One: Advent

Advent is a time of preparation. Christians believe God came in human form, born in a manger, helpless and dependent. My Christmas card this year symbolizes this gift. The gift of incarnation has had theologians stumped for about two thousand years. A few mystics and side-lined thinkers have provided some insight into the mystery. They […]

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One: Archiving

Archiving one’s work ranks as one of the most important aspects in the life of a professional artist. Over the years I have discovered some practices which reduce the time needed for this chore. As I deal with various materials and supports, the tricks vary somewhat. Taking photos In the beginning I tried to follow […]

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One: Organisation

Organisation is essential for good teaching and teaching has not been part of my repertoire for a while. CAVA asked me to provide a workshop “Techniques pour média mixtes” on October 27th. To tell the truth, I was nervous. Organisation is essential Organisation is a top priority. Stumbling through lists of materials, trying to decide […]

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One: Challenge

So, I got the challenge all wrong. What I understood meant one painting a day for thirty days. Consequently, I started early. Managing the challenge Preparing the paper, I tore it into eight by eight-inch pieces. I prefer ragged edges. Several panels of quarter-inch plywood which I use for drawing boards, graced the table. Taking […]

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One: Pathways

Restlessly we seek that which might satisfy our hunger. Many pathways lead upward yet we cannot see the whole distance. Beyond the top of the hill or around the corner remains a mystery. Imperfect pathways Some pathways are safer than others. Occasionally they are blocked. Every path can, however, by dangerous. Earthquakes or falling rocks […]

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One: interference

Running interference is the name of the game these days. I must admit I enjoy the challenge. Instead of going into overwhelm I have taken on the task of too many projects within too short a deadline and wondering how much I will accomplish. Exciting stuff! Secretly I wish to accomplish everything, while my negative […]

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