Tag Archives: art

Twitter for Artists

Or should I say twartists? Back in the 90’s, it was a great thing for artists to showcase their work in an online gallery. I had my first website designed in 1994 and was mighty proud of it. These days, linking a website or blog to the social … Continue reading


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Bellycast with Orchids

I love painting on surfaces other than canvas … that’s one reason why I enjoy creating bellycasts. Many pregnant women treasure this special time in their life and wish to preserve the ‘shape’ of their belly with child. The title … Continue reading

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My New Online Art Gallery

A fresh new look for an artist’s website is just as important as the occasional living room makeover. If you sit on the same sofa for 10 years, it may become a bit worn and in need of a new cover, to say the … Continue reading

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Calling all Scribblers!

Over the years, I have encountered a number of individuals who were convinced that their drawing skills are limited to stick people. But I have never met a soul who could not scribble or doodle. Well, drawing starts by taking a line for a walk — having fun … Continue reading

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Creativity in Education

When young children are provided with paint and paper, they will eagerly dip the brushes into the pigment and fly with their imagination. Some years back, I visited a grade one classroom where I taught an enthusiastic group how to mix … Continue reading

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Art Speaks Volumes …

and Franke James can tell you why! It just so happens that Franke is very passionate about the environment, as we all should be. Global warming is a term I did not grow up with, but for today’s youth, it’s … Continue reading

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Lifelong Learners with an Artistic Mind

There are many useful sites one can find ‘tips for installing the habit of lifelong learning’ and definitions for such state of mind. I’d like to write about my own list of lifelong learning habits for the artsy crowd. So … Continue reading

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Franke James Has Six Great Tools

Franke’s tools aren’t the usual ‘home improvement’ equipment like hammer and nails. The Toronto based artist and activist is committed to ‘bothering our green conscience’ by using her wit and imagination. ‘Going Green’ is a hot topic in education these days. Every school has a ‘Green Team’ … Continue reading

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