Playing for inspiration

Playing for inspiration

Breaking a Creative Block Last week I was working on a challenge quilt that was giving me trouble because I was way over thinking. I can almost hear some of you saying “Wow, that is not at all like you”. To which I reply, that there is no need for sarcasm.   So back...

WIP – Improv Quilting

Improvisation and Quilting I don’t know if it is a new trend or just something that I have recently become aware of in magazines and online articles but I have been seeing more discussions describing ‘improv quilting’ as a style.  It seems to me that that it is more...
The Art of Learning, Part II

The Art of Learning, Part II

This post is written by Stephen Parsons. In my last post, I described my learning style and I promised to blog my progress as I explore a new technique through a new artistic production. The idea is to reflect on my learning process to see how it evolves and how it...
The Art of Learning

The Art of Learning

This post is written by Stephen Parsons. The Nova Scotia Community College, which currently funds my dream of a post-retirement life as full-time woodworker/ artisan, promotes a pedagogy of portfolio learning. This model places equal emphasis on student reflection on...