Happy Valentines Day to You and Yourself!

Whether you have [a] significant other[s] or not, it’s always important to be sweet to yourself. Happy Valentines Day to You and Yourself.






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Bird Doodles




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Sleepy Salmon Doodles


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That Rain

It’s that time of year when everything is so dark and grey and damp.


But that darkness and greyness and dampness gives life to everything we hold dear here.

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“The ubiquitous 1:√2 relationship is fundamental to the design of Islamic floor mosaic as well as to the form and proportions of the honey bee.” – Robert Lawlor, Sacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice 

I haven’t found any other sources to confirm this, but it’s a nice idea anyhow.

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“Are Those Eyeballs?” Shushing the Inner Editor

Art school is wonderful, but it can train the inner editor to become a screaming red-faced drill-sergeant. This inner editor paralyses gesture, squashes creativity, and inhibits intuition. So this morning, I attempted to calm it a little…


Cells, pulsars, rings of life, circles of life, interconnectedness, geodes, space travel….

Choose the ink that calls you. Don’t overthink it. Let your mind be loose. Let your hand be loose. Let your eyes be loose.

Don’t worry if it’s been done before.  Don’t worry if those three blog-followers think it sucks.

This practice is about process, not product.

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Snakes and Lilies

Last year I assigned a grade twelve art class a design-a-tattoo warm-up assignment, partly with the intention of having the students investigate the symbolism and imagery associated with our names, birthdays, and birth places

My origins are associated with imagery that is both elegant and venomous. What does that say about me? (Eek.)


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