Art School, Week 15: The Semester Ends

Greetings everyone. This update is going to wander a bit. Sorry about that, but it’s the way my brain seems to be working these days.


My first semester of art school is officially over. I took my art history final exam a few days ago. Now I just have the holidays to push through before the new semester starts.

Aside 1: Exams

Having just taken a final exam (and an earlier mid-term exam) I have some thoughts on that general topic that I need to get out of my head, so you’re stuck reading them. Sorry!

Aside 2: News

No really, this section is about the news. I found myself in an email discussion this last week with a friend from the US. She asked if news (TV, newspapers, radio) in Canada had a more international perspective to it than we see in the US. I had to admit that I really don’t have a good answer for her, and that got me thinking.

The Rest Of Life:

A few email holiday greetings have arrived by email, and we appreciate them. We are actively discouraging snail mail — at least for this year — as our future location is entirely unknown. Too many variables we have no control over.


  • — From Jennifer. A lovely sculpture site with a number of interesting works in metal and resin, among other things. Try this link for a slide show that you can watch for a while.
  • — from Sue. Another sculpture site, this one featuring a stone carver. His specialty seems to be treating stone as if it was something you can pinch, fold, and cut, like cloth. Very interesting work. He’s got a lot of photos up on Facebook as well, but you probably need a login there to see them. Chase the link from the article above if you’re interested.

Sculptor/Artist. Former programmer. Former volunteer firefighter. Former fencer. Weirdest resume on the planet, I suspect.

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