Processes

Filigree Workshop + Hang Thursdays  + In Print
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Filigree Workshop + Hang Thursdays + In Print

The thing I said I wouldn’t teach online For a Limited Time Only In this special, online workshop hosted by the Craft Guild of Dallas, Victoria will demystify the technique of Russian filigree (filigrana) from the basics of traditional fabrication to the intricacies of her own ground breaking, sculptural work. Students will create several pieces…

Avoiding Arrogance – Human or Canine
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Avoiding Arrogance – Human or Canine

The Arrogance of Perfection Supposedly this week I’m on staycaytion, but that didn’t keep me from digging into the newest installment in my severe case of Shiny Online Workshop Syndrome. I’m two-thirds of the way through an 8-week course on Persian Illuminate Carpet Pages from the Timurid period. This week I’m working my way through…

Passion Process
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Passion Process

In contemporary critical art-speak circles, it’s quite fashionable to talk about whether an artist’s work is concept driven or process driven. Concept driven work refers to artists who start with an idea concerning meaning and everything else follows: design, medium, process, technique, etc are secondary. Process driven refers to artists whose work is led by…

The Drawing feeling of Hiraeth
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The Drawing feeling of Hiraeth

One of my new favorite words is Hiraeth [hee-REY-eth], a Welsh word that I learned this past spring. Hiraeth lacks an exact English counterpart. It refers to the a yearning for or missing of a space or geography. It comes with a mixture of wistfulness, sadness, grief, and nostalgia for an ideal place of the…