February 2012

27 Feb

Altered Book Workshop at Blim

It was terrific to get back to teaching altered book workshops over the weekend. This time the class was hosted by Blim, an awesome multi-purpose creative space in Chinatown. It was fully booked with eight people in attendance, and once again everyone made really interesting work. I love sharing what I do, and it’s inspiring […]

22 Feb

More Paper Cut Designs

The paper cutting has continued, though I’ve slowed down a bit this week to concentrated on making a series of small collages. I owe a debt of gratitude to the Sketchbook Project for inspiring new work in a few different directions. These are my favourite recent designs, all of which were created on 9.75″ x […]

21 Feb

Seattle Art Road Trip

I went on a road trip to Seattle last Thursday with two friends who are also artists. The whole thing came about because the previous week I’d mentioned to said friends a show I wanted to see in Seattle, Morgan Brig at Patricia Rovzar Gallery. The next thing I knew we were going on an […]

15 Feb

The Completed Sketchbook Project: Thread and Surface

I put the finishing touches on my Sketchbook Project pages yesterday. I am pleased with how it’s all come together. It was a good place to explore new ideas around paper cutting and collage, and the whole thing has inspired new work. That’s exactly what a sketchbook is for. The theme I chose to work […]

14 Feb

Artist Interview: David Gowman

Today I present to you a most humourous interview with artist, David “Mr Fire-Man” Gowman. He’s a musician, gardener, and maker of horns, as well as a self-described class clown. I promise his words will make you laugh. Read on… Tell us about yourself: Today, in the third month of my 46th year, I find […]

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