Tag Archives: artistic

something I wanted to do

I first heard about Reckless Painting guest blog from Julia Weisser, Montréal, QC …from my friend Brenda. I was visiting Vancouver and sharing my latest career plan with her: to start a private practice (I’m a social worker) focusing on … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas – Get Painting!

Know someone who could use some time & space for painting? Give them the gift of Reckless Painting! Call up to register your friend, co-worker or family member in need of some creative bolstering and then print out this coupon. … Continue reading

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The Poetics of Spam

Sometimes spam can be fun. I don’t know who is composing these, but I’ve begun collecting the artistic poetry of the unknown & unwashed: thank you for your picturesque English-speak. All of the following are direct emails – no editing … Continue reading

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WalkAround Face

An activity from Reckless Painting for collaborative “art making”. This activity was also completed using magic markers – at a UBC Adult Education class March 2013);

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Development of Creativity – by Letting Go

A recent tweet/re-tweet led me to a very complicated article about creativity.* Luckily, another link led to something a bit more tangible; Development of creativity. I’ve always had a great interest in “creativity” and how it can sometimes be out … Continue reading

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eightandahalfbyeleven

8 1/2″ x 11″ It seems that standard paper sizes are too much around us. Just as the parking and movement of cars shape our buildings and cities, the 8 1/2 by 11 of the printer & photocopier shape the … Continue reading

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I am here to …get out of my head!

One of the lead-off activities in a Reckless Painting class is to ask a few anonymous questions of participants. As the title suggests, it is worth getting an idea of why these people have signed up. In this current session, … Continue reading

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if you can walk…

If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing.* If you can hold a brush, you can apply paint to the sheet. What an interesting saying. I’ve always believed that it’s addressing the unspoken ‘well’ usually accompanying people’s guarded … Continue reading

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we paint on each other’s work

People aren’t all that sure what they can expect at a Reckless Painting class – and actually, that’s not a bad thing. Although a lot of what goes on is designed to distract the mind from ‘general predictability’, one thing … Continue reading

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