Daphne

I spent a very peaceful weekend painting the nymph Daphne. This initially began as a simple sketch of a girl on which I had mistakenly drawn awkward and grotesque looking hands. I scratched out the hands and for some reason I don’t remember, drew a leaf over to hide it. This eventually led to her…

Verse Art

Because our school is so small, not all junior high students are able to take art. In fact, there is only room for a couple of grade 9 students and the rest is reserved for high school. This leaves my grade 7s and 8s itching for any opportunity to draw or work with their hands.…

Self Portraits

I can hardly believe this year is coming to an end! It is incredible how much has happened since day one in September. I’ve discovered that I quite enjoy teaching art.There’s something so calming and relaxing about art that it just seems to suit my personality and teaching style better than other courses I’ve taught.…

Why Autumn is Awesome

I went to the farmer’s market today with a dear friend and we ate all sorts of delightful foods. We had meat pies, galettes, homemade potato chips, pumpkin fudge, Saskatoon berry pie, and we downed it all with a hearty dose of freshly squeezed carrot apple juice. Mmm! As we walked around the market, we…