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Wow! That was NOT easy!

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Wow! That was NOT easy!

Brain Strain: My theory about my own intelligence was tested this past fall/winter when I embarked upon “Introduction to Psychology” at York University. This was the entry level course in my quest to become an art therapist. Bending my artist’s brain around science was quite a challenge. It turns out that language and logic reside in the left side of our brains; apparently mine has quite a few cobwebs. Like most artists, I spend a lot of time hanging out in the right side of my brain; the abstract, happy, visual side. I'm quite comfortable there; the furniture is well...

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Big Thoughts Before A Big Show

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Big Thoughts Before A Big Show

In two weeks, I will be participating in the Artist Project, my first and biggest commercial art show. I liken it to the One Of A Kind Show, except it's specifically for fine art. I'm excited to take this on and am anticipating it to be a positive, enriching, career-affirming experience. The thing with big firsts, is that they are often accompanied by big thoughts, you know? The kind that make you take stock of your life. This past year, I have experienced great gains like this one, but also great loss, including the passing of my father. It's funny...

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Bursting Out Of The Creative Bubble And Getting Out There!

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Bursting Out Of The Creative Bubble And Getting Out There!

After an exhilarating but exhausting year exhibiting and painting, I am looking forward to a rest with my family this holiday season. I am having loads of fun turning my painting ideas into functional design. But as much fun as that is, there are some days when I feel as if I'm spinning my wheels. On those overwhelming days when I would rather curl-up on the couch and watch Netflix, I ask myself "Why am I doing this?" and then I think "Oh yeah, because I can't NOT do this!".   Creating the art is the fun part; selling it, well...that presents...

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