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Posts Tagged "Jamaica"

Life drawing……it’s been ages!

Posted by on 14 Aug 2012 in Blog, My Art Life, New Artwork | 4 comments

Life drawing……it’s been ages!

Life drawing   Today I went to life drawing on Salt Spring Island.   It’s been awhile since I’ve been to life drawing. I know it’s been awhile because I couldn’t remember how to assemble the easel I use for this purpose! Perhaps with more time I would’ve eventually figured it out but as it was, we were late getting started (someone had brought the wrong key and we had to wait until the correct one was brought). So I ended up sitting which was unusual for me. I like standing so I can draw with my whole arm, not just my hand. I like to move away from my...

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Jamaica – ohhhhhh yes!

Posted by on 6 Aug 2012 in Blog, Inspiration, My life | 6 comments

Jamaica – ohhhhhh yes!

One of my earliest memories is sitting on the grass watching an Independence Day parade.  Jamaica gained independence from Britain 6 August 1962, almost exactly two years after I was born. And today, we celebrate 50 years of emancipation.   And so, Jamaica, the land of my birth and a country that has a deep place in my heart, has been on my mind. In honour of the occasion, I’d like to share the work of some of the Jamaican artists I recall from my growing up years.  Information about many of the artists can be found on the National Gallery of Jamaica blog. I had some difficulty...

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