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Destination: Northern Ireland

Completing my collection of “The British Isles” we went to Northern Ireland last summer for a quick 4 day break.  For a person who grew up in England under the…

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Destination: Qatar

We spent a grand total of 20 hours in Qatar during the summer of 2013 on our way back from Morocco to Hong Kong. Not the ideal time of year…

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From Start to Finish: Our Whole School Art Show

At the end of last month, myself and the other art teachers at American International School were proud to host the first ever whole school art show. We took over…

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Drypoint printing

I had the chance to take part in a teacher run drypoint printing workshop over the weekend. Drypoint is a form of intaglio printing whereby lines are incised into a…

Faceless Self-Portraits

I’m currently taking through my grade 8s on a Self-Portrait project.  One of the tasks I get them to do is to take Faceless Self-Portrait photos such as this one:…

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Create Every Day Challenge

Through the Art Teachers group on Facebook I have recently found out about a challenge that is run by an artist and blogger. This is “Create Every Day”. I have…

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2014 – My year by me, not Google or Facebook

The recent ‘It’s been a great year’ photo albums created for me by Google and Facebook got me thinking about the year as it ends. It’s been a seriously amazing…

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Country Number 70!

I made it. I managed to achieve my goal to visit 70 countries (a.k.a. Travel Destinations) before I turned 40 at the start of November this year. The pacific island of…

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Mud, Rocks and Fire: Our introduction to Azerbaijan

Here is my first post after our trip to Azerbaijan.  Andrew and I headed there for a week just after school finished. It was a busy week and we saw…

The Art of Ju Ming

A school field trip to the Hong Kong Museum of Art in May introduced me to the art of Taiwanese sculptor Ju Ming. I went earlier in the year with…