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First adventures in digital art: Weekly Art Dispatch, No. 16 🎨

11 April 2021 - Reading time: 6 minutes

At last.  After waffling and putting it off for months, I finally dived into digital art: put aside all my traditional drawing and went in cold turkey for the entire week. What a grand adventure it's been, and still is!

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Quarterly Art Dispatch: a look back at Q1, 2021. 🎨

5 April 2021 - Reading time: 7 minutes

In Dispatch #5 I laid out my Big Art Goals for 2021; amongst other things, I said I'd write a reflection on my progress and accomplishments every quarter this year.  Well, April is here, so it's time for the first Quarterly Art Dispatch.

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Transept art project: debrief and reflection on the drawing process.

30 March 2021 - Reading time: 11 minutes

I said back in Dispatch #8 that the Transept 2021 exhibit is the biggest art project I've ever worked on.  As an amateur artist trying to move from mere hobbyist into something more, this was a great opportunity to produce art for an audience beyond myself, and learn a bunch of new skills along the way.

Transept put out their call for artists in late January, inviting artists to submit proposal to the IN/BREAK theme.  I already had an idea in mind when I read it, but initially didn't think of joining because, well, I'm an amateur and not really in the fine art game.  But after a bit of self-reflection, I decided to take the plunge and give it a go anyway.  Nothing to lose, right?  And amateurs were welcomed to submit a proposal for the exhibit.

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Weekly Art Dispatch, No. 15 🎨

28 March 2021 - Reading time: 7 minutes

The IN/BREAK: Transept 2021 exhibit continues, and my art series has already debuted there.  Unfortunately I've been quite swamped IRL this week so I'm still writing my reflection of the experience.  I hope to post it within the next few days, before the exhibit closes on 2nd April.

In the meantime, this is my Transept exhibit page with my series of four artworks.  I also posted them on Instagram and Tumblr.

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Weekly Art Dispatch, No. 14 🎨

21 March 2021 - Reading time: 5 minutes

IN/BREAK, the Transept 2021 art exhibit, opened this weekend!

Link to the Transept 2021 online exhibit

Who they are (quoted from their website):
"Transept is a group of artists and theologians connected to The Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts at the University of St Andrews exploring the intersection of theology and the arts, where theory meets practice."

The exhibit is held online, and runs from 19 March to 2 April, 2021.

This exhibit features many amateur and professional visual artists, writers, poets, playwrights, and multimedia producers.  The curators are debuting works every day, a few at a time.  My series of four works will be released on 23rd March.  (It's not out yet, as of writing this Dispatch.)

I'm honoured that my artwork could be part of this fantastic exhibit.

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Weekly Art Dispatch, No. 13 🎨

14 March 2021 - Reading time: 6 minutes

First things first--

My art is appearing in an exhibit!

Yes, this was Big Art Project that dominated my art life during February.  Transept 2021 is a themed exhibit of art and performance held by the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts, at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.  They sent out a call for artists (professional and amateur) in late January and I spent all February creating a series of drawings for the exhibit.

This year's theme is In/Break: "a breaking in: inroad, invasion, incursion."  Transept's online exhibit will open from 19 March - 2 April, their Facebook page has details for the events.  I'll post with more news later when the URL to the exhibit is released.

Creating art for a themed exhibit was a great learning experience for me.  I'm planning to write a reflection about my experience later on (after the exhibit opens and I can post those works here), but for now -- I'm honoured that my art can be part of Transept.

Now, to the rest of this week's Dispatch...

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