Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand. – Yeats

WHERE dips the rocky highland Of Sleuth Wood in the lake, There lies a leafy island Where flapping herons wake The drowsy water rats; There we’ve hid our faery vats, Full of berrys And of reddest stolen cherries. Come away, O human child!  To the waters and the wild  With a faery, hand in hand, …

A wise man once said that all human activity is a form of play. #Photoshoot

A wise man once said that all human activity is a form of play. And the highest form of play is the search for Truth, Beauty and Love. What more is needed? Should there be a ‘meaning’ as well, that will be a bonus? If we waste time looking for life’s meaning, we may have…

Josh Langston does D.W “Held in a spell… stabbed like a driven nail.” @darylswhite’s #porcupineology

Josh Langston of The Social Life models D.W Fashion. Designer: Daryl White Clothing creation & modification from recycled fabrics into original unique clothing pieces that are a reflection of major influences in pop culture, and also influenced by past – present – and future fashion market trends… He was always cold, but the land of gold…

We’ve gone national!!! #Vancouver to #Toronto. #wheatpaste #streetart

4 portraits were pasted by my team in Toronto this morning!  WOOT! Huge thank you to Matt and Owen: Matt’s reflection: So it was a pretty interesting experience. We were a bit nervous, mostly cause it was inside public domain and generally busy. But no one said anything besides a little kid who kept gasping…

English Dan PART 2: The Frida Tattoo, Granville Street #Tattoos, #Vancouver

Recall part 1: meeting English Dan I was so honored to have English Dan interpret my drawing of Baby Frida in a tattoo.  GLORIOUS! Again, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves: The inspiration: “I am in my nurse’s arms, with the face of a grownup woman and the body of a little girl, while milk…

Frida Kahlo d. July 13, 1954

I hope the departure is joyful and I hope never to return. – Frida Kahlo

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!

Sunday journal/ moments. Contradictions of ancestral stems.

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…

China Marker #Bowie and other portraits.

Oh, China Marker I doth love you so. It’s my medium of choice for my graphic novel.  When I die, bury me with a fresh china marker box and a pad of newsprint.  Then cremate me ’cause I’m claustrophobic. Here are some samples from this week’s China Marker portraits. See: Jacqueline Portrait #wheatpasting

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….

Doodle Therapy.

I find it very relaxing to doodle.  Full journal page doodles.  Try it.  It’s healing.  Stops the noises in the mind. Guest doodler today is Maryellen Groundwater: —

“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

Part 17 daily journal workshop. ALTER: to make different without changing into something else #arttherapy

Daily Journal Workshop: Part 1 JUST WRITE Part 2 DRAW OUT THE WORDS Part 3 HEART Part 4 SPILL OUT COLLAGE Part 5 NAKED SCREAM Part 6 INVITE ALTER STRETCH EXTEND Part 7 ARISE AROSE IN 3’S Part 8 SELF-PORTRAIT. HUMAN Part 9 WORD CRAZY QUILT Part 10 VINTAGE WORKOUT Part 11 GESTURE DRAWING Part…

Part 15 daily journal workshop. GUEST SPEAKER. #arttherapy

Daily Journal Workshop: Part 1 JUST WRITE Part 2 DRAW OUT THE WORDS Part 3 HEART Part 4 SPILL OUT COLLAGE Part 5 NAKED SCREAM Part 6 INVITE ALTER STRETCH EXTEND Part 7 ARISE AROSE IN 3’S Part 8 SELF-PORTRAIT. HUMAN Part 9 WORD CRAZY QUILT Part 10 VINTAGE WORKOUT Part 11 GESTURE DRAWING Part…

Part 5 daily journal workshop. NAKED SCREAM. #arttherapy

Recall: Part 1 JUST WRITE Part 2 DRAW OUT THE WORDS Part 3 HEART Part 4 SPILL OUT COLLAGE Now that we have connected with ourselves in parts 1-3 and let it all out in part 4, it’s time to focus inward to the painful part, sit with it, then scream it out nakedly. Close…

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.

Maturity in youth- the profound art of Maryellen #youthartisan #arttherapy

Young artist, Maryellen Groundwater, shows a maturity and mastery that is profound.  I am honored to play a small role in her artistic development.   As I write on my ETSY site where you can buy her piece “Flowers”, she uses her art not only for creative expression, but for dealing with anxiety. Her quiet demeanour…