Monthly Archives: September 2015

Picture Perfect

An application for an artist in residence program has put me in a contemplative mood. I hope you’ll bear with me, as this is a longer post than usual: it’s an account of an outdoor project I undertook some years ago. … Continue reading

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I have no discipline

When I was at high school, students were encouraged to find their path in life from a very early age. Career presentations began when I was fourteen, the same year we were asked to narrow down our academic choices. By sixteen, … Continue reading

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On Love. And Pigs. And Artistic Differences.

Yesterday, my boy started work on a new painting – acrylic on canvas. When he started to paint interlocking rectangles, I praised his work and expected him to be proud. Instead he sounded discouraged, “But it was your idea first.” It’s true, … Continue reading

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What are you painting?

When an adult notices that a child is drawing, it’s second nature to ask, “what are you drawing?” It just seems so obvious to our grown-up brains that a child has picked up a pencil to create an aspect of … Continue reading

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