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The Sublime

The other day, I had a view of the most incredible clouds at sunset. It was a huge sweeping expanse of dark greys with bright oranges and pinks reflecting upon them against a pastel sky. Even the mountains looked small in comparison. It was incredible. It was sublime. There was no better word I could think of to describe what …

The Art of Walt Disney Animation Studios

Art of Walt Disney Animation Studios: Movement by Nature When I was in Paris last fall, I decided to explore the city in a different way this time. I chose to wander and walk with no real aim. While many visitors scramble to the Louvre (worth it of course) to catch a glimpse of the Mona Lisa, I decided to …

William Morris – Master Study

“I determined to do no less than to transform the world with beauty.” -William Morris Creatives of the 19th century always seem to be triple threats – no, quadruple threats! In any case, they often excelled in several creative endeavours. It wasn’t unusual to hear about artists who were also architects who were also orators/singers/writers/poets/politicians… You get it. There were …

Edmonia Lewis – Master Study

In university, I was fortunate enough to study something I really loved: art history (although it took me a while to get there from engineering; but that’s a story for another time). It was a fabulous degree to have taken. More recently, I was inspired by a video Minnie Small made on master studies for your sketchbook. In an effort to …


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