My […]

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