I am very excited to share the creations that were made during CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS Pen Pals Project Session #3. Artists exchanged creations in a back and forth creative expression over 2 weeks. Participants were challenged to incorporate the theme of ‘Wayfinding’ and all interpretations of this. With only 24 to 48 hours as the turnaround goal, new concepts … Continue reading Creative Conversations Pen Pals Project
True, we are seeing indications of a resurgence in creative outputs across all forms of arts and culture now that many have found copious amounts of time to explore and apply themselves to their crafts. This is thanks to COVID-19 restrictions. By helping to keep eachother safe we have also supported a new wave of … Continue reading A Plague on Both Your Houses
I miss outdoor concerts and day trips to galleries in Toronto. This December, mostly I miss the murmurs of an audience and the dimming of the lights as players on a stage ready to perform a holiday show. Unfortunately for now ghost lights are all that can be found on darkened stages across the world, … Continue reading Coping & Resiliency – How did the Arts Community See Us Through Panic, Boredom and Personal Awakenings
Kurt Cobain, lead vocalist of the 90’s grunge band Nirvana, famously gave us this gem:“Thank you for the Trauma. I needed it for my art.”The long-term effects of creatively living in a traumatic world can linger and appear as scars on the body, mind, soul, and canvas.Many artists have struggled with early life trauma. Often, … Continue reading The Art World Needs You Too – Wrestling With Imposter Syndrome
I’m always hesitant to take on any type of culture statement art, for obvious reasons.
Discovering my heightened artistic nature came about like a happy little rainstorm after a long drought. 2009 I was newly single with a three-and-a-half-year-old and a whole lot of healing to get through. (This blog post contains many of my early unnamed artworks.) My son was off to his father’s every other weekend, leaving me … Continue reading Creatively Rest Your Mind and Free Your Spirit
A topic for all artists and those building professional art and cultural portfolios (and businesses) to consider: Am I working for free or is this volunteering? Far too many times have I listened to fellow arts and events workers, partners, and colleagues as they express concerning feelings after entering into seemingly awesome opportunities for experience … Continue reading Am I Working For Free or is this Volunteering?
The Real Deal With Throwing a Social Paint Class
They say that there are 5 Love Languages. They are Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch. Each one is an important expression and application of love. Learning and then understanding your partner’s, friend’s, and family member’s, as well as your own primary Love Languages will ensure the creation … Continue reading Art Is My Love Language
Here is my very fair but complex personal way of pricing art:
To begin, all you require is a rummage through your junk draw and a search through your craft supplies.
Be Whimsi is introducing a fun and fabulously messy new version of paint class! Come paint along with us and let your fingers and palms create the bulk of your painting. Long gone are the days when your preschool teacher would roll out a new piece of newsprint paper on a plastic classroom easel and … Continue reading Finger Painting is for Adults too!