Research

happiness is… research note #13

Two more thoughts about working with materials:

Sometimes they are dazzling and fun to look at, even in the early stages of production.

Parts of a flag-to-be; cut.

Parts of a flag-to-be; cut.

Parts of a flag-to-be; wrapped seams readied for pressing.

Parts of a flag-to-be; wrapped seams readied for pressing.

It gets better.

Sometimes the patterns remind you of artworks by friends, what begins as a material revelation becomes an opportunity for relatedness—connecting or re-connecting with like-minded others.

Detail, painting by Chris Duncan. Photo: Klea McKenna. // Source: InTheMake.com

Detail, painting by Chris Duncan // Source: InTheMake.com

Detail, paint stack by Leah Rosenberg. Photo: Klea McKenna. // Source: InTheMake.com.

Detail, paint stack by Leah Rosenberg. Photo: Klea McKenna. // Source: InTheMake.com.

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Art & Development

another joy of teaching

M and I were talking about sharing knowledge; he teaches design and I teach drawing/mixed media at the ASUC Art Studio. We both love to encourage our students to be extreme in their embrace of tools and techniques. He articulated one of my new favorite pedagogical mottoes:

This is the level of nerdiness you should aspire to

The pocket in the back of my Moleskin sketchbook has finally found its true calling: home to an ultra-precise metal triangle.

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