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This = That

I spent the morning getting very wet. I am working with an Elk hide to clean and use it for my art practice. I learned how to tan hides the Native way in 2000 and I continue to practice it. … Continue reading

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The closing of a chapter

I have completed the work for my Master’s degree over the past weekend. I began this ‘project’ in 2009 and thought two years looked like a very long stretch in front of me, but like most challenges the time when … Continue reading

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hunting for credentials

I will feel more comfortable holding my instructor’s position at the college once I have earned a Masters degree. I have been thinking about this for a while. Recently there was an ad in the Newspaper that caught the attention … Continue reading

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Kid’s Self Portraits

I meant to post these during the summer, but other things got in the way. These self-portraits were drawn by my kids during week long art lessons with Mom. It was interesting to see the progression.  I am not sure … Continue reading

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watch the birdie?

I thought I would let you in on the drawing process from my point of view. I have been experimenting with ways to document artistic process. This ‘.gif ‘ image cycles through several stages of a drawing I did using … Continue reading

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Today is the first day of the new semester. It always feels like a fresh start at the beginning of each term. I thought I was ready for this week, but I keep finding little tasks that I have forgotten. … Continue reading

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It feels so good to reach the end of something that you have worked so hard at. The fall semester is finished at the College where I teach. I have submitted final marks for everyone….my students, if you are reading … Continue reading

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The Path of Least Resistance

It is Sunday. A day of work for me. I keep Saturday as a day of rest (see commandment #4 in the 10 commandments). My whole family does, therefore Sunday becomes a day of work for us. Typically I spend … Continue reading

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are those choices that I am not good at making. I have an opportunity to teach an extra class at the College of New Caledonia this fall in the New Media Program, “Web I”. The problem is that I am … Continue reading

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waste not…

One of the assignments I had the ‘Design History’ students work on this semester yielded some interesting results. They were to find and present a controversial art or Design piece. That is where I was introduced to the Cloaca Machine. … Continue reading

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