Beauty in the deterioration, in the static, in the anticipation. #wheatpaste #streetart

Walking through our “gallery lane” in the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver, it’s beautiful to see which pieces remain untouched and which are changing. I haven’t revisited our pieces in the West End yet.  I’ll be curious if different neighborhoods have different lifespans. Some samplings of check-ins: Prepping new pieces: See also: China Marker Bowie and other…

Something this fun has got to be illegal! #wheatpaste #streetart #westend

Huge thank you to Nancy Kirkpatrick, Maryellen Groundwater, Megan Low and Dustin Whymark for a beautiful day! The Social Life Is it GUERILLA ART if you’re openly squealing with laughter?! Captured moments:  

“Once it’s up, let it go.” #wheatpaste #streetart #downtowneastside

Most of the pieces remain untouched, even after several weeks, even after a year. But some have been altered…  … so we added back. And we added more. Maryellen cutting out my Dead Bird series Patti Graphic Novel Stay tuned for Pride 2012 Wheatpaste Campaign!

This is how we do it! #wheatpaste #streetart #downtowneastside

See also: China Marker Bowie and other portraits Portrait: Jacqueline Latest updates Start with a drawing: Cut it out: Add detail: Find the right spot: An assortment of delicious moments from the past week: —

Latest updates from our #wheatpaste (aka Marxist glue) #streetart blitz, #downtowneastside.

Wheatpaste (also known as Marxist glue, or simply paste) is a liquid adhesive made from vegetable starch and water. It has been used since ancient times for various arts and crafts such as book binding, decoupage, collage, and papier-mâché. It is also made for the purpose of adhering paper posters to walls and other surfaces (often in graffiti). Closely resembling wallpaper paste, it is often made by mixing roughly equal portions of flour and…

PORTRAIT: Jacqueline. #photography #drawing #wheatpaste #streetart #downtowneastside

Glorious day with my students and colleague, Nancy Kirkpatrick, at Intersections Media Opportunities for Youth Society!  Lots of projects in the works that we’ll be sharing shortly. But for now… Part of our day was spent on a photoshoot and I was so inspired by the photos of Jacqueline that I just had to draw her….

ANTICIPATION. #Journaling exercise PART 1 #arttherapy

I’m developing a journal exercise around anticipation.  I was moved to do it a. as I was struck this week by my father’s aging and b. as I was watching my students courageously tackle exercises thrown at them during a voiceover studio field trip. For Part 1, I’d like you to write about the words:…

“Creative activity could be described as…” An afternoon of art. #wherewecreate

Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. – Arthur Koestler

CHAD. Whiteboard series by Eric Wright.

Introducing “Chad” by Vancouver artist, Eric Wright I was so inspired that I HAD to make a sock version: I am so excited to watch Eric’s artistic path unfold!  Stay tuned!

An afternoon of new connections with @BeautyNight!

I was honored and delighted today to meet with Caroline MacGillivray, founder and executive director of Beauty Night. Beauty Night builds self esteem and changes lives of women and youth living in poverty through 3 streams of programming: wellness, life skills development and makeovers. They believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and…

Scenes from an art room… #wherewecreate

Guest speaker in my journal today is Richard MacMillan: Written March 29, 2012 on our last day for Session 4 at Intersections Media

Weekly artist series: Week 9 Part 3 of 3 SUE COE: Portrait of Truth. Who do you celebrate? I celebrate Sabrina.

Week 9 Part 3 Sue Coe What draws me to Sue Coe’s work is the freedom in her truth telling.  Her technique reflects the message and there is an ease to how she produces her work while at the same time she hammers her message home.  She is her art. — From Americans Who Tell the…

Drawing people together through drawing. A cozy morning at @YouthCO drop-in

I had a great morning yesterday volunteering at YouthCO teaching principals of drawing during their drop-in session!  Thanks everyone for making it a beautiful morning of dialogue, laughter, drawing and sharing!

Pages 15-19 The Sketchbook Project 2012! @arthouse Theme: #HOPE

I chose the theme: HOPE.  Besides my own journal entries and drawings, I am including drawings by my art therapy students. The Sketchbook Project 2012 To see pages 1-8 go to LINK To see pages 9-14 go to LINK [click on images for larger view] August 25-26, 2011 That was all a man needed: hope. It was…

Pages 9-14 The Sketchbook Project 2012! @arthouse Theme: #HOPE

I chose the theme: HOPE.  Besides my own journal entries and drawings, I am including drawings by my art therapy students. The Sketchbook Project 2012 To see pages 1-8 go to LINK [click on images for larger view] Pages 9-10 August 17, 2011 (includes Alicia and Miko) Pages 11-12 August 18 and 20 , 2011 (features Roar)…

Pages 1-8 The Sketchbook Project 2012! @arthouse Theme: #HOPE

I chose the theme: HOPE.  Besides my own journal entries and drawings, I am including drawings by my art therapy students. Recall I participated in The Sketchbook Project 2011 and chose the theme And Then There Was None.  You can view that sketchbook online. The Sketchbook Project 2012 [click on image for larger view] Pages 1-2 August 6, 2011  …

Maryellen.

