On Universities Teaching Art & Creativity

On Universities Teaching Art & Creativity

It is interesting, and somewhat ridiculous, that in this society it is—for the most part—expected of an artist (please see my definition of this kind of artist in my previous article, The Vital Role Artists Play in Our Society) or writer to study that which they do—are called to do1. Writing, in my opinion, must only be taught to the extent that one can indeed read and write, preform common grammar (. , ; ! ? ‘ “” ( ))…

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A Sea of Stars…

A Sea of Stars…

A Sea of Stars (The Ocean): [a short story on the nature of death]           I lay on the sand, the waves lapping gently across the shore. On them, I knew, lay the moon; spread over it’s rippling expanse like molten silver, so ethereal as the muffled sound carried over the bay—so distant, yet so near. I looked to the stars reflected on that surface, so densely populated they seemed as swirls of mist. I had never seen the ocean…

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An Ode to the Ice King (Insanity)

An Ode to the Ice King (Insanity)

Time: 4 hours and 43 minutes Though not usually one for fan art, I thought the story of Adventure Time’s Ice King was really beautiful, and touched me deeply. I think I wove elements of Drangé into this as well, for their tales are aligned in poetic tragedy. I hope you enjoy the piece; he is a wonderful character, and the series in general is great fun. I love how creative and random it is, how nothing stops the creators…

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Goddess of the Sea

Goddess of the Sea

Time: 3 hours and 26 minutes I painted this for a poem I wrote, but didn’t illustrate it until a competition came out in the local newspaper requesting a short story about the ocean and summertime. Considering I had been putting it off, I took the hint and got around to painting it 😉 You can read the poem below.   Snowball Earth: I am a child of summer, With salt on my skin, and a main of the sea….

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SPD – Tribe Child

SPD – Tribe Child

After a day spent sketching out frustrating concepts, this came to me for 2015’s The Trojan Horse Was A Unicorn Challenge, which I later turned into “Bloodloss”—my second, and final, entry. This is one of those mysterious works where you don’t see it for what it is, but rather, what lies behind it, within it. It’s a realm of thought and of vision, of trying to realise some vague something lurking within the dark and shapeless depths of the mind,…

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Speedpaintaday – The Beginning

Speedpaintaday – The Beginning

This is a re-publishing of my Speedpaintaday blogs as at 2017/06/09 (though I have kept their dates accurate), now that I am integrating www.speedpaintaday.is and The Dreaming Sentinel into one whole. I have grown and changed a lot since the beginning of that journey, though I will try to leave the articles as much as they originally were. Please note that I was lost and hurting at the beginning of this journey. This can be seen in my over-enthusiasm as…

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