Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Learn something new every day

For as long as I can remember I have reacted to new things I've read or seen with the line "You learn something new every day". So I decided recently to turn this common reaction into a regular, conscious, documented action.

As it was close to the end of 2008 it seemd like a good idea to do this for every day of 2009. The documentation method I've chosen is an altered book. I had an old Financial Accounting text book from my college days and it had an appropriate number of pages (640) to allow for some of the things I learn to be given a two-page spread.

After some paint work this is what the cover now looks like

and this is the title page

I plan to create the pages every day as I feel it will be a good thing to do some art work on a regular basis, something I don't find I'm doing at the moment. I also hope to upload them as I go, rather than do it in large chunks, which will be more effective time-wise as well. I have a feeling that it's going to be an interesting journey for me.

Roll on 2009!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Keith's blog

The best workshop I've been to was with Keith LoBue in Rockhampton last year. He's a fabulous artist who loves sharing his skills with others. His passion for using found objects in his artwork is captivating and inspiring. The best part of the workshop was that he taught us skills with handling and using tools that are truly invaluable. I will never abuse my cordless drill again.

He recently started a blog in which to share his creative process. It's at http://www.keithlobue.blogspot.com Check it out and you'll easily see his generousity of spirit.