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Sam Van

Sydney, Australia

Fine Art trained, and left it behind to do what I like. Painting and photography, collage and textiles all fuse into one. / You may have...


what an artist is

If you work with your hands you are a laborer
If you work with your hands and head you are a craftsman
If you work with your hands, head and heart you are an artist

new comp

“A celebration of Manly’s natural beauty!”…

As part of the “Nature of Manly” Exhibition currently being held at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Our Manly and Nomad Photography in Partnership with The Manly Environment Centre, Manly Manado and The Manly Art Gallery & Museum is proud to invite Sydney photographers of all levels to submit photographs to the ‘Wild About Manly’ Nature Photography Competition exploring Manly’s biodiversity and natural landscapes.

Online Competition
Wednesday 23rdth July – Sunday 14th September, 2008

Manly Manado Child Survival Program Fund Raiser and Exhibition
Saturday 27th September 6 – 8pm
The Manly Art Gallery & Museum

People’s Choice — Be Part of the Fun!
The top twenty photographs will be chosen by a “Peoples Choice” vote online. A distinguished judging panel

well, hello bubble site!

here it is-my very own site



I’m glad I choose such an easy user name-despite it’s cheese factor.

It is nice to be able to direct people to your ‘own’ site rather than the whole redbubble one.

I hope the community redbubble continues though-I love interacting with people, seeing new stuff. I’ve been showing the students I’ve been teaching what ‘you all’ have been doing. They are impressed!


I recently became ‘turned off’ a character on tv because of the way they vented.…

It’s human to vent. Necessary. Healthy.

We are discouraged to vent from an early age. We stop children from crying. We hate it when they do it in public-it embarrasses us. We want to demonstrate control and identify with social norms. Shhhhhh.

By the time we’re adults, there are few socially acceptable ways to vent. There are few locations it is permissable to vent in. Not when walking down the street, in the shops, in the workplace, waiting for buses. Even our families, when at home, prefer us not to vent, too much, at least.

And yes, that character was on reality tv. Where we expect people to go through extreme emotion. Where they sign up, knowing they’ll be messed with. It’s a merry go round of fun surpriz

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