I had fun on the weekend (in between bouts of severe endo pain) taking and editing some more map photos. I used Instagram and Camera+ on each of these images. (Did I mention how much fun this was?) One of the things I really love about maps – apart from their usefulness – is their [...]
Category Archives: art
I love children’s sidewalk chalk scribbles. I love the colours, the raw energy of the lines and forms, the joyous abandon of the images and messages (like “LOVE” and “Hi!” signed by scrawling first names). When I walk in my neighbourhood at night, I’m always on the look-out for new masterpieces. I especially enjoy meeting [...]
I’ve been spending so much time writing lately, I thought I’d put my visual art aside, but on the weekend I had the sudden urge to pull out one of my art journals and do some collaging. (I don’t think that’s a word, but anyhow.) Here’s a snapshot of my work area, gluing in progress. [...]
I told you I love maps. I was flipping through one of my art journals the other night, and photographed a few more details of maps from my art journal spreads.
I recently started a map pinboard on Pinterest. I was so excited and full of ideas about what I could put there, including some of my own art journal work, which sometimes includes collaged vintage maps. These are some Instagram photos of details from five different art journal spreads. (And yes, I’m going to pin [...]
I saw this image on Facebook Sunday morning. I wish I knew who’d originally created it, or who wrote the original list, because I’d love to credit them. But for now, I’ll just share what I think is a brilliant manifesto for artistic fulfillment: How to feel fulfilled as an artist Or, how to get [...]
I saw this post on a Google+ contact’s stream the other day, and was inspired to take a couple of photos of my creative space. The space tends to be pretty flexible, depending on what I’m working on. I have a folding table that I can set up if I want to do some extended [...]
I’m still thinking about this conversation about creativity that I had with Meg Wolfe on Google+. The gist: Why are people so self-conscious and blocked about their creativity? Possible answer: Maybe the commodification and commercialization of creative products has something to do with it. What do you think?
Speaking of my old high school, I recently photographed this section of a large mosaic that covers the west wall near the main entrance to the school. I loved this mosaic when I was a student. It was so unique, so funky, so retro-50s. I’m not even sure what this is supposed to represent. A [...]
One of my favorite neighbourhood walks takes me by the local elementary school, which sits beside a hockey arena. Sometime between when I went to high school (which is on the other side of the arena from the public school) and now, they have painted murals along the exterior cinder block wall of the arena [...]