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Art Futures Thinking Journey

From Novice to Expert (?)

I often wonder, especially when starting something seemingly new, or struggling with something that feels familiar – what does it take to achieve expertise, real intuitive comfort with a thing. I found this article https://www.nateliason.com/blog/become-expert-dreyfus from Nat Eliason, which is kind of interesting and in a way, kind of comforting. The expertise I’m seeking will […]

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–Thoughts–

What if we communicated to help others suffer less?

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In the Studio Journey

Finding Subtlety?

I did a small series of paintings and I am finding them really satisfying. They’ve been hanging in the great room and now I think I understand what it is that I like so much about them. They’re subtle. Yes, loud conversation, but a lot of complexity in the quiet conversation. The bottom 2 are […]

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On Hope

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” —Thich Nhat Hanh

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In the Studio

Experiment: Controls

This is a little experiment on variety and control – Element Variation Control DESIGN:   Design: -Shapes ()Type:(org/geo) / size / movement, rhythm / placement / depth / line+marks (indicate)    all same Value (wide, narrow, constrained)    same Color () chroma / harmony / saturation / temperature / value / complements (indicate)  chroma varies  all […]

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2020 Redesign?

Yep, I’ll keep this short and sweet. I’m redesigning the site. I’ve changed the priority of the site, and what I hope to feature. So, stay tuned, and enjoy the art. 🙂 With immense gratitude Robin

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Art In the Studio Mixed-up Media

Ending 2019

Context: What I’m working on The series “Ending 2019” is cleverly the last series for 2019. I learned a lot doing this series. And I hope re-training my eye for the kinds of designs I am personally drawn to, and now seem to be making. (is the training ever really *done*) The compositions/designs were taken […]

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Series October_19 Integration-1 Lessons

(Initially started Oct 2019) I finished a series of 7 panels. This is the first series since CVP 2019 ended; and really probably, the first real series in my history. I started with my own works, and lessons from some really excellent works that had something I really liked. And what resulted was surprising. And […]

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Series #4: Vocabulary 1

Taking some favorite bits from Series #3 (at bottom of this post), photographs, I started to play with different methods and tools to create them. The footprint or *loud conversation* was set, which let me focus on the how of the series. And include risk. Ha-haa Starting with the photos of the footprints, in black […]

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Going B/W to improve

This is about using a cool tool in my iPhone to improve an art journal spread. Seems like a lot of work for an art journal spread, but it’ll pay off in other exercises I’m thinking. So, I have this journal spread in BW (black and white) by using the black and white setting in […]