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Friday Night Flicks: Calligraffiti — el Seed, Rajat Bhele, and Tubs

This week I am posting three short videos, giving you a chance to compare large works by three different calligraffiti artists. The style of each artist is quite distinct.         You could try your hand at a little lettering this weekend, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Wonderland Book

Today’s flick is really just a long advertisement for a photo book, but what a book it is! Apparently I missed it going viral last year, so you may already have seen at least some of the images.     Kirsty … Continue reading

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Pencils and The Persistence of Hope

I am still finishing work for my exhibition, Bookish, which opens at Gallery on the Greens in Saskatoon on November 1, 2016. I will post the press release later this week when it goes out, but for now here’s a … Continue reading

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dot / dash 2

As mentioned last Sunday, I have been working on a book with the theme dot / dash. Things progressed a little farther this week: I have folded the base for a flag book (I won’t show a picture as it is … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Nature of Language

A number of contemporary artists use lettering in one form or other in their paintings. It is not a particularly new thing. Recent calligraphic paintings can trace their roots back to the late 1960s and early 1970s. Their predecessors are … Continue reading

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Slightly Foxed —but still desirable

When I began to read as a child, I had a favourite uncle who always gave me a book for Christmas. I am not sure whether he gave me books because he was my favourite uncle, or if he was my favourite uncle … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Self-doubt and Vincent

Tomorrow is the final day of the Dimensions exhibition (including my work In Winter) at the Affinity Gallery in Saskatoon, so I thought I would share a couple of videos about being an artist. Most people who are not artists have little … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Design at Christmas

I will be attending the Saskatoon opening of the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s Dimensions 2015 exhibition this evening. Since the works in the show were all created by designer/makers, I thought some design videos would be appropriate today. Because it is … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Mini Teatr

The city I live very close to is trying to become a big city. Fortunately it has not realised that goal yet! Because, when it does, there will be serious traffic jams. And what better opportunity to promote your puppet … Continue reading

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You Can’t See The Forest … Part Two

I ended last Sunday’s post with this image, and a promise to tell you more.

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