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1. The Krakens

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My Doodle-a-day project is featured today on The Krakens. It is a web gallery featuring work by LDS artists. Take a peek I am sure you will enjoy it. http://www.thekrakens.com/2016/…/scott-franson-doodle-a-day/

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2. Maybe there is a story here

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Tree Elf | I discovered this little tree elf today when creating the post-it-doodle-a-day. He just emerged in a shy friendly way. There may be a story here. He has been playing in my head most of the day.

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3. Origami and Charcoal #002

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Folding paper with dirty hands is so much fun. I am sure this is going to be a thing with me. There are several ways that I am considering exploring this process.

Notice that the background has smudges. I did my folding with two pieces of paper. One to fold and one on the table. In the process of folding the paper on the table became smudged. It looks more like a drawing when the two pieces of paper are photographed together.

Notice that the background has smudges. I did my folding with two pieces of paper. One to fold and one on the table. In the process of folding the paper on the table became smudged. It looks more like a drawing when the two pieces of paper are photographed together.

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4. Doodle Process

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Here is a glimpse into the process of creating Post-it-doodle-a-day from 5 February thru 8 May 2016. These doodles were created digitally with an app called ProCreate on an iPad with the Apple Pencil. The process videos are built into the program. It is a long video but I think you will find it interesting if you have been following the daily doodles. Enjoy!

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5. Doodle-a-day Process Video

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Here is a glimpse into the process of creating Post-it-doodle-a-day from 5 February thru 8 May 2016. These doodles were created digitally with an app called ProCreate on an iPad with the Apple Pencil. The process videos are built into the program. It is a long video but I think you will find it interesting if you have been following the daily doodles. Enjoy!

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6. Pleated Round Box

Pleated box from BYU-Idaho Art Dept on Vimeo.

I have Complete Pleats written by Paul Jackson. On page 159 there is a beautiful round pleated box designed by Philip Campbel-Bell. I have tryed to make it before and thought I would give it another try. To my surprise it worked out beautifully.

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7. Dirty Hands  

I read once on an origami page to always wash your hands. Then this morning as I was considering what to fold it occurred to me that dirty hands might just make folding more visual.

Dirty Hands from BYU-Idaho Art Dept on Vimeo.

Boths sides of the paper turned out very different. I enjoyed discovering that dome areas on the back of the paper stayed completely clean throughout the process.

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8. Baby Beaver

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I am just learning how to connect images from my Instagram account into my blog.

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9. Digital Painting experiment

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Aboriginal Pointillism | I don’t know where this will go but it is really fun to do. Let me know if you like it.

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10. A-doodle-a-day (#111)

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11. A-doodle-a-day (#110)

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12. Module 003

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Module 003 | It takes 12 modules to make a sphere. The sphere is very light and is about the size of a softball. The module has 5 arms. I created one arm and then rotated it 72° around a center point to create the module shown below.

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Module 003 | All 12 modules are cut from one letter size (text weight) piece of paper. The hooks are too little small. I need to make them larger next time.

note | I am beginning this exploration building with modules. If you have some interest in the subject, please contact me and share what you are doing.

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13. Module | 002

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Module 002 | This is a variation of module 001 with a leaf shape cut out of the center of the module. The image above shows the top view.

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Module 002

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M002 | Vase

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Bottom Closed | I left the vase in the living room over night and when I saw it in the morning my daughter had made a new variation by closing the vase and turning it over.

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14. Paper Module | 001

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Module 001 | I have made paper spheres using square modules, but I wondered what would happen if the modules were rectangular. I was able to make a sphere with a rectangular module as shown in the image above. It takes 30 modules to create a sphere as shown above.

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Module 01 | the proportion of a small playing card (1.25 in x 1.75 inches).

What if? | This is my favorite question and so I began building with the modules to see what else besides a sphere could be created and came up with a paper vase.

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M001 | Side View

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M001 | Top View

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15. Wood Block Painting

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Updated version of my modular wood-block-painting in the BYU-Idaho Faculty Art Show in the Spori Gallery.

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16. BYU-Idaho Art Department Faculty Show 2015

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The Faculty Art Show opened tonight in the Spori Gallery on the campus of Brigham Young University–Idaho. It was wonderful to see so many people turn out. It was fun to see many good friends and students.

This is one of the pieces that I entered. It is a modular painting on wood cubes. It is bright but my wife thinks that everything I do is kind of gray. So I brightened it up compared to my usual standard.

Each block is the same and the can be combined in unique and different ways.

It was well received and has been worth the effort to get it finished.

If you are in Rexburg, come and see the show. There is some very good work from the faculty. It will be up through 5 March 2015. If you do come to the show let me know what you think.

I am going to change the pattern while the show is hanging. You can follow it on Instagram at #woodblockpainting.

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17. Digital Painting | Golden

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Golden | It appears that I like orange.

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18. Digital Painting | Strata

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Strata | Sea-air-land

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19. Knittin’ Purl

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This is Purl | I am beginning to explore what she will look like.

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20. The Value of being Incompetent

The 4 Stages of Competence | My wife read a magazine while we were waiting in the doctors’ office and found a learning model that has changed my perspective on learning.

The core of the idea is that in order to gain a competence in a skill it is necessary first to recognize that there is more to learn. I personally find the point of view refreshing because it gives me permission not to be perfect yet. It is expected, in fact necessary, for mistakes to be made in order for me to get better.

Before I can achieve competence I must recognize that I am incompetent.

All skill development goes through this stage. It is the stage in the process where most of us quit. If we do however wish to gain the skill a conscious effort must be made. This is a stage of faith. A willingness to invest consistent effort over time to become competent. It is not immediate gratification.

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The following is a condensed version from Wikipedia.

Unconscious incompetence

The individual does not understand or know how to do something and does not necessarily recognize the deficit.

Conscious incompetence

Though the individual does not understand or know how to do something, he or she does recognize the deficit, as well as the value of a new skill in addressing the deficit.

Conscious competence

The individual understands or knows how to do something. However, demonstrating the skill or knowledge requires concentration.

Unconscious competence

The individual has had so much practice with a skill that it has become “second nature” and can be performed easily.

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As children we enjoy a stage where ignorance is bliss. We draw, dance, and sing, because we like it without worrying that it is “good enough”. Then one day when we realize that there is long way to go before we can really draw, sing, and dance, well. We say things like “I can’t draw a straight line”. What gave us pleasure a few days ago now seems unattainable.

All learning requires a recognition of incompetency. So today I give you permission to be incompetent so that you might become competent.

What skill are you trying to gain competency ?

 

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21. Simple Pattern

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A simple pattern today | I am trying to find a use for the loose rough way I draw. I want to add content. I feel more like a passenger in a car enjoying a ride that the driver of the car controlling the destination. I guess the hard part is deciding where to go in the first place.

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22. Digital Painting | Misty

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23. Salt

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24. Seeds

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Seeds | Digital Painting Sept 24, 2014

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25. NASA Wannabe

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Asteroid | Can you build a sandcastle on an asteroid? Are Asteroids hollow? Would you want to be the first present to set foot on an asteroid? The deep questions of a NASA wannabe.

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