Friday, June 9, 2017

Oh grow up.

thinking about growing - in studies, friendships, skills - in a 2-minute free for all:

Or playing with watercolors on an art paper postcard:
Start with a few water marks and scribbles
And a few more color washes to see what could happen.

Put in some marker lines ...
And before you know it, you have a view.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A half-week of words and edits

Teaching is energizing
and tiring.

Editing teaches
but it also drains.

Quick sketches
capture it all.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Visual journal - Singapore: teaching week1

Every day that I've been teaching in Singapore, I've done a quick (2-10 minute) page with really dreadful oil pastels. The colors are an uninspiring student grade, the texture is not great, and the paper is cheap.

But it's fun to play, if only for a few minutes at the end of the day. When you paint quickly, without thought, your hands and eyes tell your heart how it is feeling. It's not great art but more like a dip in the pond to refresh before bedtime.