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Case Study Futures Thinking

Author Groups to Thrive in 2030

Recently, I thought about writers and how the new technologies and social community might impact their ability to thrive in 2030. Looking at the historical changes to the profession, and then thinking about prospects into the future, I created 5 personas that have the capacity to thrive in the real and virtual worlds of the […]

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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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Journey

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 […]