A Rose By Any Other Name…

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Shakespeare penned these famous lines as spoken by Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet.” She is saying that what someone is named or called is meaningless. She loves Romeo, who is a “Montague,” for who he is himself, […]

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Making the Roly-Poly Pod Ball, Part 1

Polymer is such a fun material with which to work. While it lends itself to many different forms, such as jewellery, small functional objects such as boxes and small bowls, veneers to cover things and so on, I am excited to explore the possibilities of sculpture. Unique challenges arise that are interesting and even frustrating […]

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Creativity and Clutter

If you’re like me, you’re fascinated by other artists’ studio spaces. I think you can learn quite a bit about an artist from their workspace. For instance, some artists seem to thrive in, shall I say, “messy” environments, whereas others (and I count myself among them) need to have fairly neat and tidy spaces. So […]

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Harlequin Emerging—Process Behind the Painting, Part 1

I’m drawn to decorative and ornamental art. I love the work of Gustav Klimt (who doesn’t?), medieval illustrated books, the Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionists, Moroccan tiles, actually almost anything with colour and pattern! I also love the theatricality of grand opera and the fun of Commedia dell’Arte. If you’re not familiar with Commedia dell’Arte, also known as […]

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