I am so blessed to call this young woman a student and a friend.  EXTRAORDINARY talent.  Keep an eye on her career.  I am so excited to see where she goes next! Portrait in Pencil of Maryellen Groundwater.

Sometimes I need to remind myself that self-celebration is a good thing… #testimonials

  It has been an incredible pleasure to watch Katarina work with our youth, some of which were the more difficult youth to manage… She has an amazing rapport with all the kids and staff alike.  In all my years in corrections I have never witnessed an individual with such a powerful connection with the…

Kat’s portrait tutorial PARTS 6 to 8: Final project! #arttherapy

Recall: PART 1: DOODLE WITH RED OR ORANGE Recall: PART 2: DRAW WITH YOUR NON-DOMINANT HAND Recall: PART 3: DRAW WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED Recall: PART 4: EYES, NOSE, MOUTH Recall: PART 5: FULL PAGE, CLOSEUP This project was designed for my drawing workshop at this year’s Savary Island Art Trip for youth (12 young women, 4 female staff and…

The paintings of Alicia Love- fierce young talent ready for the world! #youthart #arttherapy

TO PURCHASE SPECIFIC WORK BY ALICIA YOU SEE HERE, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT: Email — I have written about Alicia Love before: INTRODUCING ALICIA LOVE THE MAGNIFICENT EYE-BIRDS OF ALICIA NEW WORK BY ALICIA LOVE Today we did a photo-shoot of her current catalogue!  (Click on the images for larger views.) Just as she was an integral…

Post-mortem findings after art event: POSITIVE! Here’s a taste!

THE EVENT.  WOW. Truly an interactive night that included EVERYBODY in the creative process– the artist (me), the youth, the hosts, the helpers, the venue, the staff, the food, the drinks, the photographers, the filmographer AND the subjects and  attendees who all were artists!!!  And of course the beneficiaries! I want to develop this concept further and…

ART HAIRAPY June 26th! Apprentice-soiree/ interactive portrait event! @SukisSalon

In partnership with SUKI’s, and hosted by Chad Francouer , my Sunday June 26, 2011 interactive art event: Art Hairapy at Suki’s on 16th and Granville, Vancouver BC! The night is combined with Suki’s annual apprentice soirée and will feature a hair show, DJ, bar, live body painting etc!  The hair show starts at 6:30! Finish portraits of the fabulous stylists at Suki’s…

Teaser #2 for June 23 interactive art event “heroes with heART.” Poster features @annatfabulous

The original pencil drawing of Anna T Fabulous (11″ x 17″ on acid-free bristol board ) will be raffled off at the event! The interactive part of the evening will feature portraits of heroes with heART- I start the portraits, you finish them with the subject!  The finished portraits will be donated to Vancouver Friends…

Introducing the beautiful work of young artist, Alicia Love

I originally introduced Alicia Love on my art therapy site.  Go to: THE MAGNIFICENT EYE-BIRDS OF ALICIA.  Alicia is one of my pilot project students for my YOUTH ARTISANS site on ETSY. Alicia stands out amongst all the talented young artists that I have worked with. She has a unique and natural approach to her…

Today’s #streetart on index cards. #Vancouver

    Street art is more about interacting with the audience on the street and the people, the masses…  It’s an open society. – Faile (see link) RECOMMENDED: PEACE & NOISE FRIDA KAHLO STREET ART

A very private piece finished by you in a very public way. An artwork’s 4 year journey. #grief #Frida #Camille

Recall my March 5 post: This piece is a love letter to my dear dance partner and friend (dancer/artist/scientist) Claudia Camille, who died in 2007…  Claudia and I are portrayed in our roles we played so often: me in grief as Frida Kahlo, Claudia stoic and determined as Camille Claudel… Her reasons for leaving were profound…

10 minute 6B pencil portrait on yellow legal paper: “Miko”

…meanings women will bring with them to the walls… #GraffitiWomen #streetart #MissVan

Graffiti Women, Nicholas Ganz (Abrams NY, 2006) Female writers have always been in the vanguard of the graffiti movement, though often shunted to the sidelines by their male counterparts. This exhaustive volume places them front and center, featuring 1,000 full-color illustrations from some of the world’s most prominent artists, including Brazil’s Nina, Japan’s Sasu, Mexico’s…