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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Orrell Aug 8, 2016. 3 Replies

Hi all, I am going to Montreal next week - kind of art related. Are there any art galleries etc. That are a must see? Any sights that I should not miss?If you have any recommendations let me…READ MORE


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Posted on March 8, 2014 at 10:35pm 1 Comment

I love colour and I am not really a fine detail person! I find that when I start painting, I lose myself in the tones and hues more than the exact size and shape of things. It's true of my thinking style I am a big picture thinker and an ideas person and then I hand the fine detail over to someone else.

I always had a pencil and paper in my hand as a child and used to love sitting on trains and buses looking out of the window and drawing whatever I saw. However, I was not encouraged…


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At 1:54am on April 9, 2019, Paul Dodd said…

I've  got some but I've  never  tried  them with wet paper  although  i've  hardly  had time for anything other than scribbles  laterly 

At 1:53pm on March 29, 2019, R L Oliver said…

It also sounds like you have the quality of relationship that makes it all work together.

At 8:53pm on March 28, 2019, R L Oliver said…

I agree with your parting words.  I know that drawing and later painting and music made such a big difference. 

At 12:14pm on March 28, 2019, R L Oliver said…

Speaking of suicide, that was the precipitating factor for bullying prevention in Norway in the early 80s, i.e. 3 adolescent victims of bullying took their lives, thus setting off a chain of events in social psychology that continues today.

At 1:26pm on March 26, 2019, R L Oliver said…

I hope your trip is enjoyable in every way.  I was at the University of South Dakota for six years, failed to get tenure, but lived next door to Minnesota and my best friend was from the Minneapolis area.  His professor at Southern Illinois U was from Norway and introduced John and I to the work of Dan Olweus, social psychologist, and head of the bullying prevention program in Norway.  Quite an education it was!

At 1:01pm on March 25, 2019, R L Oliver said…

I saw that you lived in Finland before, thus mentioned the TV series called Border Town.  All I really know about Finland is that it has taken over from Norway as having the best bullying prevention program in the world.  I studied bullying for about 15 years and gained lots of respect for their socially conscious society.  Hope you enjoy the trip.

At 1:07pm on March 24, 2019, R L Oliver said…

If you watch TV at all  you should check out the Netflicks series called Border Town.  It is filmed in Helsinki and has so much subtlety it reminds me of your shadow paiintings.  Have you seen it?

Thanks for the compliment on my website!  I have had the most luck in posting to and then selling prints of the artwork.  I have had some success over a period of time using it.

Regardless, keep it up!

At 12:21pm on March 23, 2019, R L Oliver said…

I have been entering as many art contests as possible. Do you do that?

At 12:21pm on March 23, 2019, R L Oliver said…

Thanks Mari!  Glad you liked the Basket Man or Hombre de Canastas in Spanish.  Our biographies are similar, i.e. I let other things and other jobs take away from my pursuit of art.  I am now old enough not to wait longer.  Good luck with your art career.  You might want to look at and tell me what you think? Maybe not.

At 2:55pm on March 10, 2019, Martin Watkins said…

Thanks Mairi. We have three of them!



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