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Working in Stages, Stage 2

This is about going back over the CVP class, and now starting a new series of paintings. This time I have 6 panels, some brand new, some with old paint. Also, using the Joan Fullerton “recipe to start” to get them in the same level/s at least to begin together. I started with a lot […]

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Encaustic printmaking: stenciling (pt 1)

I was interested in different types of applying encaustic to create a true fine art print. Stenciling (aka pochoir) is an acceptable method. So, how could this be used using encaustic paint? After reading about a few methods, I gave it a try with a paper peacock stencil. Above: Painting encaustic paint over the stencil. […]

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Encaustic Monotypes

what is it– Encaustic painting definition: A nice, straightforward definition is: “Encaustic painting is a mixed media technique that involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments have been added. The liquid/paste is then applied to a surface — usually prepared wood, although canvas and other materials are often used. The term is derived from […]

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5-point Jourdan Fortnight for Aug 31, 2019

Here is your dose of the brand-new “5-point Jourdan Fortnight,” a list of what we’re enjoying or musing. What we’re reading — Robin: Starting on my path to creating an app (you’ve been warned), I just finished book 1: “How to Code: A step-by-step guide to computer coding” by Max Wainewright. OK, I skipped the bot parts, […]

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Signals from the future: for the Week of August 20, 2019

BBC – Future – How the views of a few can determine a country’s fate Do you get the feeling that political debate is increasingly polarised? Certainly in the country where I live, the UK, politics appears to be at an impasse. But what if polarisation is entirely to be expected? And what if it […]

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Mokuhanga: a short week in Glen Arbor

Currently, I’m riding back from 3 days in Glen Arbor, Mi. I was in a 3-day mokuhanga workshop at the Glen Arbor Art Center. Reflecting on those days’ learning and experimenting with Mokuhanga (moku: wood + hanga: print). Linda Beeman was the exceptional teacher for the group of 6 of us. It was an outstanding […]

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The Power Of Doing Only One Thing

The article that shares its title with this post (see below) sparked something in me that had been brewing for some time. You might not know it, but I have 2 blogs. Yep 2. And I can barely get in the habit of keeping one going. So, what is it that I want? Neither is […]

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SFTF: Singularity 2: Practicing Exponential Foresight; getting started

I’m currently taking the 2nd Singularity University class. It builds on the first, which is great. I’m going to share some of what we’re doing with you all here. This should also help me remember what we did. The goal is to do some foresight on a Global Grand Challenge. First: choose a Global Grand […]

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Exploring: Artist Richard Diebenkorn

“Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating.”—John Cleese Currently, I’m looking at Richard Diebenkorn, (1922-1993) What he did (special): Diebenkorn is associated with the Bay Area art scene of the late  1950-60s. “Quintessentially Californian artist” (artnet.com) Where: lived mostly in the Pacific Coast area of North Ameica. Why: Diebenkorn’s overall style […]

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Glass Blowing

Robin Jourdan and Jo Clark and I took a drive down to the Toledo Glass Museum on Thursday evening. Robin and Jo had signed up for an introductory glass-blowing class, and I was along for the ride. Here are some of the images I took of them while they fused, rolled and blew into their […]