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 artists and other creative souls. I also told her how I planned to run workshops …

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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. Easy AND creative!

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 has been attempted. They make me stop and ponder the many meanings – join me: …

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walkaround FACE

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);

reckless painting - not 8.5x11

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 dimension of many workspaces and bookshelves. (A4 outside Canada & the US.) It can be …

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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 responses to creative pursuits; i.e. I can’t dance …well. I can’t sing …on key. I …

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