March 30, 2010
I’m putting together a slide show tonight for an artist lecture I’m giving tomorrow at the Monastery. No, the slide above won’t be in it; that’s just something I found in Peter’s office, part of a donated collection.
Posted by jodi on March 30, 2010 at 7.12pm
March 29, 2010
It seems impossible to have come this far already, but my time at Nipissing is almost over: classes end this week, and because fine arts studio courses don’t have a slot in the exam schedule, the last class of the semester is given over to the final critique. It’s almost over but for the very large task of grading portfolios and documenting work.
Here are a few of my life drawing students’ completed second-to-last projects, a two-week drawing using the skeleton and the figure. They had a week to work on the skeleton drawing, building it up with mixed media, before adding in the model the second week. I didn’t plan the pose to help them integrate it with how they’d drawing the skeleton, so they had to figure out for themselves how to make the drawings successful. Some of them chose to make the figures literal and solid while others allowed the two forms to move in and out of one another more fluidly; below are examples of both approaches.Their final project, a similar two-week drawing with two figures, is due this afternoon in our final critique.
Posted by jodi on March 29, 2010 at 9.27am
March 28, 2010
I’m having a lot of fun with this little Digital Harinezumi camera. Below are three videos from a day of travel. The camera records sound but I prefer to take the sound out; it’s more dreamy that way.
Taking off from Windsor Airport:
Taking off from Pearson Airport:
Coming in for landing in North Bay (that’s Trout Lake at the beginning, with most of the ice still intact although it’s been an unusually warm and early spring):
Posted by jodi on March 28, 2010 at 8.34pm
March 27, 2010
Other than the sewage drainage work across from Louis Ave. (that’s the big long pile of dirt) and the planned new bandshell stage (work for which hasn’t started yet), we don’t really know what’s going on along the waterfront with all this construction. It had better be good, as it’s looking like the bike path might be closed for a while, just when the weather’s getting to be pleasant enough to ride in.
Taken with the Zumi, looking out the car window.
Posted by jodi on March 27, 2010 at 9.05am
March 26, 2010
A few of my students’ first colour linocuts from earlier in the semester. These are printed by hand with a baren and spoon, and are a combination of reduction and multi-block (they were given two blocks to work with and had to do a minimum of five press runs).
Posted by jodi on March 26, 2010 at 8.44pm
March 24, 2010
First video taken with the Harinezumi digital: driving from North Bay to Windsor. It starts out a bit slow, but it’s worth the wait for the magic that happens when we pass the truck full of cars.
Posted by jodi on March 24, 2010 at 9.38pm
March 23, 2010
I started something new. No, the socks aren’t finished. Shut up!
Posted by jodi on March 23, 2010 at 6.12pm
March 22, 2010
The ice isn’t off the pond yet, but the snow person has long since disappeared.
Posted by jodi on March 22, 2010 at 6.12pm
March 21, 2010
Posted by jodi on March 21, 2010 at 10.24pm
March 20, 2010
Posted by jodi on March 20, 2010 at 6.29pm